WASH Assistant – NRC (Norwegian Refugee Council) Vacancy Announcement

WASH Assistant – NRC (Norwegian Refugee Council) Vacancy Announcement, May 18 2023



Organization: NRC (Norwegian Refugee Council)

Position: WASH Assistant

Employment: Full time

Salary: Attractive

Location: Metekel, Amhara

Deadline: May 31, 2023






Job Description

Role and responsibilities

The purpose of the WASH Technical Assistant position is to provide technical support in specialist areas of work.

Generic responsibilities

  • Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Assist a range of support with the implementation of the CC portfolio according to plan of action
  • Implements independently procedures and activities within own function or core competency as delegated
  • Responsible for organizing and delivery of tasks in line with priorities and standards
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of the specialist area of work in which technical assistance and support is being provided, in order to be most effective in supporting the team
  • Use initiative in day to day problem solving in line with agreed procedures, priorities and standards for the area of work
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
  • Ensure proper filing of documents
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement in your area of expertise

Specific responsibilities

  •  Mobilize beneficiary communities implementing HP through participatory approaches;
  • Facilitate appropriate community involvement in the design and delivery of essential WASH services and facilities;
  • Conduct field-based needs assessments;
  • Conduct hygiene promotion activities in IDP/returnee settlements and schools under the guidance of the WASH Officer, and coordinate and supervise community Hygiene Promoters;
  • Supervise appropriate use and maintenance of WASH facilities and services;
  • Carry out training sessions (according to identified needs) for community members;
  • 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;
  • 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/returnee community on settlement care (with focus on public health related aspects), maintenance and protection issues;
  • Deliver reports on time, including compiling and sharing of reports from community hygiene promoters;


Job Requirements


Professional competencies

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

Generic professional competencies:

  • Degree/Diploma in Public Health, Community Health, Public health nursing, community development or social studies.
  • Minimum of two years’ work experience working as a WASH Assistant in a humanitarian/recovery context, preferably in NGO.
  • Experience in implementation of hygiene promotion (public health) components of WASH activities.
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Fluency in Amharic and English, both written and verbal. Knowledge of local language is highly advantageous.

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Good knowledge of the area and context in Benishangul Gumuz Region
  • Experience in undertaking training of staff or target groups
  • Experience in Hygiene promotion or community mobilization
  • Ability to use MS Office software is desirable
  • Good communication skills
  • Good cultural awareness and sensitivity

Behavioural competencies

  • Handling insecure environment
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect

How to Apply

 Application procedure

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria are invited to send in their application letters including updated curriculum vitae with day-time telephone number and contact details of three work-related referees with attach photocopies of the most relevant educational certificates/testimonials. Applications should reach NRC latest by 31 May 2023 at 5:00 pm.

Use this Application Link.


NB: only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

“Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply and on-the-job training will be provided!”






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