Head of Programme Kenya and Tanzania at Norwegian Refugee Council July 2023, Ajira Norwegian Refugee Council, The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year.
Ajira Norwegian Refugee Council
We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps 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. Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks.
NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks but will never be able to take away all risks. NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability. The purpose of the Head of Programme position is to assume overall responsibility for programme development and strategic vision in the country promoting learning and a cost-conscious culture as well as ensure effective and constructive communication between related functions and Area offices. Ajira Norwegian Refugee Council
These responsibilities are the same for all Head of Programme positions and cannot be modified: Line management for Core Competence Specialists Member of the Country Management Group (CMG) Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures Provide programme input to Country Strategy and Plan of Action Development of Core Competency strategies that are aligned to regional and global priorities and strategies Quality control, M&E and organizational learning Capacity building of all technical staff In-country representation Development of holistic and needs based programmes, including cash-based interventions and marked based programmes
Ensure strategic programme development in the country in line with the region and global programme initiatives. Overseeing specific advances in NRC’s Innovation, Protection, Markets and Digital programming, through an increasingly localised and networked approach Contribute to expanding the use of Cash Based Programmes and increase use of technology as a way of increasing efficiency of the programmes Contribute to strengthening accountability to beneficiaries through improving M&E systems, the establishment of beneficiary feedback and complaints mechanisms and improved needs assessments for evidence-based programming. Facilitate initiatives for integrated programme analysis and response analysis, including the integration of relevant cross-cutting issues such as protection, safe programming and access.
Generic professional competencies for this position:
Minimum 4 years’ experience from a senior management position in a humanitarian/ recovery context Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts Core competency expertise Knowledge of cash-based interventions and market-based programmes Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile Fluency in English, both written and verbal
Context / Specific skills, knowledge and experience:
Knowledge of the context in Kenya and Tanzania-Advantageous Culturally sensitive, with the ability to work within different cultural contexts Experience in resource mobilisation and in particular working with private foundations, social enterprise, Embassies, EU, US donors and UN agencies Proven experience of working in partnership with local and national actors from civil society and private sector Empowering and building trust and community mobilization.