Site Management Support Officer

Norwegian Refugee Council, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
24th October, 2018

Job Description

NRC in Bangladesh is in the final stages of obtaining registration as a legal entity (NGO) in Bangladesh. Once this is in place, NRC will be eligible to seek funding in-country, and to employ staff locally. Therefore, substantial scale-up of the operation is likely to take place in late 2018 and early 2019.

The purpose of the Site Management Support Officer position is day-to-day implementation of the delegated Site Management Support project activities, to support the field-level implementation.

Job description

  • Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Implement delegated SMS project portfolio according to plan of action
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by the SMS Coordinator
  • Ensure proper filing of documents
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist
  • Promote and share ideas for technical improvement
  • Supervise SMS Assistants, including provision of capacity building


  • Experience from working as a Project Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context, preferably in a camp setting;
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts;
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities;
  • Higher education, preferably in social science or related fields;
  • Strong inter-personal skills, working well both in teams and independently;
  • Good written and spoken English;
  • Good computer proficiency (Microsoft package; Mobile data collection apps).
  • Previous experience in community-based activities, preferably in camp settings;
  • Willingness to travel to the field daily and work in a potentially insecure environment;
  • Previous experience in the Rohingya response is an advantage;
  • Excellent written and spoken Bangla;
  • Oral proficiency in Chittagonian and/or Rohingya.

Personal qualities

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Handling insecure environment
  • A good sense of humour is an asset
  • All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusiveness and accountability


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