Afghanistan nationals: WASH Assistant (Female)

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Kunar, , AF

Purpose of the Job:
The main purpose of this position is to work closely with community’s/school pupils to promote good Hygiene practices and construction of WASH facilities at community and school level and to reduce the risk of communicable diseases related to water and sanitation by promoting good hygiene practice in communities and conducting hygiene awareness sessions and capacity building of communities on good hygiene practices.

Note: For more details about the position, kindly refer to the job description attached at the bottom

Job Description 

NRC Grade Structure

Duties and responsibilities

Generic responsibilities
Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
Assist a range of support with the implementation of the WASH portfolio according to plan of action
Implements independently procedures and activities within own function or core competency as delegated
Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
Ensure proper filing of documents
Development of holistic and needs based programmes, including cash-based interventions and marked based programmes
Promote and share ideas for improvement in your area of expertise

Specific responsibilities
Responsible to carry out community and school level assessments related to water supply and sanitation hygiene’s condition.
Develop hygiene training materials and prepare methodology and agenda for the implementation in hygiene awareness sessions
Conduct schools and community level hygiene practices sessions and training’s.
Prepare/ contribute to technical assessments related to WASH (Latrine, bore wells, hand-washing facilities etc.).
Implement technical direction and ensure high technical quality of projects
Monitor WaSH activities regularly and within the agreed time frame
Responsible for raising purchase request (PRs), and distribution of hygiene materials
Work under the direct supervision of Shelter officer/Coordinator to conduct hygiene promotion trainings, awareness sessions and community mobilizations.
Actively Participate in conduction of KAP1 and KAP2 surveys.
Monitor the WASH activities and the impact of the sensitizing sessions by KAP-1 and KAP-2 surveys,
Organize and deliver the hygiene promotion sessions for target populations (Community and School)
Contribute to implement Cleaning campaigns (including community mobilization, community sessions, house-to-house visits,) from planning, to implementation and monitoring
Monitor proper hygiene practice among beneficiary and motivate them if required
Distribute the hygiene kits to the targeted beneficiaries and keeping documents of distribution
Carry out children hygiene promotion activities in schools.
Assist the Shelter officer/Coordinator on supervision of water and sanitation and other construction activities
Produce reports regularly as per the project requirement
Contribute to any other HP activity implementation
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
Any other related tasks assigned by the supervisor


2 years’ experience from working in a humanitarian/recovery context
Knowledge and experience within a relevant administration, WASH or technical field and
Ideally a relevant community mobilization qualification
Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
Knowledge of cash-based interventions and market based programmes
Bachelor Degree Civil Engineering/ Public health Institute  
Demonstrated experience in conducting rapid emergency assessments in projects.
Experience in working in insecure/conflict environments.
Manage time effectively, prioritizing tasks and able to work to deadlines.
Good cultural, social, political and security knowledge of the area.
Proven communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills with strong experience.
Working knowledge of English language
Computer skills.
A sense of humour.
Innovative and creative thinker.
Work confidently within a group. 

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





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