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Head Of Office Dhusamareb (National Position) Central - Somalia

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

3 - 4 years Other - Somalia

Any Graduation. Any Nationality

, Posted on June 12, 2018 1 Opening

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Generic responsibilities:
1. Administration of the field office
2. Monitor the core competency activities to ensure adherence to strategies and plans
3. Ensure adherence to NRC handbooks, policies, procedures and donor requirements
4. Training and development of staff
5. Local level advocacy
6. Monitor and evaluate the local security situation and provide regular security reports
7. Represent NRC, including cooperation with the UN, partners and national authorities
8. Organize the local procurement processes and transport
9. Personnel administration
10. Preparation of master support budget for the field office, monitoring the budgets and costs for
the field office s shared costs and support functions
Specific responsibilities:
Development of strategies, concept papers and situation analysis especially in the changing humanitarian and security context.
Coordination and quality control of project applications, optimal use of financial resources in the program, incl. project budget adherence developed by NRC s project personnel
Develop good network and ensure close cooperation with the local administration at all level, local communities, and target groups..
Planning of programme/projects assessments, monitoring and evaluations are developed and implemented.
Ensuring quality implementation of projects in close cooperation with the Area Manager and Project Managers.
Ensuring that all NRC systems for programme, administration and financial management are implemented and adhered to.
Preparation of required reports to the Area Manager, donors, authorities, as well as quality control of project specific reports produced by NRC s project personnel
Performance management of staff reporting directly to the head of sub-office is done regularly on the specified performance period.
Establish a good working environment based on the NRC values.
Ensuring optimal use of human resources, incl. promotion of team work and team spirit, securing adequate training of staff and promotion of talented staff
Report to the Area Manager, any violations of NRC s Personnel policies and Code of Conduct
Representing NRC in relevant forums in the region by making sure NRC is well positioned.
Coordinating NRC programme activities with local and national authorities, United Nations agencies and other national and international agencies/organizations
Active participation in and promotion of coordinating bodies aimed at filling gaps and improve the assistance to the target group i.e. cluster coordination s.
Staying updated on all relevant political and policy issues related to the country and the region
Identifying, initiate and follow up on advocacy issues and actively promoting the rights of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the area, in close coordination with the Area Manager and/or the Protection and Advocacy Adviser.
Responsible for the security of NRC staff and assets.
Any other task assigned
Our Ideal Candidate:
We are looking for a university graduate with a minimum of 3 years previous experience from working in central Somalia regions.
Knowledge and good understanding of the context in central Somalia in terms of humanitarian situation, triggers, shocks, political, security and cultural awareness.
Experience with start-up, exit or similar
Negotiation and relationship building skills with different stakeholders.
Experience working in complex and volatile contexts, in particular in Somalia. Documented results related to the position s responsibilities.
Fluency in English, both written and verbal.
We are particularly looking for a positive individual with strong communication skills, who can build trust and confidently navigate both internally and externally at different levels.
In this position you will join highly motivated and expert staff who are making a difference to the most vulnerable people
We offer
Contract period: 12 months with possibility of extension
Salary/benefits: According to NRC s salary scale and terms and conditions
Duty station: Dhusmareb
Travel: Some travel must be expected
Additional Information:
Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline
Email and paper applications will not be considered.
Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and to check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.
NB: All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.

Industry Type : NGO / Social Services / Community Services / Non-Profit
Functional Area : Administration


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Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the s helter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.

The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs.
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