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Date Posted: 24/Apr/2017
Deadline: 10/May/2017

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organisation founded in 1956 that works in more than 30 countries throughout the world.

DRC fulfils its mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and host communities in the conflict areas of the world; and by advocating on behalf of conflict-affected populations internationally, and in Denmark, on the basis of humanitarian principles and the Human Rights Declaration. We understand "durable solutions" as any means by which the situation of refugees can be permanently and satisfactorily resolved, enabling them to live normal lives. Durable solutions can be voluntary repatriation, local integration or resettlement. In Denmark, DRC assists refugees in all aspects of integration as well as asylum procedures. Internationally, DRC actively participates in supporting the protection of refugees, and promoting durable solutions for conflict-affected populations.

Senior Wash Officer

About the job
DRC is the process of scaling up and emergency programme in Nigeria focusing on responding to the huge humanitarian needs and challenges in the North East of Nigeria. Nigeria’s northeast is currently experiencing a significant humanitarian crisis, which has been the result of the ongoing-armed conflict between Boko Haram, the Nigerian military and the Multi-National Task Force in the north-east. 

 The Senior WASH and Shelter Officer’s primary function is to provide technical support and assist in overall coordination of all WASH and Shelter sector projects.Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

 General Programming & Operations

  • Contribute to the development of DRC’s strategy, action plan and activities plan and priorities for the WASH and Shelter sector and ensure that they are in line with DRC’s Nigeria strategy.
  • Develop and plan procedures and tools for implementation of the WASH and Sector project in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements.
  • Responsible for developing WASH and Shelter cash focus in line with detailed activity plans and procurements plans.
  • Monitor the budget(s) according to financial Handbook, donor requirements and regulations.
  • Ensure continuous capacity building of WASH team.
  • Represent WASH in internal and external coordination forums.
  • Promote and advocate the rights of IDPs/returnees and explore and asses new and better ways to assist· Support the Rapid Response Teams in organising emergency response in country.
  • Further develop and design WASH programs in the country.

Coordination and representation

  • Collaborate with relevant Internal and External technical experts on issues related to WASH and Shelter issues.
  • Represent DRC at WASH and Shelter meetings and other relevant technical coordination meetings.
  • Ensure integration of WASH activities with other DRC sectors.
  • Coordinate with WASH and Shelter counterparts in other locations in the implementation of common funded projects.
  • Actively participate in internal coordination meeting
  • Ensure and actively participate in regular sector meetings.

Project development

  • Develop project plans and budgets for funding
  • Develop the projects’ M&E tools 
  • Project implementation and reporting. 
  • Ensure management of WASH project grants through budget control.
  • Ensure quality control during implementation of WASH activities in accordance to Sphere and National standards.
  • Prepare WASH weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports to relevant authorities as per need.

Staff management

  • Supervise WASH and Shelter officer, Hygiene Promotion officers and WASH & Shelter  Assistants.
  • Provide technical and programmatic leadership for the WASH staff members and community based mechanisms in operational areas as needed.
  • Develop staff performance measurement and targets for the respective staff reporting to him/her.
  • Conduct daily field visits or as required to ensure WASH tasks are going on as planned and mentoring - through technical back stopping and training of duty bearers.

Logistics / Finance

  • Support the WASH and Shelter Manager to monitor financial commitments and expenditures against budgets and provide timely feedback on budget follow-ups.
  • Plan and coordinate proactively logistics and movements of staff from and to different operational areas.
  • Initiate procurements and ensure their execution.
  • Ensure distribution plans are prepared and shared with logistics in a timely manner.
  • Contribute to grants management of all WASH projects through management of day to day project expenditures.

Desirable

  • Understanding of rights and protection issues of refugees, children and women
  • Experience working with displaced populations. 
  • Experiencing of managing teams

We offer

  • Contract length:  7 months with possibility of extension
  • Level: SB3 (national contract)
  • Start date: As soon as possible

 

Wash Officer

About the job
DRC is the process of scaling up and emergency program in Nigeria focusing on responding to the huge humanitarian needs and challenges in the North East of Nigeria. Nigeria’s northeast is currently experiencing a significant humanitarian crisis, which has been the result of the ongoing-armed conflict between Boko Haram, the Nigerian military and the Multi-National Task Force in the north-east. 

