Head of Programme – Libya

Norwegian Refugee Council

Job Description

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.

Job Purpose

The purpose of the Head of Programme position is to develop and ensure implementation of holistic high-quality programmes.

What you will do:

  • Ensures strategic coherence and vision of the whole country programme, based on active participation in the design and implementation of the NRC Libya Country Strategy;
  • Lead the development of proposals for new projects, including as lead for complex / high value bids, including in consortium with others. Ensures the timely submissions of high-quality donor reports;
  • Identify funding opportunities, drive resource mobilization strategies and forecasts with a focus on durable solutions to ensure programme ambitions are well resourced and donor coordination and management maintained.
  • Design, contribute and/or lead assessments for emergency and/or longer-term programming in existing or new project locations;
  • Establish strong and efficient partnerships with organizations, donors and authorities, in line with the country programme strategy;
  • Support the development and roll out of NRC Libya Livelihood strategy and Core Competency strategies that are aligned to regional and global priorities and strategies.
  • Oversee programme design and ensures that principles of inclusion, do no harm,safeguarding, protection and conflict sensitivity are mainstreamed in all our work;
  • Responsible for extracting key learnings from project implementation and incorporate them in program development processes with a specific focus on strengthening safe programming.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the M&E plan is implemented, funded and adhered to.
  • Liaise with the NRC Regional Management and Programme Advisor to ensure organisational consistency in operational modalities;
  • Lead and support in people planning, performance, well-being and capacity development of the country programme staff ; Grants Manager, Core Competence Specialists and Monitoring & Evaluation Manager
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy as well as actively promote PSEA (Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards & principles within NRC and amongst beneficiaries served by NRC.
  • Provide programme input to Country Strategy & Plan of Action and develop holistic and needs based programmes.
  • Member of the Country Management Group (CMG)

Professional Competencies and Qualifications Required

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study.
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience from a senior management position in a humanitarian/ recovery context
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts. Knowledge of the context in Libya an advantage
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities with knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Experience working within a nexus operational environment
  • Experience working with national governments to design durable solutions programming for displaced communities
  • Core competency expertise
  • Experience developing and working on cash, market and livelihood based interventions

Behavioural competencies

  • Strategic thinking
  • Initiating action and change
  • Influencing
  • 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: Tunis, Tunisia

Duration of contract: Fixed term 24 months full-time, in accordance with local labour laws.

Grade 11 in NRC’s grading structure

Reporting line: Country Director

About Us

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.

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How to apply

We invite applications from all qualified and interested candidates. Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline. Apply by latest June 29, 2022.

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

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