Somalia nationals: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Assistant

Danish Refugee Council
Beletweyne, Somalia
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Entry Level (0-2 Years)
Degree Required: 
Associate's Degree/Diploma


Please note: this job post has expired! To the best of our knowledge, this job is no longer available and this page remains here for archival purposes only.


The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is an independent, non-profit organization (NGO), founded on the basis of humanitarian principles, and human rights based approach, to secure the protection of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs), and to promoting long term solutions to the problems of forced displacement. Danish Demining Group (DDG) is a specialized unit within DRC which implements mine action and armed violence reduction (AVR) programmes. DDG’s mandate is ‘to create a safe environment free from armed violence and the remnants of conflict’, and DDG does this via a programmatic focus on four key sectors: Security Systems Reform, Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) management, Mine Action and Conflict Management

Overall purpose of the role:

Under the direct supervision of the WASH TL with day to day activities, WASH Assistant is responsible for all hygiene and sanitation related activities in Beletweyne districts. He/she will closely work with the target communities to implement water sanitation and hygiene activities. Also promote good hygiene and sanitation practice through hygiene promotion and awareness raising, conduct house to house visit in the IDP camps.


•    Undertake hygiene promotion using standard methodologies such as PHAST and CHAST and make use of IEC materials developed by DRC or the WASH cluster – Somalia

•    Help identify key hygiene practices to be addressed and carry out appropriate activities to promote safe practices. These activities may include the following:

     communication activities such as community meetings, drama, information campaigns, use of educational   materials (IEC materials) etc.;

•    Support to water-point committees, hygiene committees, latrine attendants etc.

•    Mobilize disaster-affected and / or IDP communities as appropriate.

•    Act as the link between the WASH response and the affected population at community level.

•    Help identify needs for non-food items relevant to hygiene, participate in the choice of items, targeting strategy, promotion of effective use, and post-distribution monitoring.

•    Help plan activities to reduce WASH-related risks.

•    Record data on routine activities and WASH conditions and forward it to the Hygiene Promoters.

•    Liaise with water supply and sanitation field staff.

•    Liaise with community leaders and other sectors and agencies working locally.

•    And any other assignments sent your supervisor

Experience, education and technical competencies

•    Diploma in Social science, Public Health or equivalent.

•    Minimum 1 year of experience in similar position with NGO’s preferably in Somalia context

•    Previous Experience of related wash activity

•    Some prior knowledge of health, hygiene, teaching, or community development.

•    Strong communication skills.

•    Good listening skills.

•    Sensitivity to the needs and priorities of different sectors of the community.

•    Trust and wide acceptance by the community.

•    Diplomacy, tact, and negotiating skills.

•    Literacy, numeracy, and record keeping skills are essential


In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:

Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.

Collaborating: You are a strong networker and enjoy working with many different types of stakeholders, you involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.

Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while balancing the role of advisor and taking leadership

Communicating: You write and speak effectively and honestly and display political and cultural sensitivity, including ability to adapt well to local cultures

Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.


Availability:       20 August, 2019

Duty station:    Beletweyne 

Reporting to:     Program  Manager 

Duration:    5 Months with possibility of extension  

The position is open to Nationals ONLY

Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.

Equal Opportunities: DRC is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, color, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.


DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (  All DRC staff must be committed to the Red Cross Code of Conduct, as well as the Core Humanitarian Standards. 


Qualified candidates are invited to access the full job description and the requirements for this position under vacancies at Please submit applications online using this link by 6th August , 2019.

DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:

  • Professionalism, impact & expertise
  • Humanitarian approach & the work we do
  • Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
  • Culture, values & strong leadership
  • Fair compensation & continuous development

Read more here about what our employees say about working in DRC.

DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process. Visit to read more about what we do to secure robust safeguarding mechanisms.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit