WASH Project Coordinator (SRO)

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
Amman, Jordan
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Junior (3-4 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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NRC currently has more than 2,000 staff in the Middle East region assisting people displaced by conflict in Syria. As a leading humanitarian organization, we support displaced persons by implementing programs across the Shelter, Education, Food Security, Information Counseling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sectors with strong protection and resilience focus integrated into our programs. In the Middle East, NRC has over 3000 staff dedicated to assisting people affected by the conflict in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Palestine. Its humanitarian interventions are based upon its programming expertise in the Core Competencies of Shelter, Education, Water and Sanitation Hygiene, Food Security, along with Information Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) to forcibly displaced people.  The Syrian Crisis is well into its eight-year, but the level and intensity of conflict in the country remain high.  Humanitarian and protection needs continue to grow inside of Syria as a result of the ongoing conflict and consequent complex emergency situation in which displacement is both massive and widespread.  

Our Ideal Candidate:

We are seeking a motivated professional individual to join our Syria Response Office’s operations. The ideal candidate must have a Minimum (3) years of experience of project implementation in humanitarian/recovery contexts; along with (2) years of experience working in the WASH sector. Previous relevant experience in project coordination, management and team management is a position requirement. In addition, the candidate must be fluent in English, both written and verbal. The candidate must be a Bachelor’s Degree holder, with preference to water, environmental, hydraulic, civil engineering, or similar.

Specific Responsibilities:

Project Cycle Management (PCM) and Implementation. As delegated by line‐manager, responsible for the successful implementation of all WASH projects delivered through direct modality throughout the full project cycle. The position‐holder may be required to represent the WASH project team in PCM meetings and to produce key PCM documentation (e.g. Procurement Plans, Work Plan, etc.).

Capacity Building. As delegated by line‐manager, responsible for supporting the successful capacity building of NRC WASH staff in relevant competencies. This includes ensuring performance management of all WASH project team members, identification of capacity building needs, and planning and resourcing capacity building initiatives within the framework of the NRC Syria Response strategies, tools and guidelines.

Technical Quality. Responsible for ensuring implementation of high‐quality WASH projects by NRC, in accordance with the agreed NRC Syria Response Office Country and WASH Strategy, tools and guidelines.

Programme Development. Responsible for supporting high‐quality Area Office‐level input into the Syria Response Office (country‐level) WASH programme development initiatives (e.g. Core Competency Strategies).

Project Monitoring and Evaluation. As delegated by line‐manager, responsible for accurate and high quality Monitoring and Evaluation of NRC WASH or related activities, including information management and archiving. This will include ‐ but is not limited to – the successful implementation of construction/process, output and outcome monitoring conducted by NRC and/or third parties.

Safe Programming. Responsible for supporting safe programming in all WASH or related activities throughout the project cycle. This includes – but is not limited to – ensuring safety and dignity of beneficiaries, understanding their diverse needs, enabling meaningful access to NRC’s services, ensuring adequate accountability to affected populations, ensuring adequate participation and consultation, and supporting the realisation of their human rights.

Coordination and Representation. As delegated by line‐manager, responsible for representing NRC WASH programmes in Area‐level coordination mechanisms, WASH Cluster and Health Cluster in formal and informal forums and through bilateral (peer) coordination.

We can offer

Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline
Contract period: 12 months 
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions
Duty Station: Amman, Jordan
For more information, please see attached Job Description