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13 Jul 2018

Wash assistant

Job Description

Wash assistant (Somali Nationals only) – Somalia

Norwegian Refugee Council

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Rights Respected, People Protected

Founded in 1946, today the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) works in both new and protracted crises across 31 countries. Our 6,000 employees provide life-saving and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. NRC specialises in six areas: food security, education, shelter, legal assistance, camp management, and water, sanitation and hygiene. NRC is a determined advocate for displaced people. We promote and defend their rights and dignity in local communities, with national governments and in the international arena.

NRC’s expert deployment capacity, NORCAP, boasts around 1,000 experts from all over the world who can be deployed within 72 hours. NORCAP experts help improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises.

NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

NRC in Somalia

NRC has been active in Somalia since 2004 with four area offices in Kismayu, Mogadishu, Garowe and Hargeisa, providing protection and humanitarian assistance to refugees, internally displaced persons and returnees in Somaliland, Puntland, South Central and Jubbaland regions. NRC offers a comprehensive response for returnees and IDPs of high need, addressing their food security, livelihood, shelter, education, ICLA, and water, hygiene and sanitation needs and also responding to emergencies through NRC’s five core competences; Shelter, Education, Food Security and Livelihoods, WASH and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA).

NRC Somalia is part of NRC’s East Africa and Yemen regional operation which comprises of large-scale multi-country humanitarian and early recovery interventions spread across seven countries (Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Yemen, Eritrea, South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania). NRC’s overall strategy in the region is to enhance protection and promote the rights of displaced people in humanitarian need by improving living conditions and seeking durable solutions. The regional office is based in Nairobi and works with country programmes to ensure standardization of programmatic and operational approaches, promote multi country programming and ensuring quality and coordination.

Role and responsibilities

The purpose of the officer position is day to day implementation of the WASH/Shelter Project.

Generic responsibilities (max 10)

Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines

Implement delegated WASH project  portfolio according to plan of action

Prepare and develop status reports as required by management

Ensure proper filing of documents

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

Monitor and report on the WASH project activities and ensure compliance with plans and NRC standards

Mobilize communities and community leaders for the building materials, construction activities and maintenance of structures

Suggest new methods and approaches in order to improve the quality of the activities

Report all protection related concerns in the field

Carry out data collection as required


Specific responsibilities

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.

Conduct hygiene promotion activities in the IDP camps and schools under guidance of the WASH Officer.

Supervision of all sanitary installations including latrines, pits, drainage systems and desludging Carry out informal and formal training sessions (according to identified needs) and evaluate the impacts

Deadline for application: 26/07/2018

Key info:

Advertiser: Norwegian Refugee Council

Ref. nr.: 3874821780 Full time

Number of positions: 1

Search criteria:




Emergency Relief

Special field




Job location:


of this training.

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.

Conduct field based needs assessments for shelter and WASH activities to enable effective planning and implementation by the NRC WASH Project

Raise the awareness on issues relevant to the community and encourage their participation in projects Ensure mainstreaming of all cross-cutting issues in implementation of activities

Train the IDP community on settlement care, maintenance, and protection issues related to planning,

Latrine construction and water infrastructure maintenance

Insure holistic shelter approach

Prepare field visit reports or as required internally by NRC as well as relevant donors

Our Ideal Candidate:

We are looking for a university graduate diploma in Public Health, Community Health, community development or Social studies, with a minimum of 2 years’ previous experience in finance.

Experience working in complex and volatile contexts, in particular in Somalia.  Experience in humanitarian

WASH field or any field relevant to the role. Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.

Fluency in English, both written and verbal.

We are particularly looking for a positive individual with strong communication skills, who can build trust and confidently navigate both internally and externally at different levels.

In this position you will join highly motivated and expert staff who are making a difference to the most vulnerable people.

Additional Information:

Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline

Email and paper applications will not be considered.

Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Contract period: 5 months with possible extension

Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions

Duty station: Garowe

Travel: None

NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and to check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.

NB: All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the

four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.


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