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Area Manager Palestine Gaza
Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
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Posted 5 months ago
Job Description

What we are looking for:

A seasoned professional who has served in senior management roles in humanitarian/recovery contexts supporting both programming and support functions. Experience implementing emergency/rapid response programming and access negotiation as well as knowledge of donor requirements and compliance rules.

You will provide overall leadership, management, and strategic direction to designated geographical area for Palestine Office.

What you will do:

  • Line management for senior project staff and support functions (and Field Office Coordinators) in the area.
  • Member of the Country Management Group (CMG).
  • Provide area specific input on Core Competencies (CC) strategies, Country Strategy and Plan of Action.
  • Ensure that grants opening, and closure meetings take place as per current Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs).
  • Implementation of projects (including master 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 responses, and implement response plans.
  • Ensure optimal use of resources within the allocated project budgets and CC strategies.
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy.
  • Oversee and be responsible for incorporating NRC Safe and Inclusive Programming (SIP) Minimum Standards into Gaza implementation as per NRC guidelines, policies and Palestine-specific explanatory notes. 
  • Travel regularly to field sites to oversee operations and monitor programming.
  • Build team capacity throughmentoring, coaching and provision of appropriate trainingwhen resources are available.
  • Engage proactively in humanitarian coordination mechanisms and maintain constructive relationships with key NGOs, donors, UN and government partners, including AIDA and the ICCG, and the Gaza Protection Consortium.
  • Ensure overall security and safetyof staff in the area and ensureduty of care mechanisms are in place.

Please download the detailed job description to learn more about the position. 

What you will bring:

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. A master’s degree is an added advantage.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working in senior management role in humanitarian/recovery contexts, including responsibility for support functions.
  • Significant previous experience working in complex and volatile contexts. 
  • Sound knowledge of the Palestinian context. Previous experience living and working in Gaza desirable.
  • Experience implementing emergency/rapid response programming and access negotiation.
  • Strong proposal writing skills. Knowledge of donor requirements and compliance rules.
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile with documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.  
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal. Knowledge of the Arabic is advantageous. 

What we offer:

  • Duty station: Gaza, Palestine
  • Contract: 12 months (Fixed-term renewable based on performance, funding and need for the position)
  • Travel: up to 10%, Jerusalem and internationally, as required
  • Salary/benefits: grade 10 on NRC’s salary scale, with accompanying terms and conditions
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to diversity without distinction to age, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.
  • We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

Find out more about the benefits of working for NRC

Important information about the application process

  • Internal candidates only: To apply as an internal candidate, log in with your official email or click on Opportunity MarketPlace.
  • When creating your profile, include your full name as given on your passport. Complete all the system-required fields for experience, employment history and education.
  • Submit your application and CV in English, taking care to attach your latest CV.
  • Applications that do not meet the minimum standards in terms of experience or qualifications will generally not be considered. Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered.
  • We receive many applications for each vacant position and so only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • We invite applications from all qualified and interested candidates. Send in your application by latest October 12, 2023.
  • If you have any questions about this role, please email with the job title as the subject line.

Why NRC?

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. Our 15,000 staff work in crises across 40 countries, providing life-saving and long-term assistance to millions of people every year.

NRC currently has over 3,000 staff across the Middle East dedicated to assisting people affected by conflict in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Libya and Palestine. Its humanitarian interventions are based upon its programming expertise in the Core Competencies of Shelter, Education, WASH, Livelihoods and Food Security, and Information Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) to vulnerable displaced people that were forced to flee.   

Watch this short video to see NRC in action.

We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee. Are you one of those people? If you are, NRC offers you the opportunity to:

  • do demanding and professional work, often in challenging contexts.
  • join a work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility.
  • be part of a welcoming and supportive community committed to human dignity.

Learn more about NRC's operations in Palestine here.

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.
Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.
NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

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