Norwegian Refugee Council

Agriculture and Livelihoods Project Manager

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Job Overview

NRC Iraq is looking for an Agriculture & Livelihoods Project Manager to join the Southern Area Office. The role holder will be responsible for the technical implementation of the Activating Market and Agricultural Livelihoods (AMAL Project) in Anbar governorate (Ramadi and Ana districts) and representing NRC at district and governorate level livelihoods coordination forums.

**This role is open to Iraq nationals only**

What You Will Do

  • Manage AMAL project implementation using key project cycle management tools (work plan, procurement plan, and spending plan) in line with the project proposal, Core Competencies’ (CC) strategies, NRC policies/procedures and donor requirements.
  • Support design of market assessments/Value chain analysis and the infrastructural assessments in coordination with Project lead, AMAL Program manager and relevant CC specialists / Advisors.
  • Project management inclusive of management of project budgets (contribute to budget development, submit regular spending plans, conduct monthly expenditure reviews, and take corrective actions to effectively manage and report expenses to the donor); develop and monitor project work plans; develop procurement plans and ensure all procurements are done on time; contribute to budget development.
  • Donor compliance: ensure donor rules and regulations are followed and all necessary documentation is in place and backed up in NRC standard filing system.
  • Responsible for the quality of the program: quality of data collection and distributions are according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) with correct accountability measures in place.
  • Overall coordination of beneficiary selection process; ensures there is a communication strategy with beneficiaries in place; ensures there is a functioning complaint mechanism.
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders.
  • Monitoring and evaluation reporting: with support from the CC Specialist, AMAL project lead and M&E, ensure that the following activities are implemented according to the work plan: market assessments/value chain assessments; infrastructural assessments, beneficiary assessments and verification; Ensure realistic monitoring plans are prepared and followed; post distribution monitoring surveys; and end line surveys. Ensures reporting tools are in place for daily tracking of activities/trainings/distributions; ensure monthly and quarterly reports submitted to the country office.
  • Actively contribute to and support capacity building of all technical staff in the Area

What You Will Bring

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a senior level project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context,
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts,
  • Technical expertise in Agriculture and Livelihoods competency
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • University degree or higher education relevant to the assignment (Agriculture, Agriculture economics, Agricultural Engineering).
  • Proven experience of working within Agriculture projects and able to present working knowledge of the agriculture, livelihoods, and infrastructure components.
  • Experience in market-based programming and community development-driven (CDD) approach.
  • Experience overseeing multiple activity streams and managing multiple budgets.
  • Experience with community engagement principles and approaches.
  • Commitment to evidence and needs-based approach.

What We Offer

  • Anbar, Iraq duty station.
  • Until 31st December (Renewable, NRC Contracts run Jan- Dec yearly pending funding and performance).
  • 50 % travel, approximately within Anbar governorate.
  • NRC is committed to our localisation strategy including with respect to our workforce in Iraq, whenever possible NRC will recruit new staff from the local area of the programme operations.
  • NRC will endeavour to hire staff that together represent the balance of diversity in the governorate of operations. 
  • Senior Grade 8 in NRC’s Salary Scale. NRC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.
  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply and join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility.

Key Information – Please Take Note When Applying

  • We highly encourage you to learn more about the role: please review the full Job Description here.
  • Learn more about NRC’s operation in Iraq here.
  • To apply as an internal candidate, log in with your official email or click on Opportunity Marketplace
  • Apply by completing all the system-required fields of your employment history, experience, responsibilities, and education in your application.
  • Ensure to attach your latest CV.
  • Submit your application and CV in English.
  • When creating your profile, include your full name as per your passport.
  • Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We receive many applicants for each vacant position. Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to give detailed feedback to applicants who have not been shortlisted.
  • For any queries, please email us at with “Agriculture and Livelihoods PM-Ramadi” as the subject line.

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