WASH Programme Development Manager – NGO Jobs 2021

Job Title: WASH Programme Development Manager

Country: South Sudan
Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Closing date: 13 Dec 2021

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation. Our task is to improve international protection of refugees and internally displaced persons, and to offer humanitarian assistance regardless of race, nationality or political views. Our efforts are founded on the principle that all human beings are entitled to a life in peace, liberty, safety and equality, as this is expressed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. NRC has been working in South Sudan since 2004. Our core activities include Education, Shelter & WASH, Food Security & Livelihoods (FSL), and Information, Counselling & Legal Assistance (ICLA).

We are searching for a WASH expert with strong engineering skills to design and upgrade existing water systems. The ideal candidate should have experience in longterm supply of water systems. The candidate should also have the ability to capacity build the WASH team and able to conduct assessments and develop WASH proposals.

Role and responsibilities

The purpose of the position is to be responsible to design, develop and implement WASH programme/project. It is mainly to help start-up WASH program in Static operations of South Sudan Country Program. Currently, the focus of South Sudan WASH program is on rapid mobile emergency response dominated by hygiene promotion and other software activities.

Generic Responsibilities

  1. Develop WASH strategy, technical SOPs / guidelines and Macro LFAs
  2. Compliance and adherence to NRC policies, CC tools, handbooks and guidelines
  3. Responsible of development and manage funding proposal, project budgets and donor reports
  4. Overall management of project staff
  5. Coordinate and manage WASH project implementation (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements
  6. Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills
  7. Liaison and collaborate with relevant local and national authorities and stakeholders and represent NRC in relevant forums/cluster/working groups.
  8. Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Lead comprehensive WASH assessments in selected strategic locations for potential fund raising, advocacy and other relevant humanitarian and development purposes
  2. Develop a comprehensive Water Development and Upgrading approach and minimum design in schools and communities
  3. Explore on improved technology of school and community sanitation facilities
  4. Build on existing hygiene promotion activities successes and experiences
  5. Ensure WASH contributes to other core competencies with focus on education and LFS outcomes
  6. Support the ongoing WASH in both static and mobile responses

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Minimum 3 years of experience from a senior level project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant educational background with proven hard ware expertise such as water engineer
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Technical WASH expertise with strong WASH hardware technical and educational skills, hydrogeological skills
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge and skills in market analysis, cash-based interventions and market based programmes
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal


  • Knowledge of the context in South Sudan
  • Knowledge of the local language
  • Experience with start-up of programmes

What we Offer

Type of Contract: 12 months contract

Grade: 9 according to NRC’s grading and salary scale, terms and conditions

Duty Station: Juba (Please note that Juba is non-accompanied duty station)

Travel: 70 % travel to the field

Start Date: As soon as possible

An approved health certificate will be requested before the contract start!

How to apply:

Please apply via the link below:

WASH Programme Development Manager South Sudan Juba – NRC and NORCAP Careers Careers (oraclecloud.com)