Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
The Middle East Regional Office (MERO) based in Amman, Jordan was created in January 2014 as part of NRC’s reorganization process. We currently have more than 3,000 staff in the Middle East region assisting people displaced by conflict in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Jordan and Palestine. Our work is concentrated on the shelter, education, food security, legal assistance and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors with strong protection and resilience focus integrated into our programs.
NRC operations in the Middle East have grown significantly in recent years. With large operations in such fluid contexts, the NRC Middle East Regional Office has a stimulating and rewarding work environment, a collaborative workforce and genuine place of passion responding to crisis in the region.
Our Ideal Candidate:
For this position, we are looking for a seasoned senior manager with at least 7 years’ experience providing support to large, complex and changing country operations. This role is ideally suited for someone who has worked as a country director or member of a country office’s senior leadership team. We are particularly looking for someone with a sound understanding of how to coordinate support services and programming into a successful country operation. They have navigated the intricacies and unique circumstances associated with implementing programs in conflict-affected countries with significant population displacements. They have experience overseeing one or more support functions and are familiar with country office start-up, exit and emergency response.
The dynamic nature of humanitarian programming means that MERO is constantly evolving to provide the best support possible to the country programmes. In addition to strong technical abilities, we are also looking for a calm, positive, individual with strong communication skills, who can foster trust and collaboration within NRC’s MERO office and country offices throughout the region and head office, Oslo.
The Regional Support Director in MERO is responsible for providing overall leadership and coordinating the Finance, HR, Recruitment, Logistical, ICT, Anti-Corruption & Investigations, Compliance & Risk Management and Administration functions; and leading them in the fulfilment of their respective responsibilities, providing support to the country offices’ operations.
Key Responsibilities related to this position include: The Regional Support Director in the Middle East Regional Office (MERO) is responsible for coordinating the Finance, HR, Recruitment, Logistical, ICT, Anti-Corruption & Investigations, Compliance & Risk Management and Administration functions; and leading them in the fulfillment of their respective ToRs. This will be fulfilled through the following: