17 May 2021

Wash Technical Assistant-Sanitation at NRC

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Job Description


Job Description

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.

Job Description

  • Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Assist with the implementation of the support function portfolio according to plan of action
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
  • Ensure proper filing of documents
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement of the support function
  • Supervise latrine construction activities in the camp and ensure that they are performed effectively so as to meet the set standards.
  • Collect and Collate data from the field in line with latrine construction and prepare regular reports on activities implemented.
  • Conduct daily assessment and supervision of latrine material distribution from the warehouses to the beneficiaries with the help of the distribution supervisor to ensure only quality and right material is issued.
  • Work with the team and come up with innovative designs for latrine construction.
  • Request materials for distribution with the help of WASH Assistant (Sanitation)
  • Provide latrine construction trainings and assessment to the construction team through the masons on a regular basis to ensure only qualified persons are given these responsibilities.
  • Assist the WASH Officer in providing technical support in the development of NRC’s sanitation programming on latrine construction and maintenance.
  • Supervise and ensure fabrication of quality and durable latrine slabs.
  • Conduct post construction inspection of the already constructed latrines before issuance of completion certificates.
  • Organize and conduct community mobilization through the WASH committees and community leaders and have an awareness creation on latrine allocation and distribution of the targeted communities and schools using appropriate participatory methodologies
  • Maintain a daily reporting schedule for all latrine activities including the issuance of materials and slabs.
  • Assist and coordinate with the other sister sectors in the implementation of project services
  • professional competencies:
  • Experience from working as an WASH Assistant or Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Fluency in English, oral and written
  • Participate in appropriate professional development of project portfolio
  • At all times in and outside work adhere to NRC Code of Conduct

Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  •  Technical background in Construction Engineering Minimum of Trade test in Carpentry and/or Masonry or similar relevant discipline. With not less than 2 years working experience
  • Proven practical knowledge in the planning and execution of WASH Program in a humanitarian and development program
  • Experience in undertaking hygiene promotion activities and construction of latrines will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to explain and present technical information.
  • Experience in capacity building and training of staff and target groups.
  • Political and cultural awareness and experience of working where insecurity is a major issue.
  • Language: Fluency in written and spoken English is essential; fluency in Kiswahili is highly desirable.
  • Ability to work independently in a result oriented multi-tasking and multi-cultural environment and manage conflicting priorities.

 Behavioural competencies 

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Handling insecure environment

For more information Job description

Position:                                          WASH Technical Assistant (Sanitation) -1

Duty station:                                  Nyarugusu

Duration and type of contract:   3 months (with possibility of extension)

About Us

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across 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.

About the Team

NORCAP solves key challenges in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors, in order to better protect vulnerable people’s lives and rights. We build partnerships and projects with national and international organisations and stakeholders. Skilled NORCAP experts contribute to developing partners’ capacity – to identify and address challenges, improve collaboration and encourage new and innovative approaches. NORCAP is part of the Norwegian Refugee Council.
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Closing Date : 21st May, 2021






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