Apply: Wash Officer Hardware at Norwegian Church Aid

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Norwegian Church Aid (‘NCA’) is a member of the ACT Alliance and works with people and local actors, especially Faith-based actors in many countries where it works in their struggle to eradicate poverty and injustices. We provide humanitarian assistance in disasters and work for long-term development in local communities and societies. In order to address the root causes of poverty, we advocate for just decisions by public authorities, businesses and religious leaders.

NCA has a presence in Nigeria to respond to the Humanitarian crisis in Northeast Nigeria. NCA has its core competencies in Gender Based Violence and Water Sanitation and Hygiene. NCA has its strengths in works and invest in local partners ensures building their capacities are built from the onset of response, in order to enable them to have the capacity to respond in a long-term intervention including recovery and development.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Wash Officer Hardware

Location: Monguno, Borno
Employment Type: Full-time
Category and Level: Cat II, Level 1
Reporting to: Senior WaSH Officer
Duty station: Maiduguri Borno State Nigera with travels to other project locations
Time frame: 5 Months

Brief Description of the Post

  • The WaSH Officer is responsible for the implementation of the program activities in the whole area of responsibility.
  • S/he coordinates and oversees the contractors, provides updates to the Senior WaSH Officer, ensures timely and effective implementation of activities, including identification of financial, logistics and security needs in the deep field and sharing with his/her supervisor.

Specific Objectives of Mission (Objectives, Scope and Deliverables) Max 7 or less
Objective 1:

  • Ensure the timely and effective implementation of activities under his/her supervision in the specific deep-field locations (daily coordination of activities, BoQs, procurement requests, financial requests).

Objective 2:

  • Manage partner implementation and teams of contractors (coordination and implementation of daily tasks, support of performance review by the Senior WaSH Officer, participation on field staff meetings) and ensure the teams are understand and use all relevant NCA protocols.

Objective 3:

  • Support with MEAL to effectively monitoring and reporting of the activities and expected results (relevant data collection and documentation, internal activity reporting).

Objective 4:

  • Support the Senior WaSH Officer in coordination between deep field locations and main office in Maiduguri (including regular communication with the supervisor).

Objective 5:

  • If requested, represent NCA in relevant coordination mechanisms in the deep-field locations
  • Roles and responsibilities (specific tasks, coordination etc…)

Related to Objective 1:

  • Based on project documentation, develop and submit to the supervisor the monthly activity planning in coordination with contractor’s teams from the specific deep-field location;
  • Develop and submit to the supervisor the monthly staff movement planning and coordinate respective staff movement requests;
  • Prepare monthly progress reports and other technical documents or tools
  • Contributes to capacity building of project staff(both NCA and partners)
  • Develop, according to the supervisor’s instructions, the necessary tools for the WASH programme (drawing, specifications, technical specifications, service contract, supply and use of construction materials, etc.).
  • Provide his/her supervisor with regular updates on procurement needs and supporting documents for the request to the Logistics Department;
  • Develop and submit advance requests related to the activities in the specific location, and ensure timely clearance of advances;
  • Monitor the security situation and report any security or safety-issues to the Security Department.
  • Designs training modules for local leaders and contributes to the improvement of the existing ones ;
  • Ensure that water and sanitation activities are implemented in a timely and professional manner and in line with the needs of beneficiaries
  • Maintain a close link and collaborate with implementations partners other sectors in particular area.
  • Ensure hierarchical management of the project staff at the level of its area.
  • Implement the portfolio of project activities delegated to it in accordance with the action plan and the logical framework
  • Monitoring project implementation and progress (NCA and partners)
  • Ensure compliance with NCA policies, manuals, directives
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries with the greatest needs and propose efficient ways of delivering assistance.
  • Encourage and promote technical improvement of partners

Related to Objective 2:

  • Ensure the daily supervision of contractors, partners, assess regularly the quality of their work by ensuring their suitability with NCA technical prescriptions.
  • Ensure the contractor’s teams and partners act in line with NCA internal policies, more specifically CoC;
  • Trains and supports team members, providers and local and technical partners.
  • Ensuring the operationalisation and monitoring of the partner’s activities
  • Help team members to identify their needs in capacity building and share with the supervisor;
  • Train the beneficiaries (operators and technicians) on the O&M of WaSH facilities.

