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  • Posted on: 12 November, 2019 Deadline: 14 November, 2019
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  • Norwegian Church Aid ('NCA') is a member of the ACT Alliance and works with people and local actors, especially Faith-based actors in many countries where it works in their struggle to eradicate poverty and injustices. We provide humanitarian assistance in disasters and work for long-term development in local communities and societies. In order to address the root causes of poverty, we advocate for just decisions by public authorities, businesses and religious leaders.

    NCA has a presence in Nigeria to respond to the Humanitarian crisis in Northeast Nigeria. NCA has its core competencies in Gender-Based Violence and Water Sanitation and Hygiene. NCA has its strengths in works and invests in local partners ensures building their capacities are built from the onset of response, to enable them to have the capacity to respond in a long-term intervention including recovery and development.

    Senior WaSH Officer

     

    Location: Borno (Pulka and Monguno with regular travels to Maiduguri)
    Start Date: January 2, 2020
    Job Category Department / Sector: WaSH
    Reporting to: WaSH Project Manager

    Job Purpose

    • The Senior WASH Officer is the most senior field-based NCA’s employee responsible for management, supervision and coordination of WASH activities in deep field locations.
    • S/He manages the field staff, coordinates between the teams in the field and Main Office in Maiduguri, represents NCA in relevant coordination structures and ensures timely and effective implementation of activities, including oversee of financial, logistics and security needs in the deep field.
    • S/He is responsible for the quality of NCA’s programming and for NCA’s active role as an important humanitarian actor in the particular deep-field location.

    Responsibilities
    Program Implementation:

    • Based on project documentation, develop and submit to the WASH PM the monthly activity planning for the team from the specific deep-field location;
    • Develop and submit to the supervisor the monthly staff movement planning and coordinate respective staff movement requests;
    • Under supervision of the supervisor, develop and update regularly Pulka WASH program-specific procurement plan and ensure timely procurement requests to the Logistics Department;
    • Develop and submit advance requests related to the activities in the specific location, and ensure timely clearance of advances;
    • Monitor the security situation and report any security or safety-issues to the Security Department, ensure field teams’ compliance with NCA Security Protocols.

    Team Management:

    • Develop and submit annual leave and compensation leave plan for the field team members;
    • Ensure on-job coaching and support to the field staff in Pulka, including planning and execution of personal development plans (as per respective PDR);
    • Ensure the field team acts in line with NCA internal policies, more specifically CoC;
    • Participate on recruitment and on-boarding of new field staff

    Facilitation, Monitoring and Reporting:

    • Participate on relevant evaluations and needs assessments, including designing of appropriate tools and training staff;
    • Participate on development and review of M&E framework related to the specific location and program;
    • Ensure regular data collection and transfer supporting documentation about implemented activities and results to the MEAL Officer;
    • Monitor implementation of activities and submit progress reports on a regular basis;
    • Support M&E staff in their tasks and build capacities of the field team in M&E;
    • Contribute to timely and quality monthly and quarterly reports and donor reports

    Coordination and Representation:

    • Oversee spending and follow-up budget spending of relevant activities in cooperation with the respective Program Manager and Finance Department;
    • Ensure respect of NCA internal procedures (e.g. HR, procurement, finance and security) and identify gaps/issues with procedures implementation;
    • Identify needs from support departments and submit them in the monthly planning;
    • Ensure respect of the Security Protocols;
    • Where applicable: regularly update the Security Department on the security situation in Pulka and contribute actively to NCA’s “duty of care”;
    • Where applicable: participate on development and implementation of Pulka security protocols;
    • Monitor gaps and humanitarian needs of targeted population and update the Main Office regularly;
    • Participate on development of NCA Programmatic Strategy for Pulka;
    • Contribute to preparation and designing of project proposal for different donors in line with the management’s strategy.
    • Ensure NCA’s representation and visibility in Pulka coordination structures (including being Pulka WASH sector focal point);
    • Ensure NCA’s role as an active humanitarian actor;
    • Ensure information sharing with WASH cluster and Pulka WASH working group;
    • Ensure that information from Pulka reach decision-makers in Maiduguri (for NCA internally).

