French speaking experts in WASH – available immediately - Expert Deployment/ NORCAP

Oslo

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, emergency, food security, legal assistance, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.

NORCAP is the Norwegian Refugee Council’s expert deployment capacity. We improve international and local capacity to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. We do this by bringing together actors and by deploying experts to the UN and other national, regional and international organisations and institutions.

We have 25 years of experience in providing the right person, in the right place and at the right time to support humanitarian responses worldwide. NORCAP’s added value lies in the provision of a timely response with the right expertise, and in leaving behind lasting contributions and working to advance the humanitarian system.

 

In order to rapidly respond to our partners’ needs NORCAP is currently growing its expert capacity within the sector of WASH.

 
Water, Hygiene and Sanitation (WASH) is part of the dedicated Sustainable Development Goal’s of the 2030 Agenda, which demands that we address universal access to drinking water and sanitation along with issues of quality and supply, in tandem with improved water management to protect ecosystems and build resilience.  Water scarcity, poor water quality and inadequate sanitation negatively impact food security, livelihood choices and educational opportunities for poor families across the world.

 

Role Requirements

Typical role responsibilities require WASH experts to:

  • Apply UNHCR standards and / or the national WASH standards, depending on the context.

  • Provide technical guidance and support to partners on all water, sanitation, hygiene promotion and environment related issues to ensure quality, cost –effectiveness, sustainability and impact soundness in their implementation and in accordance with policies, standards and priorities.

  • Facilitate capacity strengthening activities of staff and of implementing / operational partners to address key areas of WASH importance to refugees / displaced population and host community members.

  • Monitor and report of programme activities.

  • Ensure mechanisms to monitor performance of wash activities are in place and ensure data collection and reporting is carried out systematically, and within a timely manner and with quality information.

  • Complete detailed needs and resource assessments and revise designs of technical plans as necessary.

  • Encourages effective and comprehensive integration of relevant cross-cutting issues, including age, gender, people with disabilities, environment and HIV / AIDs and water-borne diseases.

  • Develop training modules, information, education and communication materials specific to the context and culture as required, and conduct training as required

  • Consider practical aspects of implementation, long-term sustainable solutions and relevant technical specifications and guidelines in planning.

 

Missions are currently in various locations in francophone Africa, Iraq and Haiti, so we are looking for experts with proficiency in both French and English language, while Arabic and Spanish is also an asset.

 

Qualifications:

  • University degree within Architecture, urban planning or civil engineering relevant to development and management of human settlements, water, sanitation or public health, or another relevant field of study.

  • Minimum 6 years of professional humanitarian experience (equivalent to the UN P3 level or higher).

  • Extensive experience in the WASH sector and a very good understanding of the social processes relating to WASH in developing country contexts, particularly in post-disaster contexts.

  • Sound computer skills with proficiency in software such as water modelling software, GIS and Autocad

  • Expertise in planning, formulation, implementation, monitoring and reporting on humanitarian operations.  

  • Strong written and oral communication skills in both French and English.  Arabic, Greek, and/or Spanish is an advantage.

  • Knowledge of the humanitarian community, including donors, governments, the UN system and relevant international and regional organisations.

  • Give input to development of technical guidelines, provision of advise and support relating to WASH project planning design and implementation, and taking into account the local context, geographical location and available technologies.

  • Ability to conduct data analysis using various methods, and apply judgement in the context of assignments given.

  • Working knowledge of the LogFrame approach will be highly regarded.

 

Personal Qualities:

  • Ability to work in a collaborative manner with team members and with multiple stakeholders at various levels from national to sub-national and community levels.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in highly stressful situations.

  • Strong communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills.

  • Analytical and creative thinking for rapid solutions

 

Being a NORCAP roster member gives you:

  • A great opportunity to work in an international setting for a world recognized organization.

  • Significant life experiences, professional and self development through exposure to varied contexts and settings.

  • For more information about NORCAP, please go to our website

 

Practical Information:

  • Protection is at the heart of the work that we do; candidates selected for interview can expect for this aspect of their profile to be explored in some detail.

  • Candidates are expected to be available for mission within the first 1-2 months of having been accepted to the roster.

  • Shortlisted candidates will need to pass an English test as part of the selection process.

  • Kindly submit your CV and application in English and include your full name as written in your passport.

  • Candidates from Norway and the Global South will be prioritized

  • All candidates will get feedback within three weeks after the closing date of this advertisement.

 

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.
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  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Oslo
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
    • Human Resources
    • Human Resources
    • Humanitarian Aid
    • Humanitarian Aid
    • Environment
    • Environment
    • Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
    • Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
    • Emergency Aid
  • Closing Date: 2016-12-08

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