Cash and Livelihoods Project Manager – NGO Jobs 2021

Job Title: Cash and Livelihoods Project Manager

Country: Libya
Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Closing date: 15 Dec 2021

Role and responsibilities

The purpose of the CC Project Manager position is to implement delegated CC project portfolio.

The following is a brief description of the role.

Generic responsibilities

  • Line management for cash and livelihood project staff
  • Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  • Contribute to the development of Country, Area and CC strategies, initiate and participate in the development of relevant Cash and Livelihood projects
  • Coordinate and manage Cash and Livelihoods project 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 regular progress reports to the Field Office Coordinator, Head of Programme and the Cash/Shelter Specialist.
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist
  • Develop and manage project budget and coordinate across CCs
  • Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders
  • Promote the rights of displacement-affected populations in line with the advocacy strategy

Specific 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 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;
  • 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.
  • Focus of the work is currently on cash programming but the PM will be expected to support in the piloting/scale up of livelihoods programming for Libya.

Critical interfaces

By interfaces, NRC means processes and projects that are interlinked with other departments/units or persons. Relevant interfaces for this position are:

  • Strategy and project planning: Cash and Shelter Specialist; Head of Programme
  • Area operations: Field Office Coordinator, Support staff (Logistics, Finance/Administration, HR), Security
  • Implementation: Cash and Livelihoods staff, AO support teams.

Scale and scope of position


Project Officers and Assistant staff


NGOs, UN agencies, government directorates


NRC online tools, GORS, Agresso, Office 365, One drive

Legal or compliance:

Must adhere to NRC internal and donor compliance requirements.


Competencies are important in order for the employee and the organisation to deliver desired results. They are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following two categories:

Professional competencies

These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance.

Generic professional competencies:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience from a senior level project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Technical Cash and Livelihood expertise
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • University degree or higher education relevant to the assignment (Business, Management/Economics, relevant engineering etc.)
  • Experience with multi-sectoral and integrated Cash and Livelihoods programming
  • Professional knowledge of cash transfer modalities/systems
  • Experience related to the overseeing multiple activity streams and managing multiple budgets
  • Experience with community engagement principles and approaches;
  • Commitment to an evidence and needs based approach
  • 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 Arabic, both written and verbal is a plus.

Behavioral Competencies

These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioral competencies and the following are essential for this position:

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

Performance Management

The employee will be accountable for the responsibilities and the competencies, in accordance with the NRC Performance Management Manual. The following documents will be used for performance reviews:

  • The Job Description
  • The Work and Development Plan
  • The Mid-term/End-of-trial Period Performance Review Template
  • The End-term Performance Review Template
  • The NRC Competency Framework

What we can Offer

  • Contract period: February-December 2022
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions
  • Duty station: Tripoli, Libya
  • Travel 40% inside Libya ((PM will cover eastern (Benghazi) and western (Tripoli)

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