To ensure the continuity of its humanitarian activities in Cameroon, the Norwegian Refugee Council is recruiting an HR/ADMIN Assistant for its Batouri office.

General responsibilities:

  • Works in compliance with NRC policies, tools, manuals and guidelines;
  • Assists in the implementation of the HR function in accordance with the action plan;
  • Writes reports on the progress of HR activities upon request from the supervisor or management;
  • Responsible for the physical and electronic archiving of Human Resources documents in compliance with the filing tree and NRC standards;
  • Encourages and is a source of proposals to promote the improvement of the human resources function;

Specific responsibilities: 

  • Ensure administrative monitoring of Batouri staff (mission order, medical insurance, annual leave, contingency leave, Timesheet, Payslip, etc.);
  • Update the database and digitally archive associated documents in personnel files on the filing tree;
  • Support department managers in the recruitment process (permanent staff, service providers, interns, etc.);
  • Organize basic PSEA, Code of Conduct and Anti-corruption training for service providers and newly recruited staff;
  • Collect staff development needs and monitor them;
  • Support the preparation of the payroll by collecting the necessary support documents (e.g.: new contracts, advance, change of banking information, etc.);
  • Support department managers in organizing HR training/external workshops
  • Supervise the maintenance worker on a daily basis;
  • Ensure periodic inventory of office supplies and request purchase quarterly;
  • Take care of visitors’ accommodations as well as requests for payment of related hotel bills;
  • Ensure the archiving of mission orders, shipping slips and purchase requests;
  • Support the writing of meeting reports;
  • Support other bases for all other administrative and HR issues related to Batouri;
  • Record all received mail, process and send to the appropriate person;
  • Perform any other task requested by the supervisor and related to the job;

General professional skills : 

  • Hold a BTS in human resources, administration, or equivalent; a License would be an added advantage;
  • Previous professional experience as an HR/Admin Assistant in a humanitarian context;
  • Previous professional experience in complex and unstable contexts;
  • Experience of at least 2 years in a similar position;
  • Proven results on the responsibilities of the position;
  • English is an asset;

Context-specific skills, knowledge and experiences: 

  • Knowledge of the Batouri work context;
  • Knowledge of the local language of the area is a plus;
  • Good knowledge of Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Skype and the internet;
  • Know how to express yourself in front of varied audiences;

Behavioral skills:

  • Manage unsafe environments;
  • Plan and obtain results;
  • Empower and build confidence;
  • Communicate in a respectful and impactful way;

We offer :

  • 12-month employment contract renewable depending on availability of funds
  • Place of work: Batouri with 20% field travel.
  • Salary/Benefits: Grade 4 step 1 of the NRC Cameroon salary scale and 90% health insurance
  • Desired start date: May 2023

The NRC is actively committed to diversity and inclusion and fully subscribes to the principle of equal opportunity. Recruitment is free, the NRC will never ask for money as part of a recruitment procedure. 

Female candidates are strongly encouraged.

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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