Job Description:

Generic responsibilities
Ensure adherence to NRC policies, handbooks, procedures and SOPs/guidelines;
Line management of CC Project Managers, Area Emergency Coordinator, and Area M&E Coordinator;
Contribute to the development of Area programme and CC-specific strategies, initiate and participate in the development of projects and interventions;
Responsible for actively promoting, supporting, and driving ‘integrated’ (multi-sector) programmes, cross-sectorial exchange of lessons learned and adherence to relevant quality standards;
Ensure compliance to donor standards and oversee effective grant management and regular, timely, and high-quality reporting to donors of the Area programme, within the Country Office grants management structure and PCM flowchart;
Identify funding opportunities and develop funding strategy and forecasts and contribute substantially towards new programme development;
Ensure compliance with contractual commitments and extracting and implementing key learnings from project implementation;
Coordinate emergency responses in Area as and when relevant;
Ensure development and implementation of a capacity building plan for all area programme staff;
Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist;
Liaise and collaborate with relevant key external stakeholders and local authorities;
Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy.

Specific responsibilities
1. Programme Development:
Ensure availability of up-to-date needs assessment (preferably multi-sectoral) to inform programme design and advocacy efforts;
Ensure all relevant stakeholders are included in the planning and implementation of projects as appropriate;
Ensure systems for programme quality control, monitoring and evaluation, and incorporate key learning in programme development, adjustment, and implementation;
Coordinate and closely support CC Project Managers in drawing up plans, proposals, and budgets for new projects/extensions of projects in conjunction with the relevant programme and support staff;
Coordinate multi-sectoral emergency preparedness and response as required by the context and management;
Actively promote and drive as well as closely coordinate with all CC Project Managers to maximise on integrated programming and promote durable solutions;
Ensure the inclusion of cash-based interventions and market-based programmes in area-based strategies and their implementation across and within NRC’s core competencies.

2. Programme Management:
Overall responsibility for effective and efficient management of programming across Herat, Badghis, and Nimroz consistent with the project management cycle (including reporting to the desired quality and standard);
Overall programme budget oversight for all projects/portfolio implemented in the Area, including the projects implemented in Badghis and Nimroz, and ensure appropriate burn-rates are maintained and that solutions to over/under expenditure are applied;
Responsible for providing implementation support and guidance to Project Managers, including but not limited to providing instructions on work plans, approving expenses/procurement, recruitments, reporting, etc., in close coordination and collaboration with the sub-office management team based in Badghis and Nimroz;
Responsible for providing timely and methodical updates regarding needs and trends specific to the Area Office to the Area Manager and Country Office;
Support Project Managers and ensure CC-specific M&E roles and responsibilities are adhered to;
Provide an enabling environment for the implementation of cash-based interventions, including multi-purpose cash assistance, emergency cash responses.

3. Logistics, Finance, and Human Resource Management:
Ensure appropriate Financial and Logistical NRC systems/ procedures are adhered to within the programme team;
Support Project Managers and ensure timely and accurate development of procurement plans, recruitment plans, and spending plans per project and ensure the same is shared with relevant support colleagues;
In line with project needs and funding availability, continuously and proactively plan programme staff requirements and liaise with HR and Admin to ensure the same;
Performance management of all direct reports, including regular 1:1 meetings and completion of work and development plans;
Responsible for ensuring systematic capacity development and training of CC Project Managers/ Coordinators, particularly around implementation and reporting capacities.

4. Coordination and Representation:
Responsible for attending relevant cluster meetings and coordination fora, representing NRC strictly within the limit set out by the Country Office, including promoting the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with NRC’s Advocacy Strategy;
Conduct senior representation at provincial and district levels and promote strong working relationships with government counterparts;
In line with NRC’s standards, ensure communication plans are implemented, stakeholders are informed on NRC’s activities, and the organisation is well accepted by communities;
Step in as Acting AM (or OIC) as and when required.

Job Requirements:

At least four years in a management position in a humanitarian and/ or recovery context;
Previous experience working in complex and volatile contexts;
Computer literate in Microsoft Office, including strong skills in Word, Excel and Outlook.
Knowledge of the context in western and north-western Afghanistan, Herat, Badghis, and Nimroz Provinces in particular;
Experience in needs assessment, project monitoring and evaluation, and programme development;
Knowledge of multiple core competency programming and expertise in one or more of NRC’s Core Competencies is considered an advantage;
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities;
Demonstrated experience and understanding of Project Cycle Management and team leadership skills/ profile, including own;
Fluency in English and Dari is essential, both written and verbal as well as understanding of Pashtu is considered an advantage;
Good communication skills, with capacity to directly influence and negotiate with a wide range of stakeholders;
Strong leadership skills and a supportive management style;
Experience of a flexible approach to managing and prioritising a high and diverse workload.

Education Level:
Bachelor Degree in relevant Social and Natural Science. Masters is preferred.

Personal Qualities:
Strategic thinking
Managing resources to optimize results
Influencing, and initiating action and change
Communicating with impact and respect
Empowering and building trust
Managing performance and development
Handling insecure environment


We offer:
Monthly Salary based on NRC Afghanistan Salary Scale
Top up Credit card on monthly basis
Leave and Holidays accordingly Afghanistan Labor law

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