Watsan Assistant

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Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a Danish international non-governmental organisation, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world. DRC is present in more than 30 conflict territories around the world assisting displaced people with shelter, food, income-generating activities, and a wide range of other assistance. It is of utmost importance for DRC to work in compliance with the DRC Accountability and Quality Management system and national legislations. Smooth, reliable and effective operational systems are preconditions for DRC to maintain its position as a trustworthy and reliable partner for our donors and an accountable organisation towards our beneficiaries.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Watsan Assistant

Location: Banki, Borno
Contract type: National contract

The Position

  • The Watsan Assistant primary function is to assist the Watsan Officer to ensure all-round operation of the mechanised and non-mechanised water points operated by DRC in the camp.

General Operations

  • Provide preventive maintenance, troubleshooting and repairs to water facility, troubleshooting and repairs to water treatment equipment.
  • Collect operating data and record, as well as document all installations, inspections, maintenance and repair work.
  • She/he will assist in Effectively identify problems as they occur and take appropriate steps to solve them, including performing repair or referring more complex issues to supervisor. Participate in preparing monthly/quarterly/annual highlights/ reports and proposals and budgets for donors.
  • Mobilization of beneficiary communities to maintain the established/rehabilitated/protected water sources.
  • Collaborate with relevant Internal and External technical experts on issues related to WASH.
  • Ensure the integration of WASH activities with other DRC sectors.
  • Coordinate with WASH and Shelter counterparts in other locations in the implementation of common funded projects.
  • Ensure good representation and reputation of WASH and Shelter sector at all levels.
  • Actively participate in internal coordination


    Minimum years of experience

    Other Requirements

    Key Requirements

    • At least 3 years’ experience in the operation and maintenance of water supply systems.
    • Sound knowledge of installation and repair of solar systems.
    • Sound knowledge of diesel generator sets and electrical systems repair.


    • Certificate in electrical or mechanical works
    • Fluency in local spoken languages.
    • Applicant should be a resident of Bama Town.


    • Availability: 01-February-2020
    • Salary and conditions: In accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment;
    • The income will be subject to statutory deductions as per applicable Nigeria laws. The employee is responsible for tax returns.

    Application Closing Date
    26th January, 2020

    How to Apply
    Interested and qualified candidates should:
    Click here to apply online

    Application Method

    • The position is for Nigerian Nationals Only.
    • DRC-DDG Nigeria does not charge any fees for recruitment and does not use any employment mediator.
    • CV and Cover Letter indicating and explaining the suitability to the position applied.
    • Provide contact details (name, position, email address and tel. no.) of 3 professional non-related references, whereas 1 must be for the latest employer. Please do not attach any written recommendations.
    • Applications should be addressed to: “Recruitment Manager”.
    • Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications, sent together with a CV, will be considered. CV-only applications will not be considered.
    • Applications should be sent to the link on the DRC website https://drc.ngo/about-drc/vacancies/current-vacancies
    • Applications sent/received after the deadline will not be considered.

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    About Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
    The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organisation founded in 1956 that works in more than 30 countries.Formed after the Second World War, and in response to the European refugee crises caused by the Soviet invasion of Hungary in 1956. DRC has been active in large scale humanitarian projects around the world. Through convoy operations DRC was responsible for delivering half of the international humanitarian aid in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the wars ...
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    Job Summary
    January 20, 2020
    Offer Type
    January 26, 2020
    Engineering/ Technical
    NGO / International Agencies
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