Uganda nationals: WASH Technical Program Assistant

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Adjumani, Uganda 🇺🇬

Job description

  • In close guidance from the Project Officer – Water Supply, ensure the monitoring of the water and sanitation operation; this includes BHs, motorization and distribution network, sanitation facilities activities. 
  • Carry out regular physical and FRS test and report to the Project Officer. 
  • Make sure all monitoring formats completed and signed off by counter 
  • Supervise masons, contractors and unskilled labourers during repairs and construction of WASH related facilities (water tap-stands, valve chambers, operator sheds, pipe installations & repairs and other water works). 
  • Tracking construction materials supplied and utilized during construction 
  • Monitor closely bursts, leakages and repairs in the water supply network and lead, manage skilled & unskilled work force to maintaining the water facilities 
  • Responsible for the safe keeping of all water supply tools and materials and at the same time tracking and keeping records on the same 
  • Supervise the borehole attendants/operators to ensure un-interrupted water supply to the beneficiaries 
  • Provide technical support to the borehole attendants, tap-stand monitors and WASH Committees in the daily operations and on O&M 
  • Leads the repair team in pressure regulation for equitable portable water distribution in the reticulation system, in line with the set water regime and SPHERE/UNCHR standards 
  • In collaboration with the Project Officer – Water Supply and WASH Committees work out practical ways of ensuring equitable distribution of water in the camp 
  • On a daily and weekly basis record and report to supervisor all the works done in the field 
  • Update and keep record and data on the daily water production monitoring sheet and submitting it to Project Officer – Water Supply on a weekly basis for reporting. 
  • Inspect and certify any pipe repair work done by the repair team before backfilling the soil to ensure quality workmanship is maintained 
  • Approve trench excavations done by contractors to ensure correct depth and width is achieved before pipe installation commences 
  • Work together with WASH Committees, Community leadership in the field in identification of problematic areas of water reticulation systems with a view of providing sustainable solutions 
  •  Ensure FRC levels are maintained within the acceptable range at the source and tap-stand levels by spontaneous monitoring and sampling. 
  • Collaborate with other agencies staff during field discussions 
  • Lead in responding to bursts and leakages in the entire pipeline system 
  • Supervise laying of pipes and repair of water reticulation system 
  • Any other assignment as may be required by the Project Officer or Project Coordinator.


  • A suitable qualification (bachelor/diploma) in a Water discipline and adequate experiences of working in developing countries. Emergency experience would be highly desirable. 
  • A minimum of Three or five years proven experience for degree or Diploma holder respectively in working/programming in either relief or development including managing a large scale Community based water project with evidence of successful implementation of similar projects 
  • Good experience in supervising, training, and coaching staff. 
  • Good understanding of SPHERE and other international standards. 
  • Proficiency in MS Office software.

Personal qualities

  • Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to explain and present technical information 
  • Willingness to work for long 
  • Ability to work with minimal or no supervision


  • English

We offer

  • Duty Station: Rhino-Arua /Adjumani/Palorinya 
  • Travel: Travel expected 
  • Salary as per NRC Salary provisions