UN WASH/Shelter Project Manager Jobs in South Sudan

The Norwegian Refugee Council in South Sudan is looking for a WASH/Shelter Project Manager to join their Rapid Response Team.

The WASH/Shelter Project Manager will be responsible for managing current WASH and Shelter/NFI activities, whilst also exploring opportunities for expansion in the South Sudan Country Programme.

The position will provide overall planning and implementation of the WASH and Shelter/NFI project and will development and build the capacity of project staff.

As a member of the Rapid Response Team, the position will be based in Juba but travel extensively to field locations.

Job description

  • Strengthen current and establish new WASH and Shelter programmes and Rapid Responses in South Sudan.
  • Provide input into the strategic direction and analysis of desired WASH and Shelter/NFI interventions responding to the WASH and Shelter/NFI needs based on assessments (in areas of operation and/or areas of expansion)
  • Manage, train and develop the capacity of the WASH Shelter/NFI and other emergency response teams
  • Develop, manage and monitor the budget(s) related to WASH and Shelter/NFI of the Rapid Response Team according to Financial Handbook and donor requirements.
  • Initiate WASH and Shelter/ NFI rapid responses with a strong protection lens and ensuring beneficiary feedback mechanisms is set up
  • Ensure the adoption of appropriate WASH and Shelter designs and technologies, taking into account cost effectiveness, cultural awareness and protection of the environment
  • Technical monitoring and management of WASH and Shelter specific projects: construction of primary schools, temporary learning spaces, YEP centres and NRC compound, as well as latrines and boreholes at schools
  • Develop RRT and WASH and Shelter related project proposals, reports and technical and financial documentation for submission to donors, internal and other external requirements
  • Continuously monitor and analyze potential emergency situations and lead RRT in conducting gap analysis and assessments of hard to reach areas with a view to implement WASH and Shelter / NFI response.
  • Represent NRC
    at emergency response coordination forums, relevant clusters, donors, UN and other working groups.
  • Lead on practical implementation of community based programming with strong community participation and involvement


  • Minimum first level university degree in relevant and related field; preferably engineering
  • Minimum 5 years of experience from working as a Project Manager (or similar) in a humanitarian/recovery context and specific experience in one or more Core Competencies: WASH, Shelter/NFI, Livelihoods & Food Security
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Technical expertise in Livelihoods and Food Security will be advantageous
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Experience in protection mainstreaming, desirable

    Personal qualities

  • High degree of creativity and initiating new ideas
  • Transparent and accountable
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions, meet deadlines and travel extensively at short notice to support field operations or capacity building
  • Ability to work with diplomacy, tact and cultural sensitivity, with experience working in different cultural contexts
  • Well-developed interpersonal and team skills
  • Proven ability to be flexible in demanding situations and ability to work under pressure and in response to changing needs.
  • Knowledge of the context in South Sudan
  • Experience with project/programme start-up, exit or similar
  • Solid understanding and experience of crisis contexts and working in complex emergencies.

    We offer

  • Duty Station: Juba, South Sudan, with frequent field travel
  • Travel: This position is part of the Rapid Response Team and requires frequent field travel
  • Contract Duration: up to 31 March 2019 with possible extension
  • Salary & Benefits: NRC offers a competitive compensation package
  • NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners/employees and check that they have not been involved in illegal activity. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.

    How to apply

  • Interested candidates should apply online by 28th August, 2018

  • For more information and job application details, see; UN WASH/Shelter Project Manager Jobs in South Sudan

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