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The WASH/Shelter Project Assistant is responsible for follow up of WASH / Shelter activities.
1. Participate in needs assessments, baseline studies and periodic studies, and feedback findings to the stakeholders;
2. Collate data from the IDP’s camps and prepare regular reports on activities and WASH conditions for monitoring;
3. Liaise with community leaders and other sectors and agencies working locally in order to coordinate activities within the WASH/Shelter sector and between sectors such as health and shelter;
4. Preparation of field reports, checklists and data collection tools;
5. Supervise the construction and rehabilitation of latrines, drainage and other relevant Sanitation facilities ensuring that the constructions are of the highest quality and as per specified technical drawings;
6. Promote safe WASH practices, including appropriate use and maintenance of WASH facilities and services specifically Latrines and Hand washing facilities;
7. Prepare material estimates for construction and repair of WASH facilities with support from Officers and project coordinator;
8. Facilitate appropriate community involvement in the design and delivery of essential WASH services and facilities;
9. Supervision of all sanitary installations including latrines, pits, drainage systems and dome slab/lid constructions;
10. Ensure quality control of all emergency Sanitation activities – travel regularly to all the NRC construction sites assessing construction and M&E procedures;
11. Take account of gender, protection, HIV, the environment, and other important cross-cutting concerns in programme design, implementation, and reporting; carry out activities in a way that reflects the needs of specific groups and individuals e.g. elderly people, minority groups, children, and people with disabilities;
12. Any other assignment as may be required by the WASH/Shelter Officer or WASH Coordinator.
• At least 2 years’ experience in a humanitarian and development programme;
• Experience in capacity building and training of staff and target groups;
• Fluent in English written and spoken;
• Knowledge of the Context;
• Experience with start-up, exit or similar;
• Technical background in Public Health, Environmental Health, Water and Environmental Engineering or Civil Engineering. Extensive experience may substitute for specific qualifications but not vice versa.
• Knowledge of the local language since the project will target IDP’s and host communities’ areas of interventions.
• Political and cultural awareness and experience of working where insecurity is a major issue
• Sensitivity to the needs and priorities of disadvantaged populations (minority groups etc)
• Demonstrated experience of integrating gender and diversity issues into WASH Programming.
• Ability to work independently in a result oriented multi-tasking and multi-cultural environment and manage conflicting priorities
• Knowledge of South-West and North-West Regions Context, use, habit and local language;
• Highest standard of ethics and integrity;
• Ability to work in insecure environments;
• communicating with respect;
• Cultural sensitivity.
• Beginning: February 2019
• Duration of the contract: Fixed term contract, 11 months with possibility of renewal according to the financing
• Salary / Benefits: According to the NRC Salary Policy.
• Duty station: 1 in Bamenda and 1 in Buea