WASH/Shelter Technical Officer at NRC, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Deadline: 19 June 2019

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of WASH/Shelter Technical Officer in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The duration of this post is 6 months.

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NRC provides assistance, protection and durable solutions to refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The WASH/Shelter Technical Officer will perform the following functions:

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  • Ensure compliance with NRC policies, guidelines and standards.
  • Ensure compliance with WASH & Shelter CC strategies, tools, handbooks, guidelines and standards.
  • WASH and Shelter specific technical responsibility for implementation of technical activities of WASH and Shelter project(s).
  • WASH/Shelter specific technical responsibility for tracking of financial expenditures for technical activities of WASH and Shelter project(s).
  • WASH/Shelter specific technical responsibility for the quality control and monitoring of project activities .
  • WASH and Shelter specific technical responsibility for project documentation of technical activities of WASH and Shelter project(s).
  • Provide specific technical support and capacity building towards project staff.
  • Provide specific technical analysis and feedback to NRC representatives in coordination forums.
  • Implement WASH and Shelter activities in line with relevant standards, codes of conduct and humanitarian principles .
  • Plan and carry out technical needs assessments, baseline and end line survey and feedback findings for internal and external use.
  • Facilitate appropriate community involvement in the design and delivery of WASH and Shelter services and facilities.
  • Prepare BOQ, Technical Specifications and Drawings for WASH and Shelter facilities as deemed necessary.
  • Ensure that standards (Sphere and National Standards) and specifications for activities are adhered to and give recommendations to the management as necessary.
  • Ensure cross-cutting issues, like gender mainstreaming and environment protection, are incorporated into the WASH and Shelter programming.
  • Ensure that protection is mainstreamed into WASH and Shelter programming.
  • Assist the WASH/Shelter Coordinator in the development of rapid response and contingency plans.
  • Assess and advise on capacity building needs within the team to ensure effective developments of quality standards for the WASH and Shelter activities.
  • Ensure progress monitoring and support M&E activities (i.e. PDMs, PIMs, endline surveys).
  • Coordinate with the entire WASH and Shelter teams to ensure that all the aspects of the response (engineering and soft components) are integrated.
  • Contribute to the development of case studies of best practices in WASH and Shelter programming.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • University, Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Water Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, Environmental Engineering or any other relevant discipline.
  • Experience from working as a Project Officer in the WASH or Shelter sectors in humanitarian/recovery contexts.
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts.
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal.
  • Fluency in local Languages is highly desirable.
  • Nationality of Ethiopia.

How to Apply

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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit NRC.