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Project Manager - BRCiS

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Project, program management
  • Manager (team leader)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary
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Job Summary

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.


  1. Minimum first level university/bachelors degree in international relations, business, economics or related field.
  2. 5 years’ experience in humanitarian/development aid in complex and/or insecure environments, preferably in East/Horn of Africa.
  3. Excellent report and proposal writing skills in English language.
  4. Experience in interpreting data and writing reports to a rigorous technical standard.
  5. Excellent English language communication skills – negotiation, networking, influencing, public speaking and facilitating workshops at different levels.
  6. Ability to work closely with field based national staff and experience in various staff training and development approaches
  7. Strong planning, monitoring and organizational skills with good knowledge of the use of logical and result-based monitoring and evaluation frameworks;
  8. Ability to write high quality concept notes and technical sections for donor proposals
  9. Knowledge of the context of Somalia, highly desirable
  10. Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts, multi-country disaster preparedness, response and recovery programming.
  11. Experience with project development
  12. Experience with Consortium coordination
  13. Experience in resource mobilisation and working with various donors and conversant with their technical frameworks and strategies
  14. Experience in advocacy work, highly desirable


  1. Work with the Consortium Programme Manager and the Programme Management Group (PMG) in coordinating project implementation
  2. Take the lead in developing and scaling a framework for the early warning action system and crisis modifier components of the project
  3. Support the BRCiS Programme Manager in development of strategic Consortium partnerships, and specific learning partnerships
  4. Line manage of BRCiS Project Coordinator and Health & Nutrition Manager
  5. Ensure capacity building of staff and transfer key skills
  6. Develop and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders such as donors, consortium members, local civil society organisations, private sector, etc
  7. Ensure narrative reports, regular programme updates, and ad-hoc requests for information adhere to donor requirements, are high quality, and are produced on time.
  8. Work closely with the communications and advocacy manager on providing programme content for all media publications and to develop and disseminate technical-advocacy pieces to donors and external stakeholders
  9. Support the BRCiS Programme Manager and the M&E Manager in defining and supporting the Consortium learning agenda
  10. Facilitate learning through reviews of progress against bench marks, collecting lessons learnt and best practices and facilitating dissemination of the same across the region
  11. Work closely with the Consortium Members to ensuring successful integration and implementation of health and nutrition activities in the resilience interventions, as well as mainstreaming nutrition sensitivity throughout the project.
  12. Take the lead in identifying and documenting best practices, lessons learnt and relevant human interest stories for publication and dissemination
  13. Represent BRCiS at coordination meetings, relevant cluster meetings and other emerging response working groups.
  14. Monitor and ensure programme quality; and contribute to the development of a monitoring, evaluation and learning framework to track progress and results
  15. Work closely with the M&E Manager and M&E team to build programme capacity to roll-out a shock-based measurement framework that measures changes in resilience capacities linked to well-being indicators

General Information

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Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Project, program management
Seniority: Manager (team leader)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Project management; Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E); Reporting; Partnerships; Lobbying, advocacy; Project implementation
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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