Durable Solutions Project Manager at Norwegian Refugee Council


Description for Candidates

The Norwegian Refugee Council in Somalia is looking for an experienced project manager to lead NRC’s Durable Solutions programme and oversee the implementation of NRC’s Durable Solutions projects in Somalia. This is an all-round role, where the Durable Solutions Project Manager will manage and build capacity of the team; produce timely, high quality proposals and reports, represent NRC externally and maintain strategic partnerships with stakeholders, coordinate strategic fund raising initiatives of NRC ensuring symbiotic relations between multiple funding streams, work at policy level engaging with government institutions, the donor community and other relevant stakeholders, and contribute to NRC advocacy processes on durable solutions at national, regional and international levels.

Generic Responsibilities

  1. Assume overall responsibility of coordinating and managing the DS programme implementation (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements.
  2. Implement technical direction and ensure high technical quality of projects.
  3. Provide strategic leadership in Durable Solutions programming approaches and methodologies.
  4. Liaise and collaborate with relevant authorities and other key DS stakeholders, strategic advocacy networks to advocate on durable solutions.
  5. Provide technical direction on development and implementation of durable solutions indicators/targets on NRC Basic Score Card (BSC).
  6. Ensure optimal use of resources within the allocated project budgets and Core Competence strategies.
  7. Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy.
  8. Responsible for durable solutions reporting and monitoring in line with donor policies and guidelines.
  9. Participate in donor scoping missions, evaluations, reviews and assessments as directed by the CLT.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Solid budgeting skills and understanding of working with multiple donors including UKAID, EU, WB, and USAID
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience from a senior level project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context.
  • In-depth knowledge of the main protection and humanitarian standards and legal frameworks.
  • Significant work experience in INGOs in assisting IDPs, refugees and returnees with a focus on durable solutions.
  • Experience in designing programs and resource mobilization for multi-year programs in an international environment.

Professional Competencies

  • Minimum first level university degree/bachelor’s degree in Human Rights Law, Development Economics, Social Sciences or other relevant fields.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and the ability to work under pressure in a complex and changing environment.
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Knowledge of the context in Somalia
  • Experience with returns and reintegration programmes
  • Documented results in project and program management
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Resilient, with the ability to live and work in a complex, insecure and challenging context.

Context/Specific Skills, Knowledge/ Experience:

  • Solid budgeting skills and understanding of working with multiple donors including UKAID, EU, WB, and USAID
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience from a senior level project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context.
  • In-depth knowledge of the main protection and humanitarian standards and legal frameworks.
  • Significant work experience in INGOs in assisting IDPs, refugees and returnees with a focus on durable solutions.
  • Experience in designing programs and resource mobilization for multi-year programs in an international environment.

Additional Details:

Duty Station:Mogadishu, Kismayu, Garowe, Somali.

Type of Contract: 12 Months renewable based on funding, performance, and the need for position

Salary: Based upon the NRC grading Scale

Travel: Frequent travel to field sites

Language: Fluency in English.

All applications should be submitted in English!

This position is open to qualified candidates of all nationalities!

 

More Information

  • Job City Somalia
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