The WASH officer’s primary function is to ensure the quality of the planning, implementation and follow up of all technical aspects of the WASH activities being implemented by DRC.Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

General Programming & Operations

  • Carrying out the selection, design and construction of water systems, using ground water or surface water, including abstraction, storage, treatment and distribution for new systems or rehabilitation of existing systems.
  • To select, design and implement the most appropriate form of sanitation system, in consultation with the beneficiaries, which includes excreta disposal, refuse disposal, vector control and drainage.
  • To formulate and implement capacity building plans for teams and individuals that I managed which may involve conducting training and mentoring approaches.
  • Ensure efficient and Effective program implementation while following the budget and work plan.
  • Participate in preparing monthly/quarterly/annual highlights/ reports and proposals and budgets for donors.  
  • Mobilization of beneficiary communities to maintain the established/rehabilitated/protected water sources.
  • Lead the WASH team in carrying out monitoring and evaluation exercises. 

Coordination and representation

  • Collaborate with relevant Internal and External technical experts on WASH issues.
  • Represent DRC at WASH meetings and other relevant technical coordination meetings.
  • Ensure integration of WASH activities with other DRC sectors.
  • Coordinate with WASH and Shelter counterparts in other locations in the implementation of common funded projects.
  • Ensure good representation and reputation of WASH and Shelter sector at all levels.
  • Actively participate in internal coordination meeting
  • Ensure and actively participate in regular sector meetings.

Project development

  • Develop project plans and budgets for funding
  • Develop the projects’ M&E tools 
  • Project implementation and reporting 
  • Ensure management of WASH project grants through budget control.
  • Monitor and Evaluate WASH Projects. 
  • Ensure quality control during implementation of WASH activities in accordance to Sphere and National standards.
  • Prepare WASH weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports to relevant authorities as per need.
  • Staff management

Supervise WASH Assistants.

  • Provide technical and programmatic leadership for the WASH staff members and community based mechanisms in operational areas as needed.
  • Develop staff performance measurement and targets for the WASH assistants and appraise them based on the set targets.
  • Conduct daily field visits or as required to ensure WASH tasks are going on as planned and mentoring - through technical back stopping and training of duty bearers.

Logistics / Finance

  • Support the Senior WASH Officer and Manager to monitor financial commitments and expenditures against budgets and provide timely feedback on budget follow-ups.
  • Plan and coordinate proactively logistics and movements of staff from and to different operational areas.
  • Initiate procurements and ensure their execution.
  • Ensure distribution plans are prepared and shared with logistics in a timely manner.
  • Contribute to grants management of all WASH projects through management of day to day project expenditures.

About you
All employees should master DRC's core competencies: Communicating, Taking the lead, Collaborating, Striving for excellence and Demonstrating integrity. 

 Moreover, we also expect the following: 

Essential:

  • At least 2 years’ experience in planning, implementing and evaluating WASH projects.
  • Thorough knowledge of SPHERE and WASH in emergencies standards.
  • Good IT skills (especially MS Office).
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil/Water Engineering from recognized institution.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Fluency in local spoken languages

Desirable:

  • Project Planning and Management is an added advantage
  • Experience working in emergency response with NGOs, preferably in a humanitarian context.

We offer

  • Contract length:  7 months with possibility of extension
  • Level: SB3 (national contract)
  • Start date: As soon as possible

 

Hygeine Promotion Assistant

 About the job
DRC is the process of scaling up and emergency programme in Nigeria focusing on responding to the huge humanitarian needs and challenges in the North East of Nigeria. Nigeria’s northeast is currently experiencing a significant humanitarian crisis, which has been the result of the ongoing-armed conflict between Boko Haram, the Nigerian military and the Multi-National Task Force in the north-east. 

The (HP) Assistant’s primary function is to assist the Hygiene Promotion Officer in ensuring quality of the planning, implementation and follow up Hygiene Promotion activities being implemented by DRC.Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

General Programming & Operations

  • Assist in facilitating formation of community structures in hygiene promotion and strengthening of the existing structures such as WASH Committees through trainings sensitization workshops and other hygiene promotion awareness campaigns.
  • Assist HP officer in designing, developing and implementing appropriate HP mobilization strategies for DRC’s WASH projects.
  • Assist HP officer in developing hygiene promotion workplans for multi-funded projects.
  • Ensure efficient and Effective program implementation while following the budget and work plan.
  • Participate in preparing monthly/quarterly/annual highlights/ reports and proposals and budgets for donors.  
  • Mobilization of beneficiary communities to maintain the established/rehabilitated/protected water sources.