Related to Objective 3:

  • Participates in the implementation of needs identification tools and project monitoring and evaluation tools.
  • Contributes to the operational planning of project activities ;
  • Ensure regular data collection and transfer supporting documentation about implemented activities and results to the Senior WaSH Officer;
  • Submit progress reports on a weekly basis;
  • Contribute to timely and quality monthly reports;
  • Communicate actively with partners and beneficiaries, support field level CRM.
  • Establishes, monitors and evaluates the weekly and monthly planning of the team’s activities
  • Make monthly forecasts of related expenses following the established model and follow up on them.
  • Designs training modules for local leaders and contributes to the improvement of the existing ones ;
  • Participate on relevant evaluations and needs assessments;
  • Understand and use the M&E Framework to collect relevant information on project implementation;
  • Ensure that programme activities promote accountability to beneficiaries, gender and protection sensitivity and effective inclusion in programming.

Related to Objective 4:

  • Plan weekly spending on activities and regularly inform the Supervisor;
  • Make monthly forecasts of related expenses following the established model and follow up on them.
  • Understand and follow NCA internal procedures (e.g. HR, procurement, finance and security);

Respect the Security Protocols;

  • Where applicable: regularly update the Security Department on the security situation in the respective deep-field location and contribute actively to NCA’s “duty of care”;
  • Monitor gaps and humanitarian needs of targeted population and update the Supervisor regularly;
  • Organize all solicitations for the implementation of the operational project and programme activities of the integrated team.
  • Ensures that all project documents are archived.
  • If requested, contribute to preparation and designing of project proposal for different donors in line with the management’s strategy.
  • Maintain a system of reasonable control over the materials and tools used, while mentioning the quality of the material obtained.
  • Ensure coordination, support and capacity building to the project implementing partner (local)
  • Ensure that standards are known and applied during the implementation of WASH projects in the field.

Related to Objective 5:

  • Ensure NCA’s representation and visibility in relevant deep-field location coordination structures;
  • Ensure NCA’s role as an active humanitarian actor.
  • Reports on difficulties, lessons learned and any other obstacles that may impinge on the implementation of the activities.
  • Undertake any other task related to the WASH as necessary
  • Cross Cutting Issues (Gender, Protection, Environment & Other)
  • The WaSH Officer ensures the centrality of protection, GBV mainstreaming and respect of CHS and AAP standards in all activities his/her project location.
  • Ensure that programme activities promote accountability to beneficiaries, gender and protection sensitivity and effective inclusion in programming
  • Ensure good coordination with partners and actors in the WASH sector:  WASH Cluster and WASH Technical Group; local authorities, United Nations organisations; local implementation partner etc.
  • Ensure that basic humanitarian standards are integrated into the project plan and activities, in particular with regard to community participation; gender and the integration of GBV measures and strategies and the feedback mechanism.
  • Represent the office in the meetings/workshops of the EHA working groups (EHA, Wash-in-Nut, Wash-in-School etc.).

As such, the S/he is Responsible:

  • For respecting and integration of CHS and for inclusion of all vulnerable groups in every stage of Project Cycle Management (PCM);
  • Implementation of ACT Alliance Code of Conduct.
  • Success factors/risks and restraints
  • The success of the WaSH Officer’s activities will depend very much on her ability to:
    • Successfully coordinates a team on a daily basis;
    • Supports his/her Supervisor to proactively seek solutions in a challenging context;
    • Maintain high standards and quality of work;
    • Work under pressure and with a tight deadline.
  • For all data in assessments, plans and reports are gender and age disaggregated.
  • For support to initiatives related to the establishment of gender, age and diversity sensitive Complaint Response Mechanism;


  • The WaSH Officer reports to the Senior WaSH Officer, or to the person with this responsibility.
  • S/he provides regular status reports from own area of responsibilities as per NCA Nigeria internal procedures.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application Letter and CV in a single document (Saved by your name) to: [email protected] using their Job Title and Location as the subject of the mail. 


  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: 11th August, 2021.

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