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WASH & Infrastructure Officer Vacancy at the Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

WASH & Infrastructure Officer Job Opportunity at the Danish Refugee Council (DRC)


Ensure the effective implementation of support activities related to the effective implementation of the program, including in terms of logistics, administration, human resources, finance, and security. In all matters, comply with internal directives and policies as communicated by the Area Manager and Infrastructure Technical Coordinator.


WASH & Infrastructure Officer Job Opportunity at the Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

The overall purpose of the role:

To provide professional, technical quality control and supervision during the implementation of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) and other Infrastructure projects for DRC in White Nile. Under the supervision of the Area Manager and in consultation with the Infrastructure Coordinator, the Officer supervises the routine of daily administration/support to the WASH team across various elements of WASH infrastructure, Water quality and Hygiene Promotion; in Al Jazeera, principally IDPS, and host communities.

Responsibilities and Tasks

To achieve the overall and specific position’s objectives the job holder’s tasks and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Program:

  • In consultation with the Infrastructure Coordinator, conduct community assessments to identify critical requirements for the WASH project interventions with a particular attention on IDPs, host communities, women, and vulnerable populations with focus on water quality improvement/monitoring, WASH infrastructure construction and rehabilitation, household and community sanitation, hygiene promotion, and community mobilization/sensitization.
  • Following WASH assessment results, come up with the relevant design, Bill of Quantities (BoQ) with emphasis on response to perceived needs indicated by communities and beneficiaries and with sensitivity to the political and cultural context for the approval by the Infrastructure Coordinator and the Area Manager.
  • Come up with a draft detailed implementation plan for WASH activities for the review and approval of the Area Manager and update it regularly.
  • Assist in the raising up of Purchase Requests (PRs), follow up on the procurement process by the Supply Chain department, smooth transport, delivery, and oversight of materials distributions to different sites/locations.
  • Integration within the team and with all sectors (water, sanitation, hygiene promotion, protection) to produce maximum benefit and impact
  • Participate in community Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) pertaining to the project in partnership and/or consultation with MEAL and Protection teams.
  • Daily update and supervision of data-gathering and tracking tools used to monitor the project.
  • Assist in the generation of WASH and Infrastructure monthly cash forecast, reviewing of all cash for work documentation before approval by the Area Programme Manager/Area Manager, design, administer and monitoring/supervision of payment to workers.
  • Daily supervision of the WASH & Infrastructure assistant and Hygiene Promotion Assistants and Community Hygiene Promoters.  In this case, support preparation and conducting of hygiene promotion training sessions.
  • Support and monitor the preparation and conducting of water chlorination and water testing by the WASH assistants.
  • Oversee the registration, verification, and training of project participants.
  • Strong adherence to safety and security protocols at all times, along with Code of Conduct – dedication to reporting suspected contraventions;
  • Ensure DRC Code of Conduct is understood, acknowledged in writing, and followed by the project staff, and all volunteer labor, and infractions are reported in an appropriate and timely manner.

Reporting

  • Provide regular written and verbal weekly/monthly reports to the supervisor/Infrastructure Coordinator on the WASH and infrastructure activities. With the help of the WASH team, develop and maintain weekly, and monthly plans and written comprehensive records of WASH/infrastructure works undertaken in the project including site visits and reporting of work progress 
  • To this end, ensure that both the hard and soft copies of all activity reports are archived on the server and/or uploaded onto online platforms for information management as relevant.
  • Ensure that all information or data shared is done so in a manner that upholds the principle of data protection and confidentiality.

Representation and coordination

  • Ensure the development of positive relationships with beneficiaries, local communities, local authorities, humanitarian partners, service providers, etc. in order to maintain trust in DRC’s professional standard and quality of work among all stakeholders.
  • Ensure that all interactions with individual beneficiaries take place in an environment and in a way that respects and promotes their safety, trust, and dignity. Ensure that all interactions with other stakeholders such as community members and service providers are conducted in accordance with the principles of respect, confidentiality, and collaboration.
  • Attend Sector Meetings/Coordination meetings when delegated.

Operations

Ensure the effective implementation of support activities related to the effective implementation of the program, including in terms of logistics, administration, human resources, finance, and security. In all matters, comply with internal directives and policies as communicated by the Area Manager and Infrastructure Technical Coordinator.

Experience and technical competencies:

Required Minimum Experience and Technical Competencies:

  • Minimum 2 years relevant experience within a humanitarian organization in WASH, Shelter infrastructure, engineering or Public Health.
  • Good knowledge of the area
  • Good experience working directly with Sudanese and Refugee communities and local authorities
  • Good communications skills; experience with dealing with Communities; good written and spoken English and Arabic
  • Computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and basic report writing ability

Education:

  • At least a holder of a university degree in Water Engineering, Civil Engineering, or Environmental Engineering and Public Health
  • Sound knowledge of engineering designs and software ( ArchiCAD, AutoCAD, GIS, EPANETetc)

Languages:

  • Fluent in English (both oral and written)
  • Arabic

DEADLINE: 04 October, 2023


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