Project Officer – WaSH at The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, emergency food security, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters, NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours’ notice when a crisis occurs.In light of the displacement in the north eastern part of Nigeria, NRC has recently started up with emergency activities in the area of Food Security, Water and Sanitation, Shelter and ICLA sectors in Nigeria in order to respond to the urgent humanitarian needs in the northeast.In the coming year, one of NRC’ main focus will be to provide the displacement affected populations including IDPs, returnees and the local host communities including IDP camps in Borno State and the north-east with adequate WaSH, Food Security, Shelter, ICLA amongst other durable solutions. NRC is therefore seeking a Project Officer - WaSH Technical in NRC Field Office in Maiduguri - Nigeria. The Project Officer WaSH Technical reports to the Project Coordinator - WASH, Nigeria.Job Title:Project Officer - WaSH General ResponsibilitiesAdherence to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines, policies and procedures and other NRC tools and handbooks;Coordinate the Hygiene promotion (HP) and community mobilization (CM) activities according to strategy, proposals, budgets and plansAssists the WASH Project Coordinator in all aspects of HP and CM programs planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluationAssists in the identification of communities/IDPs Hygiene promotion needsDevelop tools and materials for HP and CMAssess the HP and CM needs of the communities/IDPs and assists in the development of appropriate training materials and plansConducts a training session on HP and CM for the local Hygiene PromotersWorking closely with the technical officer and Project Coordinator to assists in the establishment, and training of water point committees as well as monitoring their performanceEnsure adherence to NRC policies and donor requirementsInvolve and inform communities and community leaders about the activitiesEnsure that procurement, development and distribution of materials and equipment are timely and according to proceduresSpecific ResponsibilitiesThe Hygiene Promotion Officer is expected to achieve the following during this contract period.Ensuring beneficiaries selection for the Non-food Items (NFI) distributionMonitoring Hygiene Kits distribution within the communitiesTrain hygiene promotorsPreparing weekly progress reports and others documents required for NFI distributionAssists in the compilation of weekly and monthly hygiene promotion reports, program documents, project proposals, and budgetsActive participation on hygiene promotion and nutrition sector working groupPerforms any other duties as requested by the WASH Project Coordinator 

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