Project Assistant (Water Quality) Non-profit Careers – Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

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 Quality) will be responsible for the Bacteriological analysis
of water from the Bore Holes, Household and taps in the Settlements.
Key Duties and
Information management:
Carry out bacteriological analysis monthly for
each borehole, sampled households and tap stands in the camps and Refugee
Responsible for the water quality Laboratory
with its equipment. Carry out assessment of FRC of each reticulating line tap
stands levels .Targeting maintaining UNHCR standard of 0.5 mg /l at every tap
stand and 0.2 mg/l at house hold levels.
Regularly monitor the quality of water in the
settlements and UNHCR borehole through monthly bacteriological quality
Manage the maintenance of water quality
equipment’s in the field, servicing and calibration on regular basis together
with the water quality monitors.
Ensure chlorine solution is prepared in the
required percentage and right quantities.
Formulate and manage a data base for data
related to water quality, beneficiary list for hygiene related nonfood items,
vector control, and solid waste management and community sensitization
campaigns on hygiene promotion.
Designs and produces data sheets for capturing
of data related to water quality, solid waste management, vector control,
household visits, focus group discussions and jerry can cleaning campaigns.
Preparation of reports, guidelines and other
strategic documentation.
Participate actively in proposal developments.
Ensure effective water treatment including
checking on the quality of drinking water parameters to include physical,
chemical and bacteriological properties.
Actively participate in beneficiary
identification and selection for hygiene related nonfood items and in
accordance with the NRC’s set criteria on beneficiary selection and
Procurement of water quality items/services by
raising purchase requests and following up.
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant for the Norwegian Refugee Council
(NRC) Project Assistant (Water Quality) job opportunity should hold a
Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Health or any other relevant discipline.
At least two to three years’ experience with
Diploma in field related to analytical chemistry will be considered
At least three years of practical experience in
the planning and execution of WASH Programmes preferably in a humanitarian and
development programme with an INGO.
Previous experience in undertaking hygiene
promotion in a relief programme is essential.
Proven ability to use MS Office software
(especially Word and Excel) is essential. Experience with other computer
programs such as SAP 2000 and Microsoft Project would be an advantage
Ability to initiate, develop, plan and implement
an integrated programme.
Excellent communication (spoken and written)
skills, including the ability to explain and present technical information
Prior exposure and experience of integrating
gender and diversity issues into WASH Programming
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
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: 17th
October 2016

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