Position: WASH Project Coordinator
Reports to: Area Programme Manager
Supervision of: WASH Team Leader, Wash Project Officer and Wash Project Assistant
Duty station: Shire covering all IDP Sites and host community.
Project number: ETFM2301
Duration and type of contract: 6months and 15 days with possibility of Extension
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 WASH WASH Project Coordinator is responsible for Coordination of the WASH projects within the Tigray region.
- Line management of WASH Project staff
Specific responsibilitiesTo 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.
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, CC Officers, M&E Officer, Emergency Manager Area operations: Logistics & Admin Officer, Finance Officer, HR Assistant, Security Officer Staff capacity building: CC Specialists, HR Manager Implementation: WASH Specialist, Support officers, M&E Officer, Emergency Manager
Professional competenciesDegree 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 experienceKnowledge 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;
Behavioral competenciesManaging resources to optimize results Handling insecure environments Empowering and building trust Managing performance and development Planning and delivering results Strategic Thinking