In order to ensure the sustainability of its humanitarian activities in Cameroon, the Norwegian Refugee Council is recruiting a WASH/Shelter Team Leader for its Batouri office.

General responsibilities 

  1. Coordinate emergency response and durable solutions activities, which are budgeted within the implementation framework of WaSH & Shelter activities, in accordance with NRC strategy, proposals, budgets and plans.
  2. Monitor the day-to-day progress of the implementation of WasH & Shelter projects and ensure quality.
  3. Ensure compliance with NRC policies, tools, manuals and guidelines.
  4. Ensure that projects target the most vulnerable project participants as well as explore and evaluate new and better ways of assisting project participants. 
  5. Promote and share WaSH & Shelter technical improvement ideas.
  6. Prepare periodic progress reports and other project management documents related to the project (Spending plans, Procurement plans, Work plans, Project Trackers, etc.).
  7. Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer of key skills.
  8. Liaise and collaborate with local authorities and relevant stakeholders.

Specific responsibilities 

  1. Plan, organize and carry out daily WaSH & Shelter activities in Eastern Cameroon in accordance with agreed work plans, strategies and methodologies.
  2. Effectively implement the WaSH & Shelter program on time and on budget in accordance with project proposals and requirements.
  3. Develop and review project designs to ensure compliance with relevant standards, procedures and codes.
  4. Launch and supervise infrastructure construction activities (shelters, latrines, classroom, playground, AEP, drilling, etc.) and public health, ensuring quality during implementation;
  5. Help monitor indicators in order to quickly take corrective measures.
  6. Maintain regular budgetary control, ensuring that expenditures are made within unit costs and available budget lines.
  7. Represent NRC in WaSH & Shelter sector sub-groups as well as other coordination forums.
  8. Monitor and document the implementation of project activities carried out by implementing partners and/or contractors (action plan, activities, contracts, financial expenditures and project documentation).
  9. Take the lead in the collection and quality of data on the baseline/PDM and final line of WaSH & Shelter projects.
  10. Ensure that work aims to meet minimum standards and adheres to NRC and government guidelines and protocols;
  11. Ensure that all work carried out takes into account community needs, promotes participation and empowerment of community members and that a system is in place to obtain feedback on the process and impact of the program in collaboration with the CFM focal point.
  12. Conduct regular field visits and provide feedback reports to management.

General professional skills : 

  • Hold a Bac + 3 in hydraulic engineering, civil engineering or any other related fields
  • At least 3 years of experience in a similar position in the implementation of projects in a humanitarian context or durable solutions.
  • Experience working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Technical expertise in the WaSH and Shelter domain.
  • Proven results on position responsibilities.
  • Good leadership skills/profile

Context-specific skills, knowledge and experiences:

  • In-depth knowledge of social, cultural and economic contexts.
  • Work experience in the intervention area (East Cameroon Region).
  • Technical knowledge and experience of the behavior change process in a sustainable solutions context desired.
  • Technical knowledge and experience in the community engagement process desired.
  • Experience building and managing a WaSH program is desired.
  • Experience in the construction and rehabilitation of a Shelter program is desired.
  • Applicants with advanced degrees are preferred; significant experience in the WaSH and/or Shelter field is required.
  • The practice of at least one of the local languages ​​of the intervention area would be an asset (fufuldé, Gbaya, Kako, etc.);
  • Speak and write French easily. Knowledge of English is a plus.

Behavioral skills

  • Managing unsafe environments.
  • Team working.
  • Communicate in a respectful and impactful way.
  • Plan and get results.
  • Strengthen autonomy and confidence

We offer :

  • 12-month employment contract renewable depending on availability of funds
  • Place of work: Batouri with 50% field travel.
  • Salary/Benefits: Grade 6, step 1 of the NRC Cameroon salary scale, and 90% health insurance.
  • Desired start date: May 2024

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.