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HR/Administration Officer (Tanzania Nationals Only) - Tanzania


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.

The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs

Political instability in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo has caused a large number of refugees to seek protection in Tanzania. NRC opened an operational office in Kibondo, North Western Tanzania, in November 2016 and resumed responsibilities for Camp Management and WASH in Nyarugusu Refugee Camp from May 2017.

The Position (HR/Administration Officer) is therefore required to support the establishment of these activities in the camp. All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability.

Job description

1. Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
2. Implement HR and Admin support function portfolio according to plan of action
3. Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
4. Ensure proper filing of documents
5. Promote and share ideas for improvement of the support function
6. Maintain up to date files on all staff, both contract and incentive
7. Ensure correct recording of days worked with a view to processing payroll, and ensure relevant management sign of confirming same
8. Ensure timely response to staff queries regarding benefits
9. Distribute and account for administrative items such as airtime, IDs
10. Making a follow up of payment on utility bills – water, electricity, rent, security both in camp and guest house
11. Tracking and reporting the damaged items needing repair in Nyarugusu, Makere and Kasulu Offices


• Experience from working as an HR/Admin Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context
• Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
• Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
• Good levels of written and spoken English
• Understanding of camp context
• Experience with capacity building of staff and training

Education field

  • Engineering sciences & technology
  • Administration / Organisation / Management

Education level

  • College / University, Bachelor's degree

Personal qualities

• Managing performance and development
• Handling insecure environment
• Planning and delivering results
• Empowering and building trust
• Communicating with impact and respect

We offer

• Duty station: Nyarugusu, Kasulu District
• Commencement: 1st July 2017
• Contract duration: 6 months’ contract with possibility of extension subject to funding availability
• Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions in Tanzania. The candidate will observe NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for NRC Tanzania.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Kigoma
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Emergency Aid
    • Human Resources
  • Closing Date: 2017-06-08

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