The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental independent and non-profit humanitarian organization established in 1946. NRC’s mission is to protect the rights of displaced and vulnerable people in times of crisis.                                                                      



NRC is looking for a Area Manager in Mali.

NRC is looking for a new Area Manager for the North of Mali.

NRC has operated in Mali since 2013. From our four field offices in Mali, Gao, Timbuktu, Mopti, NRC strives to meet the basic needs of people affected by violence and displacement. We provide education, shelter, food security, and give people legal assistance. We also have a dedicated emergency response mechanism.

The purpose of the Area Manager position is to ensure high quality and cost effective programme/project implementation within the designated geographical area.

The Area Manager reports to the Country Director.

Job description

  • Line management for senior project staff and support functions (and Field Office Coordinators) in the area
  • Member of the Country Management Group (CMG)
  • Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  • Provide area specific input on CC strategies, Country Strategy and Plan of Action
  • Organize grants opening and closure meetings at area level 1. Implementation of projects (including master support 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 response and implement response plans
  • Ensure optimal use of resources within the allocated project budgets and CC strategies
  • Represent NRC and networking on area level
  • Ensure that capacity building is provided to all staff in the area
  • Ensure overall security and safety of staff in the area
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy


  • Minimum 3 years of experience from working as a Senior Project Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous 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 context
  • Strong knowledge of PCM tools, Agresso

Personal qualities

  • Handling insecure environments
  • Strategic thinking
  • Initiating action and change
  • Empowering and building trust
  • A good sense of humour is an asset
  • All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusiveness and accountability

We offer

  • Commencement : March 2019
  • Duration : 12 months
  • Salary/benefits : According to NRC’s general directions and free housing of moderate standard.
  • Level : Grade 10 in NRC grade structure (See attached the NRC Grade structure)
  • Duty station : Gao, with 30% travels to the field.
  • Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start.
  • Application procedures and CV registration : Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV. There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the « Company name » field for both company and location

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