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WASH Programme Development Manager - HR - Cameroon

Mazār-e Sharīf

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

Do you want to be part of establishing a new country programme? NRC is looking for an experienced WASH Programme Development Manager for a new country programme in Cameroon.

NRC is seeking to expand our programmes in the Lake Chad Basin beyond our current presence in Nigeria. Assessments in the North and East of Cameroon are currently being conducted and we expect to start operations in the country soon.

The purpose of the WASH Programme Development Manager is to be responsible for design, development and implementation of the WASH programme in a start-up operation.

Job description

Develop, manage and monitor budget(s) according to Financial Handbook and donor requirements.
Document project achievements and deliverables
Identify trends in conditions/standards and donor priorities and assess better ways to assist
Monitor technical quality of WASH projects and maintain transparency of implementation progress
Scale up and diversify WASH operational capacity (recruitment & capacity development)
Promote the rights of people affected by displacement and explore, asses and promote new and better ways to provide assistance
Contribute to the development of a shelter strategy and proposal writing


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
Emergency & Protracted crisis Shelter and WASH assistance in rural and urban contexts;
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile;
Fluency in French and English, both written and verbal
Valid driver’s license
Knowledge of Cameroon and/or Central - West Africa an advantage
Implementation of Cash and Voucher approaches;
Livelihood and Market based approaches;
Knowledge of local languages (Hausa, Karuni, Fulani) an advantage
Experience of start-up operations is an advantage

Personal qualities

Managing resources to optimize results
Managing performance and development
Empowering and building trust
Handling insecure environments
A good sense of humour is an asset

All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.

We offer

Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions
Duty station: Kousserie, Logone et Chari, Cameroon
Commencement: July 2017
Duration:12 months

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.
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: Mazār-e Sharīf
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Emergency Aid
    • Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development
    • Human Resources
    • Environment
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
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