Opportunities at Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)


WASH Specialist Kenya Nairobi & TZ
Nairobi, Kenya
Job Description
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
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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

About Us

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.

About the Team
NORCAP solves key challenges in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors, in order to better protect vulnerable people’s lives and rights. We build partnerships and projects with national and international organisations and stakeholders. Skilled NORCAP experts contribute to developing partners’ capacity – to identify and address challenges, improve collaboration and encourage new and innovative approaches. NORCAP is part of the Norwegian Refugee Council.

Job Identification 8122
Job Category Analysis and Assessment
Apply Before 11/05/2022, 02:59 AM
Job Schedule Full time
Locations Nairobi