- Role and responsibilities
The Shelter/WaSH Project Coordinator leads the implementation of infrastructural projects in urban and rural settings (water supply, wastewater, energy, construction) and he/she is responsible for overseeing the planning, design and supervision of infrastructural activities implemented by NRC in those contexts.
The purpose of the Shelter/WaSH Project Coordinator (Infrastructure) position is to ensure that project activities pertaining to repair and rehabilitation/refurbishment of buildings, maintenance of water systems and energy efficient solutions are planned, implemented, monitored and reported according to NRC standards and procedures and national regulations.
Generic responsibilities (max 10)
- Direct management of the Shelter/WaSH team, setting clear objectives for team members and indicators to monitor performance.
- Ensure compliance with NRC building refurbishment strategy, tools, guidelines and standards.
- Contribute to core competency strategy development and provide input on needs and gaps identified in NRC’s geographical and programmatic area of implementation.
- Manage and implement delegated portfolio of Shelter/WaSH projects (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements, ensure high technical quality, and provide regular reports to the Shelter/WaSH Project Manager.
- Manage the project budget in his/her geographical and programmatic areas of implementation.
- Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in project activities.
- Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills.
- Liaison and collaborate with relevant local authorities and stakeholders (i.e. local authorities, other humanitarian organisations, and volunteer groups).
- Promote the rights of IDPs in line with NRC’s advocacy strategy.
- Coordinate and lead technical infrastructural assessments in target buildings/infrastructure to identify refurbishment/upgrade needs and define intervention strategy/plans.
- Contribute to the development of specific technical guidance, tools and mechanism to support and monitor the activities of the Shelter/WaSH team (infrastructure).
- Ensure proper sensitisation of the community about the planned activities.
- Contribute to organisational learning by providing specific technical analysis, lessons learned and reports.
- Provide regular progress reports to the Shelter/WaSH PM.
- Provide specific technical input to coordination mechanisms (e.g. cluster coordination) and working groups when requested by the PM.
- Ensure comprehensive documentation of all activities conducted.
- Closely cooperate with the other departments to ensure adequate planning and implementation of a coherent integrated programme in target areas in Eastern Ukraine.
- Closely cooperate with other departments to address cross-cutting issues that might arise during the implementation of project activities.
- Support the line manager in drafting reports of any kind and contributing to proposals writing with the development of a work plan, budget, BoQs and list of activities.
- Liaise with local government/community to advocate for NRC Shelter/WaSH activities and to obtain required permissions for project implementation.
- Elaborate a Shelter/WaSH strategy to meet all donor and project-specific requirements as stipulated in the partnership agreements and general donor guidelines.
- Assist with any other duties assigned by line manager as and when required.
Relevant interfaces for this position are:
- Project planning: Shelter/WaSH PM, Shelter/WaSH PDM
- Area operations: Finance Coordinator, Logistics Coordinator and HR Coordinator
- Staff capacity building: HR Coordinator, Shelter/WaSH PM and Shelter/WaSH PDM
- Implementation: Shelter/WaSH PM, Shelter/WaSH team
Scale and scope of the position
UN agencies, INGOs, local NGOs, civil society, governmental bodies
Shelter/WaSH budget – infrastructure component (threshold as per NRC authorisation table)
GORS, Agresso, OKTA, BOX, MS Office, Office 365
Legal or compliance:
Terms of employment, CoC, vendors, donors, governmental bodies
1. Professional competencies
Generic professional competencies for this position:
- Minimum 3 years of relevant experience related to construction works and/or Shelter/WaSH programming.
- Minimum 3 years of relevant experience in people management.
- Documented technical competencies related to the position’s responsibilities.
- Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
- Good working knowledge of the mandates and modalities of the international humanitarian sector including the UN cluster system.
- Excellent interpersonal and networking skills and the ability to liaise authoritatively with figures from the humanitarian community, local media, local government and army, and other relevant actors, when required.
- Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision and in compliance with basic security rules.
- Good understanding of humanitarian compliance vis-à-vis donors and accountability to donors and affected populations.
- Good external representation skills.
- Highest standards of ethics and integrity.
Context related skills, knowledge and experience:
- Previous experience working in complex and volatile contexts.
- Fluency in Ukrainian and Russian essential.
- Good proficiency in English, both written and verbal is essential.
- Willingness to work in demanding, stressful situations with respect for basic security rules.
- Knowledge of the Ukrainian building code and regulations is an advantage.
2. Behavioural competencies
- Ability to work with diplomacy, tact and sensitivity and experience in working within different cultural contexts requiring cultural sensitivity.
- Handling insecure environments.
- Managing resources to optimise results.
- Empowering and building trust.
- Managing performance and development.
- Planning and delivering results.