Norwegian Church Aid - WASH Program Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

Norwegian Church Aid - WASH Program Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Summary

  • The WASH Program Advisor is responsible to coordinate key stake holders in the WASH project management and represent NCA in partner engagements as essential.

  • S/he works is in charge of WASH project development, implementation and reporting of same in Gambella.

  • The Advisor is required to actively engage in staff development and management, monitor the project budget and actively engage in the reporting and documentation of project activities.

  • The position requires a highly motivated individual with strong personal integrity and commitment to serve community in need.

  • Evident exposure of INGOs in relation to the WASH project roles is a plus.

  • The person to be employed need to accept the Code of Conduct of ACT Alliance.

    Key Responsibilities

    Coordination and representation

  • Develop relationship with a range of key stakeholders including ARRA, UNCHR at camp level.

  • Representation of NCA and actively participate in zonal and camp level thematic coordination meetings.

  • Maintain / establish regular reports to UNCHR, ARRA and the donor in collaboration with the WASH PM.

  • Lead and coordinate sanitation and hygiene team planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

  • Ensure the smooth implementation of the project as per the DIP.

  • Oversee the overall WASH program and lead the team in the absence of WASH Program Manager.

    Project development, implementation and reporting

  • Assist the WASH PM on the development of draft concept notes, project plans, budgets and funding proposals.

  • Participate and ensure quality and technical standards for capacity building, activities of all levels.

  • Produce/update SOPs for all Sanitation and Hygiene promotion activities.

  • Assist the WASH PM to produce rapid assessment tools and ensure quality data collection, data entry and undertake analysis and produce reports.

  • Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual reports in the areas of WASH

    Staff development and management

  • Supervise WASH, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion officers, Assistants HPO, Foreman and provide technical follow-up and support.

  • Develop staff performance measurement and targets and assess them based on the set targets and contribute to technical assessment of WASH officers and assistants.

  • Conduct training needs assessments of all WASH staff and make recommendations.

  • Conduct periodic field visits to support field staffs through technical backstopping and
    to train duty carriers.

  • Maintain NCA's code of conduct and principles of accountability.

    Budget Monitoring

  • Assist the WASH PM on grants management of all WASH projects in Gambella

  • Liaise with Logistics, Finance departments to ensure smooth operation of the offices.

  • In co-operation with the WASH PM, review the activity and related financial reports.

  • Ensure timely procurement for the project according to the procurement plans

    Job Requirements

    Required qualifications

  • MSc/BSc in Civil/Water/WASH/Environmental Health or other WASH related fields from a recognized institution with a minimum of 3/5 years demonstrated experience preferably in the International humanitarian or development organization

  • Demonstrated skills in planning, organizing, mentorship and supervision

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to promote effective collaboration within staff, among refugees, across partner organizations & stakeholders

  • Strong written and oral communication skill in English

  • Professional fluency in written and spoken English

  • Knowledge of local language is a plus

    Personal qualities & competencies

  • Documented skills in Project Planning and Management is a plus.

  • Thorough knowledge of WASH national and international standards.

  • Proven skills in computer programs (Word, Excel, and statistical packages).

  • Excellent skills in report writing and meeting deadlines.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in emergency, preferably in refugee context.

  • Proven experience in effective coordination and creating working relations with the other team members and other stakeholders.

  • Proven commitment to accountable practices.

  • Knowledge of working in challenging environments.

  • Proven ability to manage large varied workloads and deal constructively with stress and periods with long hours.

  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks and meeting deadlines and work with limited supervision

  • Proactive, stable and robust character and a good team player.

  • Excellent communication skills, calm and a good sense of humor.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations at all levels.

    How to Apply

  • Interested applicants are required to send their non-returnable application, CV and other supportive documents via


  • In person application to NCA office is not accepted to protect candidates and staff to potential risk of COVID-19,

  • Closing date will be 14th May 2020 - CoB,

  • Enquiry by phone is not accepted,

  • Only short-listed applicants will be contacted via telephone,

  • NCA is an equal opportunity organization,

  • Qualified women applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

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