Ethiopia nationals: WASH Technical Officer (Hygiene Promotion)

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Bule Hora, , ET

Duties and responsibilities

General responsibilities:
Ensure compliance with NRC policies, guidelines and standards
Ensure compliance with WASH strategy, tools, handbooks, guidelines and standards
WASH specific technical responsibility for implementation of hygiene and sanitation activities
WASH specific technical responsibility for tracking of financial expenditures for hygiene promotion activities
WASH specific technical responsibility for the quality control and monitoring of project activities
WASH specific technical responsibility for project documentation of technical activities of WASH project(s) 
Provide specific technical support and capacity building towards project staff
Provide specific technical analysis and feedback to NRC representatives in coordination forums
Assess, promote and document ideas for technical improvement and further program development options
Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist
Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy
Specific responsibilities:
Plan and carry out needs assessments, baseline studies and periodic studies, and feedback findings to the stakeholders.
Use participatory approaches as a far as possible throughout the programme cycle, in training, and in the use of tool kits and other materials.
Ensure cross-cutting issues are incorporated into the WASH programming
Promote safe WASH practices, including appropriate use and maintenance of WASH facilities and services
Facilitate appropriate community involvement in the design and delivery of essential WASH services and facilities.
Supervise WASH activities in line with relevant standards, codes of conduct, and humanitarian principles.
Travel regularly to all the NRC implementation sites assessing adherence to set hygiene standards and M&E procedures.
Assist the WASH PC in development of rapid response and contingency plans.
Assess and advise on capacity building needs within the team to ensure effective developments of the quality standards for the WASH activities.
Support the WASH PC in ensuring implementation of the complaints mechanism and ensure feedback is timely to the beneficiaries.
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.
Produce at least one case study per year of the best practices in WASH programming


Generic professional competencies:
Technical background in Public Health. First degree or postgraduate diploma in Environmental Health or similar relevant discipline.
At least 3 years’ experience in similar position or related field.
Experience from working as a WASH Project Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context
Experience in implementation of both software and hardware components of WASH activities
Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
Expertise in WASH programming and integration with nutrition and health sectors
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
Fluency in English, both written and verbal
Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:
Knowledge of the context in SNNP/Oromia regions
Knowledge of the local language; Gedeo, Oromifa and Amharic
Experience with start-up, exit or similar

Personal qualities

Planning and delivering results
Working with people
Communicating with impact and respect
Handling insecure environments

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: Bule Hora with travel to the fields