Health, Safety, and Security (HSS) Manager – Cameroon, Norwegian Refugee Council

  • Cameroon
  • Yaoundé with 40% travel to the field
  • Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Job
Career Category
  • Information Management
Years of experience
  • 3-4 years
  • Health
  • Safety and Security

NRC Cameroon is looking for a dedicated Health, Safety, and Security (HSS) Manager to serve as the lead technical resource on health, safety and security risks, and crisis management in Cameroon.

Cameroon is compounded by three conflict-related humanitarian crises: in addition, COVID-19 has exacerbated the situation in-country. Incursions by Armed Organized Groups (AOGs) in the Far North Region continue to cause devastations and subsequently, 1.2 million people living in the region are in urgent need of assistance. Cameroon’s Eastern regions are still home to over 280,000 vulnerable refugees from the Central African Republic and the third crisis is the on-going violence in the two English-speaking regions of North-west and South-west where 680,000 Cameroonians are now internally displaced due to this crisis and an additional 58,000 persons have sought refuge in neighboring Nigeria.

The Corona Virus pandemic has exacerbated the needs in-country. The Cameroon HRP estimates 6.2 million people that are in need of humanitarian assistance in 2020.

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.

Reporting to the Country Director, The HSS Manager acts as the technical supervisor for Area HSS staff and serves as a core member of the country management group and crisis management team.

Duties and responsibilities

Generic responsibilities

  • Promote and stimulate HSS risk management culture
  • Provide Country management group (CMG) with strategic advice based on changes to the context
  • Oversee and support national HSS risk management to staff, assets, operation, and reputation of NRC
  • Contribute to proposals and strategies in accordance with NRC and donor requirements.
  • Implement the NRC Global HSS Management System at the national level and provide reports required
  • Develop and maintain national HSS documents and procedures incl. strategy and budget
  • Act as an adviser to CMT leader during a crisis and take lead as and when delegated
  • Oversee and/or conduct Security Risk Analysis (SRA) and status reviews
  • Manage HSS staff at country office
  • Support, training, control, and development of HSS staff in all offices and organize and/or train and develop staff in HSS
  • Network, communicate, and cooperate with relevant external HSS actors

Specific responsibilities

  • Act as the budget-holder for all HSS budget needs and lines for the country office
  • Co-lead with the HR Manager on Duty of Care for staff in the country
  • Act as the COVID-19 Focal point
  • Lead the development and or review of HSS policies for the country office
  • Contribute to the country strategy development process and ensure that all HSS related inputs are provided

Expériences / Formation

Generic professional competencies

  • Minimum 3 years of experience from working as a senior HSS Manager in an international humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Substantial and demonstrated prior experience as a trainer
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English and French, both written and verbal,
  • Valid driver’s license


  • Professional qualifications or studies in general management, HSS and/or risk management
  • Prior work experience at the country level
  • Experience or qualifications in humanitarian access
  • Experience or qualifications in negotiations
  • Experience in risks management for implementing partners or remote management
  • Prior work experience in the Central and West Africa region will be an advantage

Personal qualities

  • Handling insecure environments
  • Initiating action and change
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Managing performance and development
  • Strategic thinking
  • Influencing

We offer

A 2-years full-time contract with competitive salary and benefits according to International staff terms and conditions, including contributions to the pension fund.
The flexible working environment in a dynamic office in Yaounde
Duty Station: Yaounde, with 40% travel to the field.
Grade: 9 in NRC grade structure.
Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV. There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the “Company name” field for both company and location.
Only CVs and applications written in English will be assessed

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