Area Manager : Venezuela
San Cristóbal, Táchira, Venezuela
hace 1 día
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The purpose of the Area Manager position is to ensure high quality and cost effective programme / project implementation within the border provinces with Colombia in Venezuela, from the base in San Cristobal.

NRC has been operational in Venezuela since 2005, initially focusing on providing legal assistance to Colombian refugees who had crossed the border due to tensions in their country of origin.

In 2018, in light of the deteriorating humanitarian crisis, NRC Venezuela expanded its operations inside the country by implementing a wide range of interventions in WASH, Education, Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) and Food Security and Livelihoods sectors across the states of Bolivar, Portuguesa, Barina, Apure, Táchira and Zulia states.

In addition to direct implementation of critical programme services and capacity building of local organizations, NRC : as the largest established NGO in Venezuela : also plays a critical role in coordination at multiple levels.

The Area Manager reports to the Country Director.

Due to the current COVID : 19 outbreak, the recruitment process and start date may be delayed. Nevertheless, we encourage qualified candidates and we will inform shortlisted applicants of any changes as the process evolves.

Thank you for your understanding.

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Town / city : San Cristobal

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Employment type : Contract


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Duties and responsibilities

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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

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

Contribute to NRC humanitarian access and advocacy strategies and follow the planned initiatives and communication statements once approved

Identify trends, technical standards, and donor priorities in the area

Responsible for context analysis and development of scenarios for potential displacements in the area.

Develop a contingency plan for the area to be prepared in case of a sudden increase of displaced population

Ensure that capacity building is provided to all staff in the area

Consolidate the new office team and programme in Maracaibo (Zulia) through a close supervision

Manage relations with implementing partners in the Area

In close collaboration with the M and E Coordinator / Manager, ensure relevant quality control and monitoring / evaluation standards in the area

Manage the relations with the immigration authorities at the Border

Ensure an up to date security plan is in place and respected


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

Previous management experience of complex teams

Documented results related to the position's responsibilities

Knowledge about own leadership skills / profile

Fluency in Spanish and English both written and verbal

Experience in remote management of offices and teams

Experience representing an organization with external actors

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