Tanzania nationals: WASH Officer (Water Engineer)

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
Kibondo, Tanzania
Position Type: 
Full-Time
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Junior (3-4 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)

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NRC Tanzania is looking for qualified candidate for  WASH OFFICER -WATER ENGINEER

 Main purpose of the position is to ensure effective planning and quality implementation of the Water activities in Nyarugusu refugee camp. He/she will also work closely with the other project officers and assistants in the field to ensure equitable water distribution and will assist the PC in overall planning and design of (future) projects. He/she will also stand in for the WASH PC in absence and provide program support as required.

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships

Duties and responsibilities

Help plan and carry out need’s assessments, baseline studies and periodic studies, and feedback findings to the stakeholders.
Help plan activities to reduce WASH-related risks.
Collate data from the incentive workers and prepare regular reports on activities and WASH conditions for monitoring.
Coordinate with the other Officers to ensure that the various aspects of the WASH response are integrated.
Liaise with community leaders and other sectors and agencies working locally in order to coordinate within the WASH sector and between sectors such as health and shelter.
To represent NRC in co-ordination meetings with the other IPs, section and block leaders and other stakeholders.
Preparation of the project reports in a timely manner, guidelines and other strategic documentation.

Oversee installation and rehabilitation of water facilities ensuring quality and as per specified technical drawings.
Facilitate appropriate community involvement in the design and delivery of essential WASH services and facilities.
Participate in the requests for project materials; undertake technical verification of project materials upon delivery, and organize for branding where necessary and also call for distribution to the beneficiaries.
Development of rapid response and contingency plans.

 
Recruit, train, and manage incentive workers (plumbers, water quality, chlorinators and masons) including performance appraisal.
Organize day-to-day logistics, administration, and personnel activities together with the Shelter Project Officer in the assigned camp.
Overall supervision of the incentive team in charge of project materials storage and distribution to ensure enough stock.
Advice the project coordinator on available stock and plan for restocking upon depletion of the stock.

 
Supervise water activities in line with relevant standards, codes of conduct, and humanitarian principles.
Use participatory approaches as a far as possible throughout the programme cycle, in training, and in the use of tool kits and other materials.
Supervise Sanitation activities and resources so that they are implemented and handed over or ended in a way that promotes local capacities and sustainable operations.
Take account of gender, protection, HIV, the environment, and other important cross-cutting concerns in programme design, implementation, and reporting; carry 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.
Any other assignment as may be required by the WASH Project Coordinator or Project Manager

Qualifications

Technical background in Civil engineering, water resources and Environmental engineering or similar relevant discipline.
Proven practical experience in the planning and execution of WASH Programmes of at least 3 years’ experience in a humanitarian and development programme preferably with an INGO.
 Experience in undertaking water engineering in a relief programme is essential.
Proven ability to use EPANET, AutoCAD, MS Office software (especially Word and Excel) is essential. Experience with other computer programs such as SAP 2000 and Microsoft Project would be an advantage.
Experience in implementation of technical works in water resources engineering is an added advantage.
Ability to initiate, develop, plan and implement an integrated programme.
Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to explain and present technical information

Personal qualities

Possession of strong administrative and management skills with a willingness to follow relevant policies and procedures
Experience in capacity building and training of staff and target groups
Political and cultural awareness and experience of working where insecurity is a major issue
Language: Fluency in written and spoken English is essential; fluency in Somali or Kiswahili is highly desirable.
Ability to work independently in a result oriented multi-tasking and multi-cultural environment and manage conflicting priorities.
Understanding of international health and development and relief issues
Sensitivity to the needs and priorities of disadvantaged populations (minority groups etc)

We can offer

Duty station:KIBONDO
Contract period is for 12 months with possibility of extension.
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions, The candidate will observe NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for the NRC Office in Kibondo