20 Jul 2023

Head of Programme Kenya and Tanzania at Norwegian Refugee Council

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Job Description

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to Apply

The purpose of the Head of Programme position is to assume overall responsibility for programme development and strategic vision in the country promoting learning and a cost conscious culture as well as ensure effective and constructive communication between related functions and Area offices.

Generic responsibilities

These responsibilities are the same for all Head of Programme positions and cannot be modified:

Line management for Core Competence Specialists
Member of the Country Management Group (CMG)
Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
Provide programme input to Country Strategy and Plan of Action
Development of Core Competency strategies that are aligned to regional and global priorities and strategies
Quality control, M&E and organizational learning
Capacity building of all technical staff
In-country representation
Development of holistic and needs based programmes, including cash-based interventions and marked based programmes

Specific responsibilities

Ensure strategic programme development in the country in line with the region and global programme initiatives.
Overseeing specific advances in NRC’s Innovation, Protection, Markets and Digital programming, through an increasingly localised and networked approach
Contribute to expanding the use of Cash Based Programmes and increase use of technology as a way of increasing efficiency of the programmes
Contribute to strengthening accountability to beneficiaries through improving M&E systems, the establishment of beneficiary feedback and complaints mechanisms and improved needs assessments for evidence-based programming.
Facilitate initiatives for integrated programme analysis and response analysis, including the integration of relevant cross-cutting issues such as protection, safe programming and access
Generic professional competencies for this position:

Minimum 4 years’ experience from a senior management position in a humanitarian/ recovery context
Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
Core competency expertise
Knowledge of cash-based interventions and market based programmes
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
Fluency in English, both written and verbal
Context/Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

Knowledge of the context in Kenya and Tanzania-Advantageous
Culturally sensitive, with the ability to work within different cultural contexts
Experience in resource mobilisation and in particular working with private foundations, social enterprise, Embassies, EU, US donors and UN agencies
Proven experience of working in partnership with local and national actors from civil society and private sector
Empowering and building trust and community mobilization
For more detailed information see the attached Job Description

Additional Information:

Grade: 11

Reports to: Country Director

Supervision of: CC Specialists, Grants, M&E and Emergency

Duty station: Nairobi, Kenya

Travel: 40%

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

24 months fixed term contract
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.

To apply as an internal candidate, click on the suitcase icon “I am an employee” on the top right of the page to be redirected to NRC’s internal career site

Click this email to contact the recruitment team; quote the full name of the advert on your subject line. Applications sent via email will not be accepted. Please check your application status on your NRC application profile.

This position is open to Kenya and Tanzania Nationals.

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.

NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

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Closing Date : 28th July, 2023.

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