WASH Project Officer NGO Jobs – Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)


Job Title:   WASH Project Officer

Organization:  Norwegian Refugee Council

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About US:

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent
humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises
across more than 30 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance
to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee,
advocating their rights. NORCAP is a global provider of expertise that contributes
to solving challenges in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding
sectors. Our ultimate goal is to strengthen the resilience, and protect the
lives, rights and livelihoods of vulnerable people and communities. NRC also
runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in
reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.


Job Summary:  The purpose of the WASH Project Officer
position is to contribute with specific technical competences to project
implementation. This position will normally not entail management
responsibility of staff, but under certain circumstances the job may entail
management responsibility for a very limited number of staff at assistant
level. These circumstances can either be related to a time-bound support or
permanent but in scope limited administrative support.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Ensure smooth and quality implementation of work
of contractors’ water supply activities e.g installation, test pumping, installation
of storage tanks and distribution networks (pipelines, tap stands, etc.).

Ensure drilling and motorization reports
compiled and shared with all stakeholders.

Manage and maintain the NRC’s water supply
systems in Bidibidi Refugee settlement, advice on future maintenance system,
storage and supply lines.

Ensure system management and routine water
quality monitoring with regular feedback, reporting, and precautionary measures
taken to ensure supply of treated/safe water at all times.

Ensuring that all planning processes and bill of
quantities are in line with budget planning, budgetary constraints and in
accordance to donor requirements.

Prepare material estimates for construction this
includes borehole motorization and distribution BoQ and design.

Provide guidance to the borehole operators, pump
attendants and other water supply operators, on the mandatory procedures for
preventive maintenance tasks. whenever necessary.

Work with other team members, to contribute in
the design, dissemination and monitoring of field related activities.

Ensuring that work schedules required for
efficient programme implementation are implemented timely and as per agreed

Ensure capacity building and performance
management for the relevant staff.                    

Contribute to weekly WASH team planning
meetings; preparation of integrated work plan and vehicle planning.

Contribute in developing program activities,
work plans, procurement plans and guide the implementation of WASH activities
in an integrated approach.

Provide regular and reliable narrative reports
and weekly/bi-weekly reports.      

Manage the contractor’s work – set and agree
their work and task in accordance with work plans, approaches and standards and
provide technical guidance and support to ensure tasks and responsibilities are

Maximize the value of integrated working with
Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion team, finance, HR and Logistics teams.  

Any other work as may be assigned by supervisor.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The applicant for the Norwegian Refugee Council
(NRC) WASH Project Officer job placement must hold Bachelor of Science degree
in Civil engineering, Water supply engineering, hydraulic engineering or
related engineering fields.

Experience in a humanitarian (emergency) and
development WASH programme preferably with an INGO.

Previous experience from working in complex and
volatile contexts.

Documented results related to the position’s

Excellent communication (spoken and written)
skills, including the ability to explain and present technical information in
English language.

Proven practical experience in the planning and
execution of WASH/Water and Sanitation Engineering Projects.

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.

Ability to work independently in a result
oriented multi-tasking and multi-cultural environment and manage conflicting

Proven ability to use MS Office software
(especially Word and Excel) is essential. Experience with other computer
programs such as AUTOCAD, EPANET and Microsoft Project would be an advantage.

Knowledge of local language is highly desirable.


Personal qualities

Planning and delivering results.

Working with people.

Communicating with impact and respect.

Handling insecure environments.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified candidates who wish to join NRC in
the aforementioned capacity should apply online at the link below.


Click Here


Deadline: 4th
September 2020


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