Tanzania nationals: WASH Technical Assistant Sanitation

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Nyarugusu, Tanzania 🇹🇿

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. 

The purpose of the assistant position is to assist in the day-to-day implementation of the WASH project.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supervise and monitor construction of  sanitation facilities (household and institutional latrines)
  • Request latrine construction materials from the warehouse in a timely manner, supervise and monitor distribution of latrines construction materials to the beneficiaries.
  • Monitor and ensure proper usage of the latrine construction materials, assets and tools.
  • Monitor proper positioning of the latrines on the site
  • Facilitate community mobilization for all activities related to the provision of sanitation facilities and hygiene promotion, in close coordination with the NRC shelter team
  • Facilitate effective implementation of sanitation activities which includes supervision and monitoring of latrine construction, fabrication of slabs and ensuring tasks are completed correctly and on schedule
  • Conduct latrine coverage assessments and continuous gap identification and analysis.
  • Take account of gender, protection, HIV, the environment, and other important cross-cutting concerns in program design, implementation, and reporting; carries out activities in a way that reflects the needs of specific groups and individuals e.g. elderly people, minority groups, children, and people with disabilities
  • Capacity building, supervision and monitoring of refugee community workers.
  • Represent NRC in relevant meetings when called upon.
  • 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

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Diploma in Civil engineering or water engineer, or relevant practical experience. Possibly experience in social work and / or humanitarian assistance.
  • Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to explain and present technical information.
  • Experience in community mobilization
  • Knowledge of Kirundi
  • Political and cultural awareness
  • Ability to work independently in a result oriented multi-tasking and multi-cultural environment
  • Sensitivity to the needs and priorities of disadvantaged populations (minority groups etc)
  • 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

Duty station:                                  Nyarugusu Camp, Tanzania        

Travel:                                             2%    

Duration and type of contract:   3 months with possibility of extension subject to funding availability

“Female candidates are encouraged to apply “

ABOUT US

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

NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

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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