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  • Posted: Jul 30, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • 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. The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs
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    Regional Programme Adviser

    Job Description

    The Regional Programme Department, based in Nairobi and managed by the Regional Programme Director, is responsible for the strategic development of NRC programming in the region by maximizing the support to and the development of COs as well as by exploring and creating synergies among COs

    General Responsibilities:

    1. Provide specialist support, advice and guidance to own portfolio of country offices in relation to programme development and to strategic planning in country programmes.

    2. Conduct regional analysis of trends in the region as allocated by line manager to contribute to regional understanding and provide evidence for new initiatives (e.g., advocacy, new project ideas, new potential donors or partnerships)

    3. Identify potential new business development opportunities within the region, including region wide opportunities, and country specific opportunities, such as new funder or programme opportunities with good synergy with NRC Strategy and programme priorities and the regional and country contexts

    4. Coordinate internal reporting and facilitate meetings between country offices the Regional Office and Head Office as required, ensure correct archiving of designated multi-country grants, strategy, programme and project documentation, and keep oversight of designated multi-grant proposals and reporting deadlines.

    5. Responsible to stay updated on specific countries and/ or themes as assigned.

    Specific responsibilities:

    • Identify gaps in quality and practice, and common learning and development needs in relation to programme proposal development, PCM, Grants Management within the region’s COs and work collaboratively with L&D colleagues (regional, HO, OD/PCM Adviser) on development of learning initiatives to build skills and capacity.
    • Be the in team focal point on assigned institutional donor knowledge, working collaboratively with colleagues in Partnerships and Policy (HO, NRC Rep Offices), and other regions, to develop information resources and tools to support COs in targeted programme proposals and high-quality donor reporting and compliance.
    • Conduct analysis of trends in the region or sub-region to contribute to regional understanding and provide evidence for advocacy and innovative project ideas.
    • Establish and provide a regional helpdesk function, working collaboratively with colleagues within the region and country office

    Professional Competencies

    • Several years of experience within the humanitarian/recovery context, of which 3 years of Manager/Advisor experience
    • Specialist knowledge and expertise equivalent to an advanced university degree in a relevant field (e.g., international development, politics, social science) JD – Regional Programme Adviser
    • Knowledge of institutional donors’ strategies, priorities, and compliance requirements – NMFA, UNHCR, FCDO, ECHO etc.
    • Track record of successful proposal development, or similar in funding or partnerships
    • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts, with preference for previous experience in (name of region, or country contexts)
    • Understanding of, and commitment to working collaboratively with technical and operational colleagues within a matrix structure, including capacity building
    • Fluency in English (and relevant language/s for the region), both written and verbal; (X) an asset

    Context/ Specific skills, Knowledge and Experience:

    • Experience working with overall strategy development and planning
    • Experience of developing learning and development tools and resources to support capacity building
    • Knowledge of and interest in new business opportunities, including commercial partnerships
    • Experience of working with cross-country programmes and donors

    Closing: 08/08/2022

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Norwegian Refugee Council on ekum.fa.em2.oraclecloud.com to apply

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