Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

WASH Technical Assistant (Sanitation)

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description


Job Description 

A job description is a written statement that describes the employee’s role and responsibilities. The role and responsibilities shall be executed within the NRC framework. The job description facilitates the recruitment process by stating the necessary competencies. It is mandatory for all positions.

Position:                                            WASH Technical Assistant Sanitation

Reports to:                                       WASH Officer

Supervision of:                                Incentive workers 

Duty station:                                    Nyarugusu Camp             

Salary                                              According to NRC salary scale.                                               

Duration and type of contract:   6 months with the possibility of extension subject to funding availability

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships. 

  1. Role and responsibilities

    The purpose of the assistant position is to assist in the day-to-day implementation of the WASH project. 

    Generic responsibilities

  2. Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
Assist with the implementation of the support function portfolio according to plan of actionPrepare and develop status reports as required by managementEnsure proper filing of documents Promote and share ideas for improvement of the support function

 Specific responsibilities 

Supervise and monitor construction of  sanitation facilities (household and institutional latrines)Request latrine construction materials from the warehouse in a timely manner, supervise and monitor distribution of latrines construction materials to the beneficiaries.Monitor and ensure proper usage of the latrine construction materials, assets and tools.Monitor proper positioning of the latrines on the siteFacilitate Community Mobilization for all activities related to the provision of sanitation facilities and hygiene promotion, in close Coordination with the NRC shelter teamFacilitate effective implementation of sanitation activities which includes supervision and monitoring of latrine construction, fabrication of slabs and ensuring tasks are completed correctly and on scheduleConduct latrine coverage assessments and continuous gap identification and Analysis.Take account of gender, protection, HIV, the environment, and other important cross-cutting concerns in Design" id="link" class="link">Program Design, implementation, and reporting; carries out activities in a way that reflects the needs of specific groups and individuals e.g. elderly people, minority groups, children, and people with disabilitiesCapacity building, supervision and monitoring of refugee  incentive  workers.Represent NRC in relevant meetings when called upon.Take part in general assessments, upon request

Critical interfaces

By interfaces, NRC means processes and projects that are interlinked with other departments/units or persons. Relevant interfaces for this position are:

Logistics, Finance and HR/Admin teams at NRC.Relevant local authorities, peer INGO’s and UN agencies

Scale and scope of positionStaff:Refugee incentive workers (no employees)Stakeholders:UNHCR, UNICEF, Oxfam, TCRS, DRC, National and District government, esp. MHA, WASH IPs and other IPs, Host community and Refugee Camp leaders, Refugee communityBudgets:N/A Information:Agresso procurement, Intranet, NRC WorkplaceLegal or compliance:National Labour law, National staff terms of employment, tender and awards committee for vendors


Competencies are important in order for the employee and the organisation to deliver desired results. They are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following two categories: 

1. Professional competencies 

These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance. 

Generic professional competencies: 

Experience from working as a WASH Assistant or Officer in a humanitarian/recovery contextDocumented results related to the position’s responsibilitiesFluency in English, oral and writtenParticipate in appropriate professional development of project portfolioAt all times in and outside work adhere to NRC Code of Conduct

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge, and experience: 

Bachelor degree Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, municipal and industrial service  engineering, Water and sanitation engineering  or relevant practical experience. Possibly experience in social work and / or humanitarian assistance.  Proficiency in use basic Computer Software such as MS Project, Excel, Word, Power point, Autocad, ArchCAD.Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to explain and present technical information.Experience in community mobilizationKnowledge of KirundiPolitical and cultural awarenessAbility to work independently in a result oriented multi-tasking and multi-cultural environmentSensitivity to the needs and priorities of disadvantaged populations (minority groups etc)

2. Behavioural competencies (max 6)

These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioural competencies, and the following are essential for this position:

Planning and delivering resultsEmpowering and building trustCommunicating with impact and respectHandling insecure environment

Performance Management

The employee will be accountable for the responsibilities and the competencies, in accordance with the NRC Performance Management Manual. The following documents will be used for performance reviews: 

The Job DescriptionThe individual Work- and Professional Development PlanThe Competency Framework

Additional Information

This Position is Open to Tanzania Nationals Only. ‘’Female Candidates are encouraged to apply''.

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