WASH Officer, Hygiene Promotion – Kibondo (National Position) - Tanzania

Kibondo

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, emergency food security, 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.

In mid-April 2016, NRC conducted a pre-assessment mission in the refugee camps in north western Tanzania and the assessment revealed that the humanitarian situation for the refugees requires urgent intervention and NRC therefore decided to establish an operational office in Kibondo town, to respond in Mtendeli and/or Nduta refugee camps. The initial interventions will focus in three sectors; shelter, WASH and education (initially construction of permanent classrooms). NRC is therefore seeking a WASH Officer, HP for the NRC Office in Kibondo,Tanzania. The WASH Officer, HP reports to the Shelter/WASH Project Manager.

Job description

  • Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Implement delegated shelter project portfolio according to plan of action (according to strategy, proposals, budgets, plans and donor requirements)
  • Coordinate with relevant partners within the WASH sector and represent NRC at relevant meetings
  • Develop project activities through community participatory approaches
  • Develop IEC materials to support awareness campaigns
  • Break down the annual operational plans into weekly, monthly and quarterly implementation plans
  • Ensure that procurement and distribution of materials and equipment are timely and according to procedures
  • Supervise, train and develop field teams
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management (i.e. progress reports)
  • Ensure proper filing of documents
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist
  • Promote and share ideas for technical improvement

Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience from working with WASH projects in a humanitarian/recovery context. Experience from working with social work and/or with distribution of humanitarian assistance is an advantage
  • Degree or diploma in Public Health or other relevant educational background combined with relevant professional experience
  • Experience in developing IEC materials and hygiene promotion programs through PHAST and CHAST approaches Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • High-level competency in computer skills (Microsoft Office applications)
  • Fluency in English and Swahili, both written and verbal
  • Fluency in Kirundi language is an advantage

Education level

  • College / University, Bachelor's degree

Personal qualities

  • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision
  • Ability to meet deadlines in multi-tasking environments
  • Ability to engage and motivate staff
  • Good coordination skills
  • All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Codes of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable

Language

  • English

We offer

  • Duty station: Kibondo, or another location in North Wester Tanzania, where NRC supports the fefugee response
  • Commencement: As soon as possible
  • Contract period: 3 months (with possibility of extension)
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions. The candidate will observe NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for the NRC Tanzania

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.
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  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Kibondo
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Health service
    • Health service
    • Health service
    • Environment
    • Environment
    • Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
    • Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
    • Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
    • Emergency Aid
  • Closing Date: 2016-12-01

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