Area Manager CAR, Kaga Bandoro


NRC has been present in CAR since 2014 and covers a large geographic area with activities spread across strategic districts throughout the territory such as Mambere Kadei, Sangha Mbayere and Nana Mambere in the West; Nana Gribizi, Kemo, and Ouaka at the Centre; Basse-Kotto in the SouthEast and Lobaye and Ombella Mpoko in the SouthWest. We operate from three field offices in Berberati, Kaga Bandoro, and Alindao, and a country office in Bangui, the capital city. NRC has been contributing to the humanitarian response thanks to the generous support of donors like ECHO, NMFA, SIDA, BHA, GFFO, FAO, UNHCR, ECW, AFD, OCHA (HF) and Unicef.

1. Role and responsibilities

The purpose of the Area Manager position is to ensure high quality and cost effective programme/project implementation within the designated geographical area. In CAR, this position is a member of the County Management Group (CMG). The following is a brief description of the role:-

  • Represent to all appropriate authorities and act in all official work concerning the Norwegian Refugee Council in Kaga Bandoro, CAR
  • Establish a good working environment based on the NRC values
  • Coordinate all area level programme and operational activities
  • Conduct regular field missions to monitor project implementation
  • Lead the area Grants management (Grants Opening, Review and Closing meeting) with the coordination and technical support of the Grants Manager and Head of Programs.
  • Identify, initiate and follow up on advocacy issues at area level in close coordination with the Advocacy Manager and Country Director.
  • Ensure support functions are managed according to NRC policies
  • Ensure legally binding financial contracts and payments at area level are made as per the threshold limit stipulated on the authorization table.
  • In collaboration with the Health Safety&Security (HSS) Manager, ensure that the Security Plan for the area is updated regularly
  • Report to the Country Director any violations of NRC’s Personnel policies and Code of Conduct
  • Ensure that NRC staff adheres to NRC´s security rules and guidelines
  • Ensure quality documentation of all NRC activities at area level
  • Through close monitoring of the context, develop approaches and activities ensuring promotion of the Do No Harm principle

2. Competencies

Professional competencies

  • Minimum 4 years of experience in a senior management level position in a humanitarian/recovery or development context
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge on own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Some Knowledge/experience of at least two of the following program areas could an advantage: cash-based interventions, market based programing, food security and livelihoods, education (vocational training), protection, peace building

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Knowledge of the context in CAR or West Africa
  • Experience with rapidly growing programs or startups
  • Experience in supporting fundraising, development of news proposals is an advantage
  • Experience with community mobilization and engagement
  • Experience establishing relationships and coordinating with government and traditional leaders
  • Experience with community-based development and grants management
  • Able to train and manage teams for effective quality implementation (to listen, advise, support, solve conflicts, motivate, etc.)
  • Proven skills and experience in successfully managing field teams

Behavioral competencies

  • Managing resources to optimize results

  • Managing performance and development

  • Empowering and building trust

  • Handling insecure environments

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What We Offer

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility: At NRC we think outside the box. We encourage ideas and give responsibility to all employees at all levels, to help solve the complex issues that we face. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative

  • 12 months fixed term contract with possibility of extension
  • An opportunity to match your career to a compelling cause
  • A chance to meet and work with people who are the best in their fields

Internal candidates are encouraged to apply but we are also open to external applicants who can show a commitment to NRC and being part of a challenging, but important mission to make a difference.

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