Project Officer – Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion NGO Careers – Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

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
Officer – Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion will primarily ensure
effective planning and quality implementation of the hygiene promotion
activities in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement, Yumbe District. The incumbent will
assist the WASH PM in providing technical support 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 Project Officers and Assistants in the field
to ensure timely delivery of quality field activities, and will assist the PM
in overall planning and design of projects.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Design of programme activities (including
proposal development) with clear timelines and deliverables.
Ensure that all assessments and data collection
are done in an integrated manner and that a Do no Harm approach is employed.
The incumbent will collect, record and
qualitative and quantitative data and facilitate community consultation to
feedback the result of assessments;
Carry out hygiene coverage, needs & gaps
(handwashing facilities, bath shelters, solid wastes, etc.) and Public health
risks assessments regularly as required and advise accordingly.
Collect, record and qualitative and quantitative
data and facilitate community consultation to feedback the result of
Work closely with the water supply and
sanitation team to mobilize the refugee community in the design, implementation
and monitoring of WASH facilities and Hygiene promotion services.
Coordinate the NRC’s Hygiene promotion
activities in the refugee settlements and host communities.
Coordinate with health Implementing Partners and
collect regular epidemiological data that help to take appropriate action.
Ensure that the WASH/Water user committees and
Hygiene promoters monitor the functionalization and utilization of WASH facilities
and mobilize refugees in taking action to improve high risk hygiene practices.
Work with District Health Officers/staff on information dissemination related
to good hygiene practices and capacity building of staff.
The incumbent will also recruit, train, and
manage national and incentive workers (plumbers, water quality monitors, etc.)
including performance appraisal.
Supervise hygiene promotion activities in line
with relevant standards, codes of conduct, and humanitarian principles.
Prepare and submit weekly/bi-weekly update
Manage the WASH Assistants and Hygiene Promoters
– set and agree their work and task objectives in accordance with work plans,
approaches and standards
Attend Hygiene Promotion and WASH coordination
meeting at Zonal, Bidibidi and district levels as would be required.

Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant for the Norwegian Refugee Council
(NRC) Project Officer – Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion job opportunity
should hold a qualification in Social Sciences or its equivalent;
At least three years of related experience in a
humanitarian (emergency) and development WASH programme preferably with an
Proven practical experience in the planning and
execution of WASH/Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion or Public Health Promotion;
Ability to initiate, develop, plan and implement
an integrated programme Problem solving and analysis often involves difficult
decision-making based on scenarios and unknown variables;
Previous exposure and experience in a
humanitarian (emergency) and development WASH programme preferably with an
Experience in capacity building and training of
staff and target groups;
Input to decision making on whether and/or on
the scope, size and quality of the programme;
Computer literacy i.e. proficiency in the use of
MS Office software (especially Word and Excel) is essential. Experience with
other computer programs such as SAP 2000 and Microsoft Project would be an
Fluency in written and spoken English; knowledge
of local language is highly desirable;
Spend 80% of time in the field to support staff;
Gender sensitivity and considers Protection
Excellent communication (spoken and written)
skills, including the ability to explain and present technical information;
Ability to work independently in a result
oriented multi-tasking and multi-cultural environment and manage conflicting
Ability to work under pressure.
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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