WASH Specialist (Horn of Africa)

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

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THIS JOB ADVERTISEMENT IF MEANT FOR RECRUITING CANDIDATES WHO WILL BE ON THE REGIONAL ROSTER. QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WILL BE ON STANDBY LIST AND DEPLOYED TO ANY OF THE 9 COUNTRIES WHERE THERE WILL BE A VACANCY. INTERVIEWS WILL BE ON CONTINUOUS BASIS.
NRC’s Horn of Africa operation comprises of large-scale multi-country humanitarian and early recovery interventions spread across nine countries (Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Yemen, Eritrea, Uganda, South Sudan and Tanzania). NRC’s overall strategy in the region is to ensure a greater number of vulnerable people in hard to reach areas get access to humanitarian assistance, become resilient to future disasters and find durable solution. The regional office is based in Nairobi and works with country programmes to ensure standardisation of programmatic and operational approaches, promote multi country programming and ensuring quality and coordination.

The purpose of the Core Competence Specialist position is technical development of the specific WASH, strategic direction and quality assurance.
The same advertisement can be used to fill any vacant position in the countries listed under the region.

Job description

  • Develop WASH strategy, technical guidance and Macro LFAs
  • Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  • Contribute to fundraising, develop and revise funding proposal, budgets and donor reports
  • Identify trends technical standards and donor priorities
  • Follow up on compliance with contractual commitments within the WASH, ensure high technical quality and synergies in project implementation
  • Provide technical direction and project implementation support
  • Ensure that key learnings are extracted from shelter implementation, and incorporate them in shelter and staff development processes
  • Provide systematic training and build capacity of technical staff
  • Represent NRC in relevant forums/clusters, including with national authorities and donors
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy

Qualifications

  • Minimum 4 years of experience within technical expertise area in a humanitarian/ recovery context
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Core competency expertise
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Valid driver’s license

Education field

  • Civil engineering / construction

Education level

  • College / University, Bachelor’s degree

Personal qualities

  • Handling insecure environments
  • Strategic thinking
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Influencing
  • Initiate action and change
  • Analysing

Language

  • English

We offer

  • Duty station: Non Family Duty in any of the 9 Countries listed above.
  • Contract period: 12 Months with possibility of extension
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions, The candidate will observe NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for the NRC specific Country Office

Miscellaneous info

  • Travel: Some travelling must be expected

POSITION TYPE

ORGANIZATION TYPE

EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

DEGREE REQUIRED