Contract Type National contract
Job title: WASH Assistant
Reporting to: WASH Team Leader
Technical line manager: Area Manager
Direct reports: None
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Overall purpose of the role:
The WASH Assistant under the
management and supervision of the WASH Team Leader and supervision by
WASH Officer will be responsible to implement different activities of
DRC related WASH program to ensure the program’s objectives are
•Support Team Leader at
community levels in identifying, mobilizing and sensitizing target
communities for sanitation and hygiene promotion.
•Support mapping out communities for village sanitation improvement, especially during CLTS/PHAST role out exercise.
•Mobilization of beneficiary/communities to maintain the established/rehabilitated/protected water sources.
•Support formation and training of Water supply and sanitation
committees for the established/rehabilitated/protected water sources.
•Participate in collection of useful data success stories and beneficiary lists as required.
•Participate in preparing monthly/quarterly/annual highlights/reports and proposals for donors.
•Presenting technical data or project results; both technical and non-technical.
•Together with the Hygiene and Sanitation Officer, WASH Assistant is
required to do proper daily supervision of construction of sanitation
facilities i.e. construction of various types of latrines including
household latrines, family shared and PSN latrines, decommissioning and
replacement of full family shared latrines and installation of
•Together with the WASH Engineer, WASH
Assistant is required to participate in performing geo-physical survey,
designing of water network, establishment of BOQ and supervise the
construction of water network with proper fittings as well as
establishment of COWSO for project sustainability.
Officers in inspection of sanitary facilities in household latrines,
family shared latrines as well as boreholes, shallow wells and water
pumps and other water supply systems to ensure they are operational.
•To ensure that all work is carried out in a way that is sensitive to
community needs and gender issues. In particular, to promote the full
and equal participation of women in all aspects of the work and to
ensure that DRC’s response is in line with the needs of the refugees.
•To ensure that work aims to meet Minimum Standards and adheres to DRC’s emergency guidelines and protocols.
•Assists the partners/communities in identifying their capacity
building needs and facilitate appropriate capacity building measures
(formal and informal means) to enhance local capacity and programme
•Conduct training to COWSO on water project management and sustainability.
•Conduct CLTSH training to community health committees and community to reduce the open defecation and communicable diseases.
•Conduct trainings to local artisans on latrine construction.
•Work in close collaboration with partner agency and the local
authorities to ensure that participatory approaches are used throughout
the project cycle management.
•Execute other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
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Experience and technical competencies:
•Proven commitment to accountable practices.
•Knowledge of working in challenging environments.
•Proven ability to manage large varied workloads and deal constructively with stress and periods with long hours.
•Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and work with limited supervision.
•Proactive, stable and robust character and a good team player.
•Excellent communication skills, calm and a good sense of humor.
•Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations at all levels.
•Minimum of Diploma in Water Supply Engineering, Environmental
Engineering, Civil Engineering or WASH related course from recognized
institution. Bachelor’s degree is an added advantage.
•At least two years’ experience in implementing WASH projects specifically in area of water, hygiene and sanitation.
•Thorough knowledge of WASH national and international standards.
•Strong competence in English literacy.
•Proven skills in computer programs (Word, Excel; Epanet, Auto card etc)
•Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
•Excellent skills in report writing and meeting deadlines.
•Demonstrated ability to work in emergency.
•To establish effective working relations with other team members and other stakeholders.
•Knowledge of Kirundi a significant advantage.
•Community and Camp Representatives
•WASH sector leads
•Local Government representatives
•Private Sector Suppliers
Basic Advanced Expert
Striving for excellence ☐ ☐ ☒
Collaborating ☐ ☐ ☒
Taking the lead ☐ ☐ ☒
Communicating ☐ ☐ ☒
Demonstrating integrity ☐ ☒ ☐
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•Basic: I master the essentials, but may at times need help from others
•Advanced: I can work independently at full professional level.
•Expert: I am the go-to person when others need help.
DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:
- Professionalism, impact & expertise
- Humanitarian approach & the work we do
- Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
- Culture, values & strong leadership
- Fair compensation & continuous development
Providing equal opportunities
are committed to creating an inclusive and positive work environment
based on mutual respect for all employees. All applicants are considered
for employment without attention to race, age, ability, ethnicity,
nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital
status, or any other factor. At DRC we celebrate diversity and
appreciate our employees for the people they are and their unique
skills, backgrounds, and perspectives. We encourage all interested
candidates to apply.
Promoting high standards
capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s
and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to
uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional
conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including
safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC
conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the
Deadline 13 September 2022.