Shelter/WASH Team Leader Derna Libya

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Position:                                       Shelter/WASH Team leader

Reports to:                                   Shelter/WASH Coordinator or WASH PDM

Supervision of:                            Shelter and WASH Officers and Technical assistants.

Duty station:                                 Benghazi, Derna

Travel:                                           30% out of duty station

Duration and type of contract:   6 months (with possibility of extension)

ll NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and beliefs shall guide our actions and relationships.

  1. Role and responsibilities

The purpose of the Shelter-WaSH Team Leader position is to oversight the implementation of NRC’s Shelter and WaSH response and related project portfolio in Libya. The following is a brief description of the role.

Generic responsibilities:

  1. Line management of Shelter and WaSH officers and assistants project staff in Benghazi.
  2. Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures;
  3. Contribute to Shelter and WaSH strategy development, project proposals and provide input on needs and gaps;
  4. Responsible to implement delegated technical portfolio of Shelter and WaSH projects (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements, and ensure high technical quality;
  5. Provide regular progress reports to Shelter and WaSH Coordinator;
  6. Ensure that all technical Bill of quantities and scope of works prepared by shelter and WaSH Officers are in line with quality NRC standards;
  7. Oversee and implement assessment and distribution activities.
  8. Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities;
  9. Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills to engineering officers and assistants.
  10. Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders;
  11. Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy;

Specific responsibilities 

  1. Line Management. Responsible for the direct line management of Shelter and WaSH officers and Technical Assistants
  2. Strategy Development. Support the Shelter Coordinator, Shelter Project manager and the WaSH Programme Development Manager in developing and/or revising the Core Competency Strategies for Shelter and WaSH by providing Area-level analysis and recommendations for needs and response options.
  3. Technical Support. Oversee project activities to ensure that works are done according to technical standards and best practices through conducting regular field visits and providing guidance to field teams. This includes the development and/or revision of technical documents such as BoQ’s and designs as well as the supervision of construction and rehabilitation works across the different modalities (e.g., through contractors, cash-based, beneficiary-driven…) as well as soft activities including community engagement and behaviour change in WaSH and shelter activities, contextualizing NRC guidelines. Assess the training needs of members of the community (and other target populations, e.g. schools, etc.), on the targeted behaviours as identified by the programme.
  4. Protection Mainstreaming. Responsible for supporting protection mainstreaming in all Shelter and WaSH related activities throughout the project-cycle. This includes – but is not limited to – ensuring safety and dignity of beneficiaries, understanding their diverse needs, enabling meaningful access to NRC’s services, ensuring adequate accountability to affected populations, ensuring adequate participation and consultation, and supporting the realisation of their human rights. All project activities will be conducted in accordance with the Protection Mainstreaming Strategy, tools and guidelines.
  5. Project M&E. As delegated by line-manager, responsible for accurate and high-quality Monitoring and Evaluation of NRC Shelter and WaSH related activities, including information management and archiving. This will include – but is not limited to – the successful implementation of construction/process, output and outcome monitoring conducted by NRC, implementing partners and/or third parties. M&E activities will be conducted in accordance with the Libya M&E Strategy, tools and guidelines.
  6. Reporting. As delegated by line manager, responsible for accurate and high-quality contributions to the reporting of NRC Shelter and WaSH Area-level achievements through all relevant reporting mechanisms. This includes, but is not limited to, internal reporting mechanisms (e.g. NRC GOORS), donor reports and inter-agency reporting of achievements (E.g. 4Ws).
  7. Collaboration. The position-holder is responsible for maintaining a collaborative working environment with other team members, both within the Shelter and WaSH project team, within other Core Competencies and with the Support Team. This includes – but is not limited to – the Shelter and the Housing, Land and Property (HLP) and WaSH staff.
  8. Assessments. In collaboration with the Shelter Coordinator, Shelter Project manager and the WaSH Programme Development Manager, overseeing all assessments undertaken by the project team. This includes technical assessments looking at rehabilitation and construction needs, as well as site or household level assessments aimed at assessing needs and possible interventions.
  9. Accountability. Responsibility for ensuring adequate accountability for shelter technical documentation, including Bill of quantities, SoWs, monitoring reports…, as per NRC policies and the requirements of management for Shelter, WaSH or related activities.

Critical interfaces

By interfaces, NRC means processes and projects that are interlinked with other departments/units or persons. Relevant interfaces for this position are:

Programme Development: Shelter and WaSH Project Team.
Area Operations: Area Manager, APM
Support Services: Area Office Support Team.
Monitoring: Shelter IMO, M&E team, CFM

Scale and scope of position

Staff: As delegated by line-manager.
Stakeholders: I/LNGOs, Local Authorities, local community representatives;
Budgets: None
Information: Project databases, document archives, GOORS, etc.
Legal Compliance with NRC Policies and Procedures;

Competencies: Competencies are important in order for the employee and the organisation to deliver desired results. They are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following two categories: 

1. Professional competencies 

These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance.

Generic professional competencies for this position: 

  • Minimum 3 years of experience of project implementation, with a strong technical background in the construction/engineering industry.
  • Bachelor’s degree or above in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, hydraulic engineering, architect or equivalent.
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts and in a humanitarian/recovery context or equivalent;
  • Technical Shelter and or WaSH and Emergency Response expertise; particularly on water tracking and reparation/ installation of WASH facilities
  • Good understanding of common water and sanitation hygiene promotion approaches.
  • Proven leadership and management skills including planning and budget tracking capacities.
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile.
  • Fluency in Arabic, both written and verbal.
  • Strong English skills, both written and verbal.

Context related skills, knowledge and experience

  • Knowledge of the context in East Libya.
  • Experience communicating effectively with local authorities and communities.
  • Experience in team leading and capacity building.
  • Elementary knowledge on budgeting and accounting.
  • Technical knowledge and experience of the behaviour change process in a humanitarian context
  • Technical knowledge and experience of the community engagement process in a humanitarian context.
  • Understanding of donor requirement and humanitarian standards
  • Candidates with an advanced degree preferred; significant experience in the field of WASH, or Shelter considered in lieu.
  • Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply for this position.
  • Good computer skills (MS Office, including Outlook for email). AutoCAD, WaterCAD or EPANT, Structural analysis and design software’s knowledge is required.
  1. Behavioral competencies

These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioural competencies, and the following are essential for this position:

  • Handling insecure environment
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect
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.
Benghazi, Libya
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