Area Manager Nigeria, Maiduguri

Country: Nigeria
Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Closing date: 23 May 2022


NRC has been present in Nigeria since 2015 and has been working to help displacement affected communities meet their basic needs, improve their livelihoods, access essential services, and enhance their resilience to future shocks through our six core competencies: water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), Shelter, Education, Information-Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA), Livelihoods and Food Security (LFS), Camp Management, and Protection. NRC provides immediate assistance during the onset of emergencies through the rapid response mechanism (RRM). With a workforce of 370 staff and presence in key locations such as Maiduguri (in Borno State), Yola (in Adamawa state) and JOS (in Plateau state), NRC is able to respond to the needs of those affected by the conflict across North-East, and North Central Nigeria. These strategic locations have allowed NRC greater reach from the north and south parts of the North-East and North Central region, and allowed NRC to contribute to bridging the gap between humanitarian aid and development cooperation, including through focusing on equitable access to basic services and strengthening the rights of displaced people and returnees. In addition to the Country Office, and the above mentioned Area Offices, NRC has sub-offices structures in Dikwa, Monguno, Biu, Mubi, Pulka and Gwoza.

  1. Role and responsibilities

The purpose of the Area Manager position is to ensure high quality and cost effective programme/project implementation within the designated geographical area. In Nigeria, this position is a key member of the County Management Group (CMG). The following is a brief description of the role.

  • Representing to all appropriate authorities and acting in all official work concerning the Norwegian Refugee Council in Maiduguri, Nigeria
  • Establishing a good working environment based on the NRC values
  • Coordinating all area level programme and operational activities
  • Conducting regular field missions to monitor project implementation
  • Lead the area Grants management (GOM, GR and GEM) with the coordination and technical support of the Grants Manager (GM).
  • Identify, initiate and follow up on advocacy issues at area level in close coordination with the Advocacy Manager and Country Director.
  • Ensuring support functions are managed according to NRC policies
  • Ensuring legally binding financial contracts and payments at area level are made as per the threshold limit stipulated on the authorization table.
  • In collaboration with the Health Safety & Security (HSS) Manager, ensure that the Security Plan for the area is updated regularly
  • Reporting to the Country Director any violations of NRC’s Personnel policies and Code of Conduct
  • Ensuring that NRC staff adheres to NRC´s security rules and guidelines
  • Ensuring quality documentation of all NRC activities at area level
  • Undertaking Official correspondence at area level.
  • Through close monitoring of the context, develop approaches and activities ensuring promotion of the Do No Harm principle

2. Competencies

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a senior management level position in a humanitarian/recovery context

  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts

  • Technical expertise in Protection, Shelter, WASH or Food Security will be a distinct advantage

  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities

  • Knowledge on own leadership skills

  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

  • Knowledge of the context in Nigeria

  • Experience with rapidly growing programmes

  • Behavioural competenices in:- Managing resources to optimize results; Managing performance and development; Empowering and building trust; Handling insecure environments

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Publication closing May 23rd 2022

What We Offer

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility: At NRC we think outside the box. We encourage ideas and give responsibility to all employees at all levels, to help solve the complex issues that we face. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative

  • 12 months fixed term contract with possibility of extension
  • Grade 10 in NRC’s grade structure
  • An opportunity to match your career to a compelling cause
  • A chance to meet and work with people who are the best in their fields

Internal candidates are encouraged to apply but we are also open to external applicants who can show a commitment to NRC and being part of a challenging, but important mission to make a difference.

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