Coordination and representation

  • Collaborate with relevant Internal and External technical experts on issues related to Hygiene Promotion.
  • Represent DRC at WASH meetings and other relevant technical coordination meetings.
  • Ensure integration of WASH activities with other DRC sectors.
  • Coordinate with WASH and Shelter counterparts in other locations in the implementation of common funded projects.
  • Ensure good representation and reputation of WASH and Shelter sector at all levels.
  • Actively participate in internal coordination meeting
  • Ensure and actively participate in regular sector meetings.

Project development

  • Assist in developing project plans and budgets for funding.
  • Assist in developing the projects’ M&E tools.
  • Assist in project implementation and reporting. 
  • Prepare WASH weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports to relevant authorities as per need

About you
All employees should master DRC's core competencies: Communicating, Taking the lead, Collaborating, Striving for excellence and Demonstrating integrity. 

Moreover, we also expect the following: 

Essential:

  • At least 1 year experience in implementation and evaluation of hygiene promotion projects.
  • Thorough knowledge of Hygiene Promotion Approaches, training of trainers and facilitating menstrual hygiene sessions for women and girls.
  • Good IT skills (especially MS Office)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environment Health Science, Biological Sciences, Public health or Nursing degrees from recognized institution.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Fluency in local spoken languages.

Desirable:

  • Project Planning and Management is an added advantage
  • Experience working in emergency response with NGOs, preferably in a humanitarian context.

We offer

  • Contract length:  7 months with possibility of extension
  • Level: SB4 (national contract)
  • Start date: As soon as possible

 

Wash Assistant

About the job

DRC is the process of scaling up and emergency programme in Nigeria focusing on responding to the huge humanitarian needs and challenges in the North East of Nigeria. Nigeria’s northeast is currently experiencing a significant humanitarian crisis, which has been the result of the ongoing-armed conflict between Boko Haram, the Nigerian military and the Multi-National Task Force in the north-east. 

The WASH Assistant’s primary function is to assist the WASH Officer in ensuring quality of the planning, implementation and follow up of WASH activities being implemented by DRC..Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

General Programming & Operations

  • Carrying out of WASH needs assessment for returning refugees and IDPs and using results in designing intervention measures.
  • Monitor construction works progress, budgets, costs and schedule in accordance with project plan and taking of appropriate actions.
  • Ensure efficient and Effective program implementation while following the budget and work plan.
  • Participate in preparing monthly/quarterly/annual highlights/ reports and proposals and budgets for donors.  
  • Mobilization of beneficiary communities to maintain the established/rehabilitated/protected water sources.

Coordination and representation

  • Collaborate with relevant Internal and External technical experts on issues related to WASH.
  • Represent DRC at WASH meetings and other relevant technical coordination meetings.
  • Ensure integration of WASH activities with other DRC sectors.
  • Coordinate with WASH and Shelter counterparts in other locations in the implementation of common funded projects.
  • Ensure good representation and reputation of WASH and Shelter sector at all levels.
  • Actively participate in internal coordination meeting
  • Ensure and actively participate in regular sector meetings.

Project development

  • Assist in developing project plans and budgets for funding.
  • Assist in developing the projects’ M&E tools.
  • Assist in project implementation and reporting. 
  • Prepare WASH weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports to relevant authorities as per need.

About you

All employees should master DRC's core competencies: Communicating, Taking the lead, Collaborating, Striving for excellence and Demonstrating integrity. 

 Moreover, we also expect the following: 

Essential:

  • At least 1 year experience in implementation and evaluation of WASH projects.
  • Knowledge of WASH Approaches.
  • Good IT skills (especially MS Office).
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil/Water Engineering or Public health from recognized institution
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Fluency in local spoken languages.

Desirable:

  • Project Planning and Management is an added advantage
  • Experience working in emergency response with NGOs, preferably in a humanitarian context

We offer

  • Contract length:  7 months with possibility of extension
  • Level: SB4 (national contract)
  • Start date: As soon as possible

Method of Application

All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English.

CV and Cover Letter indicating and explaining the suitability to the position applied.

Provide contact details (name, position, email address and tel. no.) of 3 professional non-related references, whereas 1 must be for the latest employer. Please do not attach any written recommendations.

Applications should be addressed to: The Recruitment Manager.

Applications can be sent through email to [email protected]

Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications, sent together with a CV, will be considered. CV-only applications will not be considered. Please note: The position title must be written in the subject line of the e-mail otherwise not considered.
 CVs will be review on rolling bases.

Only short-listed applicants will be invited for written test and oral interview.

For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult: www.drc.dk

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