Job at Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)-CAMP Manager

CAMP Management Programme Development Manager  

The Political instability in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo has caused a large number of refugees to seek sanctuary in Tanzania. As of March 2019, Tanzania is hosting almost 285,000 refugees in the designated refugee camps of Nyarugusu, Nduta and Mtendeli.   NRC opened an operational office in Kibondo, North Western Tanzania, in November 2016. It now operates in three camps hosting asylum seekers and refugees mainly from Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi.  Nyarugusu Camp where NRC implements the Camp Management programs, hosts 153,625 refugees and asylum seekers as at 31st March 2019.

NRC became Implementing Partner with UNHCR from 1st May 2017 for Camp Management in Nyarugusu .

Norwegian Refugee Council is looking to hire a Camp Management Programme Development Manager (PDM) whole role is to strengthen, further develop and implement the Camp Management portfolio. The PDM will have overall responsibility for the design and implementation of NRC’s camp management activities in Tanzania.

Generic responsibilities

  • Development of the Camp Management Strategy and Macro Log-frame for Tanzania, along with technical standard operating procedures and guidelines.
  • Compliance and adherence to NRC policies, Camp Management tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Development and management of proposals for funding, project budgets and donor reports
  • Recruitment and overall management of project staff
  • Coordinate and support Camp Management project implementation (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements
  • Capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills
  • Liaison and collaborate with relevant local and national authorities, UNHCR, NGOs and other stakeholders, and represent NRC in relevant forums/working groups.
  • Identify funding opportunities and develop and revise funding proposal, budget and donor reports
  • Promote the rights of displaced persons in line with the NRC Advocacy strategy

Specific responsibilities

1.  Provision of Technical Support

Support strengthening the Camp Management Mechanisms (including Standard Operational Procedures) established by the Camp Management Team, while making particular emphasis on meaningful inclusion of the different camp community groups (women, youth, elderly and persons with specific needs) in decision-making processes.
Assist the Camp Management Team in the establishment and strengthening of an effective and transparent coordination system at camp-level, including coordination of service provision and other defined camp activities.
Support the Camp Management Team with the ongoing process of clarifying roles and responsibilities among camp stakeholders.

2.  Support Coordination and Strategic Planning at intra and inter-camp levels

In close consultation with partners, develop concrete initiatives and specific strategies to improve inter and intra-camp coordination, as well as reduce identified risks.
Contribute with technical support at the inter-camp coordination level, in order to develop, apply and promote harmonized CCCM standards, guidelines and good practices for the overall response.
Assess inter-camp level needs and identify problems/gaps and propose/prioritize timely practical actions to respond to particular problems.
Help to develop contingency plans in terms of population movements at intra and inter-camp levels

3.  Monitoring, Reporting, and Development

Support the development of Camp Management monitoring tools and mechanisms to ensure proper camp management and follow up.
Support the quality control and site monitoring to ensure that services provided are according to international best practice standards and to measure progress against implementation plans.
Work to ensure adequate reporting and effective information sharing including by disaggregating data by age and gender.
Monitor financial spending and budgets for the program.
Contribute to donor and management reports on CCCM support projects.


  • Minimum of 5 years of programme and project management experience, gained from coordinating and/or managing camp coordination and/or camp management projects in camp and camp like-settings; especially in protracted scenarios.
  • Strong co-ordination competence, with the ability to establish and supervise technical lines, promote communication, knowledge sharing and learning culture, manage multiple work streams while ensuring quality.
  • Ability to assess institutional and professional capacity, design capacity development strategies, and deliver organisational and staff development through a variety of means, including formal and informal training, mentoring, coaching, on-the-job training and workshop facilitation.
  • Ability to rapidly understand the policy, strategic and institutional environment and to provide contextually appropriate and achievable technical advice.
  • Understanding and experience of programme monitoring, evaluation and reporting, with the ability to design effective M&E tools and train implementation staff in their use, and to use evidence to enhance programme design and management.
  • Strong understanding and proved experience in developing participatory approaches
  • Sound interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, with in particular the ability to write concise, accurate reports in easily-understood language.
  • Commitment to participatory and inclusive methods of working.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective and working relations with national staff members and other stakeholders.
  • Experience living and working in cross-cultural, multi-sector, insecure, and/or remote environments.

Behavioural competencies

  • Managing resources to optimise results.
  • Managing performance and development.
  • Empowering and building trust.
  • Handling insecure environments.
  • Strategic thinking.
  • Initiating action and change.

We offer

• Duty Station:Kasulu/Makere/Kibondo, Tanzania
• Travel: 50%
• Contract Period: 12 months, with possible extension
• Salary/Benefits: Competitive compensation and benefits package

An approved health clearance will be required before commencement of the contract.

NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and employees to check they have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

NRC is an equal opportunity employer with no discrimination in terms of sex, religion, ethnic origin or political affiliation. Females candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Deadline for application:26/05/2019


Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.