Wash Coordinator Nigeria

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Maiduguri, Nigeria 🇳🇬


We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee. 

If you are those people, the Norwegian Refugee Council in Nigeria is looking for an enthusiastic and passionate Wash Coordinator to join our Wash team in Maiduguri Area Office. The purpose of the WASH Coordinator position is to implement delegated Core Competencies project portfolio by increasing the level of relevant skills and knowledge through the provision of a range of activities.  

To be successful in this role you will be a confident communicator with excellent relationship building skills, capable of establishing strong relationships with stakeholders at all levels while supporting new initiatives across the Area. 

If you are highly organized individual, comfortable with working in an emergency environment and have previous experience in wash, we would love to hear from you!  

Role Responsibility 

  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways  of delivering assistance
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy
  • Contribute with WASH specific technical competence to the development of wash strategy, Micro Log Frame, and Plan of Action
  • Participate in coordinating  WASH  specific technical assessment as well as multi sector needs assessments and present recommendations
  • Provide WASH  specific technical input to coordination mechanism (e.g. sector coordination) and working groups
  • Provide support to M and E activities including provision of technical indicators, data  and  other mechanism for M&E
  • Contribute to the development of WASH  specific technical guidance, tools and mechanism
  • Coordinate activities related to WASH infrastructure construction and hygiene promotion
  • Preparing weekly, monthly progress reports and others documents required for the donor
  • Performs any other duties as requested by the WASH Project Manager.

We are looking for 

  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience from working with wash projects in a humanitarian/recovery context. Experience from working with social work and/or with distribution of humanitarian assistance is an advantage.
  • Previous 3 years’ work experience in community based water, Sanitation programs; Work experience with an NGO is desirable
  • BSc. in Civil Engineering/Public Health/ Geology/ Water Resources or any Wash related   

Project field

  • Must have knowledge of emergency Water supply, Hygiene, Sanitation requirements and protocols
  • Familiarity with international minimum standards of water Hygiene and Sanitation service delivery (i.e., SPHERE) is an advantage
  • Must have previous experience in training and Training of Trainers and Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Excellent communication skills – written and spoken – in English required.
  • Computer literacy in word processing and spreadsheets is required and
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD, GPS, Arc Gis and Google Earth is strongly desirable
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal.

 What’s in it for you? 

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply and to join a work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility: 

At NRC we think creatively. We encourage ideas and give responsibility to all employees at all levels, to help solve the complex issues that we face. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative. 

Learn on the job: NRC’s collaborative working style favours the exchange of good practice and lessons learnt. At NRC, employees learn on the job and are encouraged to look for opportunities to develop new competencies. NRC managers priorities the quality work and the competency development of their staff. This entails giving newcomers a good start, following up, training and mentoring employees to allow them to perform well in their current job, offering learning and development programmes. 

Additional Information:  Duty Station: Maiduguri, Nigeria – Duration of contract: Till December (renewable). Grade 7 in NRC’s grading structure – Reporting line: Wash Project Manager.

This position is open to National candidates only. We invite applications from all qualified and interested candidates. Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline. For further details, you can view a copy of the full Job Description


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.