Norwegian Refugee Council Project Manager Job in Kakuma, Kenya 2019
Career Kenya: Norwegian Refugee Council Project Manager Job in Kakuma, Kenya 2019
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Norwegian Refugee Council

Project Manager – Kakuma (Kenyan Nationals Only)

Webcruiter ID: 4176576046

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 primary purpose of the Integrated Project Manager position is to provide leadership in the implementation of an area-based integrated programming approach in Turkana West covering four core competencies including Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Livelihoods & Food Security (LFS), Information Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) and Education (Accelerated Education Programme – AEP).

The IPM role will provide strategic leadership in the implementation of NRC’s project cycle management (PCM) at area level including initiating and undertaking multi-sectorsl assessments, proposal development and donor reporting, promoting an integrated approach in addressing needs in the area office, and in lead in programme review and evaluation.

The role will be based out of the Area Office in Kakuma and this role will be directly reporting to the Area Manager. The main focus of the role is to support effective project management in line with NRC’s PCM and promoting an integrated approach in programme design and delivery in Turkana West.

The IPM will support the Area Manager through line management of all Core Competencies Project Coordinators across the Kakuma project portfolio.

The role involves both internal project management (ensuring the projects are implemented in line with Project Cycle Management (PCM) framework) and managing Project Coordinators to ensure the project work plans, M&E work plans and procurement plans are developed and adhered to.

The Project Manager will also have key role in monthly Area-level meetings to ensure that projects are being delivered on target, implemented according to the budget, and proper financial monitoring is undertaken. The Project Manager will ensure the quality of project delivery and the use of M&E to support regular learning.

The Project Manager will have a representational role in terms of developing close and collaborative relationships with all key stakeholders for successfully project deliverable as well as representing NRC in relevant camp-level and County-level coordination forums.

The Project Manager will take the lead on developing timely and quality reporting to project donors and supporting proposal development for identified new funding opportunities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Line management for project staff.
  • Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures.
  • Contribute to the development of Country, Area and CC strategies, initiate and participate in the development of relevant CC projects.
  • Management and overall coordination for integrated CC projects implementation (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements.
  • Implement technical direction and ensure high technical quality of projects.
  • Provide regular progress reports to the Area Manager and the Head of Programme and promote and share ideas for improvement and recommend necessary changes in activities.
  • Development of holistic and needs based programmes, including cash-based interventions and marked based programmes
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist.
  • Develop and manage project budget (in cooperation with Project Coordinators) and coordinate across CCs.
  • Promote the rights of refugees in line with the advocacy strategy
  • Lead the CCs in undertaking multi-sectoral, area-based needs assessments
  • Play lead role in the development of multi-sectoral/integrated proposals for funding opportunities
  • Support PCs and Coordinate with AM and M&E in observing key PCM milestones/exercises at area level
  • Represent NRC in key Kakuma camp and Lodwar-level coordination forums.
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders for effective project implementation.
  • Ensure capacity development of project staff and transfer key skills.
  • Ensure the development and review of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and supporting documents and monitor their use in project activities.
  • Ensure the inclusion of cash-based interventions and marked based programmes in country and area-based strategies and their implementation across and within NRC’s core competencies
  • Provide an enabling environment for the implementation of cash-based interventions, including multi-purpose cash assistance, emergency cash responses
  • Ensuring in consultation with the M&E team that strong M&E work plans are in place and are delivered. Support regular review and learning events on the basis of M&E.
  • Ensure donor compliance in project implementation and coordinate timely and quality project reporting to donors.
  • Any other tasks as assigned by the Area Manager.


  • Minimum 4 years of experience from a senior level project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context.
  • Proven experience in managing integrated programmes and area-based programming.
  • Technical Livelihoods and Food Security Expertise
  • Knowledge of cash-based interventions and market based programmes
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Knowledge of the humanitarian and development context related to refugees in Kenya, specific experience in Kakuma highly desirable.
  • Experience with projects piloting innovation and technology
  • Experience with managing integrated projects across different sectors
  • Experience managing and lead large teams

Personal Qualities

  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Managing performance and development
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Excellent communication and team building skills

We can offer

Duty station: Kakuma

Contract period is for one year 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 Kakuma.

*Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply for this position*

How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online

Application deadline: 21/01/2020

Job Summary:
Job Title

Project Manager – Kakuma (Kenyan Nationals Only)

Job Category

Community and Social Service

Job Type


Company / Organization

Norwegian Refugee Council

Approx. Salary


Job Opening Date


Job Expiry Date


Job Details
Job Location


Kakuma, Kenya


Turkana County



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