Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Livelihood & Food Security Coordinator

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description



Job Description

A job description is a written statement that describes the employee’s role and responsibilities. The role and responsibilities shall be executed within the NRC framework. The job description facilitates the recruitment process by stating the necessary competencies. It is mandatory for all positions.

Position:                                          Project Coordinator – FSL

Reports to:                                     Project Manager /Area Programme Manager

Supervision of:                               FSL Project Officer staff

Duty station:                                  Aweil Northern Bhar el Ghazal state       

Project number:

Duration and type of contract:  

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. 

Role and responsibilities

The purpose of the WASH Coordinator position is to implement delegated WASH project portfolio activities. The following is a brief description of the role.

Generic responsibilities (max 10)

These responsibilities shall be the same for all positions with the same title. The responsibilities shall be short and essential. Details belong in the Work- and Professional Development Plan.

Line management of FSL project field staff Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures Contribute to FSL strategy development, project proposals and provide input on needs and gaps Manage and implement delegated portfolio of FSL projects (activities, budget and project documentation) as delegated from PM in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements, and ensure high technical quality Provide regular progress reports to PM (AM and Core Competency Specialists if no PM)       Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities 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

These responsibilities shall be adapted to the particularities of the job location and context, phase of operation, strategic focus and type of programme intervention. This section shall be revised whenever a new employee is hired or the context changes significantly.

Provide day-to-day supervision and support to the FSL teams including implementation of Human Resources related processes (recruitments, orientation, training, performance management) Follow up on weekly meeting and conduct monthly and quarterly meetings and collect accurate and updated information about project activities Report any problem related to finance, admin and Logistics within the FSL team and the support team to the attention of the Area Manager for resolution Ensure that the FSL office and NRC property are kept in a good and secure condition Ensuring the marketing of FSL project in South Sudan Actively promote synergies between NRC’s FSL and other teams Any other task relevant to the position as requested by the Supervisor. 

Critical interfaces

By interfaces, NRC means processes and projects that are interlinked with other departments/units or persons. Relevant interfaces for this position are:

Project planning: CC Specialists Area operations: Support Coordinators (field office coordinators) Staff capacity building:  CC Specialists, HR Implementation: CC Specialists

Scale and scope of position


Numbers and titles of staff directly managed by the postholder, and numbers of staff and daily workers/incentive staff responsible for overall in the unit (2 FSL Project Officer staff)


Key external stakeholders the post has relationships with: UN agencies, INGOs, local NGOs, civil society, governmental bodies


GORS, Bi-Weekly, Project Proposals, Intranet

Legal or compliance:

Terms of employment, vendors requirements, donor requirements



Competencies are important in order for the employee and the organisation to deliver desired results. They are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following two categories:

1. Value driven competencies

Values are aspirational attitudes and beliefs that influence the way people conduct themselves. NRC’s values are: Dedicated, Innovated, Inclusive and Accountable.

2. Professional competencies

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

Generic professional competencies for this position:

Experience from working in an FSL project implementation position in a humanitarian/ recovery context Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
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