NRC WASH Sector Co-Lead Jobs in Nigeria

NRC WASH Sector Co-Lead Jobs in Nigeria


The WASH Sector Co-Coordinator will work in partnership with UNICEF, which is the Sector Coordinator Agency, to provide leadership and facilitate processes that ensure a well-coordinated, strategic, adequate, coherent, and effective humanitarian WASH preparedness and response within the BAY (Borno, Adamawa and Yobe) states. The cluster approach has been activated since 2016.

The WASH Sector Co-Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring that the WASH Sector incorporates NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) perspectives, including those of local partners. S/he will also ensure that NGO members contribute to, share WASH Sector responsibilities, and take the lead in developing the active engagement and technical capacity of WASH sector members.

The four expected results are:

  • NGOs' concerns and priorities are adequately communicated to the WASH sector secretariat

  • WASH stakeholders are encouraged to participate in WASH sector activities

  • The effectiveness of WASH inter-sector coordination is reinforced

  • Coordination between the WASH sector and NGOs and the government is strengthened at the local government area (LGA) and state levels

    As the NGO Co-Lead Agency, NRC will appoint a full-time Sector Co-Coordinator, who will report to NRC for all contractual arrangements and will be accountable to the Sector’s NGO partners, both international and national.

    All NRC (Norwegian Refugee Council) employees are expected to work per the organization’s core values of dedication, innovation, inclusivity, and accountability. These attitudes and beliefs shall guide our actions and relationships.

    Role and responsibilities

  • Facilitate and co-coordinate meetings of the national WASH sector with the UNICEF sector coordinator, ensuring that key and necessary information is shared promptly and accurately

  • Ensure effective coordination of the WASH sector response in Nigeria

  • Ensure information exchange with WASH sector partners and other relevant stakeholders related to WASH issues, situation analysis, gaps, planning, funding processes, etc.

  • Represent the WASH sector and the interests of its partners to government, donors, inter-cluster, stakeholders, and other forums

  • Provide practical support and guidance to sector partners on needs assessments, coordination, project development, implementation, and utilization of funding opportunities

  • Provide capacity-building to sector partners and relevant counterparts such as other sector partners, the UN (United Nations) Mission, or government actors

  • Build the capacity of partners, design technical tools,
    provide guidance, and facilitate training and workshops

    Professional competencies

  • Proficient in managing complex and unstable environments

  • Proven track record of delivering outcomes aligned with job duties

  • Holds an advanced WASH degree and has at least four years of experience in humanitarian aid

  • Technical expertise in sector coordination, policies, and governing frameworks

  • Capable of fostering positive relationships with all relevant stakeholders

  • Able to collaborate with diverse stakeholders to reach a consensus

  • Knowledgeable in international humanitarian response and coordination mechanisms, and humanitarian reform

  • Advocates for a cause while considering the interests of NGOs (international and national), guided by the principles of impartiality, neutrality, and advocacy

  • Experienced in working with UN agencies on WASH concerns

  • Demonstrates personal and professional integrity in all interactions

    What we offer;

  • 24-month contract duration with possibility of extension.

  • Grade 8 in NRC’s Salary Scale. NRC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.

  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer. In the selection of our staff, we are committed to diversity without distinction to age, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.

  • We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels.

  • Opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; NRC WASH Sector Co-Lead Jobs in Nigeria

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