Shelter and WASH Project Coordinator

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Syria 🇸🇾

In the Middle East, NRC has over 3000 staff dedicated to assisting people affected by conflict in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Palestine. Its humanitarian interventions are based upon its programming expertise in the Core Competencies of Shelter, Education, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Food Security, and Information Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) to forcibly displaced people.

The Syrian Crisis is well into its fifth year, but the level and intensity of conflict in the country remains high. Protracted instability within the country has led to a massive and enduring displacement of Syrians whose humanitarian and protection needs have never been higher.  According to OCHA, 13.5 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance inside of Syria and millions have been forced to flee, crossing borders to neighboring countries or being internally displaced. Most IDPs have sought refuge with host families and in abandoned or unfinished buildings, which are often overcrowded. Elsewhere, they reside in tents or makeshift accommodation in informal settlements and camps. ESCWA estimates that over 680,000 houses have been completely destroyed since the start of conflict in 2011, with a further 2.1 million houses damaged by fighting. According to the Multi-Sector Needs Assessment (MSNA, October 2014), 2.8 million people require non-food item (NFI) assistance. Needs related to Food Security are growing in parts of Syria, where people’s capital and assets have been diminished. Some areas have been drought-affected since 2008, where agricultural infrastructure has suffered from neglect even prior to conflict.

NRC’s Syria Response Programme is supported by multiple donors, including SDC, NMFA, ECHO, DFID and UNHCR

Position overview:

The purpose of the Shelter &WASH Project Coordinator position is to lead the implementation of NRC’scross-border Shelter, WASH, Emergency Response and related projects portfolio in Syria. NRC implements cross-border programming into Syria from multiple hubs through both direct implementation and partner-led programming.

Our ideal candidate is:

We are looking for a motivated dynamic candidate, with excellent leadership and management skills. Our preferred candidate is someone who has a minimum of 5 years of experience in project implementation in humanitarian/recovery contexts,remote management, and capacity building.

The ideal candidate should have expertise in Shelter, WASH and Emergency Response and should be fluent in English language.

Key Job Tasks and Responsibilities:

1.   Line Management. Responsible for the direct line management of Shelter and WASH project team.

2.   Project & Budget Management. Responsible for the successful delivery of Shelter, WASH, Emergency Response or related activities implemented through direct delivery of partner-led approaches. This includes responsibility for managing assigned project budgets, and the regular review of targets, vs. actual, budgets and work-plans.

3.   StrategyDevelopment. Support the Shelter & WASH Specialist in developing and/or revising the Core Competency Strategies for Shelter and WASH by providing Area-level analysis and recommendations for needs and response options.

4.   TechnicalSupport. Responsible for providing technical support and leadership to partners and communities implementing Shelter, WASH, Emergency Response or related activities. This includes ensuring compliance with relevant minimum standards and collaborative engagement with the Shelter & WASH Specialist in developing minimum technical standards, SOPs and guidance.

5.   Partnerships. Work in collaboration with the Partnerships Adviser to identify and develop strategic partnerships and assess the performance of NRC’s existing partners involved in Shelter, WASH, Emergency Response or related activities using NRC’s partnership Framework.

6.   Assessments.In collaboration with the Area Manager and Shelter & WASH Specialist, responsible for overseeing assessments undertaken by NRC or partners for Shelter, WASH, Emergency Response or related activities. Assessments may be emergency-focused, Sector-Specific, Multi-Sector Assessments, Market Assessments, etc.

7.   M&E.Responsible for the delivery of project Monitoring and Evaluation for NRC and partner-led Shelter, WASH, Emergency Response or related activities; in accordance with agreed minimum standards. M&E systems should be developed in collaboration with the Shelter & WASH Specialist, M&E team, and Area Manager. Monitoring and Evaluations may be emergency-focused, Sector-Specific, Multi-Sector Assessments, Market Monitoring, etc.

8.   Accountability.Responsibility for ensuring adequate accountability to affected populations, as per NRC policies and the requirements of management, for Shelter, WASH, Emergency Response or related activities.

9.   Coordination. Responsible for representing NRC in Area-level coordination of Shelter, WASH, Emergency Response or related activities in both formal coordination mechanisms and through bilateral (peer) coordination. This includes responsibility for operational coordination, inter-agency reporting of achievements, and Area-level strategy discussions. Where required, support engagement and coordination with Consortium partners. Where required, support the Shelter & WASH Specialist in Whole-of-Syria level coordination.

Contract duration is 12 months

Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions

Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start

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