Afghanistan nationals: WASH Technical Assistant

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Herat, , AF

Purpose of the Job:
The purpose of the WASH technical assistant position is to liaise and work closely with WASH department in implementing the WASH projects. The Technical assistant is expected to be able to deliver hygiene promotion trainings as well as attending in various type of distributions. It is also noteworthy that the incumbent is expected to have sound Engineering knowledge and be able to operate surveying tools and equipment such as tablets, GPS, Level, Transit, Theodolites and etc.
As a part of WASH Technical Assistant’s responsibilities He/she will be asked to monitor construction activities such as construction of Septic Tanks, Latrines, Menstruation Hygiene rooms and etc.

Duties and responsibilities

Generic responsibilities      
Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
Assist a range of support with the implementation of the CC portfolio according to plan of action
Implements independently procedures and activities within own function or core competency as delegated
Responsible for organizing and delivery of tasks in line with priorities and standards
Develop and maintain knowledge of the specialist area of work in which technical assistance and support is being provided, in order to be most effective in supporting the team
Use initiative in day to day problem solving in line with agreed procedures, priorities and standards for the area of work
Development of holistic and needs based programmes, including cash-based interventions and marked based programmes
Specific responsibilities    
Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
Ensure proper filing of documents
Help the team in conducting Rapid WASH Assessments.
Have full understanding of all programs’ goals, objectives, implementation plan and expected result / output.
Helping the team in latrine construction/upgrading.
Responsible in developing water networks and water supply systems.
Participate in NRC staff and seminars and training, when scheduled.
Operate field equipment.
Work closely with all WASH projects stakeholders.
Keeping on track recording of training data and program documents.
Coordinate closely his or her activities with WASH officer
Assist WASH Technical Officer/PM on planning, organizing, facilitating and monitoring of projects.
Will be asked 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
Any others tasks assigned by supervisors /WASH officer.                                                     


Bachelor Degree in Environmental Engineering/Civil Engineering or other related Engineering fields 
1 to 2 years’ experience from working in WASH program in humanitarian/recovery context
Demonstrated experience in conducting rapid emergency assessments in projects.
Experience in working in insecure/conflict environments.Knowledge and experience within a relevant administration, craft or technical field and ideally a relevant vocational qualification.
Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
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
Knowledge of cash-based interventions and market based programmes
Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:
Computer skills.
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

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





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