Jobs Opportunities : Forum Coordinator

Jobs Opportunities : Forum Coordinator

Jobs Opportunities : Forum Coordinator

Forum Coordinator

HR - Cameroon, Norwegian Refugee Council

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and beliefs shall guide our actions and relationships.

The International Humanitarian NGO Forum, codenamed The Coordination of Humanitarian International Non-Governmental Organizations (CHINGO) was formalized mid-2019 owing to a need for a collaborative platform for effective and principled iNGO interaction, engagement and coordination of humanitarian plus early recovery interventions in Cameroon. Presently, CHINGO has a core membership of 18 members (and 4 observers) and is a critical platform for ensuring effective information sharing and analysis; leadership on advocacy and policy engagement; and liaison with government/donor/UN engagement and engagement ensuring the perspectives of INGOs and affected populations are ultimately included in decision-making processes. CHINGO is governed by an elected Steering Committee of Country Directors and is administratively hosted by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).

The CHINGO Coordinator will provide support to the member organizations supporting humanitarian efforts in Cameroon through high quality information exchange, coordination, multi-stakeholder engagement, facilitating effective iNGO representation in decision-making mechanisms, and advocacy efforts.
This position is contingent to confirmation of funding

Duties and responsibilities
Facilitate regular coordination meetings, thematic discussions, planning sessions to support iNGO operations and engagement with external stakeholders;
Ensure regular high-level representation in key humanitarian decision-making platforms and other mechanisms that impact humanitarian operations and the protection and needs of affected populations;
Identify strategies to support iNGOs to work collaboratively and in a principled manner that places the needs and interests of affected populations at the center;
Facilitate representation of CHINGO through direct bilateral engagement with key actors, including but not limited to UN, Government of Cameroon and other national actors;
Provide linkages between INGO and national NGO community / identify opportunities for collaboration;
Lead in drafting humanitarian updates, policy briefs, and talking points on the humanitarian situation, and seeking inputs from CHINGO members;
Facilitate structured and effective information exchange between internal INGO partners/members, and with external partners (NNGOs, UN, Government, etc);
Stay informed about political, humanitarian and security contexts, while providing structured updates to CHINGO Members;
Facilitate effective information flow between field-level realities and capital-level coordination in Yaounde.

Qualifications
Advanced university degree in law, political science, international relations, journalism, social sciences, international development or related technical field or undergraduate degree with significant field experience in complex humanitarian contexts

Demonstrated experience of 5-7 years in managing humanitarian emergency responses in conflict contexts;

Demonstrated experience of coordination in complex emergencies and/or active engagement in high level humanitarian coordination structures (eg. as member on HCT);

Knowledge and understanding of key thematic priority areas including access, protection, humanitarian aid architecture in conflict settings, and responses to acute and protracted crises;

Proven relationship building skills and ability to facilitate common space between disparate views and agendas;
Experience in developing advocacy strategies and stakeholder maps;
Excellent writing, editing and analytical skills and ability to formulate well-targeted strategic documents;
Written and spoken fluency in both French and English;
Prior experience in managing INGO Consortia/fora desirable. 

Personal qualities
Managing resources to optimize results
Managing performance and development
Empowering and building trust
Strategic thinking
Analyzing

We can offer
Commencement: February 2020 This position is contingent to confirmation of funding
Duration: 12 months
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions and free housing of moderate standard.
Grade: 8 in NRC's grade structure.
Duty station: Yaounde with 30%travels to all areas of humanitarian response in Cameroon.

Designation of duty station: Family duty station ( no accompanied benefits)

Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start.
Application procedures and CV registration: Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV. There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the "Company name" field for both company and location
You can read more about the position here Job Description

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