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WASH Officer HND / BA / BSc Job

2024-02-01 13:38   Other categories   Jos   104 views
Job Details

Location: Jos, Plateau

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Description

These strategic locations have allowed NRC greater reach from the north and south parts of the North-East and North Central region and allowed NRC to contribute to bridging the gap between humanitarian aid and development cooperation, including by focusing on equitable access to basic services and strengthening the rights of displaced people and returnees. In addition to the Country Office and the above-mentioned Area Offices, NRC has sub-office structures in Dikwa, Monguno, Biu, Mubi, Pulka, and Gwoza.

We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee.

If you are those people, the Norwegian Refugee Council in Nigeria is looking for an enthusiastic, passionate WASH Officer to join our team in Jos, Plateau State.

Role and Responsibilities

The purpose of the officer position is day to day implementation of the CC Project.

Generic Responsibilities:

These responsibilities shall be the same for all positions with the same title. The responsibilities shall be short and essential. Details belong in the Work and Development plan.

Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks, and guidelines.

Implement delegated CC project portfolio according to plan of action.

Prepare and develop status reports as required by management.

Ensure proper filing of documents.

Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need and explore and asses new and better ways to assist.

Promote and share ideas for technical improvement for latrine constructions and water points.

Maintain a close link and collaborate with other sectors in particular Shelter, protection, ICLA, education, food security, etc.

Preparing accurate monthly progress reports and other technical documents or tools

Contributes to capacity building of project staff.

Collaborate with local authorities and other stakeholders and promote the rights of people affected by displacement (IDPs, returnees, refugees, host populations) in line with NRC's advocacy strategy.

Specific Responsibilities:

These responsibilities shall be adapted to the particularities of the job location and context, phase of operation, strategic focus, and type of programme intervention. This section shall be revised whenever a new employee is hired or the context changes significantly.

Conduct technical needs assessments, and participate when required in focus group discussions, community meetings, and other community mobilization activities.

Supervise and monitor contractor, works carried out by Daily/Incentive labor and/or repairs including correct usage, specifications of materials and general quality of the works.

Trains and supports team members, service providers and local and technical partners.

In collaboration its supervisor actively participates in the recruitment process of team members e.g. enumerators.

Develops the necessary tools for the WASH program according to the supervisor's instructions (drawing, specifications, technical specifications, service contract, supply, and use of construction materials, etc.).

Participate in the implementation of the monitoring plan of activities delegated by the supervisor,

Ensures the archiving of all project documents.

Maintain a system of reasonable control over the materials and tools used, while mentioning the quality of the material obtained and ensure that all water and sanitation works are in line with national and local guidelines.

Ensure that hygiene promotion activities achieve their objectives within the set timeframe.

Ensure that activities promote accountability to beneficiaries, gender and protection sensitivity and effective inclusion in programming.

Provide technical support and training to hygiene promoters and community volunteers.

Provide regular reports at the required frequency and in the required manner, document the results and keep detailed records.

Preparing and implementing the distribution of NFI’s, including site preparation, verification, distribution, crowd control and complaint handling.

Reports on difficulties, lessons learned and any other obstacles that may affect the implementation of the activities.

Performs any other duties as requested by the supervisor.

Critical Interfaces:

By interfaces, NRC means processes and projects that are interlinked with other departments/units or persons. Relevant interfaces for this position are:

Project planning and implementation: WASH Specialist and Project Manager,

Area operations: Area Manager, Finance Coordinator, Logistics Coordinator

Staff capacity building: WASH Specialist, Project Manager and L&D

Generic Professional Competencies

Hold a University Degree in EHA, Hydraulics, Hydrology, Civil Engineering, Public Works, Architecture, or its equivalent.

A higher education certificate shall be considered as an added advantage.

Minimum of 3 years of experience of working as a Project Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context.

Solid knowledge of the principles of WASH in a conflicting environment

Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts.

Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.

Good knowledge of English of both verbal and written communication.

Proven knowledge in borehole construction/rehabilitation, water points, latrines construction.

Context / Specific Skills, Knowledge, and Experience:

Proven knowledge in soft WASH components including community sensitization, hygiene promotion, CLTS and committees training.

Project design skills.

Good capacity for planning and monitoring of activities

Have a great capacity for analysis.

Have good knowledge/experience in conducting qualitative/quantitative assessments and in responding adequately to identified gaps.

Ability to work in a team and in a heterogeneous and international environment.

Have a good knowledge of the local cultures and languages of the areas of intervention.

Have a good command of computers (Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, CAD software).

Application Closing Date

14th February, 2024..

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Click here to apply online

Company Description
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.