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Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)


Position: WASH Coordinator Ethiopia Shire
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Shire - Ethiopia
Posted date: 6 months ago
Deadline: Submition date is over

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and beliefs shall guide our actions and relationships.


Role and responsibilities

The WASH WASH Project Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of the WASH projects within the Tigray region.

Generic responsibilities

  • Line management of WASH Project staff
  • Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures;
  • Contribute to WASH strategies development, and project proposals and provide input on needs and gaps;
  • Manage and implement delegated portfolio of WASH projects (activities, budget and project documentation) as delegated from AMP in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements, and ensure high technical quality;
  • Provide regular progress reports to APM;
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities;
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist;
  • Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills;
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders;
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy.

Specific responsibilities

  • To ensure minimum standards of technical quality in all activities and interventions, which are technically appropriate, realistic, in line with project-specific objectives and on budget.
  • Undertake contract management and tendering processes of the diverse contractors for WASH hardware and software activities.
  • Plan, coordinated and implemented NRC WASH activities (Public Health Engineering, Public Health Promotion, Construction) in the Tigray Region.
  • Ensure that assessment, programme design and implementation consider needs and vulnerabilities in Tigray Region.
  • Ensure that the WASH programme design is informed by and integrated with NRCs’ other priority sectors of ICLA, Livelihood and Food Security (LFS), Education and Protection.
  • To ensure that sustainable systems are set in place for longer-term operation and maintenance of all water and sanitation infrastructure, including the provision of all necessary training.
  • Prepare and oversee the implementation process to ensure timely delivery of program activities (for example, monitoring against logframes, and individual performance management workplans).
  • Prepare timely financial and narrative reports on project activities in compliance with internal NRC requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
  • Ensure appropriate management and use of NRC resources at all times
  • Manage project staff on a day-to-day level working with other technical departments, security, logistics, administration and senior management staff (depending on assignment).
  • Ensure that NRC’s work in WASH programming is coordinated with efforts of other agencies and Government and represent the organization at Interagency Coordination meetings.
  • Contribute to learning, experiences and evidence to relevant global advocacy objectives relating to WASH through case studies and documentation.


Professional competencies

  • Degree in Water Engineering, Public Health, Civil Engineering, Public Health, Environmental Health, Hydrology;
  • 5 years’ experience working as a WASH Coordinator or similar in a humanitarian/recovery context with an INGO/ NGOs’;
  • Experience in implementing integrated WASH activities (both software and hardware);
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts;
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities;
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile;
  • Fluency in Tigrigna and English, both written and verbal.

Context-related skills, knowledge and experience

  • Knowledge of the operating context in the Tigray region;
  • Knowledge of the local languages is an advantage;
  • Knowledge and experience of the application of SPHERE and links to emergency and longer-term development practice;
  • Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in use of design software like AutoCAD, ArcGIS and statistical packages;

Behavioral competencies

  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Managing performance and development
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Strategic Thinking

Position: WASH Project Coordinator

Reports to: Area Programme Manager

Supervision: WASH Team Leader, Wash Project Officer and Wash Project Assistant

Duty station: Shire covering all IDP Sites and host community.

Travel: 50%

Project number: ETFM2301

Duration and type of contract: 6 months and 15 days with the possibility of Extension