Multi CC Project Manager

Norwegian Refugee Council, Badghis, Afghanistan

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
22nd March, 2020


Job Description

Purpose of the Job:
The purpose of a Multi-Core Competency (CC) Project Manager is to contribute to project implementation in Badghis Province. It will predominantly include cooperation with all local stakeholders and partners, serving as the primary point of contact for NRC with beneficiaries and the general public on NRC’s programming in the province, in addition to including supervision of NRC programme staff in the area of responsibility. The Multi-CC Project Manager, through cooperation and with support of technical and other field staff, will contribute towards: assessments (e.g., on humanitarian needs and safety developments); selection of beneficiaries for all NRC teams; support for the delivery of humanitarian aid (through in kind distributions and/or market based approaches); and support for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of these activities. The Multi-CC Project Manager will also facilitate information flow between NRC programme staff, relevant sectoral line ministries at the provincial level, beneficiary communities, and other relevant stakeholders, as appropriate. Finally, the Multi-CC Project Manager will support capacity building activities and trainings for NRC staff and other stakeholders, as relevant.

Duties and responsibilities

Generic Responsibilities

  • Ensure adherence to NRC policies, handbooks, procedures and SOPs/guidelines;
  • Act as primary point of contact and facilitate communication between NRC management and NRC programme staff in the area or responsibility, members of local community, beneficiaries, sectoral local authorities, and all other stakeholders, including the UN and donors;
  • Line management of senior programme staff (i.e. Core Competency Coordinators who will receive technical oversight from West Area Office CC Project Managers) in the area;
  • Responsible for actively promoting, supporting, and driving ‘integrated’ (multi-sector) programmes, cross-sectorial exchange of lessons learned and adherence to relevant quality standards;
  • Oversee day-to-day implementation of projects at the field office level, in compliance with contractual commitments (i.e. quality, synergies, timeliness, use of resources);
  • Ensure adherence to safety and security as well as overall programme and operational risk management policy and procedures;
  • Serve as a budget holder for the field office as well as coordinate and assist with programme budgets and costs for the field office;
  • Provide support in the training and development of staff;
  • Assess needs, develop emergency response, and implement response plans at the field office, including cash-based interventions and marked-based programmes;
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the Country Office advocacy strategy;
  • Development of holistic and needs based programmes, including cash-based interventions and marked based programmes

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Programme Development:
  • Ensure availability of up-to-date needs assessment (preferably multi-sectoral) to inform programme design and advocacy efforts;
  • Ensure all relevant stakeholders are included in the planning and implementation of projects as appropriate;
  • Ensure systems for programme quality control, monitoring and evaluation, and incorporate key learning in programme development, adjustment, and implementation;
  • Coordinate and closely support CC Project Coordinators and senior Officers in drawing up plans, proposals, and budgets for new projects/extensions of projects in conjunction with the relevant programme and support staff;
  • Support multi-sectoral emergency preparedness and response as required by the context and management;
  • Ensure the inclusion of cash-based interventions and market-based programmes in country and area-based strategies and their implementation across and within NRC’s care competencies

Fore more information about Specific Responsibilities please check below link to see the Job Description.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in business administration or other related field. Master’s degree preferred
  • At least four years in a development and/or humanitarian project programming environment, including two years’ experience in a management level in a NGO;
  • Previous experience working in complex and volatile contexts;
  • Knowledge of the context in western and north-western Afghanistan, Badghis Province in particular;
  • Experience in needs assessment, project monitoring and evaluation, and programme development;
  • Experience of geographical access negotiation and representation, including with local authorities, I/NGOs, and communities.
  • Strong leadership skills and a supportive management style;
  • Experience of a flexible approach to managing and prioritizing a high and diverse workload
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities;
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of Project Cycle Management and team leadership;
  • Fluency in English and Pashtu is essential, both written and verbal as well as understanding of Dari is considered an advantage;
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Office, including strong skills in Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Good communication skills, with capacity to directly influence and negotiate with a wide range of stakeholders;

Personal qualities

  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Managing performance and development
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Handling insecure environment

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