WASH Project Assistant

Christian Aid

Mubi, Nigeria 🇳🇬

  • Type of contract: Fixed Term
  • Contracted hours: 35
  • Contract length: 9months
  • Location: Adamawa, Nigeria
  • Closing date: 26 January 2022
  • Interview date: 3 February 2022

About us

Christian Aid exists to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty.

Poverty is an outrage against humanity. It robs people of their dignity and lets injustice thrive. But together we have the power to transform lives.

We are a global movement of people, churches and local organisations who passionately champion dignity, equality and justice worldwide. We are the changemakers, the peacemakers, the mighty of heart.

We provide urgent, practical help in times of crisis and beyond. We seek to eradicate extreme poverty by tackling its root causes. Together with people living in poverty, we amplify our voices to speak truth to power and create lasting change.

Everyone is equal in the sight of God. For over 70 years, this has inspired us to stand together in solidarity with our global neighbours, of all faiths and none.

About the role

The WASH Project Assistant will be based in Mubi, Adamawa State. He/she will report directly to the Programme Coordinator and will line manage 20 hygiene promoters(Casual workers).  The WASH Project Assistant will be responsible for implementation of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene activities and support Hygiene Promoters in the Project Implementation Communities under the Christian Aid NHF Project.  He/she will ensure and execute all field WASH activities such as beneficiary and water point selection, water point upgrading process monitoring, distribution of Hygiene kits, provision of Hygiene promotion training and any other task related to the project.  The Project Assistant will also be involved in the implementation of integrated projects.  Plan and Conduct WASH needs Assessment and KAP Surveys.  Selection and Registration of beneficiaries.  Training and Supervision of Community based Hygiene Promoters.  Support Hygiene Promoters on awareness raising through house-to-house visits and distribution of IEC materials.  Establishment of Solid waste management system at implementing communities.  Technical assessment of Handpump boreholes and supervision of borehole upgrade works by CAID Contractors.  Supervise the Construction of household latrines and solid waste disposal pits.  Ensure all work is carried out as per the community needs and project requirement.  Provide daily, weekly, and monthly reports on project progress and work plan.  Provide technical trainings on water point repairing to WASH target groups.  Ensure liaison with other WASH stakeholders and existing community structures, (groups and individuals, women groups, religious leaders where possible.)  Attend WASH Coordination Meetings at LGA level.  Implements independently procedures and activities within own WASH as delegated.  Any other official task assigned by his/her supervisor.

About you

The post holder should have a first degree in Civil Engineering, Architecture or WASH related field with 2-3 years’ experience of working in emergency response with local and/international partner organizations and exposure to field operations.  Strong positive attitude and ability to manage a wide range of issues of complicated procedures, indicated by 2-3 years learning period.  Be proficient in the use of computer software (AutoCAD, Microsoft Office – Excel, Word, PowerPoint).  Have the capacity to be flexible, supervise and coach community-based Hygiene Promoters.  Excellent coordination skills, good understanding of principles of effective planning and appropriate time management.  Strong report writing skills.  Familiar with WASH context in the northeast Nigeria.  Ability to communicate fluently in the local languages(Higgi and Hausa precisely).

Further information

This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

Christian Aid is committed to providing a safe and trusted environment for every person connected to the work we do; and to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour including sexual harassment and exploitation, abuse, and financial misconduct. Any candidate offered a job with Christian Aid is expected to share and demonstrate our values and adhere to Christian Aid’s Safeguarding policy and sign Christian Aid’s Code of Conduct.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

Competency questions (if required)

As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:

Build Partnerships 

Tell us about a time when you actively consulted with others to ensure that you understood their needs or goals before taking action?  What was the situation?   What different expectations were involved?  What was expected of you?  What did you do?   How did you take those actions?  What was the impact?   Were you successful?   How did you know?

Deliver Results

Tell us about a time when you planned, prioritised and monitored your own work to meet the team’s objectives to the standards required? What was your context?  What was your task/responsibility?  How did you make your plan?  What actions did you take?  What was the impact of your actions?   Were you successful?   How did you know?

Communicate effectively

Give us an example of a time when you communicated something complex in a way that could be easily understood by others?  What was the situation?  What did you need to communicate effectively?  How did you make sure the message was understood by others?  What was the impact?  How did you know you were successful?






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