Shelter and WASH Project Coordinator (Syria)

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

, , SY

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors. 

The purpose of this position is to work in collaboration with the Shelter & WASH Project Manager and lead the delegated portfolio of Shelter, WASH or related projects in central Syria. The position holder will be responsible for managing components of the NRC Shelter & WASH projects, staffing in central Syria. Projects in this area are delivered through direct implementation and in some areas remote management to NRC staff. In addition to project delivery, the position contributes to the broader Syria Response country-level programme development in collaboration with the Shelter & WASH Specialist.

Specific responsibilities related to this position include:

  • Project Cycle Management (PCM) & Implementation. 
  • Capacity Building. 
  • Technical Quality.
  • Programme Development. 
  • Project M&E. 
  • Reporting. 
  • Protection Mainstreaming. 
  • Coordination & Representation. 

Professional competencies

These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance.

Generic professional competencies for this position:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience of project implementation in humanitarian/recovery contexts;
  • Minimum 2 years of experience of working in in construction, engineering, architecture or equivalent;
  • Bachelor Degree or above in civil, structural engineering, architecture or similar;
  • Experience of working in complex and volatile contexts;
  • Technical Shelter, WASH and Emergency Response expertise;
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities;
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile;
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal;
  • Fluency in Arabic is an advantage, but not essential.

Context related skills, knowledge and experience (shall be adapted to the specific position):

  • Knowledge of the context in Syria;
  • Experience with remotely managed programming;

Behavioral competencies (max 6)

These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioural competencies, and the following are essential for this position:

  • Handling insecure environments
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Managing performance and development
  • Planning and delivering results

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

Contract period: 6 months

Duty Station: Syria

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

Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start

For additional information related to the position please reference the full job description attached below.