Area Programme Manager

Norwegian Refugee Council, Mazari Sharif, Afghanistan

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
6th January, 2020

Job Description

Purpose of the Job:

The role of the Area Programme Manager is to improve management capacities and programmatic quality in extra-large Area Offices. This position will line manage senior Core Competency staff in the Area Office, effectively overseeing field implementation and also leading on other programme development initiatives.

Note: For more details about the position, kindly refer to the job description & NRC grade structure linked below:

Job Description

NRC Grade StructureDuties and responsibilities

Generic responsibilities

  • Line management for Area Level Core Competency Project Managers.
  • Compliance and adherence to NRC policies, guidelines, and procedures.
  • Member of the Area Management Group (AMG).
  • Responsible for ensuring programme support to integrated programme, coordination and technical quality in Area Office.
  • Provide area specific input relevant for CC strategies
  • Responsible for compliance to donor standards, grant management, and regular reporting to donor at Area Level.
  • Identify funding opportunities and develop funding strategy and forecasts at Area Level.
  • Responsible for grants management and BPO allocations in Area Level.
  • Ensure compliance with contractual commitments and extracting and implementing key learnings from project implementation.
  • Responsible for approval of Area Emergency Response Mechanism, Area needs assessments, development plans, and program implementation
  • Ensure capacity building of all technical staff
  • Development of holistic and needs based programmes, including cash-based interventions and marked based programmes

Specific responsibilities

  • APM is responsible for coordinating area specific inputs for donor reports and proposals
  • APM is responsible for leading the PCM at area office level as per NRC PCM standards
  • APM is expected to provide innovative solutions to program challenges and conduct regular field trips
  • APM expected to conduct systematic capacity building for project managers on report proposal writing, report writing and
  • APM is responsible for technical issues involving sectorial coordination with Clusters and Working Groups at Area Level, including promoting the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with NRC Advocacy Strategy (specific for Afghanistan)
  • APM is expected to cover for Area Manager in his/absence
  • Ensure the inclusion of cash-based interventions and marked based programmes in country and area-based strategies and their implementation across and within NRC’s core competencies
  • Provide an enabling environment for the implementation of cash-based interventions, including multi-purpose cash assistance, emergency cash responses


  • Minimum 4 years’ experience from a management position in a humanitarian/ recovery context
  • BCS in relevant social and natural science. Master is preferred.
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Core competency or area management expertise
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Knowledge of cash-based interventions and market based programmes

Personal qualities

  • 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
  • Knowledge of the local languages Dari, Pashto
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Managing performance and development
  • Analyzing
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Empowering and building trust


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