Avis de recrutement : Area Manager at Norwegian Refugee Council

Avis de recrutement : Area Manager at Norwegian Refugee Council

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 believes shall guide our actions and relationships.

Cameroon is compounded by three conflict-related humanitarian crisis: in addition, COVID-19 has exacerbated the situation in-country. The Far North Region continues to be impacted by the Boko Haram related armed conflict: 1.2 million people living in the region are in urgent need of assistance. Cameroon’s eastern regions are still home to over 272,000 vulnerable refugees from the Central African Republic and the third challenge arose in November 2017 when the socio-political crisis in the North West and South West regions turned into a situation of violence - almost 680,000 Cameroonians are now internally displaced due to this crisis and an additional 58,000 persons have sought refuge in neighbouring Nigeria. The Corona Virus pandemic has exacerbated the needs in-country as all the 10 administrative regions are now affected by the outbreak. The Cameroon HRP estimates 6.2 million people that are in need of humanitarian assistance in 2020.
NRC has been operational in Cameroon since April 2017, and currently has five field offices; Maroua and Kousseri in the Far North, Buea in the South-west, Bamenda in the North-west and Batouri in the East, as well as the capital office in Yaounde.

The Area Manager will ensure high quality and cost effective programme/project implementation in the North-west and South-west Area Offices.

Duties and responsibilities
  • Line management for senior project staff and support functions in the area.
  • Member of the Country Management Group (CMG).
  • Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures.
  • Provide area specific input on Core Competence strategies, Country Strategy and Plan of Action.
  • Organize grants opening, review and closure meetings at area level.
  • Implementation of projects (including master support budget and coordinating input for donor proposals and reports) in the area, in compliance with contractual commitments (i.e. quality, synergies, timeliness, use of resources).
  • Overall responsibility of managing all NRC activities in the Area (Area office and sub-offices)
  • Responsible for area specific master support budget (shared resource allocation),
  • Accountable for maintaining financial overview and ensure financial reporting is conducted (support & project)
  • Responsible for access negotiation for both NRC staff and local partner staff to ensure timely aid delivery
  • Spearhead the strategy design, implementation and monitoring of the North-west and South-west regional offices
  • Oversee assessments for new areas of operation, outline possible areas of intervention, and develop program strategy for implementation
  • Support the development of concept notes, project proposals, and budget development for scale-up of NRC activities in the Area
  • In conjunction with Country Office, liaising with donors on new funding and operational areas of programming
  • Liaise regularly with local authorities (political and security), donors and humanitarian actors in the area of operations;
  • Minimum 3 years of experience from working as a Senior Project Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in French and English, both written and verbal
  • Knowledge of Central Africa (Cameroon will be an added value) is an asset.
  • Experience with scaling up of humanitarian programs in strictly controlled context is an asset.
  • Experience in humanitarian programs in international sanctions context is an asset.
  • Detailed oriented and strong organizational skills. Demonstrated knowledge of protection mainstreaming and Accountability to Affected Populations
  • Demonstrated experience in representation and advocacy
Personal qualities
  • Strategic thinking
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Managing performance and development
  • Managing resources to optimize results
We can offer
  • Beginning: November 2020
  • Fix term contract of 24 months ( 2 years)
  • Duty Station: Buea with 30 % of Travel to the field
  • Salary: Grade 10 of NRC Salary Grid
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.
Only CVs and applications written in English will be assessed

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