WASH Manager, Northern Iraq

JOB from Norwegian Church Aid

Closing date: 13 Nov 2016

Job ID:#1755301

Career categories: Program/Project Management

Country: Iraq

Organization: Norwegian Church Aid

Theme: Water Sanitation Hygiene

Job years of experience: 5-10 years

Norwegian Church Aid ('NCA') is one of the largest aid organisations in the Nordic region. We are there in disasters and emergencies to provide water and critical assistance to those affected. Together with our international network and partner organisations in the ACT Alliance we are able to reach millions of people each year and help make a positive difference around the world. We are determined to work towards eradicating injustice and we therefore work passionately with advocacy, long-term development in local communities and providing emergency assistance. As we see more and more people impacted by disasters, we now have an even stronger focus on providing more people with emergency relief and access to clean water. We believe that people in need must be helped and we will not stop fighting for a just world.

For its 2014 established office in Dohuk, NCA is recruiting a WASH Manager for North Iraq. The programs in Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) and Ninewa governorate include integrated Water Sanitation and Hygiene promotion (WASH) to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in camps and returnees in host communities.

The WASH Manager is expected to develop and quality assure NCA’s WASH activities. The aim is to contribute towards positive health outcomes for IDPs and host communities through adequate and cost-effective WASH responses. They will report to the Team Leader for North Iraq, located in Dohuk.

The contract is for 12 months starting on January 2, 2017.

Job description

•Develop response plans to potential humanitarian crisis and disease outbreaks. •Lead new WASH needs assessments and quality assure KAP-surveys. •Contribute to funding proposals and budgets. •Quality assure WASH designs, procurement plans and Bill of Quantities. •Develop, monitor and strengthen all components and aspects of NCA’s WASH projects, including soft- and hardware components as well as data collection and reporting. •Manage, supervise and coach WASH staff. •Conduct strict budget control in cooperation with NCA’s Team Leader and Finance Manager. •Participate in relevant coordination mechanisms for WASH. •Obtain together with national staff permits and approvals for new WASH projects and cooperate closely with relevant government authorities and local communities.


•University education in engineering on bachelor or master degree level in one or more of the following subjects: water, sanitation or civil engineering. •Minimum 5 years project management experience, preferably from governmental or non-governmental organizations. •Experience with developing and/or quality assuring plans, designs, detailed Bill of Quantities and technical specifications for water supply and/or sanitation infrastructure. •Experience with managing and monitoring water supply and/or sanitation projects under construction and/or for operations and maintenance. •Previous exposure to relevant government structures and processes for approval of construction and operations of water and/or sanitation schemes. •Knowledge about the application of minimum standards for WASH. •Background from complex humanitarian crisis and exposure to security and risk management. •Good working knowledge of English and preferably Arabic and/or Kurdish.

Personal qualities

•Mature personality, able to work with a wide-range of people. •Interested in and able to build a team and to coach national staff. •Interested in technical details and new solutions. •Able to work in a high risk environment. •Sensitive to a complex cultural and politically environment. •The person who will be employed must be loyal to NCA´s Christian values and accept the Code of Conduct of ACT Alliance.

We offer

•A key role working with meaningful projects for one of Norway's largest humanitarian organizations. •An exciting and challenging position with the opportunity to help further enable and develop NCA's humanitarian response and presence in Northern Iraq. •Competitive terms and conditions and a comprehensive pension plan.



NCA uses an electronic gateway for all recruitment where you can register and submit your CV, write an application / cover letter and attach relevant certificates. Only applicants using this electronic gateway will be considered for the position.


Source: Relief Web

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Deadline/closing date: 
Sunday, November 13, 2016