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2 WASH and Shelter Assistants ( National Position) at Norwegian Refugee Council

Akwajobs   (Buea and Bamenda, Cameroon)

Posted : 20 January, 2019
Category : Project Management   Location : Buea and Bamenda, Cameroon
Job type : Full Time

The WASH/Shelter Project Assistant is responsible for follow up of WASH / Shelter activities.

Job description

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

Personal qualities

• 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.

We offer

• 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

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