Programme Manager Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

Norwegian Refugee Council

Position Title: Programme Manager - BRCiS


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.

Created in 2013, the Consortium now has 8 Members and is led by NRC. It manages a portfolio of contracts implemented in all Federal Member States of Somalia.

Role and Responsibilities

The Programme Manager is responsible for coordinating the development, design and implementation of the integrated programmes in the BRCiS Consortium portfolio. The Programme Manager represents the BRCiS at coordination forums and in donor relations, as delegated by the Chief of Party.

General Responsibilities

1. Line management for all project managers and coordinators regarding grants, including the emergency scale ups. .

2. Compliance and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures

3. Responsible for ensuring programme support to integrated programme, coordination and technical quality in BRCiS Consortium

4. Ensures that BRCiS programmes are implemented in a transparent and compliant manner

5. Provision of specific inputs relevant for BRCiS strategies

6. Supervises the compliance to donor standards, and grants management and regular reporting to donors for all BRCiS projects

7. Identify funding opportunities, develops funding strategy, and forecast

Specific Responsibilities

Programme Management

• Supports the Chief of Party regarding Consortium coordination and communication to donors/government in relation with programme issues.

• Coordinates development and implementation of harmonization and standardization strategies across all grants within the Consortium both for emergencies and longer term resilience projects.

• Follow-up on creation and utilization of systems, tools and mechanisms to reinforce programme quality controls are in place and monitored.

• Leads all new project proposals and coordinates with the members to align to the BRCIS strategy.

• Coordinates reporting for current grants with Consortium Partners and CMU Members • Identifies funding opportunities and coordinates proposal development when appropriate.

• Supports the communications and advocacy coordinator to develop and coordinate information sharing mechanisms for main Consortium stakeholders: government counterparts, coordination bodies, Consortium Members, Lead Agency, communities and donors.

• Under the leadership of the resilience advisor, contributes to designing and guiding the Consortium and resilience learning agenda and to enforcing accountability and learning within the members of the Consortium.

• Supports the communications and advocacy coordinator with with advocacy related activities.

Strategy and Representation

• Supports the Chief of Party in creating and animating a network of Consortium focal points embedded in the partner agencies.

• Supports the Chief of Party in the representation of the Consortium in governments, donors, clusters, coordination meetings as appropriate, nationally, regionally or globally.

• Develops and maintain strong relationships with Somali resilience stakeholders and identify strategic implementation, research and private sector partners that can contribute to BRCiS Consortium portfolio development, influence and impact.


• Under the leadership of the resilience advisor, supports with the creation of a programme quality framework for resilience approaches with tools and processes to measure and monitor adaptive management and Value For Money

• Monitor the adaptive management in the projects and monitor the value for money.

• Contribute to the development of a monitoring, evaluation and learning framework to track progress and results

• Works closely with the M&E Manager and M&E team to build programme capacity to roll-out a shock-based measurement framework that measures changes in resilience capacities linked to well-being indicators

Professional Competencies

• 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

• Experience with Consortium coordination

For more information, here is the detailed Job description

Additional Details:

Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

Locations - East Africa and Yemen Region (EAY) Nairobi with frequent travel to Somalia

Type of Contract: 12 Months renewable based on funding, performance, and the need for position

Salary: Based upon the NRC grading Scale

This position is open to qualified candidates of all nationalities! Experience in Consortium Management and Programme Development is highly desired!

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