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WASH Officer (Afghan Nationals only)

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Activation Date: 01 Jun, 2021   Announced Date: 01 Jun, 2021   Expire Date: 14 Jun, 2021

Job Location: Badghis
Nationality: National
Category: Engineering
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: based on NRC salary scale
Vacancy Number: VA-2021-095
No. Of Jobs: 1
City: Qala e Naw
Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Years of Experience: At least 2-3 years’ experience in a similar role
Contract Duration: Up to 31 December 2021 (extendable)
Gender: Male/Female
Education: Bachelor Degree in one of Engineering majors.
Close date: 14 Jun, 2021

About Norwegian Refugee Council:

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organization helping people forced to flee.
We protect displaced people and support them as they build a new future. We started our relief efforts after World War Two. Today, we work in both new and protracted crises across 31 countries. We specialize in six areas: food security, education, shelter, legal assistance, camp management, and water, sanitation and hygiene.
We stand up for people forced to flee. NRC is a determined advocate for displaced people. We promote and defend displaced people’s rights and dignity in local communities, with national governments and in the international arena. NRC’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva is a global leader in monitoring, reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

We respond quickly to emergencies. Our expert deployment capacity, NORCAP, boasts around 1,000 experts from all over the world who can be deployed within 72 hours. Our experts help improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises.

Around 6,000 men and women work for the Norwegian Refugee Council. Most of us are hired locally to work in the field, and a small number are based at our head office in Oslo. Many of our colleagues were once themselves fleeing their homes.

NRC Afghanistan established operations in 2003, and currently maintains five area offices in Balkh, Hirat, Kabul, Kandahar, and Nangarhar, as well as field offices in hard-to-reach, displacement-affected provinces: Badghis, Faryab, Khost, Kunar, Kunduz, Nimroz, Sar-e Pul, and Uruzgan. NRC employs over 1,400 staff in Afghanistan, and works through direct implementation of programmes, to provide both emergency response and durable solutions for internally displaced Afghans, as well as returning Afghan refugees, and Waziristan refugees in southeastern Afghanistan.

Job Description:

Generic responsibilities.

  • Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Line management of WASH team at province level.
  • Attending in WASH cluster meetings and all other cluster meetings in the province level as deemed necessary.
  • Implement delegated WASH project portfolio according to plan of action.
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management.
  • 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.
  • Development of holistic and needs based programmes, including cash-based interventions and marked based programmes.

Specific responsibilities

  • Have full understanding of all programs’ goals, objectives, implementation plan and expected result / output.
  • Manage all the phases of the WASH activities including but not limited to; beneficiary selection, project planning, field assistant, project implementation and evaluation.
  • Implement technical direction and ensure high technical quality of projects
  • Leading of WASH Team onsite.
  • Do performance appraisal of each WASH Technical Assistants as delegated by Coordinator.
  • Participate in NRC staff and seminars and training, when scheduled.
  • Operate field equipment.
  • Work closely with all WASH projects stockholders.
  • Provision of the monthly plan for his/her team.
  • Keeping on track recording of training data and program documents.
  • Participate actively in project coordination meetings.
  • Coordinate closely his or her activities with WASH Coordinator.
  • Assist WASH PM on planning, organizing, facilitating and monitoring of projects.
  • Be willing to travel throughout the districts and other provinces, this is primarily a field position and will require physical activity in a range of demanding natural environments and conditions.
  • Any others tasks assigned by supervisor.
  • Preparation and compilation of WASH reports.
  • Ensure the inclusion of cash-based interventions and marked based programmes in country and area-based strategies and their implementation across and within NRC’s core competencies
  • Provide an enabling environment for the implementation of cash-based interventions, including multi-purpose cash assistance, emergency cash responses

Job Requirements:


  • Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering, Water Engineering, Architecture or hydraulics. Masters preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting rapid emergency assessments in projects.
  • 2-3 years’ experience in working in insecure/conflict environments.
  • Manage time effectively, prioritizing tasks and able to work to deadlines.
  • Good cultural, social, political and security knowledge of the area.
  • Manage and supervise construction activities.
  • Previous Experience in designing/developing water networks.
  • Experience in design of sanitation systems.
  • Knowledge of latrine construction/upgrading and its environmental effects.
  • Proven communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills with strong experience.
  • Working knowledge of English language
  • Computer skills. Able to work productively in periods of high stress and activity.
  • A sense of humour.
  • Innovative and creative thinker.
  • Work confidently within a group.
  • Able to act on initiative, identify opportunities & proactive in putting forward ideas & solutions
  • Maintains effective performance under pressure
  • Able to decide what steps are needed to achieve particular goals and then implement these.
  • Good cultural, social, political and security knowledge of the area.
  • Proven communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills with strong experience.
  • Good report-writing skills.
  • Innovative and creative thinker

Personal Qualities:

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Problem solving and solution oriented.
  • Team player & working with people
  • Flexible and creative
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Handling insecure environment

​​​​​​​We can offer:

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

Submission Guideline:

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