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 is assisting more than 500.000 people inside Syria, providing over 1,7 million humanitarian services per year. Using innovative approaches, working through strong field offices and dedicated staff, NRC is reaching some of the most vulnerable communities in hard to reach areas across all of Syria.
Our Ideal Candidate:
To support this mission, we are seeking a motivated humanitarian professional to join our Syria Response team. They are a university graduate with at least 5 years’ experience in a senior management position in a humanitarian or recovery context.
We are particularly looking for a candidate with strong analytical skills and an understanding of operational needs of humanitarian programming in the Middle East. They are an individual with with the demonstrated ability to perform well in a highly fluid environment with a good working knowledge of HR, Finance and Logistics operations in a humanitarian environment. Fluency in written and verbal English is essential.
If this sounds like you, apply now to join one of the world’s leading INGO’s and be part of a team of highly motivated and expert staff who are making a difference to the most vulnerable people in the world's biggest displacement crisis.
The purpose of the Head of Support (HoS) position is to ensure that all support functions are providing high quality and efficient support to the country operation. The HoS wil also be responsible for designing, planning and leading the implementation of key strategic initiatives to improve systems and structures. This includes managing and providing oversight for critical change management processes to ensure that NRC’s in-country operational set-up evolves in accordance with strategic objectives and changes in the operational environment of the country program.
Generic responsibilities related to the position include:
For more information related to the position responsibilities please refer to the full Job Description, attached at the bottom of the page.
Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline
This position is subject to approved funding
Contract period: 12 months
Duty Station: Damascus, Syria
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions
Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start
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