Project Assistant – WASH Non-profit Careers – Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Title:               Project Assistant – WASH
Organisation: Norwegian
Refugee Council (NRC)
Duty Station:  Uganda
About Us:
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian
organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more
dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for
the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter,
education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water, sanitation and
hygiene sectors.
Job Summary: The Project
Assistant – WASH will assist the Project Officer- Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
Promotion in the development of NRC’s WASH programming for hygiene promotion;
including, NFIs distribution and vector control services in the refugee and
neighbouring host communities. He/she will also work closely with the other
Assistants in the field to ensure timely delivery of quality field activities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
The incumbent will ensure community
sensitization on safe water handling and practices;
Keenly verify that all reports and data submitted
to NRC by Hygiene Promoters are accurate and complete;
Ensure program is meetings pre-set objectives;
Stay updated on program schedule and objectives;
Provide support in the recruitment and training
of Hygiene Promoters for settlements where NRC executes its WASH programs;
Ensure all material and equipment orders are
placed on time;
Keenly review monthly stock reports to keep
track of consumable material use and advise supervisor on any orders that will
need to be made (equipment or consumable materials)
Raise awareness and build capacity of both
refugee and host community in adhering to NRC, UNHCR and other relevant
international humanitarian standards such as Sphere and WHO.
Help resolve conflicts that may arise within
target communities;
Make sure that all trainings are adequately
documented (e.g. names of trainees);
Provide support in the formation and training of
Water Source and Sanitation Committees (WSSCs) for all new water points
constructed or rehabilitated by NRC;
Assist in the formation and training of school
health clubs in schools where NRC operates;
Provide support in the formation and training of
Sanitation Committees (SCs) for all new institutional latrines constructed or
rehabilitated by NRC;
Ensure the construction of soak pits and bamboo
fencing by beneficiary communities at newly constructed or rehabilitated
Support the Project Officer with the design and
conduct all baseline assessments, KAP surveys, and follow-up assessments
Ensure that all assessment data is kept
organized in an accessible manner;
Make recommendations for hardware activity
locations based on assessment results;
Assist the Project Officer with written reports
for all assessment activities, monthly reports and narrative reports for
submission to PM;
Assist the Project Officer with draft weekly and
monthly plans in coordination with all teams for submission to PM;
Contribute to proposal writing, as needed
On delegation from Project Officer, liaise with
relevant stakeholders to facilitate smooth project implementation.
Attend coordination meeting at the zones,
Bidibidi and district levels as would be required.

Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant for the Norwegian Refugee Council
(NRC) Project Assistant – WASH job opportunity should hold a Diploma in social
work and social administration, and/or a Public Health related qualification;
A minimum of three years of hands-on experience
in a humanitarian (emergency) and development WASH programme preferably with an
Previous exposure and experience in the planning
and execution of WASH/Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion or Public Health
Excellent communication (spoken and written)
skills, including the ability to explain and present technical information
Previous experience in capacity building of
community based management structures and local government officials.
Knowledge required includes broad understanding
of and their relevance to own specialism;
Spend 90% of time in the field to support
Hygiene Promoters
How to Apply:
All interested and qualified Ugandan candidates who wish to join one of
the world’s leading relief organisations, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
should apply by visiting the web link below.
Deadline: 26th November 2017
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