Shelter & WASH Project Manager CAR Kaga Bandoro (Readvertisement)

Norwegian Refugee Council

Country context/background:

Central African Republic (CAR) continues to face tremendous humanitarian needs due to years of conflict and instability. In 2023, more than half of the population require humanitarian assistance (3,4 million people), and roughly 40% of the population fears for their safety. About 500,000 live in protracted displacement and are dependent on humanitarian assistance and protection for survival, while over 2 million people face food insecurity. Development assistance is also a critical need to address structural concerns and increase access to basic social services in a sustainable way.

NRC has been present in CAR since 2014 and currently employs 17 international staff and approximately 200 national staff. NRC operations cover a large geographic area with activities spread across strategic districts throughout the territory such as Mambere Kadei, Sangha Mbayere and Nana Mambere in the West, Nana Gribizi, Kemo, and Ouaka in the Centre, Basse-Kotto in the southeast, and Lobaye and Ombella Mpoko in the SouthWest. NRC operates from three field offices in Bouar, Kaga Bandoro and Alindao, and a country office in Bangui, the capital city.

The program portfolio includes six core competencies: ICLA (Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance), Livelihood and Food Security, WASH, Shelter, Education as well as Protection from violence.

Learn more about NRC operations in CARhere

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What we are looking for

We are seeking a dedicated Project Manager to further develop and strengthen our WASH and shelter programs in the Central African Republic (CAR). The WASH – Shelter Project Manager position aims to implement delegated Core Competency (CC) project portfolio.

What you will do

  • Ensure the high technical output to contribute to the overall quality of the projects
  • Support the process of proposals, budgets, modifications, project reviews and reporting and ensure high technical quality
  • Support programmatic Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and indicator tracking in conjunction with project teams and M&E department
  • Develop and lead on conducting needs assessments (in collaboration with Area Program teams, Protection team and M&E team), baseline, mid-and end-evaluations
  • Represent NRC with relevant donors, government ministries, and in relevant humanitarian coordination meetings in country
  • Actively promote and operationalize synergies between WASH-Shelter and other NRC programs to move toward integrated programming (focus on Education, LFS, protection and ICLA)
  • Provide support and input to the recruitment processes for all WASH and Shelter staff
  • Contribute to the implementation of Safe and Inclusive Programming(SIP) Minimum Standards throughout programs, with capacity building, guidance and interdepartmental engagement.
  • Encourage SIP capacity building initiatives for line-managed staff.
  • Promote and monitor project activities are safe and inclusive as per the relevant guidance and Country Offices(Cos) Action Plan

Please download the detailed JD-WASH Shelter PM _CAR_Kaga.pdf to learn more about the position.

What you will bring

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a senior-level project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Experience from 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 French and professional proficiency in English, both written and verbal
  • Experience in team capacity building
  • Technical knowledge and experience of the behavior change process in a humanitarian context
  • Technical knowledge and experience of the community engagement process in a humanitarian context.
  • Experience with management of borehole program is desired
  • Experience with alternative WASH in a humanitarian context an asset
  • Understanding of SPHERE and INEE Minimum Standards is required
  • Candidates with an advanced degree preferred; significant experience in the field of WASH, or Shelter considered in lieu

What we offer

  • Duty station: CAR, Bangui
  • Contract: 12months contract
  • Travel: up to 20%
  • Salary/benefits: grade 8 on NRC’s salary scale
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to diversity without distinction to age, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.
  • At NRC we think outside the box. We encourage ideas and give responsibility to all employees at all levels, to help solve the complex issues that we face. 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

  • To apply as an internal candidate, log in with your official email, or click on Opportunity Market Place.
  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • 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.
  • We receive many applicants for each vacant position -Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • We invite applications from all qualified and interested candidates. Send in your application by 12th February 2024
  • If you have any questions about this role and/or in relation to the application process write to: [email protected]. Applications sent via email will not be accepted. Please check your application status on your NRC application profile

How to apply

Deadline: 12 Feb 2024