WASH Assistant – Water supply at NRC February, 2020

NRC Tanzania is looking for WASH Assistant – Water supply base at Kibondo, Kigoma

Being an employee of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in Tanzania, the WASH Assistant is expected to represent NRC in a responsible manner and always act in accordance with NRC’s Code of Contact.


Duties and responsibilities

Supervise masons, contractors and unskilled labourer’s during repairs and construction of WASH related facilities (water tap-stands, valve chambers, operator sheds, pipe installations & repairs and other water works).
Tracking construction materials supplied and utilized during construction
Monitor closely bursts, leakages and repairs in the water supply network and lead, manage skilled & unskilled work force to maintaining the water facilities
Responsible for the safe keeping of all water supply tools and materials and at the same time tracking and keeping records on the same
Supervise the borehole attendants/operators to ensure un-interrupted water supply to the beneficiaries
Provide technical support to the borehole attendants, tap-stand monitors and WASH Committees in the daily operations and on O&M
Leads the repair team in pressure regulation for equitable portable water distribution in the reticulation system, in line with the set water regime and SPHERE/UNCHR standards

In collaboration with the WASH Project Officer and WASH Committees work out practical ways of ensuring equitable distribution of water in the camp
On a daily and weekly basis record and report to supervisor all the works done in the field
Update and keep record and data on the daily water production monitoring sheet and submitting it to WASH Project Officer on a weekly basis for reporting.
Inspect and certify any pipe repair work done by the repair team before backfilling the soil to ensure quality workmanship is maintained
Approve trench excavations done by contractors to ensure correct depth and width is achieved before pipe installation commences
Work together with WASH Committees, Community leadership in the field in identification of problematic areas of water reticulation systems with a view of providing sustainable solutions
Ensure FRC levels are maintained within the acceptable range at the source and tap-stand levels by spontaneous monitoring and sampling.
Collaborate with other agencies staff during field discussions
Any other assignment as may be required by the WASH Officer or WASH Coordinator.
Lead in responding to bursts and leakages in the entire pipeline system
Supervise laying of pipes and repair of water reticulation system
Any other assignment as may be required by the WASH Officer or WASH Coordinator.

A minimum of Three or five years proven experience for degree or Diploma holder respectively in working/programming in either relief or development including managing a large-scale Community based water project with evidence of successful implementation of similar projects
Good experience in supervising, training, and coaching staff.
Good understanding of SPHERE and other international standards.
Proficiency in MS Office software.
Personal qualities

Flexibility in approach to work methods, compliance with tight deadlines and ability to adapt to changing priorities and unforeseen increased workloads.

A moderate level of reasoning, judgment, interpretation and problem-solving skills.

We can offer
Duty station:Kibondo
Contract period is for 12 months with possibility of extension.
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions, The candidate will observe NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for the NRC Office in Kibondo

Application deadline:14/02/2020


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