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Project Officer- WASH Dhusamreeb, Somalia

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Project Officer- WASH ( Dhusamreb), National Position
Somalia, Norwegian Refugee Council

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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, Garawe 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.
The purpose of the Officer position is to assist in the day to day implementation of the WASH Project. Use actions words such as ensure, implement or assist for the position relevant responsibilities.

Application deadline: 12/08/2020
Employer: Norwegian Refugee Council
Town/city: dhusmareb
Title: Project Officer- WASH ( Dhusamreb), National Position
Full-time/part-time: Full-time
Employment type: Permanent position
Percentage of full-time: 100
Webcruiter ID: 4271129810
Positions: 1
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Generic responsibilities
These responsibilities shall be the same for all positions with the same title. The responsibilities shall be short and essential. Details belong in the Work and Development plan.
Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines.
Implement delegated CC 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.
Promote and share ideas for technical improvement.

Specific responsibilities
These responsibilities shall be adapted to the particularities of the job location and context, phase of operation, strategic focus and type of programme intervention. This section shall be revised whenever a new employee is hired or the context changes significantly.   
 Explore opportunities for innovative WASH projects, support in design, implementation and documenting lessons learnt.
Monitor and report on the WASH project activities and ensure compliance with plans and NRC standard.
Ensures that standards and specifications for works and materials deliveries are adhered to and gives recommendation(s) to the management as necessary, including certification of completed works for payments.
Assist in planning for project implementation including technical activity, budget monitoring, and logistical planning
Help identify needs for non-food items relevant to hygiene, participate in the choice of items, targeting strategy, registration of the beneficiaries, promotion of effective use, and post-distribution monitoring.
Oversee and manage the Water Sanitation and Hygiene Project in an IDP settlement site.
Develop design plans, working drawings, technical specifications, bill of quantities as per approved standards outlined on the project design for the said project, including emergency sanitation facilities.
Establish and oversee implementation of systems for efficiently controlling the quality of technical works; closely tracking works progress against payment and work plans, and controlling the quality of the final construction outputs as per donor and user community expectations.
Coordinate and mobilise community user groups, including formation of effective household based sanitation committees and water user management committees to within each of the two refugee camps.
Enable effective dialogue with the affected community to allow the agency to be held to account for the quality of the WASH program me.
Mobilize communities and community leaders for the building materials, construction activities and maintenance of structures.
Help plan and carry out needs assessments, baseline studies and periodic studies, and feedback findings to the stakeholders.
Conduct water quality testing, analysis and treatment of sources as required. This will include promotion of household water treatment and reporting
Collate data from the WASH Assistants and prepare regular reports on activities and WASH conditions for monitoring.
Liaise with community leaders and other sectors and agencies working locally in order to coordinate within the WASH sector and between sectors such as Shelter.
Preparation of reports, guidelines and other strategic documentation.
Recruit, train, and manage incentive workers including performance appraisal.
Organize day-to-day logistics, administration, and personnel activities together with the other sectors.
Any other assignment as may be required by the WASH Coordinator/WASH Manager.  


Ordinary National Diploma in Water Engineering, electric engineering, Civil Engineering, Public health, Community development, Geology or any related discipline.
Extensive experience may substitute for specific qualifications but not vice versa
Knowledge of AutoCAD, WaterCAD or any civil works design software is highly desirable
Experience from working with WASH projects in a humanitarian/recovery context
Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
Knowledge of English and local Language-Somali
Personal qualities

Basic computer skills in Microsoft Office (MS Excel, Word, and Outlook)
•Good communication and interpersonal skills
• Strong organisational and team work skills
• Good cultural awareness and sensitivity
• Highly approachable, trustworthy and confidential
•  Ability to work in English (written/spoken)                
 Behavioural 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:
Planning and delivering results
Empowering and building trust
Communicating with impact and respect
Handling insecure environment
We can offer

We can offer
Contract period: ends 31st December 2020.
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions
Duty station: Dhusamreb
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 .
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.
Location: dhusamareb, dhusmareb

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee.
We work in crises across more than 30 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights.
NORCAP is a global provider of expertise that contributes to solving challenges in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors. Our ultimate goal is to strengthen the resilience, and protect the lives, rights and livelihoods of vulnerable people and communities
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.
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