Apply: NRC Area Manager


Deadline: 12 April, 2024

Location: Libya

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Area Manager.

NRC provides assistance, protection and durable solutions to refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide.


  • Represent NRC at the area level with local stakeholders and national and international NGOs
  • Oversee Area West programme response, including safety, budget and procurement oversight
  • Lead the senior area management team and cultivate a robust workplace culture
  • Responsible for staff security in the AO5 area
  • Lead the development and implementation of the area-level strategy to respond to emergency humanitarian needs and strengthen NRC’s position to support durable solutions for affected communities in Libya
  • Facilitate strong coordination and regular flow of information between the areas of operations, as well as with the NRC Libya country office
  • Lead on performance management of direct reports and provide constructive feedback on areas of improvement
  • Roll out capacity-building plan for staff in the area office, ensuring access to learning initiatives and training with a strong focus on staff development, care and retention
  • Contextualise, adapt, and implement standard operating procedures to ensure effective provision of assistance to hard-to-reach areas, including through remote management as required
  • Support the development of assessments, concept notes, project proposals, and budget development for scale-up and post-emergency activities
  • Ensure NRC’s data collection systems are in place and information is properly stored and analysed
  • Actively promote Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) standards and principles within NRC and amongst beneficiaries served by NRC


  • Three years, minimum, of experience working as a senior project manager in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Experience working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Knowledge of the context in Libya (highly desirable)
  • Experience in implementing and managing cash-based interventions and market-based programmes
  • Experience with remote management and delivering assistance in hard-to-reach areas
  • Experience in change management and implementing policies and procedures
  • Experience with capacity building of staff to take on senior leadership positions
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile with documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Knowledge of Arabic (highly desirable)

To apply and for more information, click here.

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