Ended WASH Officer

The Job

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee.

We work in crises across more than 30 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 is a global provider of expertise that contributes to solving challenges in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors. Our ultimate goal is to strengthen the resilience, and protect the lives, rights and livelihoods of vulnerable people and communities

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.

 

The purpose of the WASH Officer position is to ensure quality implementation of the WASH- activities. The WASH Officer will facilitate the staff under his/her supervision on quality and timely implementation of project activities. She/he will also provide support in planning and designing of NRC’s future programming.

Duties and responsibilities

Generic responsibilities:

  • Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines.
  • Implement delegated WASH project portfolio according to plan of action and implementation Plan. Prepare project activity plans-detailed implementation plans, procurement plans and activity schedules.
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management.
  • Ensure proper filing of documents related to the project and programme.
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses’ new and better ways to assist. Supervise and monitor the beneficiary selection for WASH related activities and ensuring that it is compliant with the Country strategy and NRC’s Mandate.
  • Promote and share ideas for technical improvement with the CC specialists and other NRC colleagues.
  • Facilitate in community meetings and support community mobilization; communicate with leaders, Sheiks, Akils and Imams on key community interventions.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with Governorate, District and other governance structures at community level for communication and intervention clarity.
  • Facilitate/train community volunteers on WASH Approaches.
  • Coordinate/share plans with the cluster partners, NGOs/INGOs/UN agencies and Govt Line agencies to avoid any duplication of project activities or service provision.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Help plan and carry out needs assessments, baseline studies and surveys, and provide feedback on the findings from the various project stakeholders.
  • Coordinate/share plans with the cluster partners, NGOs/INGOs/UN agencies and Govt Line agencies to avoid any duplication of project activities or service provision.
  • Liaise with community leaders and other sectors and agencies working locally in order to coordinate within the Education and Food Security sectors.
  • Preparation of reports, supervise data collection within beneficiary communities to ensure impartiality and clarity of information collected.
  • Take responsibility for tracking and financial expenditures for technical activities under WASH.
  • Involve and inform communities and community leaders about the activities at site.
  • Train and develop team (especially the assistance and outreach workers).
  • Provide specific technical analysis and feedback to NRC representatives in coordination forums.
  • Take technical responsibility for the quality control and monitoring of project activities.
  • Prepare/supervise WASH activities in line with Designs BOQs and TORs.
  • Ensure that procurement, development and distribution of materials and equipment are timely and according to procedures.
  • Feed into and follow detailed project implementation plans and tracking documents .
  • Coordinate with relevant partners (local authorities, community leaders and other NGOs/INGOs) .
  • Conduct quality control and provide technical support to implementing partners and/or contactors.
Qualifications
  • Experience from working as a Project Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context.
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts.
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
  • Some knowledge of English. 
Personal qualities
  • Technical background in WASH and a University Degree in Engineering or extensive training or experience in WASH work and community mobilization.
  • Proven ability to use MS Office software (especially Word and Excel) and competent in email communication with MS Outlook or Other related software.
  • Elementary knowledge on budgeting and accounting.
  • Good understanding of common hygiene promotion and sanitation approaches.
  • Knowledge and understanding of sphere and Sphere standards.
  • Ability to use AutoCAD programme.  
We can offer

12 Months with possibility of extension depend on funding.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, kindly click the following link:

https://23109900.webcruiter.no/Main/Recruit/Public/4195035162?link_source_id=0

  • Employer: NRC
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Taiz
  • Posted on: 13 February 2020
  • Deadline: 25 February 2020

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