WASH Officer - (only open for Afghan nationality) - Job Location: Jalalabad - Afghanistan


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.

The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization specialized in assisting and advocating for the rights of refugees, returnees and internally displaced people (IDPs).

Job description

  • Prepare BoQs, Technical Drawing and Cost Estimation for WASH facilities (i.e. bore wells, boreholes, latrines, reservoir tanks, water distribution lines and points, water treatment systems, handwashing facilities, etc.) and Hygiene activities (i.e. Hygiene Promotion, HKs distribution, promotion of small technologies, etc.) at household and community level;
  • Manage the team of WASH Assistants for day-to-day field activities, in coordination with line manager;
  • Coordinate field assessments to identify needs and beneficiaries within the region;
  • Daily supervise the WASH facilities construction, ensuring the work progress is according to work plan. Promptly report to line manager any works variation during the execution and any delay;
  • Quality control of all construction activities at each stage of the progress, ensuring that all activities are in accordance with norms and standards;
  • Dealing with communities, local authorities and sectorial stakeholders during assessment, implementation and handover phases;
  • Contribute to the creation of WASH Users’ Committees for proper use and maintenance of facilities and promotion of hygiene messages after the project handovers;
  • Participate in internal and external meetings in Jalalabad;
  • Prepare WASH weekly and monthly plans;
  • Write weekly and monthly reports and submit to Shelter/WASH Coordinator;
  • Provide technical advice and training to program staff and partners where necessary.


  • Knowledge of WASH projects implementation in urban and rural areas;
  • BSc in water or environmental or civil engineering from recognized universities;
  • At least two years hands on experience in design and implementation of WASH projects;
  • Solid field experience, preferably from returnees/IDP WASH projects;
  • Ability to collect and analyze the data to direct program implementation priorities;
  • Experience in capacity building and training of staff/community;
  • Experience in designing, implementing and maintenance of water supply systems and sanitation facilities in emergency through participatory approach;
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to explain and present technical information;
  • Computer literacy in MS office and AutoCAD;
  • Pashto language is mandatory, English is desirable.

Education field

  • Administration / Organisation / Management
  • Education title: Bachelor Degree

Personal qualities

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


  • Dari
  • Pashto
  • English

We offer

  • Monthly Salary based on NRC Afghanistan Salary Scale
  • Top up Credit card on monthly basis
  • Leave and Holidays accordingly Afghanistan Labow Law

Miscellaneous info

  • Travel: Some travelling must be expected
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Jalalabad
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Environment
    • Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
    • Emergency Aid
  • Closing Date: 2017-01-24

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