Regional WASH Core Competency Adviser - NRC MERO

  • Added Date: Wednesday, 01 July 2020
  • Deadline Date: Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Regional WASH Core Competency Adviser

Region Middle East, Norwegian Refugee Council

Rights Respected, People Protected

NRC currently has over 3,000 staff across the Middle East dedicated to assisting people affected by conflict in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Libya and Palestine. Its humanitarian interventions are based upon its programming expertise in the Core Competencies of Shelter, Education, WASH, Livelihoods and Food Security, and Information Counselling and legal Assistance (ICLA) to vulnerable displaced people that were forced to flee.
The Syrian Crisis is well into its ninth year, but the level and intensity of the conflict in the country remains high. Humanitarian and protection needs inside Syria are overwhelmingly resultant of the effects of the ongoing conflict in a complex emergency situation, in which displacement remains prevalent. According to the UNOCHA, 13.5 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance inside of Syria and millions have been forced to flee. Approximately 6.5 million people are IDPs - over one third of the total population, including those forced to leave the country, and more than 40% of the current population living inside the country.

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Minimum 5 years working in humanitarian response as a WASH Specialist or Manager.
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts.
  • Previous experience in the Middle East region.
  • Documented/proven results related to the positionโ€™s responsibilities.
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Previous experience in emergency coordination
  • Previous experience with response to epidemics desirable
  • Knowledge of Remote Management Approaches
  • Knowledge of behaviour change approaches and community engagement โ€“ a focus on public health
  • Fluency in Arabic, both written and verbal is desirable

Personal qualities

  • Seek to leverage learning on technical issues regionally.
  • Stimulate a culture of innovation.
  • Planning and delivering results.
  • Communicating with impact and respect.
  • Coping with change.
  • Strategic thinking

Additional Information

  • Contract period: 6 months
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRCโ€™s salary scale and terms and conditions
  • Duty station: Amman, Jordan, 30% travel across the region.
    We will review applications on an ongoing basis, interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.

Please download Job Description in this link.

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