Norwegian Refugee Council Consortium Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

Norwegian Refugee Council
Consortium Manager – Kenya
Job location: Nairobi
Ref. nr.: 3200467917
Full time

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
All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.
The Consortium Manager (CoM) will be the principal representative and point of convergence of all SPARK Consortium activities, with the responsibility to facilitate integrated programming. 
S/he will work with NRC’s existing country office in Kenya but will have the leadership for the overall management of the SPARK-DFID grant, providing strategic and operational leadership to develop and implement a successful and integrated livelihood (multi-sectoral) program to all the consortium members. 
The CoM will ensure adherence to overall technical and programmatic quality in implementation, compliance with DFID rules and regulations, and the timely submission of all deliverables, including work plans, performance monitoring and evaluation plans, and internal and external reports. 
The CoM will be responsible for the overall direction and coordination of the activities of all consortium members.
S/he will ensure the liaison between the Steering Committee (SC) and the Technical Working Groups (TWG). 
S/he will represent the consortium members during external meetings and other fora, responsible to harmonize the intervention / activities and to oversee the respect of standard and policies among the implementation.

Job Description
  • Develop strategies for the Livelihood Consortium project on national level
  • Monitor the Consortium project and ensure high technical quality and synergies
  • Identify trends in conditions/standards and donor priorities and assess better ways to assist
  • Training and development of staff
  • Ensure adherence to the CC tools and handbooks and other NRC policies
  • Develop partnerships in the humanitarian community and coordinate with authorities at provincial and ministry level
  • Overall leadership of the consortium management unit (CMU);
  • Coordinate consortium partners and monitor programme activities
  • Strategy development, planning and programme design
  • Donor compliance and reporting
  • Financial management and reporting
  • Strategic direction for Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Representation and Advocacy
  • Consortium Management Unit team recruitment
  • Develop analysis and situational report for internal use
  • Strategic relation and representation to DFID (donor) and other key stakeholders
  • Development of related multi-sectorial proposal
  • Minimum 7 years experience from working as a senior Programme Manager in a humanitarian/ recovery context
  • Proven experience in strategic development and program design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Demonstrated technical skills in one of the consortium sector: food security and livelihood, education, protection and disability;
  • Experience with multipurpose cash and vouchers program modalities
  • Experience with a range of donors, with specific experience and knowledge of DFID;
  • Demonstrated experience in logistics, procurement, HR and finance management, including grant compliance;
  • Experience in managing and leading projects within partner networks and / or consortia;
  • Experience working with national NGOs partners and local/government authorities;
  • Strong M&E experience, including in complex programmes with high-profile evaluations;
  • Experience in organizational representation, coordination and liaison;
  • Experience of implementing integrated livelihoods programming and of enabling the development and strengthening of livelihoods strategies
  • Experience of livelihoods assessments and data analysis in humanitarian and recovery settings
Education field: Social science

Education level: College / University, Bachelor’s degree

Personal qualities

  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills
  • Understanding of Protection Principles
  • Previous experience in managing consortia work
Language: English

We offer

Duty station: Nairobi

Contract period is for 12 months with possibility of extension.
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions. The candidate will observe NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for the NRC Office in Nairobi

Miscellaneous info

Travel: Some travelling must be expected

Search criteria:
  • Location: Kenya
  • Industry: Emergency Relief
  • Special field: Executive / Management
  • Role: Middle / line manager
How to Apply

Candidates should apply on line by going through

Email and paper applications will not be considered.

Deadline for application: 23/09/2016

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