INGO Forum Officer Cameroon, Chargé du Forum des OING Cameroun, Yaoundé, The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

INGO Forum Officer Cameroon, Chargé du Forum des OING Cameroun, Yaoundé, The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Job Description


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 20 members and 3 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 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).


  1. Role and responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Forum Coordinator; the Forum Officer will support the work of the INGO forum on issues related to information-sharing, coordination, advocacy and communication. He/she will notably facilitate the share of information between field and capital levels, support context analysis, the development of communication products and advocacy notes and administration and finances of the forum.

Specific responsibilities


Facilitate information exchanges amongst INGOs and between INGOs and external stakeholders on key contextual and operational issues

Support the development of external communication products (local media and social media, annual reports)

Contribute to the delivery of quality internal communication products (flyer, newsletter)


Support the organization of CHINGO meetings (monthly plenary, Working groups on programme, Far North and administration/HR and ad-hoc): send invitations, develop agenda as needed.

Support in enhancing coordination between humanitarian International and national NGOs and organize meetings on a regular basis

Prepare agenda, facilitate and prepare minutes of coordination meetings held at field level on a regular basis

Facilitate the coordination with authorities (prepare talking points, participate to meetings with the coordinator, prepare a list of focal points, develop repository documents as needed).


Support research, data collection and analysis on topics agreed by the Steering Committee or Advocacy Working Group

Update and analyse program information and statistics made available by CHINGO members to support advocacy and media outreach;

Ensure field realities are considered in advocacy messages developed in Yaoundé.

Contribute to talking points and briefing materials for internal and external use;

Support the organization of any advocacy initiative (roundtable, briefing etc)

Administration and Finance

Prepare and regularly update CHINGO’s external lists of contacts

Update regularly CHINGO members’ database in case of change in personnel

Support the development of reports on CHINGO’s activities

Contribute to any proposal development

Follow-up on application of new membership

Liaise with logistics for the purchase of materials and equipment for CHINGO, budget follow-up


Generic professional competencies for this position:

Experience working in a humanitarian project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context;

Previous experience working with INGOs;

Experience writing reports; preparing advocacy notes or grants management;

Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities;

Fluency in English and French, both written and verbal;

Good networking skills;

Proven experience with communication within the humanitarian sector would be a plus.

Context related skills, knowledge and experience:

Higher relevant university degree in Political Science, Project Management, Communication or related field;

Minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience in humanitarian project management, advocacy, policy analysis roles;

Knowledge of the Cameroon context, the humanitarian community and familiarity with the humanitarian architecture in Cameroon and the political situation;

Knowledge of country and regional media and communication networks;

Knowledge of communicating humanitarian needs and ethical reporting;

Commitment to humanitarian principles and dedication to humanitarian work

We Offer:

–  Fix term Contract of 09 Months renewable if funding

–  Duty Station: Yaounde with 40 % of field travel

–  Competitive salary and benefits package in line with NRC Cameroon Salary Grid

About Us

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.

NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

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