Office Team Leader - Erigavo (National Position) - Somalia
Norwegian Refugee Council
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Rights Respected, People Protected
Founded in 1946, today the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) works in both new and protracted crises across 31 countries. Our 6,000 employees provide life-saving and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. NRC specialises in six areas: food security, education, shelter, legal assistance, camp management, and water, sanitation and hygiene. NRC is a determined advocate for displaced people. We promote and defend their rights and dignity in local communities, with national governments and in the international arena.
NRC s expert deployment capacity, NORCAP, boasts around 1,000 experts from all over the world who can be deployed within 72 hours. NORCAP experts help 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.
NRC in Somalia/Somaliland
NRC has been active in Somalia since 2004 with four area offices in Kismayu, Mogadishu, Garowe and Hargeisa, providing protection and humanitarian assistance to refugees, internally displaced persons and returnees in Somaliland, Puntland, South Central and Jubbaland regions. NRC offers a comprehensive response for returnees and IDPs of high need, addressing their food security, livelihood, shelter, education, ICLA, and water, hygiene and sanitation needs and also responding to emergencies through NRC s five core competences; Shelter, Education, Food Security and Livelihoods, WASH and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA).
NRC Somalia is part of NRC s East Africa and Yemen regional operation which comprises of large-scale multi-country humanitarian and early recovery interventions spread across seven countries (Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Yemen, Eritrea, South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania). NRC s overall strategy in the region is to enhance protection and promote the rights of displaced people in humanitarian need by improving living conditions and seeking durable solutions. The regional office is based in Nairobi and works with country programmes to ensure standardization of programmatic and operational approaches, promote multi country programming and ensuring quality and coordination.
Role Specific Information
The purpose of a Team Leader is to manage a CC project team and support at field office level.
• Management of project staff
• Implement plan of action for delegated portfolio of CC (X) projects (activities, budget and project documentation)
• Day to day follow of progress in project implementation
• Ensure compliance with NRC policies CC tools, handbooks and guidelines
• Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist
• Promote and share ideas for technical improvement
• Prepare periodic progress reports and other documents
• Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills
• Liaison and collaborate with relevant local authorities and stakeholders
• Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy
• Represent the organization and liaising with the local administration. Keep informed of any changes in the administrative procedures; establish or reinforce relations with the representatives of the different authorities and community.
• In cooperation with Area Manager ensure that NRC s program is developed and managed in accordance with NRC policies, procedures and area specific strategy.
• Oversee area logistical, administrative and finance activities
• Ensure accurate and timely flow of information within and among departments with regard to issues of concern in the area of operation.
• Consolidate periodic reports for management decision making
• Overall responsible for safety and security matters in Sanaag Region in accordance with NRC security policy.
• Ensure the safety and security of NRC personnel and goods.
• Assign, supervise and appraise the work of direct reporting staff
Our Ideal Candidate:
We are looking for a university graduate in program management, or any other related field, with a minimum of 3 years previous experience in managing offices.
Experience working in complex and volatile contexts, in particular in Somalia. Technical project and program expertise relevant to the role. 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.
Email and paper applications will not be considered.
QUALIFIED FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE PARTICULARLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY!!!
Contract period: 12 months
Salary/benefits: According to NRC s salary scale and terms and conditions
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.