    Requirements

    • Advanced University Degree in Water and Sanitation or Environmental or Public Health Engineering/Water Resources Development or Postgraduate Degree in one of the Civil Engineering Disciplines of Water Supply and/or Hydrology) or Sanitation/Hygiene Engineering.
    • Minimum of 2 years in similar functions in water/sanitary engineering or a related field in humanitarian contexts dealing with large scale water/sanitary and hygiene promotion activities.
    • Specific and proven skills to provide trainings in the areas of environmental sanitation, natural resources management, water quality, borehole drilling, vector control and appropriate technologies.
    • Proficient in basic computer software, including engineering design tools.
    • Strong assessment, program implementation/supervision and reporting skills.
    • Abilities to lead a team and represent the organization at field levels (cluster….)
    • Excellent knowledge of English (written/oral/comprehension) is essential.
    • Experience and professional training in water supply, sanitation and hygiene and related infrastructure development works with strong academic qualification in those areas.

    NCA'S Commitments
    NCA is committed to following the following policies, standards and commitments and all staff are equally expected to conform to their requirements:

    • Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP)
    • Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Disaster Relief
    • ACT Alliance Code of Conduct
    • SPHERE Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Relief
    • NCA Nigeria Security Plan
    • NCA Nigeria Staff Handbook.

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    Hygiene Promotion Officer

     

    Location: Borno (Monguno with some possible travels to other project locations and Maiduguri)
    Job Category Department / Sector: WaSH
    Reporting to: Senior WaSH Officer
    Start Date: January 2, 2020

    Job Purpose

    • The Hygiene Promotion Officer is responsible for the implementation of the program activities in the whole area of responsibility.
    • S/he coordinates and oversees the program field staff, provides updates to the Senior WaSH Officer, ensures timely and effective implementation of activities, including identification of financial, logistics and security needs in the deep field and sharing with his/her supervisor.

    Responsibilities
    Program Implementation:

    • Based on project documentation, develop and submit to the supervisor the monthly activity planning for the team from the specific deep-field location;
    • Develop and submit to the supervisor the monthly staff movement planning and coordinate respective staff movement requests;
    • Provide his/her supervisor with regular updates on procurement needs and supporting documents for the request to the Logistics Department;
    • Develop and submit advance requests related to the activities in the specific location, and ensure timely clearance of advances;
    • Monitor the security situation and report any security or safety-issues to the Security Department.

    Volunteer Management:

    • Supervise and train hygiene promotion volunteer’s team;
    • Help team members to identify their needs in capacity building and share with the supervisor;
    • Ensure the volunteers acts in line with NCA internal policies, more specifically CoC;

    Reporting:

    • Participate on relevant evaluations and needs assessments;
    • Understand and use the M&E Framework to collect relevant information on project implementation;
    • Ensure regular data collection and transfer supporting documentation about implemented activities and results to the Senior WaSH Officer;
    • Submit progress reports on a weekly basis;
    • Contribute to timely and quality monthly reports;
    • Communicate actively with partners and beneficiaries, support field level CRM.

    Coordination and Representation:

    • Plan weekly spending on HP activities and regularly inform the Supervisor;
    • Understand and follow NCA internal procedures (e.g. HR, procurement, finance and security);
    • Respect the Security Protocols;
    • Where applicable: regularly update the Security Department on the security situation in the respective deep-field location and contribute actively to NCA’s “duty of care”;
    • Monitor gaps and humanitarian needs of targeted population and update the Supervisor regularly;
    • If requested, contribute to preparation and designing of project proposal for different donors in line with the management’s strategy.
    • Ensure NCA's representation and visibility in relevant deep-field location coordination structures;
    • Ensure NCA's role as an active humanitarian actor.

    Requirements

    • B.Sc Degree in Public Health, Community Development, Social Sciences, Education, Communication and other related fields
    • At least two-year experience of working in humanitarian response with local and/international partner organizations and specifically in displacement context.
    • Practical experience on the use of participatory tools for promotion of sanitation and hygiene
    • Must have good assessment, analytical, communication and planning skills.
    • Training/counterpart development skills.
    • Proficiency in English and mandatory practice of local languages spoken in Monguno LGA
    • Familiarity with the culture of the affected population, ability to develop respect from a wide range of people and strong ability to communicate effectively on hygiene matters
    • Proficient in basic computer software, including MS Office suite Experience and professional training in water supply, sanitation and hygiene and related infrastructure development works with strong academic qualification in those areas.

