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  • The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee.
    We protect displaced people and support them as they build a new future. We started our relief efforts after World War Two. Today, we work in both new and protracted crises across 31 countries. We specialise in six areas: food security, education, shelter, legal assistance, camp management, and water, sanitation and hygiene.
    We stand up for people forced to flee. NRC is a determined advocate for displaced people. We promote and defend displaced people's rights and dignity in local communities, with national governments and in the international arena. NRC’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva is a global leader in monitoring, reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

    We respond quickly to emergencies.Our expert deployment capacity, NORCAP, boasts around 1,000 experts from all over the world who can be deployed within 72 hours. Our experts help improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises.

    Around 6,000 men and women work for the Norwegian Refugee Council.Most of us are hired locally to work in the field, and a small number are based at our head office in Oslo. Many of our colleagues were once themselves fleeing their homes.

    CaLP Regional Representative East & Southern Africa


    We are looking for a Regional Representative to lead forward CaLP’s work in East and Southern Africa. This is a job for someone who believes in what we do, who is a self-starter, who likes a challenge, who wants to influence humanitarian action, who likes making things happen, who has patience and determination. In summary, this is a great job in the world of cash and voucher assistance!

    The Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) is a global partnership of humanitarian actors engaged in policy, practice and research within Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA). CaLP currently has over 80 members including UN agencies, donors, local NGOs, international NGOs and private sector organisations. Going beyond the membership, we work with many other agencies and individuals. CaLP is based on learning, knowledge sharing, networking, policy and coordination around the appropriate and timely use of CVA in humanitarian response. CaLP does not deliver Cash and Voucher Assistance directly.

    The purpose of this job is to work with humanitarian actors to promote and support the best use of CVA to meet the needs of people affected by crisis. The post holder:

    • Lead the development and management of CaLP’s work in East and Southern Africa to achieve CaLP’s vision and mission.
    • Represent CaLP and provide thought leadership in regional events and debates.
    • Contribute to the development of CaLP as a global network and build connections between global, regional and national debates, policy and practice.
    • Engage with humanitarian leaders (strategic and technical) within the region to promote and support improvements in the coordination of CVA and the adoption of best practice.
    • Lead the development of collective action among CaLP members and other actors with the aim of reducing CVA evidence gaps; improving practice and enhancing collaborative work.
    • Lead the development of CaLP’s capacity building work in the region, promoting on-line and face-to face capacity building opportunities and building strategic relationships to achieve goals.
    • Lead the development and management of an effective regional team, fostering opportunities for professional development and cross team working.

    This is a national position.

    CaLP will consider funded secondments (minimum 18 months for this post) from anyone with right to work in Kenya.

    We Offer the following:

    Reports to: CaLP Director

    Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

    Salary & Benefits: NRC offers a competitive compensation package

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

    NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activity. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.

    NRC is an equal opportunity employer with no discrimination in terms of sex, religion, ethnic origin or political affiliation. Females candidates are highly encouraged to apply.**

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    Head of Programme


    The Norwegian Refugee Council looking for a Head of Programme to lead the Kenya Country Office programme unit. This position reports into the Country Director and is responsible for ensuring overall development and implementation of a high quality and holistic programme, with particular focus on supporting an integrated approach to programme development.

    Job description

    • Member of the Country Management Group (CMG)
    • Provide programme input to Country Strategy and Plan of Action
    • Development of Core Competency strategies
    • Development of holistic and needs based programmes
    • Identify funding opportunities, develop funding strategies and forecasts
    • Grants management, BPO allocations and reporting to donors, including compliance with donor standards
    • Quality control, M&E and organizational learning
    • Capacity building of all technical staff
    • In-country representation
    • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy
    • Deputise for Country Director
    • Support the integrated approach to programme development
    • Ensure project cycle management (PCM) undertaken correctly throughout the programme
    • Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures


    • Minimum First Level University/Bachelor’s Degree in relevant and related field
    • Minimum 4 years’ experience from a senior management position in a humanitarian/ recovery context
    • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
    • Expertise in one or more of NRCS Core Competences (thematic areas)
    • Strong management skills with the ability to lead and manage a team
    • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
    • Knowledge of the Kenya context and understanding of Durable Solutions
    • Demonstrable expertise in Project Cycle Management (PCM)
    • Integrated programming experience including cash programming
    • Experience working with private sector and government authorities

    Personal qualities

    • Strategic thinking
    • Initiating action and change
    • Influencing
    • Handling insecure environments
    • Analysing
    • Planning and delivering results

    We offer

    Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

    Travel: 10%

    Contract Duration: 2 years

    Salary/Benefits: Competitive compensation and benefits package

    NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activity. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) / email(s) below to apply on company website.

    Interested? Then please submit your application as follows:

    A cover letter (max 1 side) explaining how your skills and experience make you the right person for this role.

    In your letter, please indicate your current salary.

    A CV of no more than 3 sides.

    Please note, applications which do not follow the above guidance are unlikely to be reviewed.


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