Country Director International Non-profit Jobs – Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Title:   Country
Organisation: Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
About Us:
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.
Job Summary: The Country
Director should be a strategic leader, passionate about creating impact through
sound long-term analysis and potentially disruptive change. Do you have
considerable experience in strategy development, external relations and an
ability to lead diverse teams to create new impact for displaced populations?
The Country Director will build NRC’s programme portfolio and structures in
arguably the most progressive refugee hosting context in the region.
Key Duties and
  • Development and execution of the Uganda
    Country Strategy
  • Overall responsibility for all in-country
    activities, personnel (including staff safety & security) and the
    Country Management Group (CMG)
  • Country level advocacy
  • Cost efficiency and quality, including implementation
    of control mechanisms
  • Ensure effective collaboration with
    government and donors at national and sub-national level to ensure mutual
    learning and influencing for greater impact of programme investments.
  • Development of partnerships and collaborations
    with external actors, including National NGOs, the private sector and
    academic institutions.
  • Oversee the development of appropriate new
    strategies that will ensure new routes to impact at scale, including the
    incorporation of technology, media and institution building.
  • Lead teams in ensuring programmes are
    designed and negotiated to deliver in Hard to Reach area
  • Oversee and coordinate the programme
    portfolio to ensure the highest level of project quality, accountability
    and developing innovative programme interventions.
  • Represent NRC in Uganda and be responsible
    for the management of host country relations and NRC interests in dealing
    with government, international and local organisations, networks and media
  • Ensure effective implementation and compliance
    with all procedures as required in the organisation
  • Oversee adequate implementation of the
    performance management system including performance objectives and
    planning, review, appraisal and staff development

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Norwegian Refugee
    Council (NRC) Country Director job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s
  • At least five years’ experience of working
    as a Senior Manager/Country Director in humanitarian/recovery context.
  • Experience of leading teams to deliver
    obligations whilst developing new routes to impact.
  • Experience from working in complex and
    volatile contexts.
  • Sound understanding of both programme and
    business support practices.
  • Experience of working with displaced
    populations and/or large scale humanitarian responses.
  • Proven results in improving the working
    context of an organisation or the wider sector through deliberate
    influencing strategies.
  • Experience of representing an organisation
    or humanitarian context with the press and/or media as well as
    incorporating the use of new and traditional media in delivering impact.
  • Experience of promoting innovation, with a
    clear understanding of how cash/market based programming and the
    exploitation of digital tools can maximise efficiency and impact.
  • Excellent interpersonal & negotiation
    skills, including ability to effectively lead and build a team,
    communicate a vision, make timely and transparent decisions, solve
    problems and manage conflict
  • Proven people management skills in a multi-cultural
    environment and strong track record of developing people and the role of
    female staff in particular.
  • Demonstrated Leadership and Management
    skills that effectively motivate staff and support team building;
    demonstrated ability to manage a professional team in a multi-cultural
    environment; and build teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake
    high-level representation and advocacy.
  • Knowledge of the Uganda context and/or
  • Fluency in English, both written and
Personal Qualities:
  • Strategic thinking
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Influencing
  • Ability to work under pressure,
    independently and with only remote supervision
  • Experience of working in a fast changing
  • Decision-making and problem solving skills
NB: Female applicants are
highly encouraged to apply.
How to Apply:
All interested and qualified Ugandan candidates who wish to join one of
the world’s leading relief organisations, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
should apply by visiting the web link below.
Deadline: 5th April 2018
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