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:

Qualification:
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

Language:
Dari
English
Pashto

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

How to Apply:

How to Apply:
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