WaSH Cluster Coordinator South Sudan

Norwegian Refugee Council

Females are highly encouraged to Apply.

What we are looking for

The overall objective is to ensure the WASH Cluster is functionally achieving effective humanitarian coordination in the field of WASH response in South Sudan. The specific objective of the agreement is to ensure an active involvement of NGO WASH stakeholders in Cluster activities to ensure a coherent and effective response by WASH partners in a strategic manner to a humanitarian crisis.

The three expected results are as follows:

  • NGOs concerns and priorities are adequately brought up to WASH co-lead.
  • WASH stakeholders are encouraged to participate in WASH Cluster events.
  • WASH Cluster coordination effectiveness is reinforced.

NRC as the NGO Co-Lead Agency will appoint a Cluster Co-Coordinator, full time. The Co- coordinator will be reporting to NRC for all contractual arrangements and will be accountable to the NGOs (both international and national) partners of the cluster.

What you will do

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Represent the NGO community at the regular WASH Cluster meetings
  • Represent the NGO interests in various humanitarian fora where needed
  • Establish regular mechanisms for exchange of information between the cluster partners.
  • Motivate cluster partners to participate in WASH events (coordination meetings, working groups, training, workshop, assessments, etc.).
  • Ensure that all WASH partners have equal and fair access to all Humanitarian Common Services (HCS) such as Logs Cluster and Core Pipeline.
  • Develop/apply/update a cluster strategy that ensures appropriate inclusion of all cluster partners.
  • Contribute/lead to the production of WASH documents (policies, strategies, work plans, advocacy briefs, and bulletins) with appropriate view and technical input from WASH partners.
  • Participate/lead in HRP, CERF, SSHF and Flash Appeals processes and represent NGOs/Cluster Partners during the processes of defenses before the respective boards.
  • Coordinate WASH EP&R partners.

Please download the detailed job description to learn more about the position as the above enlisted tasks are just a summary.

What you will bring

Generic professional competencies:

  • University degree in WASH related discipline
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Humanitarian assistance with considerable/proven cluster coordination experience
  • Considerable relevant field experience in WASH projects in humanitarian and development programs preferable with non-governmental organizations and in more than one country.
  • Experience and/or understanding of WASH related issues in humanitarian and development context.
  • Experience in management and capacity building of teams in complex contexts.
  • Proven record of training/skills development of individuals and teams, including partner organizations.
  • Proven ability to analyze complex humanitarian and recovery contexts at local and national level, monitor changes and translate into appropriate strategic planning
  • Good assessment, analytical, monitoring and evaluating and planning skills and project management skills to enable program delivery.
  • Ability to consolidate and triangulate information received from various sources
  • Be committed to putting aside their NGO’s organizational interest and work on behalf of all cluster members equally.
  • Be technically competent in the cluster systems, procedures and governance structures
  • Able to represent the cluster at any forum
  • Able to dedicate time to support cluster activities
  • Able to maintain good relationships with all relevant stakeholder counterparts.
  • Be able to work with diverse stakeholders to develop consensus.
  • Understand and have experience in setting, chairing and preparing minutes of meetings.
  • Know how to present ideas effectively and clearly while listening and acknowledging others’ perspectives and views.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the international humanitarian response and coordination mechanisms, and humanitarian reform.

What we offer

  • Duty station: Juba with field missions
  • Contract: international contract, 12 months (extension possible, dependent on funding)
  • Salary/benefits: grade 9 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.
  • 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

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  • 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.
  • All nationalities are encouraged to apply.
  • If you have any questions about this role, please email EA Recruitment [email protected] 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.

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An estimated 9.4 million people in South Sudan need humanitarian assistance and protection services in 2023, reflecting 76 per cent of the population. Many of the 2.3 million South Sudanese living in protracted displacement since 2013 have been displaced multiple times and cannot return home. The ongoing conflict in Sudan continues to drive significant displacement into South Sudan with hundred thousands new arrivals since April 2023. The returnees are encouraged to go to areas of origin, places that are equally vulnerable and lack basic services. Often their houses, land or property has been destroyed by the civil war or is occupied. Humanitarian actors are over stretched by the volume of returns and associated needs.

Over 83 per cent of South Sudan’s population relies on subsistence farming, livelihood, and fishing as their primary source of livelihoods, leaving them vulnerable to climatic and conflict related shocks and stressors. Disrupted supply chains, weakening currency, and rising cost, diminishes the purchasing power of the population, exacerbating existing malnutrition and food insecurity. South Sudan remains one of the most severe protection crises in the world, with high levels of gender-based violence and significant gross human rights violations across the country, and with people impacted by violence having limited access to justice and the rule of law.

Despite significant deployment of humanitarian assistance, the cumulative effects of years of conflict, a surge in sub-national violence, and unprecedented flooding, leaves vulnerable population in urgent needs of basic services and protection.

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.

How to apply

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Deadline: 7 Feb 2024