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05 June 2017

Project Assistant - Water Trucking NGO Jobs - Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Title:           Project Assistant - Water Trucking
Organisation: Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
Duty Station:  Uganda

About NRC:
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.

Job Summary: The Project Assistant – Water Trucking will be responsible for water trucking operations, management and quality installation of water production, supply and distribution network, ensuring that all water supply and sanitation systems is managed in a professional manner.NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners/employees and to check that its partners/employees have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Work in close guidance with the Project Officer – Engineering, ensure the monitoring of the water trucking operation, this includes water delivery to each sites from its production source.
  • Ensure all water trucking drivers follow the agreed root to deliver water in good time, report immediately to the Project Officer - Engineering on any irregularity in this regard.
  • Ensure all documentations is counter signed by the designated and responsible persons, this include refugee’s representatives.
  • Ensure quality of water delivered to the beneficiaries.
  • Conduct regular physical and FRS test and report to the Project Officer - Engineering.
  • Ensure all monitoring formats completed and signed off by counter
  • Supervise masons, contractors and unskilled labourers during repairs and construction of WASH related facilities (water tap-stands, valve chambers, operator sheds, pipe installations & repairs and other water works).
  • Tasked with tracking construction materials supplied and utilized during construction
  • Monitor closely bursts, leakages and repairs in the water supply network and lead, manage skilled & unskilled work force to maintaining the water facilities
  • Responsible for the safe keeping of all water supply tools and materials and at the same time tracking and keeping records on the same
  • Supervise the borehole attendants/operators to ensure un-interrupted water supply to the beneficiaries
  • Offer technical support to the borehole attendants, tap-stand monitors and WASH Committees in the daily operations and on O&M
  • Lead the repair team in pressure regulation for equitable portable water distribution in the reticulation system, in line with the set water regime and SPHERE/UNCHR standards
  • In collaboration with the Project Officer - Engineering and WASH Committees work out practical ways of ensuring equitable distribution of water in the camp
  • On a daily and weekly basis record and report to supervisor all the works done in the field
  • Update and keep record and data on the daily water production monitoring sheet and submitting it to Project Officer - Engineering on a weekly basis for reporting.
  • Inspect and certify any pipe repair work done by the repair team before backfilling the soil to ensure quality workmanship is maintained
  • Approve trench excavations done by contractors to ensure correct depth and width is achieved before pipe installation commences
  • Work together with WASH Committees, Community leadership in the field in identification of problematic areas of water reticulation systems with a view of providing sustainable solutions
  • Ensure FRC levels are maintained within the acceptable range at the source and tap-stand levels by spontaneous monitoring and sampling.
  • Collaborate with other agencies staff during field discussions
  • Lead in responding to bursts and leakages in the entire pipeline system.
  • Supervise laying of pipes and repair of water reticulation system
  • Perform any other duties as they may be assigned by the supervisor. 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Project Assistant- Water Trucking job placement should hold a Degree or Diploma in Water Engineering.
  • At least three to five years of proven experience in either relief or development Organizations including managing a large scale Community based water project with evidence of successful implementation of similar projects
  • Good experience in supervising, training, and coaching staff.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of SPHERE and other international standards.
  • Computer literacy i.e. proficiency in MS Office software.
  • Personal Competencies:  Staff Development, Team player, Communication, Learning innovation, a willingness and stamina to work for long and odd hours and ability to work with minimal or no supervision are important assets to this job.

How to Apply:
All interested and qualified Ugandan candidates who wish to join one of the world’s leading relief organisations, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) should apply by visiting the web link below.


Deadline: 15th June 2017

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