WASH Coordinator needed at Norwegian Refugee Council

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Job title : WASH Coordinator

Job Location : Adamawa

Deadline : March 09, 2024

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These strategic locations have allowed NRC greater reach from the north and south parts of the North-East and North Central region and allowed NRC to contribute to bridging the gap between humanitarian aid and development cooperation, including by focusing on equitable access to basic services and strengthening the rights of displaced people and returnees. In addition to the Country Office and the above-mentioned Area Offices, NRC has sub-office structures in Dikwa, Monguno, Biu, Mubi, Pulka, and Gwoza.

We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee.

If you are those people, the Norwegian Refugee Council in Nigeria is looking for an enthusiastic, passionate WASH Coordinator to join our team in Yolai, Adamawa State.

Role and responsibilities

Generic responsibilities

  • Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  • Contribute to WASH Core Competency strategy development, project proposals and provide input on needs and gaps 
  • Manage and implement delegated portfolio of WASH Core Competency projects (activities, budget and project documentation) as delegated from Project Manager in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements, and ensure high technical quality
  • Provide regular progress reports to Project Manager (AM and Core Competencies Specialist if no Project Manager)            
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist
  • Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills  
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy

Specific responsibilities 

  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways  of delivering assistance
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy
  • Contribute with WASH specific technical competence to the development of wash strategy, Micro Log Frame, and Plan of Action
  • Participate in coordinating  WASH  specific technical assessment as well as multi sector needs assessments and present recommendations
  • Provide WASH  specific technical input to coordination mechanism (e.g. sector coordination) and working groups 
  • Provide support to M and E activities including provision of technical indicators, data  and  other mechanism for M&E
  • Contribute to the development of WASH  specific technical guidance, tools and mechanism
  • Coordinate activities related to WASH infrastructure construction and hygiene promotion
  • Preparing weekly, monthly progress reports and others documents required for the donor
  • Performs any other duties as requested by the WASH Project Manager.


Generic professional competencies for this position: 

  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience from working with wash projects in a humanitarian/recovery context. Experience from working with social work and/or with distribution of humanitarian assistance is an advantage.
  • Previous 3 years’ work experience in community based water, Sanitation programs; Work experience with an NGO is desirable
  • BSc. in Civil Engineering/Public Health/ Geology/ Water Resources or any Wash related    project field
  • Must have knowledge of emergency Water supply, Hygiene, Sanitation requirements and protocols
  • Familiarity with international minimum standards of water Hygiene and Sanitation service delivery (i.e., SPHERE) is an advantage
  • Must have previous experience in training and Training of Trainers and Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Excellent communication skills – written and spoken – in English required.
  • Computer literacy in word processing and spreadsheets is required and 
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD, GPS, Arc Gis and Google Earth is strongly desirable
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal.

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