WASH Coordinator (National Position)

at NRC (Norwegian Refugee Council)
Location Bule Hora, Oromia, Ethiopia
Date Posted April 10, 2020
Category Health Care / Medical
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.

Roles & Responsibilities:

The WASH Coordinator is responsible for coordination of the WASH CC projects within the Oromia/SNNP regions.

General responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and implement the WASH projects according to strategy, proposals and plans
  • Assist the Programme Manager/Area Manager in writing project proposals, concept notes and donor reports
  • Ensure adherence to NRC policies and donor requirements
  • Develop annual activity and work plans
  • Training and development of WASH CC staff
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities
  • Cooperate with relevant partners and local authorities
  • Organize trainings for the WASH CC team, relevant partners and beneficiaries
  • Monthly activity/project reports and other reporting as required
  • Ensure proper filing of all project documents

Specific responsibilities:

  • To ensure minimum standards of technical quality in all activities and interventions, which are technically appropriate, realistic, in line with project specific objectives and on budget.
  • Undertake contract management and tendering processes of the diverse contractors for WASH hardware and software activities.
  • Plan, coordinate and implement NRC WASH activities (Public Health Engineering and Public Health Promotion) in the Oromia/SNNP regions.
  • Ensure that assessment, programme design and implementation considers needs and vulnerabilities in Oromia/SNNP Regions.
  • Ensure that WASH programme design is informed by and integrated with NRC’s other priority sectors of Protection, Food Security and Livelihoods, Education and Shelter.
  • To ensure that sustainable systems are set in place for longer term operation and maintenance of all water and sanitation infrastructure, including the provision of all necessary training.
  • Prepare and oversee the implementation process to ensure timely delivery of programme activities (for example, monitoring against logframes, individual performance management workplans).
  • Prepare timely financial and narrative reports on project activities in compliance with internal NRC requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
  • Ensure appropriate management and use of NRC resources at all times
  • Manage project staff on a day-to-day level working with other technical departments, security, logistics, administration and senior management staff (depending on assignment).
  • Ensure that NRC’s work in WASH programming is coordinated with efforts of other agencies and Government, and represent organization at Interagency Coordination meetings.
  • Contribute to learning, experiences and evidence to relevant global advocacy objectives relating to WASH through case studies and documentation.

Job Requirements

Qualifications and Competences:

Generic professional competencies:

  • Degree in Water Engineering, Public Health, Civil Engineering, Public Health, Environmental Health, Hydrology
  • 5-year experience from working as a WASH Coordinator or similar in a humanitarian/recovery context with an INGO
  • Experience in implementing integrated WASH activities (both software and hardware)
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Proven and documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Knowledge of the operating context in Oromia/SNNP Regions
  • Experience in use of design sofwares like AutoCAD, ArcGIS and statistical packages
  • Knowledge and experience of the application of SPHERE and links to emergency and longer-term development practice.
  • Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in performance management of staff 

Behavioral competencies:

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Coping with change
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Working with people
  • Managing performance and development

Applying Instructions

All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Codes of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria are invited to send in their application letters including updated curriculum vitae with day-time telephone number and contact details of three work-related referees only through www.ethiojobs.net OR www.webcruiter.no (If it is possible, attach photocopies of the most relevant educational certificates/testimonials). Applications should reach NRC latest by April 23, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

NB: only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.


“Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply and on-the-job training will be provided!”

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