Area Manager – Uganda | ReliefWeb

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

General Responsibilities:

  1. Line management for senior project staff and support functions (and Field Office Coordinators) in the area
  2. Member of the Country Management Group (CMG)
  3. Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance, and procedures
  4. Provide area specific input on CC strategies, Country Strategy and Plan of Action
  5. Organize grants opening and closure meetings at area level
  6. 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).
  7. Assess needs, develop emergency response and implement response plans
  8. Ensure optimal use of resources within the allocated project budgets and CC strategies
  9. Represent NRC and networking on area level

Specific responsibilities:

  • Running daily operations of the West Nile guided by NRC strategies, guidelines and policies
  • Managing compliance, risks and security at Area Level in West Nile
  • Regularly monitor the projects and ensure high technical quality and synergies
  • Evaluation, review and quality control of ongoing and completed projects
  • Identify trends in conditions/standards and donor priorities and assess better ways to assist

Professional Competencies

  • The applicant for the Area Manager position should hold a Bachelor degree
  • in a relevant subject
  • Documented Proof handling Management of Multiple projects especially at international level
  • Minimum 5 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
  • All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Codes of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable
  • Understanding of the humanitarian context and related donor architecture in Uganda and the East Africa region in general will be an added advantage

Context/ Specific skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Knowledge of the context in East Africa
  • Knowledge of Swahili or Arabic is advantageous
  • Experience with start-up, exit or similar

For more information, here is the detailed Job Description

Additional Details:

Duty Station: Arua, Uganda

Type of Contract: 24 Months renewable based on funding, performance, and the need for position

Salary: Based upon the NRC grading Scale

How to apply

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