Do you want to join our team in Venezuela?
We are looking for a new Area Manager for our programme in eastern Venezuela, based in Puerto Ordaz.
The purpose of the Area Manager position is to ensure high quality and cost effective programme / project implementation within the geographical area that includes the state of Bolivar, Apure, Portugesa and Barinas, from the base in Puerto Ordaz.
The area counts with two offices, one in Bolivar and one in Apure, recently established. The new Area Manager will contribute to the scale up and consolidation of the NRC programme in this area.
The Area Manager resport to the Country Director in Caracas.
Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, the recruitment process and start date may be delayed. Nevertheless, we encourage qualified candidates to apply and we will inform shortlisted applicants of any changes as the process evolves.
Thank you for your understanding.
Duties and responsibilities
You can see the complete Job description in this link
Line management for project staff and support functions 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 analysis and positions in advocacy, and follow advocacy strategy and communication statements once approved by Country Director
Identify trends, changes in the humanitarian context and donor priorities in the area
Manage relations with implementing partners in the Area
Ensure regular communication and supervision of the recently established field office in Apure, and its compliance to all NRC policies and regulations.
Support M&E and programme related assessments, learning or research initiatives in the area.
In close collaboration with the M&E Manager, ensure relevant quality control and monitoring / evaluation of quality standards in the area
Responsible for context analysis and development of scenarios for potential displacements in the area with a focus on the border with Brasil.
Ensure an up to date security plan is in place, understood and respected by all staff
Lead restructure processes linked to the expansion of the Area operations
Minimum 3 years of experience from working in similar position 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
We are looking for a person who is able to handling instable environments, a strategic thinker with ability to manage resources to optimise results.
You can empower and build trust in your team. You have experience with managing performance and development of your team.
A good sense of humour is an asset.
All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values : dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability.
These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships