WASH Programme Development Manager Venezuela

All 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.

What we are looking for

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is seeking a highly qualified, resilient and dynamic WASH Programme Development Manager who will be responsible for the design, development, and implementation of the WASH programme. The NRC Venezuela WASH programme focuses on dignified and secure access to WASH services in communities, schools and health centres through infrastructure rehabilitation, inputs provision to ensure the functioning of services, behaviour change, capacity building and governance.

What you will do

  1. Develop WASH strategy, technical SOPs / guidelines
  2. Responsible of development and manage funding proposal, project budgets and donor reports.
  3. Overall management of project staff
  4. Coordinate and manage WASH project implementation (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements.
  5. Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills.
  6. Gather and analyse WASH-related data from target or proposed target populations, as part of integrated or joint needs assessments, and use this in response analysis to develop contextually appropriate, technically sound new projects and programmes and inform advocacy efforts.
  7. Lead the development of sound and evidence-based WASH project proposals and budgets for new projects/extensions of projects in close collaboration the HoP

Please download the detailed job description to learn more about the position.

What you will bring

  • Minimum 3 years of experience from a senior level project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts.
  • Technical WASH expertise
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in Spanish and English both written and verbal
  • Management of humanitarian and WASH guidelines and manuals such as sphere manual, Wash Fit, 3-star manual, compendium of sanitation technologies and systems, etc.
  • Knowledge of household water treatment solutions and safe storage, sanitation systems and handwashing points in emergencies.
  • Experience working with population with different types of vulnerability, victims of conflict, violence, among others,
  • Experience in budget management.
  • Experience with technical report writing
  • Previous experience in WASH-related issues in Red Cross movement or other international or national humanitarian organizations.
  • Willingness to travel in the states where NRC has a presence and to spend the night in the field.

What we offer

  • Duty station: Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela
  • Contract: national contract, 12 months
  • Travel: up to 40%
  • Salary/benefits**: grade 9 on NRC’s salary scale**, with accompanying terms and conditions
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to diversity without distinction to age, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.
  • We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

Find out more about the benefits of working for NRC

Important information about the application process

  • Internal candidates only: please click on the suitcase icon labelled “I am an employee” to be redirected to NRC’s internal careers site.
  • When creating your profile, include your full name as given on your passport. Complete all the system-required fields for experience, employment history and education.
  • Submit your application and CV in English, taking care to attach your latest CV.
  • Applications that do not meet the minimum standards in terms of experience or qualifications will generally not be considered. Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We receive many applicants for each vacant position.
  • If you have any questions about this role, please email aela.recruitment@nrc.no with the job title as the subject line.

Why NRC?

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. Our 15,000 staff work in crises across 40 countries, providing life-saving and long-term assistance to millions of people every year.

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Venezuela’s protracted economic, social, and political crisis has led to millions of people fleeing the country, many others being internally displaced: at least 7.6 million people are in need humanitarian assistance or protection. NRC is present in Venezuela since 2005 and works on Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA), Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Education, Livelihoods and Food Security (LFS) and Protection from Violence (PfV) in Zulia, Tachira, Apure and Bolivar states.

We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee. Are you one of those people? If you are, NRC offers you the opportunity to:

  • do demanding and professional work, often in challenging contexts
  • join a work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility
  • be part of a welcoming and supportive community committed to human dignity

Learn more about NRC


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.

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