Afghanistan nationals: WASH Technical Assistant

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Kabul, , AF

Purpose of the Job:

The purpose of a Core Competency (WASH Technical Assistant) Position is to contribute with specific technical competences to project implementation. This position will normally do entail implementing responsibility on the field, but under certain circumstances the job. These circumstances can either be related to a time-bound support or permanent but in scope limited administrative support.

You can read more about the position here:  Job Description and NRC Grade Structure

Duties and responsibilities

     Generic responsibilities:

Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines.
Assist with the implementation of the 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. 
Responsible for: assessment, vulnerable beneficiary selection, project planning, implementation and monitoring for shelter construction activities. 
Participate in field missions, WASH activities monitoring, and technical assistance to beneficiaries.
Collection and analysis shelter data and report WASH officer.
Maintain WASH beneficiaries’ documentation both on field and office levels and on its profiles.
Distribution of hygiene kit  
Provision and completion of all field related forms, contracts and retain in profile.
Beneficiaries and community workers training regarding latrine design.
Responsible for quality maintenance of shelter and latrine in target area
Produce reports on weekly, monthly and require base as well
Conduct the meeting with community/or village elders, Malaks, local authority and other stakeholders at field level.
Remain updated on technical and legal considerations (national lows, standards and codes)
Coordinate the material loading, transportation and delivery with logistic and warehouse assistant
Participate in NRC staff seminars and training, when scheduled.

Specific responsibilities: 

Responsible for:  assessment of Hygiene situation in project area.
Responsible for prepare of drawings and BoQ for WASH packages  
 Planning, implementation and monitoring.
Distribute the hygiene kits/shelter kits to the targeted and planned beneficiaries.
To visit the target population to discuss the importance of using and constructing latrines, disposing of faces and hand washing and any other issues as determined by the project coordinator; 
Assessment on site. Village assessment; identify needs and resources, shelter type, data on returnees/ IDPs
Beneficiary selection. Identify vulnerable families eligible for shelter assistance according to established selection criteria.


          Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering.
          Minimum 3-4 years of experience working with NGOs in a similar WASH fields.
          Experience with designing, implementing and monitoring of construction projects
          Previous work experience with a satisfactory performance in the same or similar functional area preferably with INGOs.
          Computer literacy.
          Fluency in local language Pashtu/Dari both written and verbal
          Experience from working within technical expertise area in a humanitarian/ recovery context
          Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
          Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
          Some knowledge of English language. 

           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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