NRC BRCiS Programme Manager Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Norwegian Refugee Council

Job Vacancy: BRCiS Programme Manager

Location: Nairobi

Ref. No: 3958927440

Full time

Building Resilient Communities in Somalia (BRCiS) is a humanitarian Consortium that takes a holistic approach to supporting Somali communities in developing their capacity to resist and absorb minor shocks without undermining their ability to move out of poverty.

In 2013, five international NGOs with long experience in Somalia – Cooperazione e Sviluppo (CESVI), Concern Worldwide (CWW), the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), the International Rescue Committee (IRC), and Save the Children International (SCI) – formed a Consortium to address Somalia Communities’ long-term exposure to recurrent disasters and destitution.

The Consortium now has 8 Members including Action Against Hunger, Candlelight and Kaalo. It manages a portfolio of 6 grants implemented in all Federal Member States of Somalia.

Are you passionate about working with communities in Somalia?

Do you have an excellent report and proposal writing skills?

Do you have experience in interpreting data and writing reports to a rigorous technical standard? You could be the candidate we are looking for!

BRCiS is looking to recruit for a Programme Manager who will be based in Nairobi.

The programme Manager will be responsible for coordinating the implementation of the integrated programmes in the BRCiS Consortium portfolio.

The Programme Manager represents the BRCiS at coordination forums, as delegated by the Chief of Party.

Job Description

Generic Responsibilities

  • Line management for DFID II project manager and DEVCO, World Bank coordinators
  • Compliance and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  • Responsible for ensuring programme support to integrated programme, coordination and technical quality in BRCiS Consortium
  • Ensures that BRCiS programmes are implemented in a transparent and compliant manner
  • Provision of specific inputs relevant for BRCiS strategies
  • Supervises the compliance to donor standards, and grants management and regular reporting to donors for all BRCiS projects
  • Identify funding opportunities, develops funding strategy, and forecast
  • Responsible for grants management and budget allocations
  • Ensure compliance with contractual commitments and extracting and implementing key learnings from project implementation
  • Provide overall coordination for any new funding coming in for emergency responses


  • Applicable degree in international relations, business, economics or related field.
  • 7 years’ experience in humanitarian/development aid in complex and/or insecure environments, preferably in East/Horn of Africa.
  • Excellent report and proposal writing skills in English language. Experience in interpreting data and writing reports to a rigorous technical standard.
  • Excellent English language communication skills – negotiation, networking, influencing, public speaking and facilitating workshops at different levels.
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Ability to work closely with field based national staff and experience in various staff training and development approaches
  • Strong planning, monitoring and organizational skills with good knowledge of the use of logical and result-based monitoring and evaluation frameworks;
  • Ability to write high quality concept notes and technical sections for donor proposals
  • Knowledge of the context of Somalia
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts, multi-country disaster preparedness, response and recovery programming.
  • Experience with project development and Management
  • Experience with Consortium coordination
  • In depth understanding and experience in working with resilience programmes
  • Experience in resource mobilisation and working with various donors and conversant with their technical frameworks and strategies
  • Experience in advocacy work
  • Safety and security awareness .

Education Level: College / University, Bachelor’s degree

Personal Qualities

  • Handling insecure environments
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Managing performance and development
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Strategic thinking, result oriented and diplomatic
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Initiating action, culturally sensitive and coping with change
  • Ability to work under pressure and with limited supervision
  • Able to present and represent an organisation
  • Flexible and creative, confident in taking initiatives and exploring new opportunities
  • Commitment to continuous learning and willingness to keep abreast of new developments in the disaster management field
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

We Offer

Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

Travel: 40% travel to Somalia

Contract Duration: 24 months

Salary & Benefits: NRC offers a competitive compensation package

NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activity.

NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.

The Norwegian Refugee Council is an equal opportunity employer, with no discrimination in terms of sex, age, religion, ethnic origin or political affiliation.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Miscellaneous info

Travel: Some travelling must be expected

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  • Location: Kenya
  • Industry: Emergency Relief
  • Special field: Project management
  • Role: Senior executive

Deadline for application: 30/10/2018

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