Lebanon nationals: Trainee (WASH and Infrastructure Coordinator)

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Tyre, , LB

Who is NRC?

The Norwegian Refugee Council is an independent humanitarian organisation helping the worlds’ refugee and displaced populations. Whatever it takes. Wherever, and whenever, we’re needed.  Today, we work in both new and protracted crises across 30 countries, where we provide camp management, food assistanceclean watershelterlegal aid, and education.

We stand up for people forced to flee. NRC is a determined advocate for displaced people. When we witness injustices, we alert the world. We promote and defend displaced people’s rights and dignity in local communities, with national governments and in the international arena.


What is NRC’s Trainee Programme?

NRC’s trainee programme is a development package designed for early-career humanitarian professionals, which offers participants the opportunity to follow a structured 12 month curriculum, combining classroom learning, with mentoring and on-the-job training. Participants will benefit from tailored training opportunities and early inclusion in the NRC field teams in a collaborative and supportive environment, responding to the needs of the world’s most vulnerable people.


Who should apply to NRC’s Trainee Programme?

This programme is geared towards early-career humanitarians with a passion for improving the lives of refugees and other displaced persons forced to flee their homes. Prospective trainees should already have gained academic credentials and limited relevant experience in their chosen specialty.  Entrance into the programme is not limited by age, gender or nationality, in fact NRC welcomes diversity in all of its programming. 

Applicants should have the following minimum requirements:

  • University degree in a relevant discipline, from an accredited institution;

  • Two years of relevant work experience in the respective functional area;

  • Willingness to serve in conflict zones and field locations.

  • A passion to serve the needs of refugees and displaced persons.


The selection and appointment process:

Applicants for the trainee programme will go through a comprehensive selection and appointment process, which includes:

  • Screening/shortlisting based on profile requirements;
  • Technical tests (languages, competency, etc.);
  • Video Interview;
  • Personality assessment;
  • Reference checks (professional and academic);
  • Skype Interview;
  • 4-6 week Induction;
  • Deployment to the field.

The recruitment and selection process is expected to take 2-4 months.  Successful candidates will be invited to join the programme induction commencing August 2017


Trainee WASH and Infrastructure Coordinator (Lebanese Nationals Only)


The NRC Trainee Programme is currently accepting applications from candidates with experience and interest in the area of WASH and Infrastructure


Role Specific Information

Roles in WASH and Infrastructure can typically be exposed to the following responsibilities:


  • Coordinate and implement the infrastructure Community Support Projects (CSPs) and WASH projects according to strategy, proposals and plans
  • Design, tender and manage CSPs (Community Support projects) contracts and contractors with full adherence to NRC policies and donor requirements
  • Design adapted WASH solutions for the different areas of and types of intervention, taking into account the National WASH strategy standards, SPHERE standards and special needs.
  • Develop Environment Impact Assessments for the proposed infrastructure projects
  • Develop weekly and monthly activity and work plans for the CSPs activities
  • Supervision, training and development of the WASH infrastructure staff
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities
  • Cooperate with relevant partners and local authorities and contribute in the identification of new areas of intervention
  • Promote responsive Municipal leadership in infrastructure projects’ Operations and Maintenance and lead Operations and Maintenance workshops and integrate results into municipal work plan
  • With support of the Area Manager and Shelter and WASH PM, organize trainings for the WASH team (as well as for relevant partners and beneficiaries as possible)
  • Ensure that the WASH project is in accordance with NRC Standards and local regulations

Our Ideal Candidate for this role:

We are looking for a university graduate in Master/ Bachelor degree or equivalent in Civil, Mechanical, Hydraulic, Environment or Public Health Engineering, with a minimum of 2 years’ previous experience in the field of WASH and Infrastructure.  A willingness to serve in potentially insecure environments. Fluency in English, both written and verbal.

We are particularly looking for positive individuals with a strong commitment to developing their skills and contributing to the greater mandate of NRC.

In this programme you will join highly motivated and expert staff who are making a difference to the most vulnerable people in the world’s biggest displacement crisis.

Additional Information:

Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the deadline

Programme length: 12 months – commencing August 2017

Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s trainee salary and terms and conditions

Duty station: Tyre, Lebanon

Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start

NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and to check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activities.

NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.

NB: Please enter the geographical location in the “Company name” field for both company and location on your application.