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CARE is Looking for WASH and Shelter Project Coordinator - Adana (Ref: WASH and Shelter Project Coordinator)

  • Adana
  • CARE International
  • Posted date: 3 weeks before
  • End date: 2024-02-18

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Job Title: CARE is Looking for WASH and Shelter Project Coordinator - Adana (Ref: WASH and Shelter Project Coordinator)

Job In Adana

Company: CARE International

Start Date: 2024-02-05

End Date: 2024-02-18

Job Description

CARE International in Türkiye (CARE) has been in Türkiye since October 2014 responding to the needs of Syrian refugees under several programmatic areas including women’s economic empowerment, livelihoods and food security, legal aid assistance, WASH and Shelter. Most recently CARE Türkiye has been responding to the devastating February 6th earthquakes and established new operations and programs to reach affected populations.


Globally CARE places a programmatic focus on women and girls who are often disproportionally affected by poverty. CARE places an emphasis on woman as they are viewed as catalysts of change within their communities – CARE believes changing a woman life will often change her community. In parallel, CARE integrates engaging men and boys programming who can also act as change agents, and together are able to address societal/gender norms which often underly protection issues.


Job Summary

Managed by the Project Manager working in collaboration with relevant technical and program support staff, the Project Coordinator will be responsible for planning and overseeing the implementation of Wash and Shelter sector (Shelter, NFI, WASH) activities and will be responsible for developing all CARE technical architectural, mechanical, and electrical plans and documentation and use of these in the implementation of Wash & Shelter interventions in southeast Turkey and line managing a team of up to five within the Wash and Shelter Team. The Project Coordinator will ensure that agreed procedures are followed and accountability mechanisms are implemented in order to ensure high quality programming and continually improve the support to refugees provided by CARE.




Job Responsibility #1: Planning, developing, implementation and follow-up of Wash and Shelter activities:  | % 50 |

  • Support the Wash and Shelter Project Manager to develop and update Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Wash and Shelter activities.
  • Work with the Project Members and with the Procurement team to prepare Bills of Quantity (BoQ) for Project activities.
  • Ensure that technical activities are completed on time and in accordance with agreed SOP/BoQs.
  • Work with the Project members to support the Project Manager in the mapping of relevant organizations and institutions, highlighting which organizations are doing what and for whom in the Wash and Shelter sector.
  • Support the Project Officer and Assistants to lead and organize sensitization activities to introduce CARE to community leaders and community members and gain acceptance for proposed activities.
  • Lead the scheduling and planning of the project planned activities and produce workplans in agreement with the Project Manager.
  • Lead the team in liaising with Protection colleagues to work with community committees participating in Protection activities, or (in the absence of these) work to establish representative community committees and support these to make decisions on community-level activities
  • Ensure smooth and timely referral processes from other internal and external stakeholders for Wash and Shelter support.
  • Coordinate the implementation of the portfolio of Wash and Shelter projects in line with proposals, strategies, SOP and donor requirements.
  • Ensure that the team is communicating appropriately with service providers and following procurement, financial and monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) procedures to enable planned infrastructure activities to be completed on time and to the required standards.
  • Seek opportunities for cash for work within Wash and Shelter activities where possible.
  • Support the Project Manager and technical staff to undertake activities related to Wash and Shelter gap/needs analysis.
  • Coordinate and participate in regular tasks related to household selection/Community base-project/work monitoring/legal side of the process.
  • Work with the Project Manager and Partnership & Liaison Team to coordinate with relevant actors, ensuring that duplication is avoided and coverage of assistance is maximized.


Job Responsibility #2: Management of data and reporting:  | % 20 |

  • Ensure that adequate and accurate hard-copy and electronic (including database) records of information on participants and activities are kept by the Project team.
  • Supervise production of regular activity reports on Wash and Shelter activities and prepare final drafts for review by the Project Manager and Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Coordinator.
  • Compile monthly summary reports for activities for submission to the Project Manager and MEL Coordinator.
  • Assist the Project Manager and MEL Coordinator with the preparation of project reports for CARE member partners and donors.


Job Responsibility #3: Staff Management   | % 20 |

  • Line manage a team of up to five in accordance with CARE HR procedures.
  • Ensure compliance by the Wash and Shelter staff with CARE’s Human Resource, Financial, Logistics & Security policies and procedures.


