Ethiopia nationals: WASH Technical Officer

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Kemashi, , ET

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.
Roles & Responsibilities:
The WASH Technical Officer will be based in Kemashi sub office with travels with in Benishangul Gumuz region and BG/Oromia border. He/she will work under the supervision of the WASH/Shelter Coordinator, according to and as reflected in objectives stated in project description and budgets to donors and in line with NRC policy programme, as well as with Plan of Action and strategy in place in the country.

Duties and responsibilities

Generic Responsibilities:
Ensure compliance with NRC policies, guidelines and standards.
Ensure compliance with WASH CC strategies, tools, handbooks, guidelines and standards.
WASH specific technical responsibility for implementation of technical activities of WASH project(s)
WASH specific technical responsibility for tracking of financial expenditures for technical activities of WASH project(s)
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(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.
Monitor and document the implementation of project activities done by implementing partners and/or contractors (plan of action activities, contracts, financial expenditures and project documentation).
Specific Responsibilities:
Implement WASH activities in line with relevant standards, codes of conduct and humanitarian principles
Plan and carry out technical needs assessments, baseline and end line survey and feedback findings for internal and external use
Facilitate appropriate community involvement in the design and delivery of WASH services and facilities
Prepare BOQ, Technical Specifications and Drawings for WASH facilities as deemed necessary
Ensure that standards (Sphere and National Standards) and specifications for activities are adhered to and give recommendations to the management as necessary
Ensure cross-cutting issues, like gender mainstreaming and environment protection, are incorporated into the WASH programming
Ensure that protection is mainstreamed into WASH programming 
Assist the WASH/Shelter Coordinator in the development of rapid response and contingency plans.
Assess and advise on capacity building needs within the team to ensure effective developments of quality standards for the WASH and Shelter activities
Ensure progress monitoring and support M&E activities (i.e. PDMs, PIMs, end line surveys)
Coordinate with the entire WASH teams to ensure that all the aspects of the response (engineering and soft components) are integrated.
Contribute to the development of case studies of best practices in WASH programming
Support other teams in the region when required.


Experience 5 years working as a Project Officer in the WASH sector in humanitarian/recovery contexts.
Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
Degree in Water Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, or any other relevant discipline
Fluency in English, both written and verbal. Fluency in local Languages is highly desirable
Context/specific skills, knowledge and experience:
Knowledge of the operating context in Benishangul Gumuz and Oromia regions
Experience with start-up of projects
Experience in undertaking training of staff or target groups
Proven ability to use MS Office software (especially Word and Excel) is essential.
Computer literacy of technical software (i.e. AUTOCAD, GIS, EPANET) is an asset
Knowledge and experience of the application of SPHERE links to emergency and longer-term development practice

Personal qualities

Managing resources and achieving results
Handling insecure environments
Working with people
Communicating with impact and respect
Managing performance 

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: Assosa, Kamashi with travel to the fields





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