    NCA'S Commitments
    NCA is committed to following the following policies, standards and commitments and all staff are equally expected to conform to their requirements:

    • Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP)
    • Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Disaster Relief
    • ACT Alliance Code of Conduct
    • SPHERE Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Relief
    • NCA Nigeria Security Plan
    • NCA Nigeria Staff Handbook.

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    WaSH Officer, Partner Coordination

     

    Location: Dikwa, Borno
    Department / Sector: WaSH
    Reporting to: WaSH Project manager WaSH Project manager
    Start date: January 2, 2020

    Job Purpose

    • The WaSH Officer Partner coordination is responsible of the support and coaching of NCA partner for all WaSH related aspects of the program.
    • S/he is the WaSH focal person between NCA and its implementing partner, provides updates to the WaSH Project Manager regarding partner’s WaSH activities, ensures timely and effective coordination with the partner, including identification of partner’s financial, logistics and security needs and sharing with his/her supervisor

    Responsibilities
    Coaching of implementation partners:

    • Based on project documentation, develop and submit to the supervisor the monthly activity planning in coordination with NCA partner’s teams from the specific deep-field location;
    • Develop and submit to the supervisor his/her monthly movement planning;
    • Provide regular support to NCA’s implementing partner in terms of procurement and reception of all WaSH related goods, services and works;
    • Monitor the security situation and report any security or safety-issues to the Security Department.

    Support partners in team’s management:

    • Provide continuous support to NCA’s Partner for the supervision of contractors, laborers and WaSH volunteers, the regular assessment of the quality of their work by ensuring their suitability with international standards and NCA technical prescriptions.
    • Identify NCA’s Partner needs in capacity building, share with the supervisor and contribute to the development of appropriate training plan;
    • Support NCA’s Partner for beneficiaries’ trainings (operators, technicians, WaSH volunteers and committees).
    • Ensure NCA Partner’s WaSH team acts in line with NCA internal policies, more specifically CoC

    Linkage facilitation between partner and NCA MEAL:

    • Participate on relevant evaluations and needs assessments and build NCA’s Partner capacities in that direction;
    • Understand and help NCA’s Partner to use the M&E Framework to collect relevant information on project implementation;
    • Ensure regular data collection and transfer supporting documentation about implemented activities and results to the WaSH Manager;
    • Support NCA’s Partner for the timely submission of quality progress reports according to reporting plan established;
    • Maintain active communication between NCA and its partner.

    Coordination and representation:

    • Understand and ensure NCA’s Partner complies with NCA internal procedures (e.g. HR, procurement, finance and security);
    • Respect the Security Protocols;
    • Where applicable: regularly update the Security Department on the security situation in the respective deep-field location and contribute actively to NCA’s “duty of care”;
    • Monitor gaps and humanitarian needs of targeted population and update the Supervisor regularly;
    • If requested, contribute to preparation and designing of project proposal for different donors in line with the management’s strategy.
    • Ensure NCA’s representation and visibility including NCA’s Partner involvement in relevant deep-field location coordination structures;
    • Ensure NCA’s role as an active humanitarian actor

    Requirements

    • A Degree in Water, Sanitation or Environmental Health Engineering, Civil Engineering or other related discipline with a strong competencies in communities’ mobilization;
    • At least 2 years of experience in similar position/related
    • Professional experience in construction or rehabilitation and maintenance of WASH infrastructures in displaced populations
    • Excellent program implementation and WaSH technical skills including hygiene promotion
    • Good knowledge of the context
    • Good communication, coordination and negotiation skills.
    • Training/counterpart development skills.
    • Proficient in basic computer software, including engineering design tools.
    • Fluency in spoken and written English and key local languages in Dikwa

