All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.
Cameroon is compounded by three conflict-related humanitarian crisis: in addition, COVID-19 has exacerbated the situation in-country. The Far North Region continues to be impacted by the Boko Haram related armed conflict: 1.2 million people living in the region are in urgent need of assistance. Cameroon’s eastern regions are still home to over 272,000 vulnerable refugees from the Central African Republic and the third challenge arose in November 2017 when the socio-political crisis in the North West and South West regions turned into a situation of violence – almost 680,000 Cameroonians are now internally displaced due to this crisis and an additional 58,000 persons have sought refuge in neighbouring Nigeria. The Corona Virus pandemic has exacerbated the needs in-country as all the 10 administrative regions are now affected by the outbreak. The Cameroon HRP estimates 6.2 million people that are in need of humanitarian assistance in 2020.
NRC has been operational in Cameroon since April 2017, and currently has five field offices; Maroua and Kousseri in the Far North, Buea in the South-west, Bamenda in the North-west and Batouri in the East, as well as the capital office in Yaounde.
The Area Manager will ensure high quality and cost effective programme/project implementation in the North-west and South-west Area Offices.
Duties and Responsibilities
Line management for senior project staff and support functions in the area.
Member of the Country Management Group (CMG).
Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures.
Provide area specific input on Core Competence strategies, Country Strategy and Plan of Action.
Organize grants opening, review and closure meetings at area level.
Implementation of projects (including master support budget and coordinating input for donor proposals and reports) in the area, in compliance with contractual commitments (i.e. quality, synergies, timeliness, use of resources).
Overall responsibility of managing all NRC activities in the Area (Area office and sub-offices)
Responsible for area specific master support budget (shared resource allocation),
Accountable for maintaining financial overview and ensure financial reporting is conducted (support & project)
Responsible for access negotiation for both NRC staff and local partner staff to ensure timely aid delivery
Spearhead the strategy design, implementation and monitoring of the North-west and South-west regional offices
Oversee assessments for new areas of operation, outline possible areas of intervention, and develop program strategy for implementation
Support the development of concept notes, project proposals, and budget development for scale-up of NRC activities in the Area
In conjunction with Country Office, liaising with donors on new funding and operational areas of programming
Liaise regularly with local authorities (political and security), donors and humanitarian actors in the area of operations;
Minimum 3 years of experience from working as a Senior Project Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context
Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
Fluency in French and English, both written and verbal
Knowledge of Central Africa (Cameroon will be an added value) is an asset.
Experience with scaling up of humanitarian programs in strictly controlled context is an asset.
Experience in humanitarian programs in international sanctions context is an asset.
Detailed oriented and strong organizational skills. Demonstrated knowledge of protection mainstreaming and Accountability to Affected Populations
Demonstrated experience in representation and advocacy
Handling insecure environments
Empowering and building trust
Managing performance and development
Managing resources to optimize results
What we Offer
Salary: Grade 10 of NRC Salary Grid
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