Livelihoods Project Manager Jordan Host Communities (Nationals Only)

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NRC in Jordan currently supports the livelihoods of vulnerable Syrian refugees and Jordanians through a diverse range of interventions that address both short and long-term needs. Within the Livelihoods Core Competency (CC) programme - current interventions include demand driven labour intermediation and preparation for the formal labour market (Transition to Employment (T2E) project); cash for work (CfW project); improved agricultural input provision and production trainings (based on a contract farming model) (IAIT project); and application of a market system development approach to positively integrate vulnerable households in the agricultural sector. This diverse programme requires NRC to work with a range of stakeholders including private, public, and development actors.

The Livelihoods Project Manager is required to oversee the continued development of the T2E, CfW and Agriculture components and their overall implementation. The Project Manager is responsible for provision of technical direction to the team, budget and staff management, building partnerships and liaising with stakeholders. The Livelihoods programme is implemented in Northern Jordan and Amman. The Project Manager position will be based in Irbid.

Duties and responsibilities

The purpose of the Livelihoods Project Manager position is to implement the delegated CC project portfolio.

Generic responsibilities:

These responsibilities shall be the same for all positions with the same title. The responsibilities shall be short and essential. Details belong in the Work and Development plan.

  • Line management for project staff.
  • Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures.
  • Contribute to the development of Country, Area and livelihoods strategies, initiate and participate in the development of relevant livelihoods projects.
  • Coordinate and manage livelihoods project implementation (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements.
  • Implement technical direction and ensure high technical quality of projects.
  • Provide regular progress reports to the Area Manager and the Livelihoods Specialist.
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist.
  • Develop and manage project budget, and coordinate across CCs.
  • Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills.
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders.
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy.

Specific responsibilities:

These responsibilities shall be adapted to the particularities of the job location and context, phase of operation, strategic focus and type of intervention. This section shall be revised whenever a new employee is hired or the context changes significantly.

  • Ensure the provision of Livelihoods programming as laid out in the country strategy; and implement the 2021 core competency action plans.
  • Lead the grant review process and ensure compliance with country level minimum programme documentation.
  • Proactively identify opportunities for partnership and coordination in the Livelihoods programme at the local level.
  • Support Livelihoods assessments and contribute to evidence based programming.
  • Support the development of M&E systems, and ensure M&E compliance, together with the Livelihoods Specialist, Area Manager and M&E Manager.
  • Regularly plan and liaise with Host Area Programme colleagues and CC colleagues to ensure complementarity of intervention; and identify opportunities for inter–core competency integration.
  • Participate in the area level decision making process, as a member of Area Management Team.
  • Ensure an effective communication flow between local-level Livelihood actors and Specialist team to inform advocacy messages.

Critical interfaces:

By interfaces, NRC means processes and projects that are interlinked with other departments/units or persons. Relevant interfaces for this position are:

  • Strategy and project planning: Livelihood Specialist, Area Manager, Head of Programme
  • Area operations: Coordinators and Project Managers of other Core Competencies, Area Manager
  • Staff capacity building: Livelihood Specialist, Human Resources training team
  • Implementation: Livelihood Specialist, M&E Manager, Area Manager, Support Manager


Competencies are important in order for the employee and the organisation to deliver desired results. They are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following two categories:

Required Professional Competencies:

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

  • Minimum 3 years of experience from a senior level project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Experience working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Technical background working in Livelihoods programming
  • Strong analytical skills with proficiency in Excel, Access, and data visualization software (e.g., Tableau, Power BI)
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English both written and verbal
  • Valid driver’s license

Required Behavioural Competencies:

These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioural competencies, and the following are essential for this position:

  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Managing performance and development
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Handling insecure environments

Context related skills, knowledge and experience:**

  • Contextual understanding of the labour market and relevant stakeholders in Jordan a value added
  • Fluency in Arabic
  • Strong project management skills

Performance Management

The employee will be accountable for the responsibilities and the competencies, in accordance with the NRC Performance Management Manual. The following documents will be used for performance reviews:

  • The Job Description
  • The Work and Development Plan
  • The NRC Competency Framework

We Can Offer

  • Contract period: 12 months renewable
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s Iraq salary scale and terms and conditions.
  • Duty station: Irbid, Jordan


NRC is an equal opportunity employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.

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