    NCA’S Commitments
    NCA is committed to following the following policies, standards and commitments and all staff are equally expected to conform to their requirements:

    • Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP)
    • Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Disaster Relief
    • ACT Alliance Code of Conduct
    • SPHERE Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Relief
    • NCA Nigeria Security Plan
    • NCA Nigeria Staff Handbook

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    WaSH Officer

     

    Location: Borno (Pulka and Monguno with some possible travel to other project locations and Maiduguri)
    Job Category Department / Sector: WaSH
    Reporting to: Senior WaSH Officer
    Start Date: January 2, 2020
    Slots: 2 Openings

    Job Purpose

    • The WaSH Officer is responsible for the implementation of the program activities in the whole area of responsibility.
    • S/he coordinates and oversees the contractors, provides updates to the Senior WaSH Officer, ensures timely and effective implementation of activities, including identification of financial, logistics and security needs in the deep field and sharing with his/her supervisor.

    Responsibilities
    Coaching:

    • Based on project documentation, develop and submit to the supervisor the monthly activity planning in coordination with contractor’s teams from the specific deep-field location;
    • Develop and submit to the supervisor the monthly staff movement planning and coordinate respective staff movement requests;
    • Provide his/her supervisor with regular updates on procurement needs and supporting documents for the request to the Logistics Department;
    • Develop and submit advance requests related to the activities in the specific location, and ensure timely clearance of advances;
    • Monitor the security situation and report any security or safety-issues to the Security Department.
    • Support:
    • Ensure the daily supervision of contractors, assess regularly the quality of their work by ensuring their suitability with NCA technical prescriptions.
    • Help team members to identify their needs in capacity building and share with the supervisor;
    • Train the beneficiaries (operators and technicians) on the O&M of WaSH facilities.
    • Ensure the contractor’s teams acts in line with NCA internal policies, more specifically CoC

    Reporting:

    • Participate on relevant evaluations and needs assessments;
    • Understand and use the M&E Framework to collect relevant information on project implementation;
    • Ensure regular data collection and transfer supporting documentation about implemented activities and results to the Senior WaSH Officer;
    • Submit progress reports on a weekly basis;
    • Contribute to timely and quality monthly reports;
    • Communicate actively with partners and beneficiaries, support field level CRM

    Coordination and Representation:

    • Plan weekly spending on activities and regularly inform the Supervisor;
    • Understand and follow NCA internal procedures (e.g. HR, procurement, finance and security);
    • Respect the Security Protocols;
    • Where applicable: regularly update the Security Department on the security situation in the respective deep-field location and contribute actively to NCA’s “duty of care”;
    • Monitor gaps and humanitarian needs of targeted population and update the Supervisor regularly;
    • If requested, contribute to preparation and designing of project proposal for different donors in line w Ensure NCA’s representation and visibility in relevant deep-field location coordination structures;
    • Ensure NCA’s role as an active humanitarian actor with the management’s strategy.

    Requirements

    • A Degree in Water, Sanitation or Environmental Health Engineering, Civil Engineering or other related discipline;
    • At least 2 years of experience in similar position/related
    • Professional experience in construction or rehabilitation and maintenance of WASH infrastructures in displaced populations
    • Excellent program implementation and WaSH technical skills
    • Good knowledge of the context
    • Good communication skills.
    • Proficient in basic computer software, including engineering design tools.
    • Fluency in spoken and written English

    NCA'S Commitments
    NCA is committed to following the following policies, standards and commitments and all staff are equally expected to conform to their requirements:

    • Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP)
    • Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Disaster Relief
    • ACT Alliance Code of Conduct
    • SPHERE Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Relief
    • NCA Nigeria Security Plan
    • NCA Nigeria Staff Handbook

    Method of Application

    Note

    • Ensure to attach updated CV, Cover Letter in a single file
    • Due to the Emergency situation in the Northeast Nigeria, applications will be processed on a rolling basis and Position could be filled before the expiration of advert.
    • Only candidates who meet the selection criteria will be contacted for further steps of the recruitment.
    • This position is open to Nigerian nationals only.

    Interested and qualified? Go to Norwegian Church Aid ('NCA') career website on docs.google.com to apply

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