Regional Programme Director Latin America

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)


All NRC workers are anticipated to work in accordance with the group’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity, and accountability. These attitudes and beliefs shall information our actions and relationships.

What we’re in search of

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is in search of an skilled, dynamic, and extremely strategical particular person to take up the function of Regional Programme Director for Latin America who will be accountable for main and coordinating programme assist to NRC operations within the area. This contains total duty for programme growth and strategic imaginative and prescient within the area selling studying and cost-conscious tradition. The Regional Programme Director has the general duty to develop and guarantee good partnership relations.

What you’ll do

  1. Capitalise on regional alternatives and experiences to additional strengthen and develop NRC’s programmes within the area.
  2. Guarantee donor relations are nicely managed and utilized to a most and additional discover potential new donor alternatives throughout the area.
  3. Function the point of interest for enter of related content material to the Area’s annual and triannual reviews.
  4. Function the Area’s focus to the Head Workplace (HO) World Programme Part, and the HO Partnership and Coverage Division on Programme associated points.
  5. Oversee the well timed recruitment of Programme Division employees. 
  6. Liaise with Nation Administrators and Nation Places of work (CO)’ Heads of Programme to guarantee efficient and constructive communication between associated features and Cos.

Please obtain the detailed job description to be taught extra in regards to the place.

What you’ll convey

  • Minimal 7 years of related management/administration expertise throughout the humanitarian discipline.
  • Expertise from working in advanced and unstable contexts.
  • Expertise in Programme administration.
  • Broad community throughout the worldwide humanitarian group and confirmed capability to signify an organisation at totally different ranges.
  • Documented outcomes associated to the place’s duties.
  • Perception and consciousness personal management profile, strengths, and weaknesses
  • Wonderful communication expertise and fluency in English and Spanish, each written and verbal
  • Data of the context within the Latin America area 
  • Expertise with nation workplace start-up, exit and emergency response.
  • Expertise in change administration is fascinating.

What we provide

  • Responsibility station: Bogotá, Colombia
  • Contract: nationwide or worldwide, 2 years
  • Journey: as much as 30%
  • Wage/advantages: grade 12 on NRC’s regional wage scale, with accompanying phrases and circumstances for worldwide contracts
  • NRC is an equal alternatives employer. We’re dedicated to variety with out distinction to age, gender, faith, ethnicity, nationality, and bodily capability.
  • We expect exterior the field, encourage concepts, and provides duty to all workers in any respect ranges. You should have many alternatives to be heard and take the initiative.

Find out more about the benefits of working for NRC

Necessary details about the applying course of

  • Inside candidates solely: please click on on the suitcase icon labelled “I’m an worker” to be redirected to NRC’s inner careers web site.
  • When creating your profile, embody your full identify as given in your passport. Full all of the system-required fields for expertise, employment historical past and schooling.
  • Submit your software and CV in English, taking care to connect your newest CV.
  • Purposes that don’t meet the minimal requirements when it comes to expertise or {qualifications} will typically not be thought-about. Unsolicited functions not associated to this particular job commercial won’t be thought-about.
  • Solely shortlisted candidates will probably be contacted. We obtain many candidates for every vacant place.
  • When you have any questions on this function, please e mail [email protected][email protected] with the job title as the topic line.

Why NRC?

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an unbiased humanitarian group serving to folks compelled to flee. Our 15,000 employees work in crises throughout 40 nations, offering life-saving and long-term help to hundreds of thousands of individuals yearly.

Watch this short video to see NRC in motion.

NRC’s Latin America area covers a complete of eight nations: Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Panamá, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and México. The area has an total finances of roughly 60 million USD and 1,100 devoted colleagues throughout the continent.

The area faces a number of advanced emergencies, together with the interior and regional influence of the disaster in Venezuela, the humanitarian penalties of the armed battle in Colombia, and the pervasive excessive ranges of generalised violence within the North of Central America and in Mexico. These circumstances produce a number of the highest compelled displacement numbers on this planet. In response to UNHCR, there are over 15 million displacement-affected folks, together with 7,4 million Internally Displaced Individuals throughout NRC’s programmes within the area. The area additionally witnesses report numbers of transcontinental inhabitants actions producing vital safety dangers as individuals are obliged to cross borders usually via routes the place circumstances are dramatic. Restrictive asylum and migration insurance policies additionally create flows of deportees and returnees, who wrestle to re-integrate into their communities and sometimes face violence, retaliation, discrimination, and exclusion. These phenomena are accelerating throughout the area.

Given the rising variety of displaced folks in want of humanitarian help within the area, NRC will set up a Regional Workplace in Bogota, Colombia from early 2024. This may guarantee a centralized construction in proximity to the nation operations and supply strategic steering and oversight, coordinated assist and administration.

We’re in search of people who find themselves captivated with serving to refugees and folks compelled to flee. Are you a kind of folks? In case you are, NRC provides you the chance to:

  • do demanding {and professional} work, usually in difficult contexts.
  • be part of a piece tradition that empowers each worker to share concepts and take duty.
  • be a part of a welcoming and supportive group dedicated to human dignity.

Learn more about NRC


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an unbiased humanitarian organisation serving to folks compelled to flee. We work in crises throughout greater than 31 nations, offering emergencies and long-term help to hundreds of thousands of individuals yearly. We arise for folks compelled to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our world supplier of experience, helps enhance worldwide and native capability to stop, put together for, reply to and get better from crises. NRC additionally runs the Inside Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a worldwide chief in reporting on and advocating for folks displaced inside their very own nation.
Employment with NRC could result in employment in or deployment to Areas, Nations, Areas or Places of work that could be host to appreciable well being, security and safety dangers. NRC takes this very critically and we now have procedures in place to scale back identified dangers, however won’t ever have the ability to take away all dangers.
NRC is an equal alternatives employer and goals to have staffing variety when it comes to age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and bodily capability.

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Geneva leads NRC’s illustration with the IASC and UN businesses, and coordinates donor engagement with the UN and Swiss donors. NRC strives to help and defend susceptible and displaced folks throughout crises, particularly in conditions of battle. Established in 1946, NRC is an unbiased, humanitarian, non-profit, non-governmental organisation working in round 31 nations with roughly 14’000 employees. NRC employs a rights based mostly method, difficult these with duty to uphold the rights of displaced folks set out inside nationwide and Worldwide Legal guidelines. NRC endeavors to safe the acceptance of native stakeholders for actions and is dedicated to the ideas of humanity, neutrality, independence and impartiality.

NRC seeks to interact with all related actors to be able to promote the total respect for the rights of displaced and susceptible folks; safe and keep entry for humanitarian operations and promote the achievement of sturdy options. NRC Geneva, with the Inside Displacement Monitoring Middle (IDMC), are NRC’s major presence in Geneva.


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