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Shelter- WASH Coordinator- Area South (Iranian Nationals Only) - Iran

Kerman (Iran)

About the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC):
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 shelter, education, food security, livelihoods, legal assistance, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.
The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 6000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. 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

NRC in the Islamic Republic in Iran :
NRC started operations in Iran in 2012. We currently deliver humanitarian assistance in 5 provinces in the sectors of Education, Food Security and livelihoods, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Shelter construction, as well as Information, Counseling and Legal Assistance (ICLA). We co-lead several technical inter-agency working groups and provide capacity building to humanitarian partners in country.

Job description

Generic responsibilities:

1. Line management of Shelter/WASH project field staff
2. Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
3. Contribute to CC strategy development, project proposals and provide input on needs and gaps
4. Manage and implement delegated portfolio of Shelter/WASH projects (activities, budget and project documentation) as delegated from AM in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements, and ensure high technical quality
5. Provide regular progress reports to AM
6. Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist
7. Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities
8. Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills
9. Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders
10. Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy

Specific responsibilities:
1. Implementation of Shelter/WASH activities in the area in compliance with contractual commitments (i.e. quality, targets, synergies, timeliness, use of resources).
2. Assess needs, develop emergency response and implement Shelter/WASH related response plans
3. Ensure optimal use of resources within the allocated project budgets and Shelter/WASH strategies
4. Ensure that capacity building is provided to Shelter/WASH staff in the area
5. Maintain positive working relationships with all Provincial level government authorities (project approvals, reporting, follow-up of projects implementation)


• Experience from project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context
• Technical specific knowledge from the humanitarian sector and SPHERE standards
• Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
• Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
• Fluency in English and Farsi, both written and verbal

Personal qualities

• Knowledge of the Afghanistan displacement context is an asset
• Knowledge of Iranian context is an asset
• Experience with scaling up of humanitarian programs in strictly controlled context is an asset
• Detailed oriented and strong organizational skills
• Valid driver’s license


  • Persian (Farsi)
  • English

We offer

Contract until end of 2017 with possibility of extension.
Duty Station: Area south (Kerman Province)
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.

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  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Kerman (Iran)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Environment
    • Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
    • Emergency Aid
  • Closing Date: 2017-07-22

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