Ethiopia nationals: WASH Officer-Engineer

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Jigjiga, , ET

Duties and responsibilities

General responsibilities:
Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
Implement delegated 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
Capacity building of the WASH Assistants as agreed in the performance development plans
Participate in staff management including appraisals of the WASH Assistants.
Supervision of contractors engaged by NRC to ensure work is done as per drawings, technical specification and to the highest quality standard.
Preparation of reports, technical guidelines, drawings and other strategic documentations.
Ensure smooth running and uninterrupted water reticulation system in the implementation in the IDP camps


Generic professional competencies:
Experience from working as a WASH Engineer/ Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context
Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts as WASH Engineer
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
Proven practical experience undertaking water supply designs, civil works and implementation both rural and urban systems for at least 5 years. IDP experience preferred.
Qualification required: BSc degree in Hydraulics, Water Resource, Civil and other related field.
Experience:  Minimum 6 years’ experience for diploma holders and 5 years for degree holders on WASH and the design of water supply schemes and other WASH facilities.
Knowledge of AutoCAD, Water CAD or any civil works design software is highly desirable
Experience in drilling boreholes, shallow wells and hand dug wells and designing water supply system from the source up to the distribution points.
Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:
Proven practical experience undertaking water quality analysis (bacteriological, chemical and physical) in a busy institution or organization.
Experience of working with INGO in a similar capacity will be an added advantage
Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to explain and present complex technical information
Sensitivity to the needs and priorities of disadvantaged populations (minority groups etc.)
Cultural awareness and experience of working of different stakeholders
Community mobilization skills
Language: Fluency in written and spoken English is essential and local language is must.
Excellent capacity building and facilitative supervision skills.

Personal qualities

Planning and delivering results

Empowering and building trust

Communicating with impact and respect

We can offer

Commencement: ASAP, shortlisting and Interviews will continue as applications are received
Contract period: One year with possibilities of extension
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions
Duty station: Jigjiga with travel to the fields





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