Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) is recruiting for contract WASH Officer.
Norwegian Church Aid ('NCA') is a member of the ACT Alliance and works with people and local actors, especially Faith-based actors in many countries where it works in their struggle to eradicate poverty and injustices. We provide humanitarian assistance in disasters and work for long-term development in local communities and societies. In order to address the root causes of poverty, we advocate for just decisions by public authorities, businesses and religious leaders.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: WASH Officer - MAFA
Location: Mafa LGA - Mafa Borno Contract until 31st of March 2019; with possibility of extension Department / division / team: WASH Reporting to: WASH Coordinator
The WASH officer will focus on water supply and sanitation infrastructures but he will alsfocus on managing hygiene promotion activities.
S/he will contribute tthe development of strategic documents related tthe WASH program, and be responsible for ensuring the implementation of the emergency WASH project by coordinating with other staffs on the field.
The person will ensure coordination of WASH activities with all stakeholders including the UN-led WASH cluster, the RRC at State and County Levels, as well as the relevant line Ministries, etc.
Main Duties Information Management:
Support WASH Program Manager tconduct needs assessments, technical feasibility studies, prepare detailed engineering designs, BOQs, and assess & identify needs in relation temergency WASH activities
Documentation and monitoring of WASH activities (WASH infrastructure, WASH point mapping, HP sessions, writing reports) through coordination with the WASH Program Manager
Coordinate with water supply, sanitation and hygiene promotion field staff tensure that the various aspects of the WASH response are integrated
Coordinate with community leaders and other sectors and alswith the WASH cluster working locally in order tcoordinate within the WASH sector
Represent NCA in meetings with the local authorities, the UN and other NGOs regarding health and hygiene on request
Whenever needed, assist NCA WASH Program Manager with budgeting, reporting, planning, et cetera.
Participate in trainings and workshops held by NCA as well as relevant meetings
Lead the WASH coordination in Mafa
Water & Sanitation:
Plan and implement the sanitation activities and assure that they progress according tthe construction plan.
Conduct and follow-up activities like construction and rehabilitation of water and sanitation facilities like shower/latrines, borehole construction/repair, upgrading of WASH facilities etc.
Provide technical input in supervision of construction activities, monitor the progress of construction activities and control the quality of materials and workmanship
Inspect on daily basis ongoing water & sanitation construction activities at each site, review the performance of construction teams on such site visits and report tthe Programme Manager.
Organize and conduct refreshment training for Water & Sanitation User Committees, Water Pump Mechanics, pump attendants, line controllers in coordination of other WASH staffs
Conduct regular water tests tmonitor water quality
Promote safe WASH practices, including appropriate use and maintenance of WASH facilities and services
Ensure that action is taken tmitigate priority WASH related health risks
Facilitate appropriate community involvement in the design and delivery of essential WASH services and facilities
Enable effective dialogue with the affected community tallow the agency tbe held taccount for the quality of the WASH programme
Support the other WASH partners in identifying the needs for non-food items relevant thygiene, participate in the choice of items, targeting strategy, promotion of effective use, and post-distribution monitoring.
Recruit, train, provide support and manage daily workers, volunteers or any other outreach workers following procedures and directives outlined by his/her WASH Manager and the administrative service
Supervision of daily worker and 20 Hygiene Promotion volunteers
Follow up on presence and working hours and prepare payment sheets on a weekly basis
Assist the WASH Program Manager on preparing and following-up procurement of project-related equipment and material
Maintain an accurate record and take proper care of all field equipment and material stocks related tWASH
Track usage with monitoring tools provided
Enforce safety and security procedures
Assist the WASH manager on preparing and following up the procurement of project-related equipment and material
Use participatory approaches as a far as possible throughout the program cycle, in training, and in the use of tool kits and other materials
Ensure that the technical quality of the WASH infrastructures is in line with relevant standards (SPHERE), and that the work is being carried out in a way that meets humanitarian principles and the project’s code of conduct
Ensure that WASH activities meet the outputs stated in the project’s logical framework
Ensure that WASH facilities are designed and implemented in a way that is sensitive tgender, vulnerable people, protection, HIV, the environment, and other important cross-cutting concerns
Min Required Experience:
Qualification, Skills and Requirements
Minimum of B.Sc in the Engineering fields and other related fields
At least one year of experience for emergency settings is an asset
Applications are only expected from Nigerian nationals
Must have good assessment, analytical, and planning skills
Good oral and written reporting skills
Training/counterpart development skills
Ability twork well in the field under difficult circumstances
Good communication skills
Problem solving capacity
Practical experience on the use of participatory tools for promotion of sanitation and hygiene is appreciated
Familiarity with the culture of the affected population, ability tdevelop respect from a wide range of people and strong ability tcommunicate effectively on hygiene matters
ACT Alliance Code of Conduct:
SPHERE Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Relief
NCA Nigeria Security Plan
NCA Nigeria Staff Handbook
Interview Date Friday 18th, Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd
Application Closing Date Thursday 17th January, 2019 by 5:00pm
How to Apply Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications (CV and Motivation Letter in a sealed envelope or in PDF by email) Or Send to: Norwegian Church Aid, 14 NTA Quarters, Damboa Road, Maiduguri, Borno State.
Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply
Please note that the select candidate is required to start as soon as possible.
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