WASH Programme Development Manager at NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council

Posted : 18 February, 2022
Location : Maroua, Cameroon
Category : Administratif et Financier
Job type : Full Time

The three ongoing crises in Cameroon - the Northwest-Southwest (NW-SW) crisis, the Lake Chad Basin crisis, and the Central African Republic (CAR) crisis. Established in 2017, NRC Cameroon now has operations in the Far North region (Maroua and Kousseri), the Northwest-Southwest regions (Buea and Bamenda), and in the East (Batouri). NRC programming covers emergency through to recovery and involves integrated approaches across Education, Information Counselling&Legal Assistance(ICLA), Livelihood Food Security(LFS), Shelter, and WASH.

The purpose of the WASH Programme Development Manager(PDM) is to be responsible for the design, development, and implementation of a WASH programme in a start-up operation. While not considered a start-up, NRC Cameroon has not moved to a structure with Core Competence(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 WASH 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.

  • Role and responsibilities
  • Develop and plan procedures and tools for implementation of WASH projects in line with proposals, strategies, and donor requirements
  • Document project achievements and deliverables
  • Identify trends in conditions/standards and donor priorities and assess better ways to assist
  • Monitor the WASH projects and ensure high technical quality and synergies
  • Monitor technical quality of WASH projects and maintain transparency of implementation progress
  • Scale up and diversify WASH 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 WASH programme design
  • Contribute to promoting integrated programming with other Core Competencies through systematic planning/cooperation with other CC PDMs
  • Contribute programme suggestions to promote durable solutions
  • Be actively involved with the WASH 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
  • WASH Cluster at area and national level
  • Shelter PDM for matrix management of Shelter-WASH teams
  • Education PDM for WASH activities and learning environments
  • LFS PDM for rapid response programming and access to land and food production
  • Competencies
  • Minimum 3 years of experience from a senior level project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Hands on experience of projects’ implementation in complex and volatile contexts;
  • Technical WASH expertise including software and hardware;
  • 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
  • Demonstrated experience of community engagement and behaviour change programming;
  • Relevant University degree
  • Knowledge of Cameroon an advantage
  • Implementation of Cash and Voucher approaches to support WASH outcomes
  • Strategic thinker with demonstrated experience with use of log frames and theory of changes.

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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

  • 12 months 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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