Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Shelter and WASH Specialist

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description


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Roles and Responsibilities:

Responsible for technical quality of Shelter and WASH CCs in country, in line with NRC Programme Policy and global strategic priorities. Promote integrated programming initiatives (with other CCs) through systematic planning and cooperation in line with NRC Programme Policy. Promote and develop Energy activities and initiatives in collaboration with the Regional Shelter and Energy Advisor.  Take the lead on quality project deliverables to ensure high technical outputs. Provide strategic leadership on the development of programming that recognizes the Shelter and WASH winter challenges faced by refugee and host populations. Lead the process on proposals, budgets, modifications, project reviews and reporting and ensure high technical quality. Support programmatic M&E and indicator tracking in conjunction with project teams and M&E department. Develop and lead on conducting needs assessments (in collaboration with program and M&E teams), baseline, mid-and end-evaluations. Represent NRC with relevant donors and in humanitarian Coordination meetings in country. Provide support and input to the recruitment processes for Shelter/WASH staff. Accountable for organisational learning from Programme Implementation, sharing of best practice and Capacity Building.  Responsible for mainstreaming Safe and Inclusive (SIP) programing in Shelter and WASH programme Design and implementation in line with NRC Protection Policy and guidelines.  

What you will bring:

Minimum 5 years of experience within programme expertise area in a humanitarian/ recovery context (as a Project Manager or Technical Advisor). Minimum 2 years of technical construction expertise. Higher education degree in a technical construction or related fields. Master’s degree is an advantage. Technical knowledge and experience of construction systems and rehabilitation in a humanitarian context Previous experience working in urban programming displacement in complex and volatile settings with a solid background in protection and Housing Land and Property Rights Solid experience with project cycle management (PCM) and in Project Development; including ability to lead on assessments, design; with good skills in proposal writing/reporting  Fluency in English, both written and verbal. Romanian, Ukrainian and Russian language skills will be considered as an asset.  Experience in team capacity building Excellent analytical skills and communication skills in writing and speaking

What we will offer:

Duty Station: Chisinau, Republic of Moldova (also covering Romania) Contract Duration: 12 months (with possibility of extension subject to funding availability) Travel:25% to NRC operational sites Salary: Grade 9 in NRC’s Salary Scale. NRC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.

NRC is very grateful to those who have responded thus far and continue to heed to our calls for support. This is going a long way in addressing the diverse needs, priorities, and concerns currently affecting the people of Ukraine.

For any questions pertaining to this role please write to with the "Job Title" as the subject line.

Due to the large volume of applications anticipated, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  All applications should be submitted in English.

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