Local recruitment: WASH Project Manager 

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Herat, Afghanistan 🇦🇫

NRC is looking for a National Wash Project Manager in Herat -Afghanistan.  Our Ideal candidate should have:

  • Technical WASH expertise,
  • Very strong leadership skills 
  • Very good experience in project management
  • Minimum 3 years of experience from a senior level project implementation position
  • Knowledge of the context in western and north-western Afghanistan, Herat, Badghis, and Nimroz Provinces in particular;
  • Experience in needs assessment, project monitoring and evaluation, and programme development;
  • Experience of geographical access negotiation and representation, including with local authorities, I/NGOs, and communities.
  • Previous experience working in complex and volatile contexts and in managing a multi grants projects. 

Role and responsibilities

The purpose of the WASH Project Manager position is to implement WASH project portfolio comprised of the NRC Afghanistan’s WASH activities and programme in western region, as well as relevant staff mentoring and capacity development. S/he is also responsible for the overall planning and coordination of all WASH interventions, either directly within the WASH CC or as an integrated approach across other CCs, across the Area Office, including in the two sub-offices, Badghis and Nimroz.

  • Line management for project staff
  • Wash Strategies development Contribute to the development of Country, Area and WASH strategies, initiate and participate in the development of relevant WASH projects
  • Projects Management: Effective and efficient management of the WASH projects across Herat, Badghis, and Nimroz
  • Reports: Provide regular progress reports to the Area Manager and the WASH Specialist
  • Building Capacities: Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills
  • Networking and collaboration: Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders
  • Project Planning Contribute towards drawing up plans, proposals, and budgets for new projects/extensions of projects in conjunction with the relevant team, both programme and support staff;
  • Budget Management : Overall budget management for all the WASH projects/portfolio implemented in the Area, including the projects implemented in Badghis and Nimroz
  • Technical Support: Responsible for providing technical and implementation support and guidance to field-based WASH staff in implementing NRC project(s)

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Minimum 3 years of experience from a senior level project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Technical WASH expertise
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Knowledge of the context in western and north-western Afghanistan, Herat, Badghis, and Nimroz Provinces in particular;
  • Experience in needs assessment, project monitoring and evaluation, and programme development;
  • Experience of geographical access negotiation and representation, including with local authorities, I/NGOs, and communities.
  • Good communication skills, with capacity to directly influence and negotiate with a wide range of stakeholders;

Languages: Fluency in English, both written and verbal.

We are also looking for people who share our values:

  • To be dedicated in what we do;
  • To be innovative with our solutions;
  • To act as one unified and inclusive team;
  • To be accountable to the donors that make our work possible; the people we exist to serve; and to each other… the members of our NRC family.

We encourage you to learn more about this role please click here to access the Detailed Job Description 

We offer:

  • National contract until end of December 2022 (renewable).
  • Monthly Salary based on NRC Afghanistan Salary Scale.
  • NRC has medical coverage for staff plus 4 dependents. 
  • Eid Bonus once per year.
  • Leave and Holidays accordingly Afghanistan Labour Law.
  • Top up Credit card on monthly basis. 

Please note this is a national position, only candidates from Aghanistan can be considered, We also encourage Female candidates to apply. 

NRC might review applications before advert deadline, therefore interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.

About Us

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.
Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.
NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.


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