Durable Solutions Project Manager Somalia South Central (Open to Somali Nationals Only)

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
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  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Management and Strategy, Project Management
  • Deadline:


Females are highly encouraged to apply.

What we are looking for

The Norwegian Refugee Council in Somalia is looking for an experienced project manager to lead the implementation of Integrated Rental Solutions aimed at contributing to Durable Solutions in Mogadishu. The Durable Solutions Project Manager will manage and build the capacity of the team; produce timely, high-quality reports, represent NRC externally and maintain strategic partnerships with all relevant stakeholders, coordinate strategic community and local government engagement initiatives of NRC ensuring symbiotic relations between multiple work streams, work at policy level engaging with government institutions, the donor community and other relevant stakeholders and contribute to NRC advocacy processes on durable solutions at national, regional and international levels.

Mogadishu currently counts for over 2,410 settlements populated by roughly 273,181 internally displaced households. This makes up approximately 1,347,075 individuals.[1] Since 2018, over 1.2 million individuals in informal settlements experienced forced evictions, with more than 80% occurring in the Banadir Regional Administration (BRA) alone. The Rental subsidy solutions aim to contribute to supporting the end of displacement for 500 households with integrated support to local integration.

The purpose of the durable solutions project manager position is to lead and oversee the implementation of the Integrated Rental Solutions project in Mogadishu. The responsibilities described below shall be adapted to the particularities of the job location and context, phase of operation, strategic focus, and type of intervention. This section shall be revised whenever a new employee is hired or the context changes significantly.

What you will do

Key objectives for this role include:

  1. Review and update DurableSolutions strategy, technicalguidance and Macro Logical Framework Analysis (LFAs) that are aligned with regional and global strategies and priorities.
  2. Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance, and procedures.
  3. Contribute to fundraising, develop,and revise fundingproposals, budgets and donor reports.
  4. Identify trends,technical standards, and donor priorities.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Assume overall responsibility of coordinating and managing the Integrated Rental Solutions programme implementation (activities, budget, and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies, and donor requirements.
  • Implement technical direction and ensure high technical quality of projects.
  • Provide strategic leadership in Integrated Rental Solutions approaches and methodologies.
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant authorities’ other key DS stakeholders, and strategic advocacy networks to advocate durable solutions in Mogadishu.
  • Continue to develop and be innovative in legal assistance programs on the rental subsidy scheme.


Please download the detailed job description to learn more about the position. As the above responsibilities are just a snapshot from the Job description.

What you will bring

Professional competencies  and experience for this position: 

  • Minimum first level university degree/bachelor’s degree in Human Rights Law, Development Economics, Law , Social Sciences or other relevant fields.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and the ability to work under pressure in a complex and changing environment.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a senior-level legal assistance project implementation position, Coordination, and management in a humanitarian/ recovery context
  • ICLA technical expertise, including knowledge of Housing, Land & Property and/or civil documentation issues/Durable Solutions is an added advantage.
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts.
  • Knowledge of the context in Somalia
  • Experience with returns and reintegration programmes
  • Documented results in project and program management
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Resilient, with the ability to live and work in a complex, insecure and challenging context.


Behavioral competencies 

  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Managing performance and development
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Influencing
  • Handling insecure environments

What we offer

  • Duty station: Somalia – Mogadishu
  • Salary/benefits: grade 8 on NRC’s salary scale.
  • Duration of Contract: Initial 7 months with possible extension to two years subject to donor funding.
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to diversity without distinction to age, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.
  • We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

Find out more about the benefits of working for NRC

Important information about the application process

  • Internal candidates only: To apply as an internal candidate, log in with your official email or click on Opportunity MarketPlace.
  • When creating your profile, include your full name as given on your passport. Complete all the system-required fields for experience, employment history and education.
  • Submit your application and CV in English, taking care to attach your latest CV.
  • Applications that do not meet the minimum standards in terms of experience or qualifications will generally not be considered. 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.
  • This position is only open to candidates holding the Somali nationality.
  • If you have any questions about this role, please email ESA Recruitment  esa.recruitment@nrc.nowith the job title as the subject line.

Why NRC?

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. Our 15,000 staff work in crises across 40 countries, providing life-saving and long-term assistance to millions of people every year.

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The drought situation in Somalia has deteriorated rapidly and intensified much earlier than seen over the last decade. Life-saving assistance is urgently needed to halt further internal displacement.

Our emergency teams are on the ground responding to the ever-increasing needs. We target those who have been forced to flee with our activities, from building shelters to tackling agricultural challenges, and enabling them to acquire new skills that can increase their resilience to shocks in the future.

We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee. Are you one of those people? If you are, NRC offers you the opportunity to:

  • Do demanding and professional work, often in challenging contexts.
  • Join a work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility.
  • Be part of a welcoming and supportive community committed to human dignity.

Learn more about NRC

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.
Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.
NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.
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