Country Director, Syria-Damascus

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Norwegian Refugee Council


NRC is looking for adynamic, motivated, and experienced Country Director to join the Syria Mission. The role holder will be responsible for development of the country’s strategy, spearhead advocacy to attract funding and further establish NRC as one of the leading humanitarian actors in the Syrian response.

If you are a pro-active, influential leader with a strategic outlook, a proven track record of building and leading collaborative, engaging, and effective teams; flexible and open minded with experience in change management; coupled with the ability to coordinate, network, advocate and foster constructive relationships with external stakeholders then this is the role for you!

What You Will Do

  • National representation and coordination.
  • Development and execution of country strategy.
  • Overall responsible for all activities, personnel, and the CMG.
  • Safety and security of all staff.
  • Country level advocacy.
  • Resource allocation and mobilization.
  • Cost efficiency and quality, including implementation of control mechanisms.
  • Adequate country structures and systems.
  • Learning, training, and development of all staff, including a strategy for national staff development.
  • Compliance and adherence to NRC policies, guidance, and procedures.

Please download the full Job Description to learn more about the role.

What You Will Bring

  • Minimum 7 years’ experience from working as a Senior Manager in humanitarian/recovery context.
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts.
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Knowledge of the context in Syria and the Middle East.
  • Strong advocacy skills.
  • Knowledge of the Arabic language in an advantage

What We Offer

  • Damascus, Syria duty station.
  • Contract Duration**: 24 months.**
  • 30 % travel, approximately in Area Offices and Regionally as required.
  • Salary/benefits: grade 12 on NRC’s salary scale, with accompanying terms and conditions. NRC offers competitive salary and package.
  • 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.

Important Information about the application process

  • Apply by completing all the system-required fields of your employment history, experience, responsibilities, and education in your application. Please ensure you attach your academic and professional certifications.
  • 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 [email protected] with “Country Director-Syria” as the subject line

Why NRC?

How to apply

Please apply here

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