NRC WASH Technical Officer – Hygiene Promotion Jobs in Ethiopia

NRC WASH Technical Officer – Hygiene Promotion Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

  • All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability.

  • These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.

    Roles & Responsibilities

    General responsibilities

  • Ensure compliance with NRC policies, guidelines and standards

  • Ensure compliance with WASH strategy, tools, handbooks, guidelines and standards

  • WASH specific technical responsibility for implementation of hygiene and sanitation activities

  • WASH specific technical responsibility for tracking of financial expenditures for hygiene promotion activities

  • WASH specific technical responsibility for the quality control and monitoring of project activities

  • WASH specific technical responsibility for project documentation of technical activities of WASH project(s)

  • Provide specific technical support and capacity building towards project staff

  • Provide specific technical analysis and feedback to NRC representatives in coordination forums

  • Assess, promote and document ideas for technical improvement and further program development options

  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist

  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy

    Specific responsibilities

  • Plan and carry out needs assessments, baseline studies and periodic studies, and feedback findings to the stakeholders.

  • Use participatory approaches as a far as possible throughout the programme cycle, in training, and in the use of tool kits and other materials.

  • Ensure cross-cutting issues are incorporated into the WASH programming

  • Promote safe WASH practices, including appropriate use and maintenance of WASH facilities and services

  • Facilitate appropriate community involvement in the design and delivery of essential WASH services and facilities.

  • Supervise WASH activities in line with relevant standards, codes of conduct, and humanitarian principles.

  • Travel regularly to all the NRC implementation sites assessing adherence to set hygiene standards and M&E procedures.

  • Assist the WASH PC in development of rapid response and contingency plans.

  • Assess and advise on capacity building needs within the team to ensure effective
    developments of the quality standards for the WASH activities.

  • Support the WASH PC in ensuring implementation of the complaints mechanism and ensure feedback is timely to the beneficiaries.

  • Help identify needs for non-food items relevant to hygiene, participate in the choice of items, targeting strategy, promotion of effective use, and post-distribution monitoring.

  • Produce at least one case study per year of the best practices in WASH programming

    Job Requirements

    Qualifications and Competences

    Generic professional competencies

  • Technical background in Public Health.

  • First degree or postgraduate diploma in Environmental Health or similar relevant discipline.

  • At least 3 years’ experience in similar position or related field.

  • Experience from working as a WASH Project Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context

  • Experience in implementation of both software and hardware components of WASH activities

  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts

  • Expertise in WASH programming and integration with nutrition and health sectors

  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities

  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

    Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience

  • Knowledge of the context in SNNP/Oromia regions

  • Knowledge of the local language; Gedeo, Oromifa and Amharic

  • Experience with start-up, exit or similar

    Behavioral & Personal Competencies

  • Planning and delivering results

  • Working with people

  • Communicating with impact and respect

  • Handling insecure environments

    How to Apply

  • 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.

  • Interested candidates who meet the above criteria are invited to send in their application letters including updated curriculum vitae with day-time telephone number and contact details of three work-related referees only through OR (If it is possible, attach photocopies of the most relevant educational certificates/testimonials).

  • Applications should reach NRC latest by May 5, 2020 at 5:00 pm.


  • only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

  • ''Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply and on-the-job training will be provided!”

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