Afghanistan nationals: WASH Officer

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Herat, , AF

Purpose of the Job:

The purpose of the WASH officer position is day to day implementation of the WASH Projects.
He/she will be mainly Market based WASH Project. He/she will be leading WASH Technical Assistants at field level and will report to WASH Project Manager.  

Duties and responsibilities

Generic responsibilities:
Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
Implement delegated WASH project portfolio according to plan of action
Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
Ensure proper filing of documents
Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist
Promote and share ideas for technical improvement
Development of holistic and needs based programmes, including cash-based interventions and market based programmes 

Specific responsibilities:
Have full understanding of all programs’ goals, objectives, implementation plan and expected result / output.
Manage all the phases of the WASH activities including but not limited to; beneficiary selection, project planning, field assistant, project implementation and evaluation.
Implement technical direction and ensure high technical quality of projects.
Leading of WASH Technical Assistants onsite.
Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders.
Do performance appraisal of each WASH Technical Assistants as delegated by Coordinator.
Participate in NRC staff and seminars and training, when scheduled.
Operate field equipment.
Work closely with all WASH projects stockholders.
Provision of the monthly plan for his/her team.
Keeping on track recording of training data and program documents.
Participate actively in project coordination meetings.
Coordinate closely his or her activities with WASH PM.
Assist her/his direct supervisor/PM on planning, organizing, facilitating and monitoring of projects.
Be willing to travel throughout the districts and other provinces, this is primarily a field position and will require physical activity in a range of demanding natural environments and conditions.
Ensure the inclusion of cash-based interventions and marked based programmes in country and area-based strategies and their implementation across and within NRC’s core competencies.
Provide an enabling environment for the implementation of cash-based interventions, including multi-purpose cash assistance, emergency cash responses.


Bachelor Civil Engineer Degree / construction or other Engineering field.
Minimum 2-3 years of experience from working as a Project Officer/Engineer in a humanitarian/recovery context.
Previous experience from working in complex and volatile context.
Technical WASH expertise.
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
English knowledge
Knowledge of cash-based interventions and market based programmes 

Personal qualities

Planning and delivering results
Empowering and building trust
Communicating with impact and respect
Handling insecure environment  

We can offer

Monthly Salary based on NRC Afghanistan Salary Scale
Top up Credit card on monthly basis
Leave and Holidays accordingly Afghanistan Labor law

For more information about this position, please click on Job Description and NRC Grade Structure.