Cash and Livelihoods Project Manager

Norwegian Refugee Council, Duhok, Iraq

Skill Required:, Project Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
10th March, 2020

Job Description

The purpose of the Cash and Livelihoods Project Manager’s position is to implement delegated cash and livelihood project portfolio.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Support design of market assessments, mapping and analysis;
  • Budget management: ensure budget management and submit regular spending plans; develop work plans for the field teams and follow up with progress on a daily basis; budget holding when delegated this responsibility; develop procurement plans and ensure all procurements are done in time; contribute towards the preparation of monthly activity reports, donor reports and other updates; contribute to proposal and budget development;
  • Donor compliance: ensure donor rules and regulations are followed and all necessary documentation is in place and backed up as needed;
  • Responsible for the quality of the program: quality of data collection and distributions are according to SoPs with correct accountability measures in place;
  • M&E: with support from the Cash and Livelihoods Specialist and M&E, ensure that the following activities are implemented according to the work plan: market assessments; beneficiary assessments and verification; PDM surveys; and end line surveys. Ensures reporting tools are in place for daily tracking of activities/trainings/distributions;
  • Overall coordination of beneficiary selection process; ensures there is a communication strategy with beneficiaries in place; ensures there is a functioning complaints mechanism;
  • Support in identification and procurement of service providers (eg training, cash disbursements) while putting in place systems to ensure quality;
  • Oversee the use of different aid modalities in the emergency response. Take informed decisions over the implementation modality based on market assessments, price monitoring and international best practices.
  • Coordinate with the Logistics, Finance and Security departments to organize activities;
  • Represent NRC in external meetings as needed, primarily with, BRHA, MoA, MoLSA,camp management and any governorate level coordination mechanisms on Cash and Livelihoods;
  • Cooperate closely with counterparts from other NRC core competencies to identify opportunities for integration/synergy of NRC services alongside livelihoods;
  • Ensure realistic monitoring plans are prepared and followed.
  • Closely work with local partner for capacity development and implementation of livelihoogd project

Our Ideal Candidate

  • University degree or higher education relevant to the assignment (Business Management/Economics, agriculture, relevant engineering);
  • Minimum 3 years of experience from a senior level project management position in a humanitarian/recovery context;
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts;
  • Experience overseeing multiple activity streams and managing multiple budgets;
  • Technical Cash and Livelihoods expertise in transition/early recovery context, including small business development training;
  • Experience with community engagement principles and approaches;
  • Commitment to an evidence and needs based approach;
  • Demonstrated results with conflict-sensitive and adaptive livelihoods activities;
  • Demonstrated experience managing teams and providing capacity building support;
  • Demonstrated experienced integrating cash and livelihood work with other sector programmes and into assessments;
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal; Arabic is a plus.


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