WASH Officer – PH – Norwegian Refugee Council Vacancy Announcement

WASH Officer – PH, Norwegian Refugee Council Vacancy Announcement; March 16, 2023





Job Overview

Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council

Position: WASH Officer – PH

Employment: Full Time

Location: Metekel

Experience Level: Mid Level (4 years)

Salary: Attractive

Number of Positions: 

Date of Announcement: March 15, 2023

Deadline: March 28, 2023



The Norwegian Refugee Council is a humanitarian, non-governmental organisation that protects the rights of people affected by displacement.


Job Description

Roles & Responsibilities:

Main purpose of the position is to ensure effective planning and quality implementation of the WASH-Hygiene promotion activities in IDPs and Host community in Benishangul Gumuz and neighbouring regions of Amhara and Oromia regions, Ethiopia.

Generic responsibilities:

  • Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Implement delegated support function portfolio according to plan of action
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
  • Ensure proper filing of documents
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement of the support function
  • Plan and carry out needs assessments, baseline studies and periodic studies, and feedback findings to the stakeholders.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Supervise Hygiene Promotion activities in line with relevant standards, codes of conduct, and humanitarian principles.
  • Use participatory approaches as a far as possible throughout the programme cycle, in training, and in the use of tool kits and other materials.
  • Supervise WASH activities and resources so that they are implemented and handed over or ended in a way that promotes local capacities and sustainable operations.
  • Recruit, train, and manage subordinate/Public Health Promotion agent’s staff including performance appraisal.
  • Organize day-to-day logistics, administration, and personnel activities together with the other sectors.
  • Carry out informal and formal training sessions (according to identified needs) and evaluate the impacts of these trainings.
  • Enable effective dialogue with the affected community to allow the agency to be held to account for the quality of the WASH program.
  • Responsible for overall school WASH activities including training and follow ups.
  • Identification and provision of water treatment chemicals and give them orientation on how to use it.


Job Requirements

Generic professional competencies:

  •  First degree or postgraduate in Environmental Health/ Public health nursing or similar relevant discipline.
  • Minimum four years’ experience of working as a WaSH-PHP Project Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context.
  • Experience in implementation of software components of WaSH activities
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Expertise in WaSH programming and integration with nutrition and health sectors
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Fluency in English and Amharic, both written and verbal. Knowledge of local language is advantageous.
  • Ability to work independently in a result oriented multi-tasking and multi-cultural environment and manage conflicting priorities.
  • Proven ability to use MS Office software (especially Word and Excel) is essential. Experience with other computer programs such as SPSS, SAP 2000 and Microsoft Project would be an advantage.

Behavioral competencies:

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


How to Apply

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 (If it is possible, attach photocopies of the most relevant educational certificates/testimonials). Applications should reach NRC latest by 28 March 2023 at 5:00 pm.

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

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