Head of Programme Cameroon, Yaounde at Norwegian Refugee Council

Head of Programme Cameroon


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 Yaoundé. The programme portfolio includes five core competencies; ICLA (Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance), Livelihood and Food Security, WASH, Shelter and Education.

Role and responsibilities

The purpose of the Head of Programme position is to develop and ensure implementation of holistic high-quality programmes. In addition, you will be a member of the Country Management Group(CMG) and your role will also involve line management of Grants Manager, M&E Coordinator and functional supervision of Programme Development Managers(PDMs). Some of the other responsibilities associated with the role include:-

  • Responsible for the Core Competence programmatic input to risk management frameworks and contingency plans, in particular for the new Core Competence(CC) Protection.
  • Lead the development of a fundraising strategy and build strategic relationships with donors
  • Roll-out of the Safe and Inclusive Programming (SIP) process at Country office level, including integration into programme design and implementation, and resources
  • Provide an enabling environment for the implementation of cash-based interventions, including multi-purpose cash assistance, emergency cash responses
  • Development of holistic and needs based programmes,
  • Coordination with the others departments for the implementation of the Market Analysis
  • Support and contribute to roll out of new global and or regional systems, processes and initiatives at country office level.
  • Quality control, M&E and organizational learning


1. Professional competencies

  • Minimum 4 years’ experience from a senior management position in a humanitarian/ recovery context
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Fluency in English and French, both written and verbal
  • Experience in programme strategy development
  • Experience in Project Cycle Management
  • Experience in grants management
  • Experience in M&E management
  • Demonstrated knowledge of protection mainstreaming and Accountability to Affected Populations
  • Demonstrated experience in representation and advocacy

2. Behavioural competencies

  • Strategic thinking
  • Initiating action and change
  • Influencing
  • Handling insecure environments


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

  • 24 months fixed term contract
  • Management Grade 11 in NRC’s grade structure
  • 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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