WASH & Shelter Project Manager Somalia Puntland (Internal Somali Only)

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What we are looking for

The purpose of the Core Competency Project Manager position is to implement delegated CC project portfolio. The following is a brief description of the role.

What you will do

Key objectives for this role include:

  1. Line management of Core Competency Project Coordinators.
  2. Oversee program implementation.
  3. Ensure compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance, and procedures.
  4. Work closely with the AM to develop the area Programme strategy.
  5. Ensure relevancy and quality of the projects implemented, capitalization and reporting.

Specific Responsibilities:

Strategic, Leadership, quality control and Quality Assurance.

  • Ensure that there is creative and holistic approach to WASH and shelter programming and construction interventions; WASH/Sheter team in finding ways to integrate/link and combine hygiene promotion, water and sanitation facilities design, construction & maintenance, as suitable for emergency, durable solutions and resilience programming respectively in in WASH and Shelter.
  • Proactively seek and timely follow up on advice and consultations with WASH and Shelter Specialist on technical matters.

Project Design and Implementation:

  • Establish close collaboration with WASH and Shelter Program Coordinators to support needs assessments and design appropriate WASH and shelter constructions interventions – both in response to donor opportunities and to actively influence decision-making on funding allocations.
  • Provide technical oversight on all WASH and Shelter infrastructure provide timely technical guidance and ensure quality of process and outcomes throughout design, implementing and monitoring phases.

Programme Development, Reporting, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning:

  • Collaborate with MEAL team and CC Specialist at the area level and work on monitoring tools (quantitative and qualitative) to monitor and evaluate outcomes of WASH/Shelter; conduct field monitoring visits to observe all aspects of WASH/Shelter and provide feedback to Area Manager and WASH/Sheter CC Specialist after each visit.
  • Prepare quality reports (or provide inputs) for internal and donor purposes, based on information from the field, and share timely with Sheter/WASH CC specialist and Area Manager for review and submission to grants covering implementation against workplans, and challenges or obstacles arising related to progress or quality issues.
  • Document lessons learned, case studies, suggest and support initiatives to improve quality of WASH/Sheter and construction components as part of the broader programming.

Please download the detailed job description to learn more about the position. As the above responsibilities are just a snapshot from the Job description.

What you will bring

Professional competencies and experience for this position:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience from a senior level project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context and experience in WASH and or Shelter.
  • Minimum University degree in Architecture/Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering, Public Health from recognized and reputed university.
  • Experience of working in complex and volatile contexts.
  • Technical WASH and Shelter expertise
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Understanding all technical issues related to WASH/Shelter activities.
  • Good understanding and interpretation of BoQs, drawings, material specification and cost estimates.
  • Good experience in contract management (e.g. FIDIC) and conflict resolution.

2. Behavioral competencies (max 6)

These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioral competencies, the following are essential for this position:

  • Handling insecure environments.
  • Managing resources to optimize results.
  • Managing performance and development.
  • Empowering and building trust.

What we offer

  • Duty station: Garowe, Somalia
  • Contract: national contract
  • Travel: As required.
  • Salary/benefits: grade 8 on NRC’s country salary scale.
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer. 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. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

Find out more about the benefits of working for NRC

Important information about the application process

  • Internal candidates only: To apply as an internal candidate, log in with your official email or click on Opportunity MarketPlace.
  • When creating your profile, include your full name as given on your passport. Complete all the system-required fields for experience, employment history and education.
  • Submit your application and CV in English, taking care to attach your latest CV.
  • Applications that do not meet the minimum standards in terms of experience or qualifications will generally not be considered. Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We receive many applicants for each vacant position.
  • This position is only open for internal NRC candidates who hold the Somali nationality.
  • If you have any questions about this role, please email EAY Recruitment eay.recruitment@nrc.no with the job title as the subject line.

Why NRC?

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. Our 15,000 staff work in crises across 40 countries, providing life-saving and long-term assistance to millions of people every year.

Watch this short video to see NRC in action.

The drought situation in Somalia has deteriorated rapidly and intensified much earlier than seen over the last decade. Life-saving assistance is urgently needed to halt further internal displacement.

Our emergency teams are on the ground responding to the ever-increasing needs. We target those who have been forced to flee with our activities, from building shelters to tackling agricultural challenges, and enabling them to acquire new skills that can increase their resilience to shocks in the future.

We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee. Are you one of those people? If you are, NRC offers you the opportunity to:

  • Do demanding and professional work, often in challenging contexts.
  • Join a work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility.
  • Be part of a welcoming and supportive community committed to human dignity.

Learn more about NRC


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.

NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

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