Job ID

Job Title
WASH project Officer

To work for
NRC | Norwegian Refugee Council



Field of Work
Engineering - Humanitarian/Disasters

Job Type
Full time

Military service
Not Specified

Minimum Education Level
Bachelor/ License Degree

Generic responsibilities
1. Ensure adherence to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
2. Implement delegated CC project portfolio according to plan of action
3. Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
4. Ensure proper filing of documents
5. Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist
6. Promote and share ideas for technical improvement

Specific responsibilities
1. Project Implementation. As delegated by line-manager, responsible for supporting the successful implementation of the School Rehabilitation & Reconstruction projects and the Shelter & WASH projects through direct modalities throughout the full project cycle.
2. Technical Quality. Responsible for supporting technical quality in accordance with the agreed NRC Syria Response Country and CC Strategies, tools and guidelines. This includes – but is not limited to - ensuring the compliance with the School Rehabilitation & Reconstruction projects and Shelter & WASH projects requirements, meaningful consultation with affected populations throughout the project-cycle, needs-based targeting and selection, and integration with Education CC.
3. Assessments. As delegated by line-manager, responsible for supporting the School Rehabilitation & Reconstruction project and Shelter & WASH projects on implementing the WASH in schools. This will include initial Assessments, Detailed/Sectoral Assessments, and construction assessments (including BoQs).
4. Protection Mainstreaming. Responsible for supporting protection mainstreaming in the School Rehabilitation & Reconstruction project and the Shelter & WASH project throughout the project-cycle. This includes – but is not limited to – ensuring safety and dignity of beneficiaries, understanding their diverse needs, enabling meaningful access to NRC’s services, ensuring adequate accountability to affected populations, ensuring adequate participation and consultation, and supporting the realisation of their human rights. All project activities will be conducted in accordance with the Protection Mainstreaming Strategy, tools and guidelines.
5. Project M&E. As delegated by line-manager, responsible for accurate and high quality Monitoring and Evaluation of NRC School Rehabilitation & Reconstruction project and Shelter & WASH project, including information management and archiving. This will include - but is not limited to – the successful implementation of construction/process, output and outcome monitoring conducted by NRC. M&E activities will be conducted in accordance with the Syria Response M&E Strategy, tools and guidelines.
6. Reporting. As delegated by line manager, responsible for accurate and high quality contributions to the reporting of NRC School Rehabilitation & Reconstruction project and Shelter & WASH project through all relevant reporting mechanisms. This includes, but is not limited to, internal reporting mechanisms (e.g. NRC GOORS), donor reports and inter-agency reporting of achievements (E.g. 4Ws).
7. Collaboration. The position-holder is responsible for maintaining a collaborative working environment with other team members, both within the Shelter & WASH project team, within other Core Competencies and with the Support Team.

1. Professional competencies
These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance.

Generic professional competencies for this position:
• Minimum 2 years of experience of working in in a humanitarian/recovery context or equivalent;
• Minimum 4 years of experience of working on designing & implementing WASH projects
• Bachelor Degree or above in civil, structural engineering, mechanical or similar;
• Experience in designing, implementing and monitoring infrastructure projects;
• Experience of working in complex and volatile contexts;
• Technical Shelter, WASH and Emergency Response expertise;
• Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities;
• Experience in designing and conducting Hygiene trainings;
• Fluency in Arabic, both written and verbal;
• Fluency in English is beneficial.

Context related skills, knowledge and experience
• Knowledge of the context in Syria;
• Experience with directly managed programming;

Specific Vacancy Requirements
. Behavioral competencies
These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioural competencies, and the following are essential for this position:
• Handling insecure environment
• Planning and delivering results
• Empowering and building trust
• Communicating with impact and respect

Salary and Benefits
In addition to the salary and allowances NRC will cover phone related costs. capacity
building opportunities and the possibility to grow professionally within the organization

About us
NRC is a non-governmental, non-profit, humanitarian, independent organisation. It provides assistance to people affected by crises & i.e. refugees, internally displaced people, host communities etc. - to meet their immediate humanitarian needs, prevent further displacement and contribute to durable solutions.
NRC was established in 1946 under the name Aid to Europe, to assist refugees in Europe after World War II. After almost 70 years of interventions all over the world, today NRC is organised as an independent and private foundation that cooperates closely with the UN and other humanitarian organisations, around the world as well as in Norway. NRCs funding base is not only diverse but also flexible, counting a number of different donors including the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Nations. In 2014 NRC assisted more than four million displaced and conflict-affected people around the world, and raised more than USD 250 million for our humanitarian programming. Currently NRC operates in 25 countries worldwide with over 5,000 staff members, the majority of which are national employees. All NRC projects are supervised by the Head Office of the organization in Oslo while in the Middle East, NRC country offices report to a regional office based in Amman. All the programs are implemented in close coordination with governments and local authorities.
The type of activities implemented in each context varies from country to country depending on the needs on the ground and priorities laid out in strategic response plans of Governments and the UN. However NRC mainly specialises in five programme areas: Education, Shelter, WASH, Food Security as well as supporting displacement affected population to access further services. Moreover, extensive expertise has been gained by the organization over the years also on Collective Shelters Coordination and Management.
In addition, NRC provides expertise as a strategic partner to the UN as well as to national and international actors including governments and line ministries- through its stand-by rosters. Only in 2014 almost 600 humanitarian experts were deployed to 49 countries, making NRCs rosters the most used expert deployment capacity in the humanitarian world.
Finally, NRC promotes and sustains efforts at different levels to keep high the attention on the condition and situation of displaced and vulnerable people affected by ongoing crisis.

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Posted On
May 21, 2018

Expiry Date
Jun 20, 2018


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