Project Managers - Shelter and WASH - HR - Central African Republic


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the camp management, shelter, education, food security, legal assistance, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.

The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours’ notice when a crisis occurs.

We are looking for 2 Project Managers for our country operation in the Central African Republic. Are you our new SHELTER Project Manager or WASH Project Manager? The purpose of Project Managers positions is to implement delegated project activities.

The activities of NRC in CAR include five of NRC's core competencies (CC): ICLA, Education, Food Security, WASH and Shelter, across four prefectures. NRC also maintains a rapid, integrated emergency response capacity. In 2016, NRC aims to assist 110,000 persons affected by displacement in CAR.

The Project Managers report to a Programme Development Manager.


Job description

  • Line management for project staff
  • Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  • Contribute to the development of Country, Area and Shelter strategies, initiate and participate in the development of relevant CC projects
  • Coordinate and manage Shelter or WASH project implementation (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements
  • Implement technical direction and ensure high technical quality of projects
  • Provide regular progress reports to the Area Manager and the Shelter or WASH Specialist
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist
  • Develop and manage project budget and coordinate across CCs
  • 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

  • All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.


  • At least 3 years of field experience in WASH or Shelter projects, including in Emergencies
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Technical WASH or Shelter expertise (experience in the other sector will be an asset)
  • Experience in project management
  • Experience in team management
  • Experience in developing proposals and budgets
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in French and English, both written and verbal
  • Experience from working in Africa
  • Experience in strategic thinking and planning skills, be able to set priorities, prepare manageable work plans and to evaluate progress

Personal qualities

  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Managing performance and development
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Handling insecure environments
  • All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.

We offer

  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s International general directions and free housing of moderate standard.
  • Duty station: Bangui
  • Commencement: February 2017
  • Duration: 16 months

  • Application procedures and CV registration: Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV. There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the "Company name" field for both company and location.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Bangui
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Emergency Aid
    • Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
    • Human Resources
    • Environment
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Public Administration - Restructuring
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
  • Closing Date: 2017-01-04

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