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WASH Coordinator at International Medical Corps

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and Nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in under-served communities worldwide.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:




Job Title: WASH Coordinator

Reference No: 817
Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Role and Responsibilities

  • The purpose of WASH Coordinator position is to implement delegated CC project portfolio
  • The following is a brief description of the role.

Generic Responsibilities (Max 10)
These responsibilities shall be the same for all positions with the same title. The responsibilities shall be short and essential. Details belong in the Work- and Professional Development Plan:

  • Line management of WASH CC project field staff
  • Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities
  • Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy
  • Contribute to WASH CC strategy development, project proposals and provide input on needs and gaps
  • Manage and implement delegated portfolio of WASH CC projects (activities, budget and project documentation) as delegated from PM in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements, and ensure high technical quality
  • Provide regular progress reports to PM (AM and CCS if no PM)   

Specific Responsibilities

  • These responsibilities shall be adapted to the particularities of the job location and context, phase of operation, strategic focus and type of programme intervention. This section shall be revised whenever a new employee is hired or the context changes significantly.
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways  of delivering assistance
  • Provide support to M and E activities including provision of technical indicators, data  and  other mechanism for M&E
  • Contribute to the development of WASH  specific technical guidance, tools and mechanism
  • Coordinate activities related to WASH infrastructure construction and hygiene promotion
  • Preparing weekly, monthly progress reports and others documents required for the donor
  • Performs any other duties as requested by the WASH Project Manager.
  • Professional competencies
  • These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance.
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy
  • Contribute with WASH specific technical competence to the development of wash strategy, Micro Log Frame, and Plan of Action
  • Participate in coordinating t WASH  specific technical assessment as well as multi sector needs assessments and present recommendations
  • Provide WASH  specific technical input to coordination mechanism (e.g. sector coordination) and working groups

Generic professional competencies for this position:

  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience from working with wash projects in a humanitarian/recovery context. Experience from working with social work and/or with distribution of humanitarian assistance is an advantage.
  • Previous 3 years’ work experience in community based water, Sanitation programs; Work experience with an NGO is desirable
  • Must have previous experience in training and Training of Trainers and Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Excellent communication skills - written and spoken - in English required.
  • Computer literacy in word processing and spreadsheets is required and
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD, GPS, Arc Gis and Google Earth is strongly desirable
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal.
  • BSc. in Civil Engineering/Public Health/ Geology/ Water Resources or any Wash related 
  • project field
  • Must have knowledge of emergency Water supply, Hygiene, Sanitation requirements and protocols
  • Familiarity with international minimum standards of water Hygiene and Sanitation service delivery (i.e., SPHERE) is an advantage

Context Related sSkills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Knowledge of the context in North East Nigeria
  • Knowledge of the local language (Hausa and Kanuri) is an added advantage
  • Experience Hygiene promotion in choleras outbreak context within the host communities and camps.
  • Experience with implementation of Cash and Voucher approaches
  • Experience of protracted humanitarian operations is an advantage

Behavioral Competencies (max 6):

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

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



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