WASH Specialist Kenya Nairobi & TZ at Norwegian Refugee Council October, 2022 Job Description
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Generic responsibilities (max 10)

  • Lead on the WASH component of the Integrated Programming strategy (Situation Analysis, Response Analysis, Programme Design)
  • Lead on WASH fundraising, develop and revise funding proposal, budgets and donor reports
  • Identify trends technical standards and donor priorities
  • Ensure evidence and learning from WASH programme is captured, consolidated and disseminated, contributing to knowledge building and sharing within Kenya and globally to influence policies and programme planning
  • Provide technical direction and project implementation support
  • Follow up on compliance with contractual commitments within WASH CC, ensure high technical quality and synergies in project implementation
  • Provide systematic training and build capacity of technical staff
  • Represent NRC in relevant forums/clusters, including with national authorities and donors
  • Promote the rights of refugees in line with the advocacy strategy

Specific responsibilities

  • Ensure that the WASH strategy is informed by sound analysis, with consultations with teams and concerned stakeholders and that programmes strategies are devised in promotion of NRC’s values, culture and beliefs
  • Lead on the coordination with PWJ and key WASH stakeholders in Kakuma, and facilitate the transition to a new WASH strategy approach for NRC in 2023
  • Ensure coordination with relevant WASH stakeholders including representation and effective networking – act as focal point for the partnership with Oxfam Consulting.
  • Lead on research/studies, specifically about innovation and market-based approach, including consultation, dissemination and advocacy
  • Explore and develop strategic partnerships contributing to quality of programmes

Generic professional competencies for this position:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in working as a senior Program Manager and/or Advisor of humanitarian WASH programme, preferably in refugees’ environments
  • Experience of setting up and implementing monitoring, documentation and learning systems
  • University degree or higher education relevant to WASH
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, analytical and negotiation skills
  • Proven skills and experience in research and analysis
  • Knowledge of cash-based interventions and market-based programmes
  • Ability to prioritize needs and carry out multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities


2. Behavioral competencies (max 6)

  • Strategic Thinking
  • Empowering and Building Trust
  • Influencing
  • Analysing
  • Initiating Action and Change
  • Handling insecure environments

For more information, here is the detailed Job Description

Additional Details:

Duty Station: Nairobi (Kenya), with frequent travels to areas of operations

Type of Contract: 12 Months renewable based on funding, performance, and the need for position

Travel: Up to 50%

Salary: Based upon the NRC grading Scale

The deadline for submitting the application is 4 November 2022.


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