Area Manager - Niger

  • Added Date: Thursday, 26 March 2020
  • Deadline Date: Thursday, 09 April 2020

NRC is looking for a highly qualified Area Manager for our program in Niger.
The purpose of the Area Manager position is to ensure high quality and cost effective program/project implementation within the designated geographical area.
The Area Manager reports to the Country Director Niger and Burkina Faso, and will deputise and cover interim when CD is in Burkina Faso

Duties and responsibilities

  • Line management for senior project staff and support functions (and Field Office Coordinators) in the area
  • Member of the Country Management Group (CMG)
  • Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  • Provide area specific input on CC strategies, Country Strategy and Plan of Action
  • Organize grants opening and closure meetings at area level
  • Implementation of projects (including master support budget and coordinating input for donor proposals and reports) in the area, in compliance with contractual commitments (i.e. quality, synergies, timeliness, use of resources).
  • Assess needs, develop emergency response and implement response plans
  • Ensure optimal use of resources within the allocated project budgets and CC strategies
  • Represent NRC and networking on area level
  • Ensure that capacity building is provided to all staff in the area
  • Ensure overall security and safety of staff in the area
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees/refugees in line with the advocacy strategy


  • Minimum 3 years of experience from working as a Senior Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in French and English, both written and verbal
  • Knowledge of Hausa (language) is an advantage
  • Knowledge of the context in Niger and/or the Sahel
  • Experience/knowledge of mixed migrations flows in the region
  • Strong knowledge of PCM tools and process

Personal qualities

  • Handling insecure environments
  • Strategic thinking
  • Initiating action and change
  • Empowering and building trust
  • All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusiveness and accountability

We can offer

  • Commencement: ASAP
  • Duration: 12 months with a potential of extension
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions and accommodation in NRC Guest House of a moderate standard

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