The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.

The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 3500 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs As a humanitarian and emergency relief organization, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has been operational in Sudan since 2004 providing assistance to IDPs, returnees, refugees and host communities in areas of significant return. In February 2004 the Country Office was established in Khartoum, followed by field offices in Rumbek in November (the then provincial capital of Southern Sudan), in Nyala, South Darfur, and in Kadugli, Southern Kordofan. In 2006 NRC closed operations in Darfur.

In August 2006, NRC opened an office in Juba, Central Equatoria (CE), which has since replaced Khartoum as the Country Office; in 2007, NRC opened field offices in Aweil, Northern Bahr El Ghazal (NBeG), and then in Alek, Warrap in 2011. Programmatically, NRC currently operates an integrated programme providing all of NRC’s core competencies: Education, Shelter (School Construction), Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), WASH and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA). In 2014, NRC will expand operations to new areas in Jonglei State where the conflict is convergence of two different but interlinked issues: inter-communal violence and ongoing hostilities between the SPLA on one side and non-state armed actors. Violent cattle raids, many of which are driven by inter-communal rivalries, have continued to take place across most counties of Jonglei State In view of the ongoing conflict situation and based on security and programme assessments, NRC plans to start operations in Jonglei State in 2014. Upon establishment, NRC will assess more needs and identify opportunities for future growth and expansion.

The WASH Programme will focus on essential rehabilitation of water points and latrines in the area, as prioritized by local government authorities and verified by NRC. Hygiene promotion and sanitation awareness raising is a cross cutting approach. The purpose of WASH PM for Jonglei is to take the lead in establishing WASH as an integrated programme with other Core Competencies in the State. The PM WASH will take the lead of starting up the new WASH programme intervention and ensure improved public health of the affected population.

Reference no.: 1989939139 Deadline for application: 25.12.2013
Contact info: Robert Inzikoa Regional HR Adviser, Horn of Africa +254 728 110 480 Carina Vedvik Hansen Program Adviser, Horn of Africa +47 95752271

Job description Develop, coordinate and manage the WASH project in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements. Manage, train and develop the WASH team Ensure high technical quality and transparent processes Adherence to WASH tools and handbooks and other NRC policies Represent WASH in internal and external forums Responsible for project documentation Develop, manage and monitor the budget(s) according to Financial Handbook and donor requirements. Transparent and cost efficient procurement of goods Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees and explore and asses new and better ways to assist Implement project specific protection priorities Specific responsibilities are: Initiate and design new projects in line with the Jonglei program strategy. Promote and facilitate capacity building of local partners (government, civil society organizations and community structures). Take lead in the implementation of project M&E systems in line with the South Sudan M&E framework. Establish a new WASH programme, implement and monitor project activities appropriate to specific sectors of the community, e.g. children, youths, women, and men. Promoting safe WASH practices, including appropriate use and maintenance of WASH facilities and services, thereby ensuring community involvement in the rehabilitation of water points and latrines Creation of channels for dialogue (water user committees) to ensure appropriate technical and social interventions in order to secure outcome, impact and sustainability. Identification of appropriate maintenance mechanisms and sustainability of the rehabilitated latrines, water points and household infrastructures. Identification of key hygiene practices (gender sensitive) to be addressed and sectors of the population with whom to engage and define an appropriate communications strategy to promote safe practices Monitor, evaluate and suggest changes and improvements in the project and associated materials based on observations and discussions with the WASH staff, Area Manager and PDU Develop appropriate technical and social training packages and modules for Hygiene and Sanitation including Environmental sanitation to enhance the capacity of NRC staff. Manage assessments and baseline studies in coordination with the clusters (i.e. WASH, NFIs/Shelter, Health) and other relevant actors in the area

Personal qualities Values are aspirational attitudes and beliefs that influence the way people conduct themselves. NRC’s values are: Dedicated, Innovated, Inclusive and Accountable. Behavioral competencies: These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. The following are essential for this position: Managing resources to optimize results Managing performance and development Empowering and building trust Handling insecure environments Context related skills, knowledge and experience are: Knowledge of the context in South Sudan-Jonglei State Experience with start-up, exit or similar

Job location: Jonglei South Sudan

Qualifications Minimum 3 years of experience from working as a WASH project manager in a humanitarian/recovery context. Experience in proposal development, donor report writing and budget management Background in Public Health Engineering (Water & Sanitation) or similar discipline. Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts Technical WASH expertise Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile Fluency in English, both written and verbal Valid driver’s license

We offer Commencement: January 2014 Contract period: 24 months Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions Duty station: Jonglei Approved health certficate will be requested before contract start Application procedures and CV registration: Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV. There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the "Company name" field for both company and location

Miscellaneous info Full time Number of positions: 1

Closing date: 25 Dec 2013

How to apply:

Apply through www.nrc.no, then vacancies

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