WASH Officer, Engineering – 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, Engineering for the NRC Office in Kibondo, Tanzania. The WASH Officer, Engineering reports to the Shelter/WASH Project Manager.

Job description

  • Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Implement delegated WASH 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
  • Involve and inform communities and community leaders about the activities
  • Provide expertise for technical designs including drawings, BoQs and cost estimations of WASH facilities
  • 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 Water Engineering, Civil Engineering or other relevant educational background combined with relevant professional experience
  • 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, Epanet, CAD and GIS software)
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Fluency in one or more of the national/regional languages

Education field

  • Civil engineering / construction

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 refugee 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:
    • Engineering
    • Engineering
    • Engineering
    • Logistics
    • Environment
    • Environment
    • Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
    • Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
    • Emergency Aid
  • Closing Date: 2016-12-01

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