Camp Management Programme Development Manager
Norwegian Refugee Council
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.
The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs
NRC in Iraq
Iraq has seen an unprecedented rise in displacement over the last several years, reaching a peak between 2014 and 2017. Of the more than 5.8 million Iraqis who fled their homes since 2014, two million remain displaced. Over four million Iraqis have returned to their area of origin. Many Iraqis have returned to areas that lack basic infrastructure, services and livelihood opportunities, or where explosive devices have not been cleared. Other challenges include: lack of security, community rejection, housing, property and civil documentation issues and lack of educational opportunities.
The UN estimates that more than 6.7 million Iraqis will need assistance in 2019, of this, those in critical need include 1.75 million people which includes both in- camp and out-of-camp IDPs, returnees, and vulnerable host communities. Humanitarian agencies are asking for 701 million USD to deliver basic assistance to these Iraqis (HRP 2019). With military operations against IS group having ended, the Iraqi government faces new challenges to ensure displaced populations return home, receive adequate services while ensuring inclusive reconstruction and reconciliation efforts that will sustain peace.
Since 2010, NRC Iraq has been assisting internally displaced Iraqis, Syrian refugees, and host communities in Ninewa, Dohuk, Erbil, Kirkuk, Basra and Anbar Governorates.
We focus on assisting the newly displaced, those in lengthy displacement in camps and those in hard-to-reach areas. In 2018, NRC scaled-up programmes across Iraq to respond to the large-scale displacements and returns, especially in Anbar governorate, around Kirkuk and in Ninewa using our water and sanitation, education, camp management, legal assistance, livelihoods, camp management, and cash activities.
Camp Coordination Camp Management/Urban Displacement Out of Camp(CCMP/UDOC) Programme Development Manager – Ninewa Area office Iraq
Role Specific Information
- Line manage CM and UDOC PCs at AO level in Ninewa.
- Responsible of CM and UDOC project implementation as per NRC and donor rules, regulations and policies.
- Ensure high quality proposals and donor reports are produced.
- Lead the CM and UDOC strategy & MLFA development and revisions.
- Lead field assessments and contingency planning.
- Coordinate with other Core Competencies for synergies and integrated programming.
- Plan for a proper phase out and contribute to the durable solutions discussions/initiatives.
- Design and develop programme approaches and activities that can be piloted and expanded to other NRC locations in Iraq
- Higher-level programme development both within the organisation and with external stakeholders
- Ensure a capacity building approach and concrete plans are set for PCs and national staff in all AOs
- In close coordination with the Advocacy Manager, articulate concerns and organise relevant evidence pertaining to CM that contribute to the NRC’s advocacy efforts for Iraq
- Participate in external coordination meetings relating to CCCM, CRCs, and relevant technical working groups
- Provide regular progress reports to the Area Programme Manager for Ninewa and the Head of Programmes
- Ensure correct completion and upload of paperwork to the filing tree as required by SSD and RoD policy
- Risk assessed and logged (esp. protection, corruption and programmatic).
- Ensure that program teams work closely with the support team to delivery NRC policies and procedures in finance, procurement and logistics including effective planning.
- Conduct regular field missions to monitor project implementation
Our Ideal Candidate:
A university graduate in a relevant field(s) with minimum 3 years experience in camp management in humanitarian/recovery settings, especially in complex and volatile environments. Fluency in English, both verbal and written is required. Knowledge of Arabic and previous work experience in the Middle-East and Iraq will be a distinct advantage.
Contract period: 12 months (extendable)
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions
Duty station: Ninewa
Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start
Non-family duty station