HR & Admin Officer Cameroon Buea, Responsable RH & Admin Cameroun Buéa, Buea, The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

HR & Admin Officer Cameroon Buea, Responsable RH & Admin Cameroun Buéa, Buea, The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle


The purpose of the HR/Admin officer is to provide Human Resources/Admin support to the various human resource functions in the NRC Field office in Buea which include recruitment, staffing, training and development, performance monitoring and employee counselling


Specific responsibilities

The HR/Admin Officer is expected to achieve the following during this contract period:

Provide support to supervisors and staff to develop the skills and capabilities of staffs.

Provide information to staff, supervisors on human resource and work-related issues.

Daily Supervision of cook/cleaners.

Promoting equality and diversity as part of the culture of the organization.

Coordinate with relevant partners, suppliers, authorities, lawyers, Pension Office, Medical insurance company

Support recruitment process

Organize induction pack/work support tools

Preparation of contracts for both casual workers and full-time workers.

Ensure that office and guest house supplies are requested for and timely distributed.

Plan and follow-up the renewal of staff annual medicals checkups.

Assist in designing and implementing best HR policies: sourcing, talent management, career, and succession planning, etc. when applicable.

Ensure legal compliance at all times by monitoring and implementing applicable HR requirements as per working documents: Labour code, Collective agreement of INGO’s, and all other by laws.

Ensure compliance to NRC performance management cycle.

Undertake any other duties which may be requested by the Line Manager/ and or management.


  1. Professional competencies

These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance.

Generic professional competencies:

Proven practical experience in the planning and execution of HR/Admin functions of at least 2 years’ experience in a humanitarian and development programme preferably with an INGO;

Experience in staff management and development and supervisory roles;

Proficiency in Microsoft office tools (Word, power point and Excel);

Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts;

Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities;

Fluency in English and work knowledge of French are required;

Experience in report writing.

Minimum of a BSc degree in HR/Law/Business Administration or any other related field

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

Knowledge of South-West and North-West Regions Context, use, habit and local language;

Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision;

Highest standard of ethics and integrity;

Ability to work in insecure environments;

Communicating with respect;

Good analytical skills, with an ability to translate analysis into recommendations for practical action, including concept note and proposal development;

Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills;

Cultural sensitivity.

  1. Behavioral competencies

These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioural competencies, and the following are essential for this position:

Handling insecure environment

Planning and delivering results

Empowering and building trust

Communicating with impact and respect

Managing performance and development

Managing resources to optimize results

We offer :

Beginning:  March 2023

Duration of the contract: 12 months, renewable depending on the availability of funds

Salary / Benefits: In accordance with NRC’s Salary Grid.

Duty station: Buea with 25% of displacement on the field


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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