Female Ethiopia nationals: WASH Team Leader

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
Bule Hora, Ethiopia
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level (5-7 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Job description

Generic responsibilities 

  • Line management of WASH project field staff; 
  • Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures; 
  • Contribute to WASH CC strategies development, 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 WASH/Shelter PM in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements, and ensure high technical quality; 
  • Provide regular progress reports to WASH/Shelter PM; 
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist; 
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities; 
  • 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, coordinate and oversee the implementation of NRC WASH activities (Public Health Engineering, Public Health Promotion, water scheme Construction) in the Guji and Gedeo zones. 
  • Ensure that assessment, programme design and implementation considers needs and vulnerabilities in Guji and Gedeo zones. 
  • Ensure that WASH and Shelter 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 programme activities (for example, monitoring against log frames, individual performance management work plans). 
  • 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 and Shelter programming is coordinated with efforts of other agencies and Government and represent organization at Interagency Coordination meetings. 
  • Contribute to learning, experiences and evidence to relevant global advocacy objectives relating to WASH through case studies and documentation.


  • BSc degree with 5 years’ or MSc degree with 3 years’ experience respectively in one or more of the following: Hygiene promotion, Civil engineering, Hydraulic engineering, Water supply and irrigational engineering, Water supply and environmental engineering, Environmental Engineering, Water resource and Environmental Engineering and related subject. 
  • Experience from working as a WASH or similar in a humanitarian/recovery context with an INGO; 
  • 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 English, both written and verbal.

Education field

  • Civil engineering / construction

Education level

  • College / University, Bachelor's degree

Personal qualities

  • Context related skills, knowledge and experience 
  • Knowledge of the operating context in Guji and Gedeo zones is a significant asset; 
  • Knowledge of the local languages is an advantage; 
  • Experience in use of design software’s like Auto CAD, ArcGIS and statistical packages; 
  • Knowledge and experience of the application of SPHERE and links to emergency and longer-term development practice; 
  • Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills. 

Behavioral Competencies 

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


  • English

We offer

  • Commencement: ASAP, shortlisting and Interviews will continue as applications are received 
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions 
  • Duty station: Bule Hora with frequent travel to fields

Miscellaneous info

  • Travel: Approx. 150 days travel