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Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) is a member of the ACT Alliance and works with people and local actors, especially Faith-based actors in many countries where it works in their struggle to eradicate poverty and injustices. We provide humanitarian assistance in disasters and work for long-term development in local communities and societies.   In order to address the root causes of poverty, we advocate for just decisions by public authorities, businesses and religious leaders.

Job Detail

Location: borno
Experience: 1year(s)
Course of Study: not specified
Required Grade: any

Contract until 31st of March 2019; with possibility of extension

Department / division / team:

WASH

 

Job location:

Borno State, Mafa LGA, Mafa (location)

Reporting to:

WASH Coordinator

Closing date:

Thursday 17th of January, 2019

With potential interviews on Friday 18th, Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

The WASH officer will focus on water supply and sanitation infrastructures but he will alsfocus on managing hygiene promotion activities. S/he will contribute tthe development of strategic documents related tthe WASH program, and be responsible for ensuring the implementation of the emergency WASH project by coordinating with other staffs on the field. The person will ensure coordination of WASH activities with all stakeholders including the UN-led WASH cluster, the RRC at State and County Levels, as well as the relevant line Ministries, etc.

 

MAIN DUTIES

Information management:

 

Support WASH Program Manager to conduct needs assessments, technical feasibility studies, prepare detailed engineering designs, BOQs, and assess & identify needs in relation to emergency WASH activities

Documentation and monitoring of WASH activities (WASH infrastructure, WASH point mapping, HP sessions, writing reports) through coordination with the WASH Program Manager

Coordinate with water supply, sanitation and hygiene promotion field staff to ensure that the various aspects of the WASH response are integrated

Coordinate with community leaders and other sectors and also with the WASH cluster working locally in order to coordinate within the WASH sector

Represent NCA in meetings with the local authorities, the UN and other NGOs regarding health and hygiene on request

Whenever needed, assist NCA WASH Program Manager with budgeting, reporting, planning, et cetera.

Participate in trainings and workshops held by NCA as well as relevant meetings

Implementation

Lead the WASH coordination in Mafa

Water & Sanitation:

 

Plan and implement the sanitation activities and assure that they progress according tthe construction plan.

Conduct and follow-up activities like construction and rehabilitation of water and sanitation facilities like shower/latrines, borehole construction/repair, upgrading of WASH facilities etc.

Provide technical input in supervision of construction activities, monitor the progress of construction activities and control the quality of materials and workmanship

Inspect on daily basis ongoing water & sanitation construction activities at each site, review the performance of construction teams on such site visits and report to the Programme Manager.

Organize and conduct refreshment training for Water & Sanitation User Committees, Water Pump Mechanics, pump attendants, line controllers in coordination of other WASH staffs

Conduct regular water tests to monitor water quality

Hygiene:

 

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

Ensure that action is taken to mitigate priority WASH related health risks

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

Enable effective dialogue with the affected community tallow the agency to be held to account for the quality of the WASH programme

Support the other WASH partners in identifying the needs for non-food items relevant to hygiene, participate in the choice of items, targeting strategy, promotion of effective use, and post-distribution monitoring.

Resources management

Recruit, train, provide support and manage daily workers, volunteers or any other outreach workers following procedures and directives outlined by his/her WASH Manager and the administrative service

Supervision of daily worker and 20 Hygiene Promotion volunteers

Follow up on presence and working hours and prepare payment sheets on a weekly basis

Assist the WASH Program Manager on preparing and following-up procurement of project-related equipment and material

Maintain an accurate record and take proper care of all field equipment and material stocks related to WASH

Track usage with monitoring tools provided

Enforce safety and security procedures

Assist the WASH manager on preparing and following up the procurement of project-related equipment and material

Program approach

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

Ensure that the technical quality of the WASH infrastructures is in line with relevant standards (SPHERE), and that the work is being carried out in a way that meets humanitarian principles and the project’s code of conduct

Ensure that WASH activities meet the outputs stated in the project’s logical framework

Ensure that WASH facilities are designed and implemented in a way that is sensitive to gender, vulnerable people, protection, HIV, the environment, and other important cross-cutting concerns

Qualification, skills and requirements

 

Minimum of BSc in the engineering fields and other related fields

At least one year of experience for emergency settings is an asset

Applications are only expected from Nigerian nationals

Must have good assessment, analytical, and planning skills

Good oral and written reporting skills

Training/counterpart development skills

Ability to work well in the field under difficult circumstances

Good communication skills

Problem solving capacity

Autonomy

 

 

Desirable:

Practical experience on the use of participatory tools for promotion of sanitation and hygiene is appreciated

Familiarity with the culture of the affected population, ability to develop respect from a wide range of people and strong ability to communicate effectively on hygiene matters

 

NCA’S COMMITMENTS

NCA is committed to following the following policies, standards and commitments and all staff are equally expected to conform to their requirements:

Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP)

Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Disaster Relief

 

ACT Alliance Code of Conduct

SPHERE Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Relief

NCA Nigeria Security Plan

NCA Nigeria Staff Handbook

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SELECT CANDIDATE IS REQUIRED TSTART AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

 

Method of Application

Interested candidates, please send your applications (CV and motivation letter in a sealed envelope or in pdf by email) by Thursday 17th 5PM to:

1/ NCA Office, 14 NTA quarters, Damboa road, Maiduguri; or

2/ Recruitment-Ng@nca.no.

FEMALE APPLICANTS ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

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