Lebanon nationals: Water Infrastructure Officer

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
Bekaa, Lebanon
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Entry Level (0-2 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)
Languages Required: 


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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. 

  1. Role and responsibilities


    The Water Infrastructure Technical Officer is responsible for implementation and monitoring of EU-MADAD Consortium WASH-related interventions within the Bekaa area.

    1. Generic responsibilities



2. Specific responsibilities


    1. Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, SOPs, handbooks and guidelines
    2. Contribute to the development of procedures for the project implementation in accordance with NRC principles.
    3. Support the implementation of all project activities in accordance with strategy, proposals, budget lines, work plans, NRC policies, donor requirements and local regulations.
    4. Involve and inform communities and community leaders, Water Establishment and municipalities in the identification and implementation of activities.
    5. Support the breakdown of the annual operational plans into weekly, monthly and quarterly implementation plans.
    6. Contribute to progress reports according to agreed deadlines and other documents as required.
    7. Follow up on project procurement plans and ensure that procurement process and project implementation are timely and according to NRC’s procedures and donor deadlines.
    8. Ensure constructive cooperation with other programmatic departments and Core Competencies
    9. Ensure a constructive coordination & cooperation with the local authorities and other international NGOs and UN agencies.
    10. Ensure that NRC’s related activities are implemented within NRC’s Protection mainstreaming guidelines and reports any breaches/concerns to the line manager and/or focal point for proper action.
  • Identify and implement the project interventions in collaboration with other consortium members, partner institutions and contracted parties, based on NRC guidelines and donor requirements.
  • Ensure close cooperation with local and national authorities for project implementation and follow up.
  • Provide site supervision and quality compliance, in collaboration with partner organizations, for all engineering works. Supervise the contractor work during the implementation phase, ensuring high quality implementation.
  • Ensure regular effective communication and reporting; verbally and in writing on all project activities and progress to the CSP Coordinator, and to the WASH Project Manager when requested.
  • Develop external relationships with municipalities, beneficiaries, ministries, regional water establishments, consortium members, other WASH NGO’s staff and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Support in drafting all necessary project documents, including but not limited to project proposals, MoUs, work plans, procurement plans, spending plans, M&E plans, risk matrices, O&M plans, progress reports, etc., to ensure the projects meet NRC’s standards and Donor requirements.
  • Contribute to the development of technical assessment, designs, drawings, Bill of Quantities and other technical documentation necessary for project realization and accurate tender documentation.
  • Support the development of detailed and accurate technical Specifications, scope of Work, and quality assurance before and during implementation.
  • Facilitate introduction of new technologies, methods and approaches in order to improve the quality of the activities, taking into account the national WASH strategy standards, SPHERE standards and specific needs.
  • Contribute in the tendering process, technical evaluation, suppliers’ selection, review contractors and service provider’ tender specifications in cooperation with the CSP Coordinator.

    3. Critical interfaces

    Other departments/units within NRC:

    • WASH: Ensure synergies with the Bekaa WASH ITS response and other Community support projects
  • Shelter: ensure that CSPs complements the OFC (Occupancy Free of Charge) Shelter modality when possible
  • Community Management and Coordination: ensure that referrals from CMC linked to municipal infrastructures are taken into consideration and CMC team are engaged in the identification stage.
  • Education: ensure that CSPs benefit public schools or learning community centers when possible
  • Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance: coordinate with the ICLA team to ensure the quality of the legally binding documents such as MoUs and AoA (Act of Agreements) with the relevant authorities and contracts with service providers.
  • Protection: ensure protection mainstreaming in CSP activities, designs and implementation

    Outside NRC:

  • Local & national authorities: close collaboration across the whole project phase for project identification, approvals & follow up
  • Interagency coordination: international and national NGOs working in WASH or other sectors, UN bodies, Bekaa Water Establishment

2. Competencies

Competencies are important in order for the employee and the organisation to deliver desired results. They are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following two categories:

1. Professional competencies

  • Bachelor/Master degree or equivalent in Civil, Hydraulic, Environmental or Public Health Engineering
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience (e.g. technical Water and Sanitation Project Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context and construction foreman or manager)
  • Certificate or proven experience in computer-aided design (e.g. AutoCAD) is a plus
  • Certificate or proven experience in water network, equipping of well and solar water pumps is a plus
  • Certificate or proven experience in photovoltaics / solar power is a plus
  • Fluent in both Arabic and English, written and verbal
  • Proficient in MS Office applications

2. Behavioral competencies

  • Managing resources to achieve
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Working with people
  • Coping with change
  • Communicating with impact and respect