Uganda nationals: WASH Project Coordinator

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Adjumani, , UG

Job description

  • Lead the design and development of all WASH activities (including proposal development). 
  • Lead the assessment of WASH needs assessment as regularly as required and advise accordingly. 
  • Monitor quality of 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 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 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 WASH work and implementation plan. 
  • Ensure capacity building and performance management for the relevant staff 
  • Ensure on the job training of WASH officers, assistants and other field staff including community members. 
  • Apply NRC’s minimum requirements on accountability to refugees in the implementation of WASH and community engagement activities. 
  • Supervise WASH activities in line with relevant standards, codes of conduct, and humanitarian principles. 
  • Ensure CRRF and REHOPE approaches have been in embedded in to pogramme design and implementation process. 
  • 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 WASH coordination meeting at Zonal, district and at national levels as would be required.


  • Bachelors Degree Civil Engineering 
  • Professional qualification in water and sanitation backed by at least 5 years of practical WASH in emergencies experience 
  • Experience in a humanitarian (emergency) and development WASH programme preferably with an INGO. 

Personal qualities

  • Input to decision making on whether and/or on the scope, size and quality of the programme 
  • Ability to work independently in a result oriented multi-tasking and multi-cultural environment and manage conflicting priorities.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 
  • 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.


  • English

We offer

  • Duty Station: Rhino-Arua /Adjumani/Palorinya 
  • Travel: Travel expected 
  • Salary as per NRC Salary provisions

Miscellaneous info

  • Travel: Some travelling must be expected