Job Opportunity at the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), WASH Technical Assistant – Hygiene promotion

Job Opportunity at the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), WASH Technical Assistant – Hygiene promotion

Hygiene promotion

Job Description

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships

  • Promote safe WASH practices, including appropriate use and maintenance of WASH facilities and services, specifically hand washing facilities
  • Conduct house to house visits, focus group discussions and mass hygiene campaigns to sensitize the community on good hygiene practices – upon request
  • Carry out community mobilization and sensitization of all NRC WASH activities.
  • Conduct school visits to create awareness on proper usage WASH facilities in schools and reports any anomalies
  • Assess and analyze emerging public health needs and recommends sustainable practical solutions
  • Collate data from the incentive workers, and prepare regular reports on activities and WASH conditions for monitoring.
  • Participate in needs assessments, baseline studies and periodic studies, and feedback findings to the stakeholders.
  • Identify needs for non-food items relevant to hygiene; participates in the choice of items, targeting strategy, distribution, promotion of effective use, and post-distribution monitoring.
  • Prepares reports of WASH related activities
  • Facilitate community mobilization for all activities related to the provision of sanitation facilities and hygiene promotion, in close coordination with the NRC shelter team
  • Support the effective implementation of all WASH activities
  • Support WASH Officer with the preparation of IEC materials and hygiene promotion campaigns upon request
  • Take account of gender, protection, HIV, the environment, and other important cross-cutting concerns in program design, implementation, and reporting; carrys 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
  • Capacity building, supervision and monitoring of refugee community workers
  • Represent NRC in relevant meetings
WASH Technical Assistant – Hygiene promotion Job Vacancy at the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

  • Diploma in Public Health or relevant professional experience. Possibly experience in social work and / or humanitarian assistance.
  • Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to explain and present technical information.
  • Experience in community mobilization
  • Knowledge of Kirundi
  • Political and cultural awareness
  • Ability to work independently in a result oriented multi-tasking and multi-cultural environment
  • Sensitivity to the needs and priorities of disadvantaged populations (minority groups etc)
  • Experience from working as an WASH Assistant or Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Fluency in English, oral and written
  • Participate in appropriate professional development of project portfolio
  • At all times in and outside work adhere to NRC Code of Conduct

Duty station:                              Nyarugusu refugee Camp

Duration :   6 months with possibility of extension subject to funding availability

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.
Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.
NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

NORCAP solves key challenges in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors, in order to better protect vulnerable people’s lives and rights. We build partnerships and projects with national and international organisations and stakeholders. Skilled NORCAP experts contribute to developing partners’ capacity – to identify and address challenges, improve collaboration and encourage new and innovative approaches. NORCAP is part of the Norwegian Refugee Council.


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