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Cash and Livelihoods Project Manager

  • Contractor
  • Tripoli Libya
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Norwegian Refugee Council profile

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.

Norwegian Refugee Council

Job Purpose

The purpose of the Cash and Livelihoods Project Manager position is to ensure timely and quality delivery and implementation of Cash and Livelihoods project portfolio.

What you will do:

  • Contribute to the development of Country, Area, and Core competencies strategies, initiate and participate in the development of relevant Cash and Livelihood projects
  • Coordinate and manage Cash and Livelihoods project implementation (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements
  • Provide regular progress reports to the Field Office Coordinator, Head of Programme and the Cash and Livelihoods Specialist
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist
  • Support design of market assessments, mapping and analysis
  • Budget management: ensure budget management and submit regular spending plans; develop work plans for the field teams and follow up with progress on a daily basis; budget holding when delegated this responsibility; develop procurement plans and ensure all procurements are done in time; contribute towards the preparation of monthly activity reports, donor reports and other updates; contribute to proposal and budget development.
  • Donor compliance: ensure donor rules and regulations are followed and all necessary documentation is in place and backed up as needed
  • Responsible for the quality of the program: quality of data collection and distributions are according to Standard operating Procedures with correct accountability measures in place
  • M&E: with support from the Specialist and M&E, ensure that the following activities are implemented according to the work plan: market assessments; beneficiary assessments and verification; Programme Development Manager surveys; and end line surveys. Ensures reporting tools are in place for daily tracking of activities/trainings/distributions
  • Overall coordination of beneficiary selection process; ensures there is a communication strategy with beneficiaries in place; ensures there is a functioning complaint mechanism
  • Support in identification and procurement of service providers (e.g., training, cash disbursements) while putting in place systems to ensure quality
  • Oversee the use of different aid modalities in the emergency response. Take informed decisions over the implementation modality based on market assessments, price monitoring and international best practices
  • Line manage Cash and Livelihood project staff and ensure they are capacity built and that there is transfer key skills
  • Coordinate with the Logistics, Finance and Security departments to organize activities.
  • Cooperate closely with counterparts from other NRC core competencies to identify opportunities for integration/synergy of NRC services alongside livelihoods.
  • Ensure realistic monitoring plans are prepared and followed.
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders as well as represent NRC in external meetings as needed.
  • Promote the rights of displacement-affected populations in line with the advocacy strategy

Professional Competencies and Qualifications Required

These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance

  • University degree or higher education relevant to the assignment (Business, Management/Economics, Humanitarian Aid, Development Studies, etc.)
  • Minimum 3 years of experience from a senior level project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Experience with multi-sectoral and integrated Cash and Livelihoods programming
  • Professional knowledge of cash transfer modalities/systems
  • Experience related to the overseeing multiple activity streams and managing multiple budgets
  • Experience with community engagement principles and approaches
  • Commitment to an evidence and needs based approach
  • Demonstrated experience managing teams and providing capacity building support
  • Demonstrated experience integrating cash and livelihood work with other sector programmes and into assessments
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile with documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal. Fluency in Arabic, both written and verbal is a plus
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts

Behavioural competencies

  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Managing performance and development
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Handling insecure environments

What We Offer

NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

We offer an opportunity to match your career to a compelling cause and a chance to meet and work with people who are the best in their fields.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply and join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility: At NRC we think outside the box. We encourage ideas and give responsibility to all employees at all levels, to help solve the complex issues that we face. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take initiative.

We are also looking for people who share our values:

  • To be dedicated in what we do;
  • To be innovative with our solutions;
  • To act as one unified and inclusive team;
  • To be accountable to the donors that make our work possible; the people we exist to serve, and to each other… the members of our NRC family.

Additional Information:

Duty Station: Tripoli, Libya

Travel: 40% (Project Manager will cover eastern (Benghazi) and western (Tripoli) Libya)

Duration of contract: Fixed term 12 months full-time with a possibility of extension.

Grade 8 in NRC’s grading structure

Reporting line: Area Programme Manager

Provides supervision to: Cash Coordinator, Team Leader, Officers and Technical Assistants, Livelihoods Coordinator and Officers, Information Management Technical Officer, and Technical Assistant


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. 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.

How to apply

For more information regarding the role, here is the detailed job description.

We invite applications from all qualified and interested candidates. Send in your application here by latest January 3, 2023.

Please ensure you attach copies of your academic and professional certificates.

Learn more about NRC’s operation in Libya here.

For any queries, please email us at [email protected] with “Cash and Livelihoods Project Manager Libya” as the subject line.

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