Water Job: WASH Programme Development Manager

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is looking for an experienced and dedicated WASH Programme Development Manager (PDM) for their programme in Northern Nigeria. The PDM will be responsible for developing and leading the WASH programme. NRC is a non-governmental, humanitarian organisation 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 camp management, shelter, education, food security, legal assistance, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.

NRC initiated country operations in Nigeria in June 2015, in order to respond to the critical and increasing needs in the country. NRC currently has a full team based in Maiduguri and a coordination office in Abuja. Borno State is host to the largest number of IDPs with the biggest concentration in Maiduguri City. NRC is currently providing services across various sectors namely; Shelter and Non-Food Items (NFI); Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion (WASH); Food Security; and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) in order to address identified humanitarian needs. The WASH PDM reports to the Area Manager.


Job description: WASH Programme Development Manager

Develop WASH strategy, technical SOPs/guidelines and Macro LFAs
Responsible for developing funding proposals (including multi-sectoral proposals), project budgets and donor reports
Ensure capacity building of project staff (including training) and transfer key skills
Identify trends in conditions/standards and donor priorities
Scale up and diversify WASH operational capacity (recruitment & capacity development)


Minimum 3 years’ of experience from a senior level project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context
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
Knowledge of Nigeria and/or West Africa an advantage
Emergency & Protracted crisis WASH assistance in rural and urban contexts;
Experience with implementation of Cash and Voucher approaches;
Knowledge of local languages (Hausa, Karuni, Fulani) an advantage
Experience of start-up operations is an advantage
Personal qualities
Managing resources to optimize results
Managing performance and development
Empowering and building trust
Handling insecure environments
Working with people
Strategic thinking
A good sense of humour is an asset

All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.

The offer

Commencement: May 2017
Duration: 12 months
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions and free housing of moderate standard.
Duty station: Maiduguri, with frequent travels. Maiduguri is a non-family posting. Travel outside Maiduguri is dependent on changing security conditions, especially for certain roads in the area. Recreational and social facilities are limited, and accommodation is modest. International staff members are required to live in joint accommodation.

Approved health certificate 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.

Application deadline for the WASH Programme Development Manager is 15th March, 2017


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