Job Responsibility #4: Contribute to high quality implementation of CARE’s refugee response  | % 10 |

  • Work with the MEL team to ensure ongoing review and monitoring to enable improvement of projects.
  • Ensure that feedback received from community members, project participants and key stakeholders is used to continually improve activities and that activities are meeting the needs of the communities or targeted individuals.
  • Review and validate the findings of monitoring and accountability activities with the MEL Coordinator and provide feedback for continually improving the quality of activities.
  • Assist the Project Manager by contributing to Wash and Shelter strategy development, program design, project proposals and providing input on newly recognized/evolving needs and gaps.
  • Attend coordination meetings if required by the Project Manager and Head of Programs.





  • Bachelor’s degree in civil/architecture engineering or relevant field and equivalent professional experience.



  • Master’s degree in engineering or relevant field and equivalent professional experience.
  • Certification/training in PSEA, psycho-social support.




  • Minimum 3 years of experience from working in project management (or similar) in recovery context and specific experience in one or more Core Competencies: WASH, Shelter.
  • Very good project management experience in complex contexts.
  • Experience with project/programme start-up, exit or similar.
  • Familiarity with projects involving implementation across locations.
  • Good knowledge of vulnerability assessment/beneficiary selection processes and approaches.
  • Gender awareness and a commitment to gender equality.
  • Prioritizes teamwork and contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation.
  • Proven ability to be flexible in demanding situations and ability to work under pressure and in response to changing needs.
  • Strong awareness of safety, security, and risk management best practices.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Solid computer skills, especially in MS Outlook, MS Word and MS Excel



  • Prior experience of implementing Shelter/WASH activities in Turkey context
  • Prior experience of participating in humanitarian coordination mechanisms
  • Experience of liaising with local authorities and/or governmental institutions


Technical Skills


  • Technical capacity to review technical assessments and reports including all drawings, BoQs and other related documents.
  • Strong facilitation skills, including the design and management of effective training, workshops and meetings with diverse participants.
  • Fluency in English and Turkish language skills with strong written communication in English.



  • Experience with remote management and/or working with teams across CARE operational areas.
  • Fluency in Arabic language skills highly desired.


Living Conditions 

Duty Station: Adana 

The expected percentage of time traveling across CARE operations areas is estimated at 25% but may increase as per need. Depending on the location, travel may involve overnight stay in CARE assigned accommodation. 


Child Protection Policy

Child abuse in all forms is unacceptable to CARE Turkiye, which recognizes its responsibility to protect children from harm in all areas of its work. CARE Turkiye is committed to ensuring a child-safe environment and is applying a zero-tolerance approach towards any kind of child abuse and exploitation.


Safeguarding Policy:

At CARE, we believe all people have a right to safety and to live their lives free from harm. Our Safeguarding Policy is a response to CARE’s commitment and recognition of our responsibilities to protect and safeguard people we work with, and who work for CARE, from any form of abuse, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, physical and emotional abuse, neglect, and child abuse. CARE has a zero-tolerance approach to all forms of abuse perpetrated by our employees, related personnel, or partners, towards anyone, during or outside of working hours, in-person or online. Our recruitment process includes criminal records checks and the collection of relevant references. We expect those representing CARE Türkiye to adhere to our Code of Conduct and CARE International Safeguarding policy, both in their private and professional lives. 



Employment is subject to the possession of valid identification documents (passport, residency card, temporary protection card, etc.) and successfully obtaining permission to work by the Government of Turkiye (work permit). CARE will submit the work permit application on behalf of the selected candidate after the job offer accepted. Candidate can start to work for CARE only after the work permit is received. Failure to provide the required documents or rejection of a work permit application by the Government of Turkiye will result in your employment offer being rescinded.


Interested candidates, please attach a Curriculum Vitae in English and a Cover letter (in a separate file of no more than one A4 page) describing how your skills and experience match the requirements of this post, following to provided link when you click on the apply button.

Applications in languages other than English will not be reviewed.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

** CARE International is an Equal Opportunity Employer **

** Female candidates are encouraged to apply! **


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