Norwegian Refugee Council recruits 01 Area Manager (re-advertised) – NRC Burkina Faso/Niger
Do you want to join NRC’s newly established NRC country programme – Burkina Faso and Niger, as our new Area Manager?
We are looking for a motivated and committed colleague to join our team in Burkina Faso/Niger and take on the dynamic, strategic and programmatic key role as Area Manager (AM) for Area Office in Kaya, Burkina Faso. Burkina Faso/Niger is in a start-up phase and will be managed by one Country Director (CD). You will report to the CD and be part of the country management group. You will be required to travel frequently to Ouagadougou for coordination with the country support office. The CD will be based in Ouagadougou, but will travel to Niamey regularly, at which time you or another member of the country management group (Head of Programme) may be required to provide CD cover.
An unprecedented humanitarian emergency is unfolding in Burkina Faso where armed violence and insecurity have triggered massive population displacement and worsened the living conditions of some of the country’s most vulnerable communities. The escalation of conflict has brought Burkina Faso to be the country most affected by the upsurge of violence in 2019, with over 123,000 people displaced from January 2019 and a total of 170,000 from the beginning of the crisis. NRC conducted a scoping mission in May 2019 and is setting up a Country Office since July 2019.
Duties and responsibilities
The purpose of the Area Manager position is to ensure high quality and cost-effective programme/project implementation within the designated geographical area
Line management for senior project staff and support functions (and Field Office Coordinators) in the area
Member of the Country Management Group (CMG)
Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
Provide area specific input on CC strategies, Country Strategy and Plan of Action
Organize grants opening and closure meetings
Implementation of projects (including master support budget and coordinating input for donor proposals and reports) in the area, in compliance with contractual commitments (i.e. quality, synergies, timeliness, use of resources).
Assess needs, develop emergency response and implement response plans
Ensure optimal use of resources within the allocated project budgets and CC strategies
Represent NRC and networking on area level
Ensure that capacity building is provided to all staff in the area
Ensure overall security and safety of staff in the area
Experience / Qualifications
Minimum 3 years of experience from working as a Senior Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context
Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
Fluency in French and in English, both written and verbal
Knowledge of the context in the Sahel region of West Africa
Experience with start-up, exit or similar
Handling insecure environments
Empowering and building trust
Managing performance and development
Managing resources to optimise results
All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships
0 to 3 years
Areas of activity
Crisis & Post-crisis management
Africa, Burkina Faso
Salary / Allowance
We can offer
Duty station: Kaya
Travel: Regular field visits/field based
Duration and type of contract: 12 months fixed term
Salary/benefit: According to NRC’s general directions
Grade 10 – see attached NRC grade structure
Approved healt certificate will be requested before contract start
The NRC reserves the right to conduct a full background check on candidates.
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