The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Project Officer - WaSH

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Job Description

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, emergency food security, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.
The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters, NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours’ notice when a crisis occurs.
In light of the displacement in the north eastern part of Nigeria, NRC has recently started up with emergency activities in the area of Food Security, Water and Sanitation, Shelter and ICLA sectors in Nigeria in order to respond to the urgent humanitarian needs in the northeast.
In the coming year, one of NRC’ main focus will be to provide the displacement affected populations including IDPs, returnees and the local host communities including IDP camps in Borno State and the north-east with adequate WaSH, Food Security, Shelter, ICLA amongst other durable solutions. NRC is therefore seeking a Project Officer - WaSH Technical in NRC Field Office in Maiduguri - Nigeria. The Project Officer WaSH Technical reports to the Project Coordinator - WASH, Nigeria.

Job Title:Project Officer - WaSH

General Responsibilities

  • Adherence to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines, policies and procedures and other NRC tools and handbooks;
  • Coordinate the Hygiene promotion (HP) and community mobilization (CM) activities according to strategy, proposals, budgets and plans
  • Assists the WASH Project Coordinator in all aspects of HP and CM programs planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Assists in the identification of communities/IDPs Hygiene promotion needs
  • Develop tools and materials for HP and CM
  • Assess the HP and CM needs of the communities/IDPs and assists in the development of appropriate training materials and plans
  • Conducts a training session on HP and CM for the local Hygiene Promoters
  • Working closely with the technical officer and Project Coordinator to assists in the establishment, and training of water point committees as well as monitoring their performance
  • Ensure adherence to NRC policies and donor requirements
  • Involve and inform communities and community leaders about the activities
  • Ensure that procurement, development and distribution of materials and equipment are timely and according to procedures

Specific Responsibilities

  • The Hygiene Promotion Officer is expected to achieve the following during this contract period.
  • Ensuring beneficiaries selection for the Non-food Items (NFI) distribution
  • Monitoring Hygiene Kits distribution within the communities
  • Train hygiene promotors
  • Preparing weekly progress reports and others documents required for NFI distribution
  • Assists in the compilation of weekly and monthly hygiene promotion reports, program documents, project proposals, and budgets
  • Active participation on hygiene promotion and nutrition sector working group
  • Performs any other duties as requested by the WASH Project Coordinator
Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience


Other Requirements


  • Higher diploma in public health, social science or communication
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience from working with hygiene promotion/communities mobilization projects in a humanitarian/recovery context. Experience from working with social work and/or with distribution of humanitarian assistance is an advantage.
  • Must have a good knowledge of hygiene promotion in emergency/recovery context.
  • Familiarity with international minimum standards of water, hygiene, sanitation (i.e., SPHERE) is an advantage
  • Must have previous experience in training and Training of Trainers.
  • Excellent communication skills – written and spoken – in English required.
  • Fluency in one or more of the national/regional languages (Hausa and Kanuri preferred)
  • Must be willing to work as a team member, take direction, and share technical skills with colleagues and counterparts
  • Computer literacy in word processing and spreadsheets is required,
  • Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:
  • Knowledge of the context of Northeast Nigeria
  • Experience with start-up activities
  • Experience Hygiene promotion in choleras outbreak context within the host communities and camps
  • Personal qualification
  • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
  • Highest standards of ethics and integrity
  • Ability to work in insecure environments
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Planning and delivering results
  • All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Codes of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable
  • We offer
  • Commencement: As soon as possible
  • Contract period: 12 Months
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s directions
  • Duty station: Maiduguri, Borno State with 50% to field visit

Method of Application:
Interested and qualified candidate can submit their application letter and an updated CV to the following e-mail address: The title of the position (Project Officer - WaSH - Maiduguri) must be indicated in the subject line of your e-mail. Please notice that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please notice that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Please note that to apply at NRC is FREE!!!
NRC does not ask for money or any form of favor for submission of application or employment.

The Norwegian Refugee Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Women are particularly encouraged to apply to this position

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About The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental organisation which promotes and protects the rights of people affected by displacement. This includes refugees and internally displaced persons who are forced to flee their homes as a result of conflict, human rights violations and acute violence, as well as climate change and natural disasters.NRC is politically independent and has no religious affiliation. NRC is also the only Norwegian organisation that specialises in int...
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Job Summary
November 17, 2016
Offer Type
Minimum of 3years
Salary Range
N0.00 - N0.00K
November 20, 2016
Medical/ Health /NGO / Community Services
NGO / International Agencies
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