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 shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.
The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 3500 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 As a humanitarian and emergency relief organization, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has been operational in Sudan since 2004 providing assistance to IDPs, returnees, refugees and host communities in areas of significant return. In February 2004 the Country Office was established in Khartoum, followed by field offices in Rumbek in November (the then provincial capital of Southern Sudan), in Nyala, South Darfur, and in Kadugli, Southern Kordofan. In 2006 NRC closed operations in Darfur.
In August 2006, NRC opened an office in Juba, Central Equatoria (CE), which has since replaced Khartoum as the Country Office; in 2007, NRC opened field offices in Aweil, Northern Bahr El Ghazal (NBeG), and then in Alek, Warrap in 2011. Programmatically, NRC currently operates an integrated programme providing all of NRC’s core competencies: Education, Shelter (School Construction), Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), WASH and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA). In 2014, NRC will expand operations to new areas in Jonglei State where the conflict is convergence of two different but interlinked issues: inter-communal violence and ongoing hostilities between the SPLA on one side and non-state armed actors. Violent cattle raids, many of which are driven by inter-communal rivalries, have continued to take place across most counties of Jonglei State In Warrap State, NRC has provided shelter support focusing on both permanent and Emergency types. In 2014, Shelter work will continue with a concentration on the construction of primary schools, temporary learning spaces and additional structures at the existing YEP centres. Most of the construction activities will continue to incorporate basic skills training for the youth. The Shelter programme is also expected to manage NRC’s response to basic needs of returnees and IDPs in Warrap State through the provision of NFIs and emergency shelter kits.
The job purpose is for the Project Manager(PM) Shelter to continue the shelter activities and explore opportunities for expansion in Warrap State. The PM is responsible for the overall planning and implementation of the Shelter project and for the development and capacity building of the national staff working on the project
Reference no.: 1990022031 Deadline for application: 25.12.2013
Contact info: Robert Inzikoa Regional HR Adviser,Horn of Africa +254 728 110 480 Carina Vedvik Hansen Program Adviser, Horn of Africa +47 95752271
Job description Develop, coordinate and manage the Shelter project in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements. Manage, train and develop the Shelter team Ensure high technical quality and transparent processes Adherence to Shelter tools and handbooks and other NRC policies Represent NRC Shelter in internal and external forums Responsible for project documentation Develop, manage and monitor the budget(s) according to Financial Handbook and donor requirements. Transparent and cost efficient procurement of goods Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees and explore and asses new and better ways to assist Implement project specific protection priorities
Specific responsibilities are: Initiate and design new projects in line with the Warrap program strategy. Promote and facilitate capacity building of local partners (government, civil society organizations and community structures). Take lead in the implementation of project M&E systems in line with the South Sudan M&E framework Establishing shelter programme in identified new locations of Warrap and implement in line with desired strategic direction, quality measurements and donor requirements. Carry out assessments to identify areas of expansion and suggested areas of operation in cooperation with national and local authorities as well as other stakeholders Provision of strategic direction and analysis of desired Shelter interventions responding to the Shelter needs based on assessments (in areas of operation and/or areas of expansion Provide technical guidance to the Shelter team members in relation to program content to ensure quality in programming Management of Shelter specific projects: construction of primary schools, temporary learning spaces and YEP centres; emergency response (NFIs/emergency shelter).
Personal qualities Values are aspirational attitudes and beliefs that influence the way people conduct themselves. NRC’s values are: Dedicated, Innovated, Inclusive and Accountable. Behavioral competencies: These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. The following are essential for this position: Managing resources to optimize results Managing performance and development Empowering and building trust Handling insecure environments Context related skills, knowledge and experience are: Knowledge of the context in South Sudan, Warrap Experience with start-up, exit or similar
Job location Warrap South Sudan
Qualifications Minimum 3 years of experience from working as Shelter project manager in a humanitarian/recovery context. Experience in proposal development, donor report writing and budget management Relevant tertiary education and qualifications in architecture, engineering and/or construction Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile Fluency in English, both written and verbal Valid driver’s license
We offer Commencement: March 2014 Contract period: 24 months Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions Duty station: Alek, Warrap, South Sudan Approved health certficate will be requested before contract start Application procedures and CV registration: Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV. There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the "Company name" field for both company and location Miscellaneous info Full time Number of positions: 1 Start date for employment: 01.03.2014
Apply through www.nrc.no, then vacancies
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