WASH Technical Assistant – Hygiene promotion at Norwegian Refugee Council August, 2022

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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


  • 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 deadline for submitting the application is 26 August 2022.


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