WASH & Shelter Project Manager

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Kaga Bandoro, , CF

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.
Central African Republic (CAR) is experiencing a humanitarian crisis, with more than 600,000 internally displaced, and 500,000 of refugees in neighbouring countries, and many more affected. NRC started the current country programme in CAR in February 2014, and is currently operating in five field offices; Berberati in the South West, Dekoa in the Centre West, Kaga Bandoro in the Centre North, Ndele in the north, Alindao in the southeast, as well as the capital office in Bangui.

The security situation is highly volatile and very difficult to predict. NRC’s geographical areas of intervention are stable at the moment but it is difficult to predict if they will remain stable, even in the short term.

The programme portfolio includes all five core competencies of NRC.  ICLA (Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance), Livelihood and Food Security, WASH, Shelter and Education, Mediation, as well as Protection and Community Based Planning programmes. 

Duties and responsibilities

In collaboration with the WASH/SHELTER Programme Development Manager (PDM) develop strategies for WASH/SHELTER projects
Monitor the WASH/SHELTER projects and ensure high technical quality and synergies
In coordination with the PDM, prepare proposals, budgets and reports related to managed projects
Evaluation, review and quality control of WASH/SHELTER projects
Identify trends in conditions/standards and donor priorities and assess better ways to assist
Training and capacity development of staff
Ensure adherence to NRC policies, handbooks, and tools
Develop partnerships and collaboration in the humanitarian community and coordinate with authorities at provincial and ministry level
Design and manage WASH/SHELTER projects, using innovative approaches and adaptation to
Collaborate with all other Core Competencies on assessments, analysis and implementation
Implement training on relevant topics, including hygiene promotion and COVID19
Contribute to the development of NRC CAR’s WASH/SHELTER macro strategy and log frame


Minimum 3 years’ experience from working as a Project Manager in a humanitarian/ recovery context
Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
WASH/SHELTER expertise – urban and rural
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
Fluency in English, both written and verbal
Fluency in French, both written and verbal
Knowledge of the context in CAR is desirable
Experience borehole machine

Personal qualities

Managing resource to optimize results
Strategic thinking
Empowering and building trust
Handling insecure environments

We can offer

Commencement: August 2020
Duration: 12 months
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions and free housing of moderate standard.
Grade: 8 in NRC’s grade structure.
Duty station: Kaga Bandoro with  50% travel to the field.  Kaga Bandoro is a non-family posting. International staff members are required to live in joint accommodation.
Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start.
Application procedures and CV registration: Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV. There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the “Company name” field for both company and location
For more information please click on the link Job Description





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