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WASH Coordinator Ethiopia Shire


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WASH Coordinator Ethiopia Shire

  • Country: Ethiopia
  • Organization: NRC
  • Deadline: 2023-11-22
  • No of Vacancies: N/A

Generic responsibilities 

  1. Line management of WASH Project staff
  2. Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures;
  3. Contribute to WASH strategies development, project proposals and provide input on needs and gaps;
  4. Manage and implement delegated portfolio of WASH projects (activities, budget and project documentation) as delegated from AMP in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements, and ensure high technical quality;
  5. Provide regular progress reports to APM;
  6. Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities;
  7. Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist;
  8. Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills;
  9. Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders;
  10. Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy.

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, Public Health Promotion, Construction) in the Tigray Region.
  • Ensure that assessment, programme design and implementation considers needs and vulnerabilities in Tigray Region.
  • Ensure that WASH programme design is informed by and integrated with NRCs’ other priority sectors of ICLA, Livelihood and Food Security (LFS), Education and Protection.
  • 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.


. Professional competencies

  • Degree in Water Engineering, Public Health, Civil Engineering, Public Health, Environmental Health, Hydrology;
  • 5 years’ experience from working as a WASH Coordinator or similar in a humanitarian/recovery context with an INGO/ NGOs’;
  • Experience in implementing integrated WASH activities (both software and hardware);
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts;
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities;
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile;
  • Fluency in Tigrigna and English, both written and verbal.

Context related skills, knowledge and experience

  • Knowledge of the operating context in Tigray region;
  • Knowledge of the local languages is an advantage;
  • Knowledge and experience of the application of SPHERE and links to emergency and longer-term development practice;
  • Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in use of design software’s like AutoCAD, ArcGIS and statistical packages;


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