Uganda nationals: Shelter / WASH Coordinator

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Kampala, , UG

The Shelter/Wash Coordinator will be responsible for the overall management of Shelter implementation in the field South West Area. He/she will ensure the monitoring of qualitative, finance and operational aspects of project activities and the smooth functioning of Shelter/WASH activities.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Identify implementation opportunities for cash-based interventions and market based programmes and support staff implement quality timely programmes
  • Contribute to creating an enabling environment for the implementation of cash-based interventions, working with support teams in the institutionalisation of cash (capacity building, guidance and SOP development).
  • Lead the design and development of all Shelter/WASH activities (including proposal development).
  • Lead the assessment of Shelter/WASH needs assessment as regularly as required and advise accordingly.
  • Monitor quality of Shelter & WASH work progress as per the agreed proposal and budget.
  • Work with the Programme support team, in particular the Logistics and Finance team on Market assessments.
  • Supervise and monitor construction of Shelter & WASH facilities in accordance to approved work plan, budgets, technical specifications and/or terms of reference (ToR), in coordination with sanitation/hygiene team.
  • Ensuring that all planning processes and bill of quantities are in line with budget planning, budgetary constraints and in accordance to donor requirements.
  • Manage, support and supervise the work of Shelter/WASH officers and other staff, and Contractors implementing various sanitation and hygiene promotion activities.
  • Work with other team members, to contribute in the design, dissemination and monitoring of field related activities;
  • Work closely with monitoring and evaluation team and ensure the M&E element of in beaded into Shelter/WASH work and implementation plan.
  • Ensure capacity building and performance management for the relevant staff
  • Ensure on the job training of Shelter/WASH officers, assistants and other field staff including community members.
  • Apply NRC’s minimum requirements on accountability to refugees in the implementation of Shelter/WASH and community engagement activities.
  • Supervise Shelter/WASH activities in line with relevant standards, codes of conduct, and humanitarian principles.
  • Sensitize the staff on environmental issues and the mitigating measures, so that NRC’s operations meet the minimum standards as set up by the Ministry of Water and Environment and NEMA.
  • Ensure that the programme take gender, protection issues fully into account. Ensure safe programming approach is undertaken at all stages of programme implementation.
  • Attend Shelter/WASH coordination meeting at Zonal, district and at national levels as would be required. 


  • Shelter and/or WASH background training in the technical field like B.Civil Engineering, B. Vocational Studies & Technological Studies with Education, Or B. Of Construction Management
  • Proven practical experience in the planning and execution of Shelter/WASH Projects.
  • Experience in a humanitarian (emergency) and development of Shelter/WASH programme preferably with an INGO.
  • Experience in budget monitoring and budget control.
  • Experience in capacity building and training of staff and target groups
  • Input to decision making and/or on the scope, size and quality of the programme
  • Proven ability to use MS Office software (especially Word and Excel) is essential.
  • Experience with other computer programs such as SAP 2000 and Microsoft Project would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of local language of South West Uganda is highly desirable.

Personal qualities

  • Ability to initiate, develop, plan and implement an integrated programme Problem solving and analysis often involves difficult decision-making based on scenarios and unknown variables;
  • Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to explain and present technical information
  • Ability to work independently in a result oriented multi-tasking and multi-cultural environment and manage conflicting priorities.

We can offer

  • Job Grade: 7 
  • Contract Duration: 7 months renewable subject to funding
  • Duty station: Kampala
  • Travel: 80% within the South West Region

Shortlisting will be done on a rolling basis, candidates are advised to apply ASAP.

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.