Apply: NRC Head of Programme


Deadline: 20 December, 2023

Location: Burundi, Tanzania

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has opened applications for the role of Head of Programme.

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


  • Lead and coordinate the development, implementation and monitoring of DRC’s programmatic strategy in Tanzania and Burundi, and individual sector strategies in economic recovery, protection amongst others
  • Develop and implement a business development strategy across the core geographic and thematic areas of focus for DRC in Burundi-Tanzania in line with regional and country strategic plans
  • Conduct constant in-depth analysis of context, trends, gaps, challenges and opportunities, including through proactive external engagement
  • Foster synergies between programme areas (integrated approach), support the strong integration of protection and economic recovery throughout all initiatives and ensure adherence to sphere and minimum standards
  • Supervise overall achievement and quality of all project cycle management, and in coordination with HOSS and budget holders, supervise programme budget consumption
  • Lead in the development of partnership strategies and the process of localisation in both countries
  • Support MEAL department in rolling out qualitative monitoring and evaluation approaches aiming to build contextually-grounded learning into programme activities
  • Supervise and oversee grants management, including reporting, project review meetings, project kick-off and closure meetings, compliance, etc
  • Strengthen existing cross-border synergies between DRC’s programme activities in the two countries
  • Provide technical mentorship to teams through regular one-to-one supervision and performance appraisals in coordination with area managers in Burundi
  • Establish capacity-building plans to develop and enhance the skills and competencies of programme team members in Burundi
  • Visit field programme activities on a regular basis and provide support and feedback to staff and implementing partners on programme approaches, technical quality, project cycle management, and methodological issues
  • Develop and roll out necessary tools, SoPs, technical guidelines to support project implementation in key technical areas


  • Degree in relevant social disciplines such as International Relations, Humanitarian Assistance, Social Sciences, Business Administration, Management, Law/Human Rights
  • Seven years, minimum, of proven and successful track record in international humanitarian response or development programming
  • Proven work experience in displacement contexts combined with experience in protection and or economic recovery/livelihoods programming in a post-emergency context, community development and/or legal or human rights programming
  • Proven leadership skills and competence in people management, including remote management of staff
  • Proven technical experience in protection or economic recovery at a programme and project management level
  • Proven track record in business development with key institutional donors such as EU, FCDO, U.S. government, and UN agencies
  • Experience with foundations and private fundraising is an advantage
  • Experience with project cycle management and project management tools such as logical frameworks, work plans, budget monitoring, etc
  • Experience with effectively coordinating with national partners, local/government authorities, NGO partners, UNHCR and other relevant stakeholders

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