WASH Delegate Iraq via ReliefWeb

Norwegian Red Cross

Baghdad, , IQ

he Norwegian Red Cross is part of the Red Cross Red Crescent (RCRC) Movement, the world’s largest humanitarian network with millions of volunteers and staff operating in 190 countries. Our mission is to alleviate human suffering, protect life and health, and uphold human dignity especially during armed conflicts and other emergencies. To achieve this, we follow the seven humanitarian principles; Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary service, Unity and Universality.

The ability of National Society partners to respond adequately to needs of the affected population is an important strategic priority for Norwegian Red Cross. In Iraq we support Iraq Red Crescent Society to respond to the humanitarian needs, with a focus on health and WASH programmes. We support relief activities owing to the volatile environment in Iraq and support and provide assistance during the return of internally displaced people to their areas of origin ensuring safe and dignified return and recovery phases. Norwegian Red Cross contributes to the financial development of Iraq Red Crescent Society centrally and build capacities of selected local branches.

For WASH, the emphasis will be on providing conflict and displacement affected population with access to emergency WASH services, and on raising awareness to promote safe practices and the proper use of water and sanitation facilities

Norwegian Red Cross has been present in Iraq since 2013.

Main strategic responsibilities:

  • Ensure that Norwegian Red Cross supported projects in WASH are designed and implemented in line with established technical standards and project management methodologies.

  • Coach Iraq Red Crescent WASH teams in thematic frameworks and relevant technical standards and support the operationalization of those standards.

  • Contributes proactively with other technical personnel to Norwegian Red Cross global efforts to establish and operationalized technical standards in relevant areas.

Main operational responsibilities:

  • Conducts technical assessments and scoping missions

  • Carries out regular field monitoring, provides recommendations and assistance on project improvements and follows up on their implementation

  • Organizes technical mid-term reviews upon request and contributes to terms of reference and inception reports to final evaluations.

  • Provides trainings and coaches IRCS project staff on the operationalization of established technical

  • Oversees data collection and provides technical support to reports.

  • Liaises with the IRCS technical and project teams

  • Provide innovative and environmentally friendly solutions to current WASH and energy problems facing Iraq

  • Provides surge support to other countries and regions, as relevant and upon the request of the Regional Office.

  • Promotes harmonization across regions and countries by monitoring use of common standards and tools.

We seek a person who;

  • produces fresh and innovative ideas and solutions; breaks away from tradition; promotes change and novelty

  • demonstrates specialist knowledge and expertise in own area and participates in continuous development

  • adheres to company rules and procedures; execute plans with commitment and determination; achieves high quality results

  • quickly understands and analyses complex issues and problems; comes up with sound and rational judgements

  • co-operates well with others; shares knowledge, experience and information and supports others in the pursuit of team goals


  • Higher University Degree in relevant technical discipline including civil engineering, water and sanitation engineering or environmental health engineering. Equivalent technical experience can substitute for qualifications but not vice versa.

Experience with:

  • using innovative tools and approaches in relevant technical discipline

  • Managing projects, including conducting needs assessment, project design and reporting.

  • building technical capacities of partner organizations.

  • applying standards and operationalising those standards in humanitarian projects.

Other skills:

  • English work proficiency is required; Arabic is a strong asset.

  • International driving licence (manual gear) is required.

Reporting to:

Country Programme Manager, based in Bagdad, Iraq

Position is based in:

Bagdad, Iraq


12 months’ contract, possible with extension

Why should you apply?

  • Meaningful: Youll be a part of the world’s largest humanitarian organization, reaching the most vulnerable people in their local community.

  • Impact: You will help National Societies in the region to become strong, self-sustained and accountable humanitarian actors.

  • Career: You will be connected to an international organization with staff based all over the world

  • A great place to work: You will work in a multicultural environment with hard-working, dedicated and fun colleagues with a strong culture of collaboration, continual improvement, and celebration of wins.

Norwegian Red Cross striving to build a working culture based on respect, honesty and generosity.

We do a thorough background check on relevant candidate.

How to apply:

Apply Here