WASH Assistant

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 Development plan.

  1. Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  2. Implement delegated WASH  project  portfolio according to plan of action
  3. Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
  4. Ensure proper filing of documents including surveys
  5. Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist
  6. Promote and share ideas for technical improvement

Specific responsibilities

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

    • Advice/support the WASH committees and the sector on approaches for improving ownership, management and beneficiary participation in WASH activities.
    •  Train WASH committees and other relevant stakeholders/partners on WASH.
    • Monitor and evaluate the participation, ownership and inclusiveness of refugees in decision making in WASH and assessment activities related to the project.
    • Guide the WASH sector in the design and development of information, education and communication materials.
    • Work with WASH team to promote   co-operation and   coordination as well as promoting effective supervision.
    • Guiding the refugee service contract workers  in   planning and executing  of mobilization activities
    • Promote continuous involvement of the refugee community in sector work and assist community in addressing WASH
    • Carry  out  training need assessment for  the community based social workers and utilize the findings to develop  training manuals/ packages
    • Identify own training needs and share with supervisor for necessary support where possible
    • Prepare and submit  to the WASH Officer activity reports on weekly, monthly and quarterly

Generic professional competencies:

  • Bachelor or higher degree.
  • Social work background
  • Professional knowledge of need assessments.
  • Experience in working with vulnerable households in Urban and Camp settings with an NGO, charity or similar organization
  • Professional knowledge of need assessments.
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts.
  • Good knowledge of English, Kurdish & Arabic



Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

• Good communication and interpersonal skills

• Strong organizational and team working skills

• Good cultural awareness and sensitivity

• Highly approachable, trustworthy and confidential

• Ability to work independently whenever required

• Good computer application skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, database and network communications.

  Behavioural 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:

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Analyzing
  • Handling insecure environments


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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