Contract Type National contract
Job title: WASH Officer
Reporting to: WASH Team Leader
Technical line manager: Area Manager
Direct reports: None
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Overall purpose of the role:
The WASH Officer under the
management and supervision of the WASH Team Leader will be responsible
to implement different activities of the DRC-related WASH programs to
ensure the program’s objectives are achieved. The post holder is
directly responsible for all Water Access, Sanitation and Hygiene
aspects of WASH in camps and host communities.
•To provide day-to-day technical support and supervision of
construction of WASH facilities including construction of various water
access initiative, types of community latrines i.e., household latrines,
the family shared latrines, child-friendly latrines, people with
special needs latrines, installation of handwashing facilities,
decommissioning and replacement of full latrines at camps and
implementing WASH activities at the selected host communities.
provide technical function during the execution of the WASH project in
order to ensure the highest quality standards directly in line with
SPHERE Standards and engineering standards are met. S/he collaborates
with respective other Managers of different sectors in guidance and
strengthening WASH programming.
•To provide day to day hygiene
promotion activities through supervising the Community Health Promotors
who are working directly with refugees to ensure that they provide
knowledge, to change altitude and adaptation of good hygiene practices
led to reduce the transmission of communicable diseases as well as to
ensure that POCs are received and use properly the distributed various
hygiene kits at their respectively camps and surrounding host
•Together with the WASH team, a hygiene, and sanitation
officer is required to do proper supervision of the construction of
sanitation facilities i.e. construction of various types of latrines
including household latrines, the family shared and emergency latrines,
decommissioning and replacement of full family shared latrines and
installation of handwashing facilities.
•Together with the
government extension staff, specifically, the Health Assistants (HAs),
and Village Health Teams (VHTs), play a lead role in mapping out
communities for village sanitation improvement, especially during the
CLTS/PHAST/CHAST roll-out exercises.
interventions based on the review of the evidence of barriers to
performing the behavior, effective communication channels, public health
risks assessment, and past experience, and in consultation with
government and partners, chose the mix of interventions that is right
for the context, the target groups, target behaviors and settings you
•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
•Work with the Hygiene and Sanitation clusters at
community levels in identifying, mobilizing, and sensitizing target
communities for sanitation and hygiene promotion.
promotion activities building on existing community engagement
activities (e.g. hygiene, health, education, nutrition promotion)
•Participate in the collection of useful data success stories and beneficiary lists as required.
•Participate in preparing monthly/quarterly/annual highlights/reports for donors.
•To lead the training to the WASH committee related to hygiene and sanitation issues.
•Support with distribution of various kits in order to serve in a proper way.
•Contribute to grant proposals in the area of hygiene and sanitation facility construction and promotion.
•Ensure integration of WASH activities with other DRC sectors.
•Ensure effective implementation of the WASH Projects in line with the UN and Tanzania National Standards and Policies.
•Provide technical support to WASH Assistants to ensure they execute their duties effectively.
•Ensure quality control of implementation of WASH activities in accordance with SPHERE, UNHCR, and Tanzania National standards.
•Execute other duties assigned by the supervisor.
•Uphold DRC’s code of conduct and principles of accountability.
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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 of 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, calmness, and a good sense of humor.
•Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations at all levels.
•Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Health Science, Water Engineering, or WASH-related course
•Documented skills in project planning and design, drafting,
calculation, and technical draughting and interpretation of technical
•Thorough knowledge of construction national and international standards.
•Excellent computer skills in programs such as AutoCAD, ArcGIS, and Microsoft office.
•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 16 September 2022.