The purpose of a Core Competency (CC) Technical Officer position is to contribute with specific technical competences to project implementation. This position will normally not entail management responsibility of staff, but under certain circumstances, the job may entail management responsibility for a very limited number of staffs at assistant level. Either these circumstances can be related to a time-bound support or permanent but in scope limited administrative support. If supervision of technical or a wider range of staff is needed, the position of Team Leader is to be used. The following is a brief description of the role.

Generic responsibilities 

  1. Ensure compliance with NRC policies, guidelines and standards
  2. Ensure compliance with WASH and Shelter cc strategies, tools, handbooks, guidelines and standards
  3. Guarantee WASH / Shelter specific technical responsibility for implementation and documentation of technical activities of  the CCs project(s)
  4. Guarantee WASH / Shelter specific technical responsibility for the quality control and monitoring of project activities
  5. Provide specific technical support and capacity building towards project staff
  6. Provide specific technical analysis and feedback to NRC representatives in coordination forums
  7. Assess, promote and document ideas for technical improvement and further program development options
  8. Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist

    Specific responsibilities

  9. A minimum of 2 years of non-profit or NGO work experience within international humanitarian assistance programs with demonstrated capabilities in planning, organizing, and executing safe operations in the field. 
  10. Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  11. Demonstrated experience with project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context
  12. Demonstrated experience within technical expertise area of WASH and or Shelter
  13. Demonstrated experience of communication and community engagement (Focus group discussion, IEC techniques, behaviour change)
  14. Be willing and able to travel and work regularly on the field (outside office)
  15. Knowledge of Microsoft, reporting writing, documenting scenario.
  16. At least two years of experience working within a complex and volatile contexts
Understanding the humanitarian principles, code of conduct, and specific sub-sector work linked to NGO field and operations contexts. Strong understanding of the South-West and North-West regions: Context, habits and local language Previous NGO WASH and or Shelter experience as an asset. Fluency in English both written and spoken.

We offer

•    Beginning:  October 2022
•    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 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.

NORCAP solves key challenges in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors, in order to better protect vulnerable people’s lives and rights. We build partnerships and projects with national and international organisations and stakeholders. Skilled NORCAP experts contribute to developing partners’ capacity – to identify and address challenges, improve collaboration and encourage new and innovative approaches. NORCAP is part of the Norwegian Refugee Council.

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