Camp Management Specialist

Norwegian Refugee Council, Kabul, Afghanistan

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
26th March, 2019

Job Description

We are now looking for an adaptive, forward-leaning, Camp Management Specialist to help lead our NRC Afghanistan programme. An experienced camp management professional who can provide technical direction, conceive new programme possibilities in response to changing needs as well as ensure programme quality and accountability This is an exciting opportunity to work in one of our biggest humanitarian operations.



Afghanistan remains a protracted and complex emergency. Conflict-induced displacement and recurrent natural disasters occur at the same time as ongoing return of Afghan refugees from Pakistan and Iran. The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) established operations in Afghanistan in 2003. We respond across Afghanistan, including in hard-to-access provinces, by providing Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance, Education, Shelter, Food & Livelihoods, Camp Management and Emergency programmes.

NRC Afghanistan started its Camp Management (CM) programme in Afghanistan in late 2016, in the wake of the large-scale refugee returns crisis from Pakistan. Mostly this was for Mobile Site Management and for provision of camp management services in Urban Displacement and Out-of-Camp settings (UDOC). Recently in 2018 the programme has shifted its focus to the large numbers of Afghans displaced by drought and conflict in western and north-western Afghanistan, who are largely clustered in collective and informal sites of displacement. As a second priority, the CM programme is establishing an operation for the informal settlements on the outskirts of Kabul City. The programme is building momentum, greater buy-in, and is fully financed throughout 2019.


The purpose of the Camp Management (CM) Specialist position is for the development of the NRC Afghanistan Camp Management programme, its strategic direction, and quality assurance.

The Camp Management Specialist will report to the head of programmes and will work directly with (but not line manage) one international CM Project Manager, two Afghan CM Coordinators, and their respective teams, all across three of NRC Afghanistan’s five area offices.


  • Develop CM in country capacity, relevant contextualized programmatic and technical guidance, and CM strategy including Theory of Change and macro logframe
  • Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  • Contribute to fundraising, development and revision of proposals, budgets and donor reports
  • Follow up on compliance with contractual commitments within CM, ensuring high programmatic quality and collaboration in project implementation
  • Provide direction on CM and technical project implementation support
  • Ensure that key learning is extracted from CM implementation, and shared and incorporated in programme and staff development processes
  • Provide systematic training and build capacity of staff
  • Represent NRC in relevant forums/clusters, including with national authorities and donors
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy
  • Provide programmatic direction and project implementation support for Camp Management projects in Western Region (drought displacement response in non-formal and semi-formal camps) and Central Region (informal settlements and urban displacement)
  • Support start-up of new programmes, including development of UDOC approaches to complement/integrate with informal camp response in West Region
  • Line management and coaching of national CM Coordinator
  • Be a focal point for cross-cutting issues of community engagement and urban displacement and out-of-camp programming, including coordinating development of practice, analysis, and research
  • Support coordination of Camp (Site) Management activities in Afghanistan through relevant coordination fora, such as Site Management Task Force and Community Engagement Working Group
  • Download the detailed Job Description at the bottom of this page


  • Minimum four years of experience within technical expertise area (CM) in a humanitarian / recovery context
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Experience with start-up of programming & implementation
  • Staff capacity building/training experience
  • Knowledge of the context in Afghanistan (an added advantage)
  • Camp Management and Urban Displacement and Out-of-Camp (UDOC) needs analysis


Recommend your friend

Copyrights 2017. All rights reserved | Technology Partner: Indev Consultancy Pvt. Ltd