WASH Assistant – Engineering

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Role and responsibilities

The purpose of the assistant position is to assist in the day to day implementation of the CC project. Use actions words such as conduct or assist for the position relevant responsibilities.

Generic responsibilities

These responsibilities shall be the same for all positions with the same title. The responsibilities shall be short and essential. Details belong in the Work- and Professional Development Plan.


  1. Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines.
  2. Assist with the implementation of the support function portfolio according to plan of action
  3. Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
  4. Ensure proper filing of documents
  5. Promote and share ideas for improvement of the support function

Specific responsibilities

These responsibilities shall be adapted to the particularities of the job location and context, phase of operation, strategic focus and type of programme intervention. This section shall be revised whenever a new employee is hired or the context changes significantly.

  • In close collaboration with the WASH officer, supervises a team services contract staff in the camps and out of camp project areas
  • Together with WASH officer, carry out regular assessments on all existing WASH facilities – latrines, water supply systems, drainage systems, and others in the allocated areas in IDPs locations.
  • Conduct and/or participate to the repair and maintenance on all or parts of WASH facilities (latrines, tanks, bathing facilities, taps etc.) that are damaged/broken; broken/damaged/blocked water pipes, taps, or part of the water system requiring maintenance or cleaning, etc.
  • Supervise water distribution through water trucking, construction and rehabilitation works.
  • Supervise distribution of WASH kits such as latrine cleaning materials, sanitation toolkits, etc.
  • Mobilize the community along with the sector leaders to participate in maintenance works in the targeted area.
  • Sensitize community on proper use/handling and management of the WASH facilities (sessions to be held with community) and train them to carry out minor repairs on water and sanitation facilities.
  • Provide daily update and weekly activities and monitoring report to NRC according to the format.
  • Represent NRC in a professional manner to ensure a constructive co-operation with sector leaders and contractors.
  • Conduct, monitor and report water quality tests, analyze samples taken from boreholes, storage              tanks, tap stands and house hold jerry cans to ensure adherence to the agreed SPHERE and UNCHR/UNICEF standards and keep records.
  • Supporting WASH officer in procurement of water quality consumables and equipment and keeping proper records on the usage.
  • Train, advice and Supervise service contracted workers (water quality monitors and hygiene promoters) on water treatment, water quality monitoring and conducting household surveys.
  • Conduct household and community water quality assessments; water collection, storage, consumption and the general handling.
  • Any other task relevant to the position as requested by the Project Manager.

Critical interfaces

By interfaces, NRC means processes and projects that are interlinked with other departments/units or persons. Relevant interfaces for this position are:

  • Project planning:  WASH assistant – community mobilisation
  • Staff capacity building: WASH Coordinator
  • Implementation: WASH Officers – Technical / CM




Competencies are important in order for the employee and the organisation to deliver desired results. They are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following two categories:

1. Professional competencies

These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance.

Generic professional competencies:

  • Solid experience in carpentry, plumbing and masonry.
  • Basic technical skills in repairing and maintenance.
  • Skills in community mobilization.
  • Skills in Team building
  • Prior experience in working with IDP communities.

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

•             Understanding of local market

•             Know tools and materials requires

•             Locally acceptable person

2. Behavioral competencies

These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioural competencies, and the following are essential for this position:

  • Handling insecure environment
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect

3. Performance Management

The employee will be accountable for the responsibilities and the competencies, in accordance with the NRC Performance Management Manual. The following documents will be used for performance reviews:

•             The Job Description

•             The Work and Development Plan

•             The Mid-term/End-of-trial Period Performance Review Template

•             The End-term Performance Review Template

•             The NRC Competency Framework

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