Shelter Programme Development Manager, Buea, The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Shelter Programme Development Manager, Buea, The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)  started operating in the Far North region in 2017 and in the North West and South West regions since August 2018 to provide life-saving assistance to vulnerable populations. In May 2019, NRC  started operating in the East region with an ICLA project. In the Far North and the North West and South West Regions, NRC is implementing the following core competencies(cc):

Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA),



Livelihoods and Food security (LFS),


Role and responsibilities

The purpose of the Shelter Programme Development Manager(PDM) is to be responsible for the design, development, and implementation of a Shelter programme in a start-up operation. While not considered a start-up, NRC Cameroon has not moved to a structure with CC Specialists. Part of the role of the PDM is to advise on when/if such a switch is possible, and under which circumstances.

The Shelter PDM has national coverage and is responsible for the programme direction, implementation, and quality across the three crises NRC Cameroon is responding to: Far North region, Northwest and Southwest regions, and the East.

The following is a brief description of the role.

Specific responsibilities

Develop and plan procedures and tools for implementation of Shelter projects in line with proposals, strategies, and donor requirements

Identify trends in conditions/standards and donor priorities and assess better ways to assist

Monitor the Shelter projects and ensure high technical quality and synergies

Monitor technical quality of Shelter projects and maintain transparency of implementation progress

Scale up and diversify Shelter operational capacity (recruitment & capacity development)

Promote the rights of people affected by displacement and explore, assess, and promote new and better ways to provide assistance

Support and integrate Safe Programming and advocacy priorities into Shelter programme design

Contribute to promoting integrated programming with other Core Competencies (cc) through systematic planning/cooperation with other CC PDMs

Contribute programme suggestions to promote durable solutions

Be actively involved with the Shelter working groups / Cluster (national and area level)

Critical interfaces

Strategy and project planning: Head of Programme in Yaoundé, other PDMs

Area operations: Area Managers in NW-SW and Far North

Shelter Cluster at area and national level

WASH PDM for matrix management of Shelter-WASH teams

Education PDM for Shelter activities and learning environments

ICLA PDM for HLP due diligence in Shelter programming

LFS PDM for rapid response programming


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 assistance in rural and urban contexts

Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities

Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile

Working proficiency, both written and verbal, in both English and French

Knowledge of Cameroon is an advantage

Implementation of Cash and Voucher approaches to support shelter outcomes

Experience with shelter interventions for the private rental market in urban and peri-urban areas

Livelihood and Market based approaches

Strategic thinker with demonstrated experience with use of log frames and theory of changes.

Behavioural competencies: Managing resources to optimize results; Empowering and building trust

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Publication closing date: Monday 22nd August 2022

What We Offer

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility: At NRC we think outside the box. We encourage ideas and give responsibility to all employees at all levels, to help solve the complex issues that we face. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative

12months contract with possibility of extension

An opportunity to match your career to a compelling cause

A chance to meet and work with people who are the best in their fields

Internal candidates are encouraged to apply but we are also open to external applicants who can show a commitment to NRC and being part of a challenging, but important mission to make a difference.

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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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