WASH Officer Vacancy at the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

On 23/Aug/2019 / In NGO Jobs

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, emergency food security, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.
The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters, NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours’ notice when a crisis occurs.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: WaSH Officer
Ref. nr.: 4120628167
Location: Damasak, Borno
Job Type: Full time
NRC is looking for a WaSH Officer for our field office in Damasak, Borno State in Northern Nigeria. The purpose of the WaSH Officer is to ensure the Implementation and impact of WaSH program activities in Damasak, Borno State
NRC initiated country operations in Nigeria in June 2015, in order to respond to the critical and increasing needs in the country. NRC currently has a full team based in Maiduguri and a coordination office in Abuja. NRC is currently providing services across various sectors namely; Shelter and Non-Food Items (NFI); Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion (WASH); Food Security; and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) in order to address identified humanitarian needs.
The WaSH Officer reports to WaSH Project Coordinator.
Job Description
Supervision of WaSH assistants
Coordinate the WASH activities according to strategy, proposals, budgets, and plans
Assist the WASH Project Coordinator in all aspects of WASH programs planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation
Break down the annual operational plans into weekly, monthly and quarterly implementation plans
Develop technical specifications and bills of quantities (BOQ) for works for all water infrastructure and sanitation facilities
Assess the wash training needs of the community and assists in the development of appropriate training materials and plans
Conducts water quality testing and sanitary inspection at water points
Provide technical assistance to the WASH Program Development Manager and local counterparts on issues of WASH information and communication strategies
Assists in the establishment, and training of water point committees as well as monitoring their performance
Assists in the compilation of weekly and monthly wash reports, program documents, project proposals, and budgets
Ensure that procurement, development, and distribution of materials and equipment are timely and according to procedures.
Performs any other duties as requested by the WASH Project Coordinator
Knowledge of the context of Northeast Nigeria
Experience with start-up activities
Fluency in one or more of the national/regional languages (Hausa and Kanuri preferred)
Higher diploma in Civil or Water Engineering or Public Health (BAC+5) minimum
Minimum 3 years’ experience from working with wash projects in a humanitarian/recovery context.
Experience from working with social work and/or with the distribution of humanitarian assistance is an advantage.
Previous 2 years of work experience in community-based Water and Sanitation programs; Work experience with an INGO is desirable
Must have knowledge of emergency Water supply, Hygiene, Sanitation requirements, and protocols
Computer literacy in word processing and spreadsheets is required,
Familiarity with AutoCAD, GPS, Arc Gis, and Google Earth is strongly desirable
Familiarity with international minimum standards of Water and Sanitation delivery (i.e., SPHERE) is an advantage
Education field:
Civil engineering / construction
Education level:
College / University, Bachelor's degree
Personal qualities:
Planning and delivering results
Empowering and building trust
Communicating with impact and respect
Handling an insecure environment
Must be willing to work as a team member, take direction, and share technical skills with colleagues and counterparts
Excellent communication skills - written and spoken - in English required.
A good sense of humour is an asset
All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.
We Offer
Commencement: September 2019
Duration: 4 months
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions.
Duty station: Damasak, with frequent travels. Travel outside Damasak is dependent on changing security conditions, especially for certain roads in the area.
An approved health certificate will be requested before contract start.
Application Closing Date
4th September, 2019.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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.
Travel: Some travelling must be expected
Nigerian Nationals Only.

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