Job Title: Area Manager - Mogadishu
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Employer: The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
Job Location: Mogadishu
Closing Date: 21/08/2016
Job Description:

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and beliefs shall guide our actions and relationships. 

The purpose of the Area Manager position is to ensure high quality and cost effective programme/project implementation within the designated geographical area.


Job description

  • General responsibilities:
  • 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 at area level
  • 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
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy
  • Specific responsibilities:
  • Represent to all appropriate authorities and act in all official work concerning the Norwegian Refugee Council in South Central Somalia
  • Coordinate all of the activities of the Norwegian Refugee Council in South Central Somalia including opening and closing of offices in consultation with the CD
  • Take lease or tenancy of any property required or convenient for the activities of the Norwegian Refugee Council in South Central Somalia
  • Make legally binding financial contracts on behalf of Norwegian Refugee Council in South Central Somalia as per the threshold limit stipulated on the authorization table.
  • Effect and maintain insurances in respect of business and properties of the Norwegian Refugee Council in South Central Somalia
  • Effective management of the human resources in South Central Somalia
  • Make any payment ,which is necessary or incidental to the performance of his function based on the budget holder authorization limit
  • Maintain effective and efficient documentation of all NRC business in South Central Somalia.
  • Undertake Official correspondence at area level.
  • Manage Area bank account
  • Coordinate all area level programme and operational activities


  • Minimum 3 years of experience from working as a Senior Project 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 English, both written and verbal

Education field

  • Administration / Organisation / Management

Education level

  • College / University, Bachelor's degree

Personal qualities

  • Handling insecure environments
  • Strategic thinking
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Managing performance and development
  • Managing resources to optimise results


  • English

We offer

  • Duty station: Mogadishu
  • Contract duration: 12 months with possibility of extension.
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions, The candidate will observe NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for NRC Mogadishu Office.

Miscellaneous info

  • Travel: Some travelling must be expected


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