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To anyone of interest, please circulate the following job vacancies: • Project Coordinator with NRC
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Country Programme is seeking a highly motivated and qualified WASH & DRR PROJECT COORDINATOR to join our dynamic team to assist the team with the establishment of the newest projects in Warrap State. The primary duty station will be Alek, Warrap State.
Kindly circulate the following vacancy announcement widely and please note that applications must be submitted online. NB: Please follow the prompts through the NRC website (http://www.nrc.no/?aid=9160702); CVs or applications emailed to NRC South Sudan staff or received in any other manner cannot be considered in the official recruitment process.
WASH & DRR Project Coordinator â€“ Warrap
NRCâ€™s programmes in Warrap offer a holistic response, both emergency and early recovery, to address the needs of the high numbers of returnees received since October 2010, as well as IDPs having arrived into the area during the Abyei crisis, and vulnerable host communities. Activities cover Education, shelter, emergency response, information, counselling and legal assistance, Food Security and Livelihoods and a construction and WASH pilot. In Warrap, NRC is currently implementing an Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) project, which include activities in WASH and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). The WASH component will focus on essential rehabilitation of water points and latrines in the area, as prioritised by local government authorities and verified by NRC. A DRR pilot will focus on strengthening the flood resistance of homesteads and granaries, in conjunction with specific DRR awareness raising, to complement efforts made in increasing food security. Construction training targeting vulnerable communities, especially youth and returnees, will be integrated into all respective activities. Hygiene promotion, nutrition and sanitation awareness raising is a cross cutting approach.
To start up and implement NRCâ€™s WASH and DRR intervention in Warrap State and improve the public health of the affected population by: **• Recruiting and training a dedicated WASH/DRR team
**• Promoting safe WASH practices, including appropriate use and maintenance of WASH facilities and services using Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS), thereby ensuring community involvement in the design, construction, operation and maintenance of essential WASH services and facilities (rehabilitation of water points and latrines);
**• Ensuring effective coordination and integration (synergies) of WASH and DRR activities with the NRC programme strategy, relevant agreements, policies and international standards.
**• Ensuring the sustainability of the intervention through setting up structures, routines and channels
The WASH Project Coordinator reports to the Shelter Programme Manager.
ROLE, TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
**• Start up, implement, and monitor WASH and DRR project activities appropriate to specific sectors of the community, e.g. children, youths, women, and men.
**• Facilitation of the CLTS approach through which WASH activities can be implemented (Mobilisation of the affected communities for participation in design, construction, operation, and maintenance of WASH facilities and services).
**• 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.
**• Design and plan activities to reduce these risks with reference to both physical, behavioural , cultural, economic, social and gender aspects.
**• Contribute towards development of programme implementation approaches, strategies and the overall Country Programme Strategy **• Ensure technical and programmatic quality of the project
**• Manage assessments and baseline studies in coordination with the clusters (i.e. WASH, NFIs/Shelter, Health) and other relevant actors in the area
**• Design and manage periodic studies to measure progress and impact of the project intervention (KAP).
**• Participate in coordination meetings and share information with external stakeholders as appropriate.
**• Design and manage a plan to monitor activities, outputs and impact and recommend adaptations to the programme as needed.
**• Provide regular and reliable narrative and financial reports reflecting lessons learned.
**• Work together with other WASH team members to ensure that the various aspects of the WASH response are integrated, and that they form part of a coherent public health response.
**• Ensure transparency and inclusiveness in information management with all stakeholders as appropriate.
**• Recruit and train the WASH/DRR team; especially in technical and social aspects and aspects.
**• Manage the project team and ensure that activities are completed within the specified timeframe and to acceptable level of technical and programme quality
**• Manage day-to-day logistics, administration, and personnel in accordance with national law and organisational guidelines.
**• Develop appropriate technical and social training packages and modules for Hygiene and Sanitation including Environmental sanitation to enhance the capacity of NRC staff.
**• Ensure that all activities are in line with relevant standards, codes of conduct, and humanitarian principles.
**• Use participatory approaches as a far as possible throughout the programme cycle, in training, and in the use of tool kits and other materials.
**• Ensure that CLTS approach is understood and applied.
**• Ensure that all activities and resources are implemented and handed over or ended in a way that promotes local capacities and sustainable operations.
**• Ensure that gender, protection, HIV, the environment, and other important crosscutting
concerns are taken into account in programme design, implementation, and reporting; ensure that project activities reflect the needs of specific groups and individuals e.g. elderly people, children, and people with disabilities.
**• Ensure all activities are carried out in accordance with local government procedures (e.g. site selection) and do not duplicate or interfere with activities proposed or carried out by the UN or other NGOs.
**• Liaise with other organisations/entities engaged in similar activities in South Sudan, including the government authorities, the WASH and other relevant clusters, UN agencies and NGOs.
**• Liaise closely with the Programme Manager, Area Manager, Programme Director and other programme coordinators to ensure good integration of activities and identify opportunities for synergies. Reporting
**• Contribute to related donor reports and proposals and information sharing as appropriate. **• Compile Monthly Reports and contribute to Core Activity Database (CAD) **• Contribute to the development of indicators and M&E tools.
**• In liaison with the Shelter PM, AM and PD, develop tools for both qualitative and quantitative surveys.
EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
**• Background in Public Health Engineering (Water & Sanitation) or similar discipline.
**• Minimum 5 years experience in initiation, planning and implementation of WASH projects according to internal and national guidelines, agreements and international standards
**• Knowledge and experience of working with rural communities & local government authorities in a remote post conflict setting.
**• Understanding of the principles behind and experience in the implementation of WASH programmes, CLTS and DRR.
**• Assessment, analytical, and planning skills; Ability to collect and analyse technical data including appropriate public health indicators and water quality assessments to direct programmme implementation priorities.
**• Strong administrative and management skills with a willingness to follow relevant policies and procedures. **• Proven ability to use MS Office; knowledge of CAD application desirable.
**• Good communication skills, including ability to simply present complex technical information.
**• Strong experience in capacity building and training of staff and target groups, especially in community mobilization, hygiene promotion, CLTS and DRR. **• Political and cultural awareness and sensitivity.
**• Ability to understand and integrate gender issues within a conservative environment and a post conflict setting.
**• Fluency in written and spoken English is essential; knowledge in local languages desirable. **• Ability to work well under pressure and in response to changing needs. **• Monitoring and documenting skills.
DUTY STATION AND LIVING CONDITIONS
South Sudan is a â€˜non-family duty stationâ€™.
**• Commencement: As soon as possible.
**• Contract period: 12 months with possible extension
**• Salary/benefits: According to NRCâ€™s general directions (Salary class 40), approximately NOK 50.214,- (â‚¬ 6.466) per month, and free housing of moderate standard. Tax/fees may occur for some countries.
**• South Sudan is a â€˜non-family duty stationâ€™. The position will be based in Alek, Warrap State, with travel to locations in this and the neighbouring state. Frequent travel to remote project sites will be required, and road conditions can be challenging. Recreational and social facilities are limited. Accommodation will be provided within the NRC staff compound in Juba.
Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) – South Sudan
Tongping Area, Juba
Mobile: +249 (0) 903 440 143 (Zain)
+256 (0) 477 188 291 (Gemtel)
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