Project Assistant – WASH Technical NGO Career Jobs – Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Organisation: Norwegian
Refugee Council (NRC)
Duty Station:  Uganda
About Us:
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 – WASH Technical will be responsible for quality installation of
water production and supply systems, repair of bursts, ensuring that all water
appurtenances are fixed in a professional manner and will train and mentor
Borehole Attendants and Borehole Watchmen. 
In addition, the Project Assistant – WASH Technical will give guidance
to the team in responding to breakdowns, leakages and bursts in the entire
water supply system.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • In close guidance from the Project Officer
    – Water Supply, ensure the monitoring of the water and sanitation
    operation; this includes BHs, motorization and distribution network,
    sanitation facilities activities.
  • Carry out regular physical and FRS test
    and report to the Project Officer.
  • Make sure 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).
  • 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
  • Provide technical support to the borehole
    attendants, tap-stand monitors and WASH Committees in the daily operations
    and on O&M
  • Leads 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
    – Water Supply 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 – Water Supply 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
  • 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
  • Any other assignment as may be required by
    the Project Officer – Water Supply or Project Coordinator – WASH.
  • Lead in responding to bursts and leakages
    in the entire pipeline system
  • Supervise laying of pipes and repair of
    water reticulation system
  • Any other assignment as may be required by
    the Project Officer or Project Coordinator.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Norwegian Refugee
    Council (NRC) Project Assistant – WASH Technical job opportunity should
    hold a Bachelor’s degree or diploma in a Water-related discipline and
    adequate experience working in developing countries. Emergency
    experience would be highly desirable.
  • At least three to five years proven
    experience for degree or Diploma holder respectively in
    working/programming in either relief or development 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.
  • Good understanding of SPHERE and other
    international standards.
  • Proficiency in MS Office software.
  • Excellent communication (spoken and
    written) skills, including the ability to explain and present technical
  • Willingness to work for long
  • Ability to work with minimal or no
  • Language: English
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: 10th January 2018

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