Norwegian People’s Aid is seeking a Programme Manager for Department of Mine Action and Disarmament (DMAD) in Cambodia
Wars and armed conflicts come to an end; however, the remnants of war continue to impact millions of people for decades to follow. Mine Action and Disarmament's vision is a world where people and communities are safe, resilient and protected before, during and after armed conflict. Together with national authorities and other stakeholders, we are working to resolve problems faced by local communities caused by landmines and explosive remnants of war. Currently, NPA has more than 22 Mine Action Programmes ongoing in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Balkans and the Middle East.
Do you want to join our professional and committed global team in our mission to protect civilians from explosive weapons?
NPA seeks an experienced Programme Manager (PM) for our Cambodia programme. NPA started its work with mine action in Cambodia in 1992. Today, NPA programme’s country office is located in Phnom Penh with operations in Cambodia including NPA’s own survey and clearance operations in Ratanakiri province and also partnership with CMAC in eastern Cambodia and Capacity development of the Cambodia National Mine Action Authorities (CMAA). We have a base in Ratanakiri and in Tbong Kmoun. The position will be based in Phnom Penh.
In this position your main responsibilities will be:
- The Programme Manager has the overall responsibility for all aspects of the mine action programme; operations, personnel, finance and logistics, including deliveries of any delegated tasks. Additional regional or global responsibilities and tasks may be included subject to instructions from DMAD and in coordination with the Country Director. All programming has to be carried out in accordance with NPA overall policy and regulations as well as DMAD strategic objectives, donor approved plans and corresponding deliverables in close collaboration with the Desk Officer at HO.
- Take the lead to ensure that relevant policies and procedures are in place to enable the development, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of NPA’s own operations, partnership activities with Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) and capacity development activities of Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistant Authority (CMAA), including synergies between these activities.
- Responsible for managing and maintaining NPA’s operational design, geographical targeting and implementation focusing on quality, relevance, impact and cost efficiency.
- Provide effective representation of NPA to donors, national and local authorities and other relevant stakeholders in the country to ensure that NPA’s mission, values and specific project objectives are clearly understood and supported.
- Provide leadership, advice and support to the mine action team and ensure that the team works within NPA’s principles and core values.
- Ensure that NPA’s HR policy, code of conduct and ethical guidelines are implemented and followed.
- Ensure effective financial management of the programme in line with Country Office policies and procedures.
- Ensure management of safety and security in the programme.
To be succesfull in this role you must have:
- Relevant higher education and professional experience and/or military education and professional experience
- Previous experience of working internationally at senior management level.
- Experience of developing programme strategies.
- Experience of strategically managing and directing large scale projects including implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation, risk assessment and mitigation and contract compliance.
- Strong people management experience with proven ability to lead and manage a multidisciplinary and multicultural team, often remotely.
- Experience of having developed relationships and negotiated with donors, government bodies, other NGO’s as well as local partnerships.
- Experience of managing finance, administrative and human resource systems to ensure programme efficiency.
- Knowledge and understanding of relevant institutional donors (USDoS, DFID, NMFA etc.)
- Understanding of, and commitment to, humanitarian and capacity development principles.
- Written and verbal proficiency in English.
- Good literacy, numeracy and IT skills.
We consider it an advantage if you also have:
- Experience and knowledge from work in post-conflict contexts.
- Experience from Mine Action and Disarmament.
- Understanding of relevant national and development context of the project.