WASH Program Advisor

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Category:
Engineering, Water and Sanitation
Location:
Addis Ababa 
Salary:
As per the organizations scale

Job Description

Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) is a non-profit organization working in 24 countries worldwide to change peoples’ life. In Ethiopia, NCA is legally registered with ACSO number 1375 and been operating since 1974 engaging in short term emergency response and long-term development programs.

Our intervention in Ethiopia focuses on Climate Resilient Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (CRWASH); Gender-Based Violence; Peacebuilding; Faith-Based Climate Action; and Humanitarian Emergency Response. In 2021, NCA-E has also launched a new initiative called Renewable Energy, Greening, and Sustainability Program. 

We are currently operating in eight regions: Amhara, Oromia, Somali, Gambella, Southern Nations Nationalities and People’s State, Sidama, Tigray and at the Federal level. To achieve our development goals, we work with faith based and non-faith-based local organizations that have demonstrated strong grassroots presence and built trust in the society.   

We are a member of the ACT Alliance, a coalition of organizations working together in over 140 countries to create positive and sustainable change in people’s lives. 

NCA-E would like to invite interested and qualified applicants on the following position.

Job Summary:  

 The purpose of this position is to support Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) climate resilient WASH (CRWASH) program in NCA’s CRWASH program in different intervention areas. The WASH program advisor will support the CRWASH program and implementing partners from needs identification to project implementation. While working under the direct supervision of Head of CRWASH Program in Ethiopia, he will be responsible for quality assurance of the outputs of the CRWASH projects. S/he is required to work closely with other thematic areas with in NCA and the humanitarian department.

Major Duties & Responsibilities:

Technical:

  • Play a technical advisory role in CRWASH projects planning, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Ensure timely and quality implementation of WASH infrastructure constructions, rehabilitation and maintenance activities.
  • Ensure sustainability of the CRWASH interventions outputs in collaboration with concerned government stakeholders and partners. through establishment of scheme management systems.  
  • Organize and facilitate capacity building trainings for WASHCOs and scheme care takers.
  • Assist partners in sanitation and hygiene related project activities.
  • Organize and facilitate capacity building trainings for WASHCOs and scheme care takers.
  • Plan and monitor day to day the CRWASH interventions at project areas.
  • Plan, monitor and follow day to day the CRWASH interventions at project areas with emphasis on technical soundness, accountability, effectiveness, quality and sustainability.
  • Follow and support physical and financial accomplishment level of projects on regular basis.
  • Assess the capabilities of WASH partners and provide proactive guidance and support on project planning and prioritization, WASH proposals design, appraisal, technical backstopping etc...
  • Advice and support different studies and assessments that could be done by consultants or by own force.
  • Make regular follow-up and monitoring of WASH structures with emphasis on technical soundness, accountability, effectiveness, quality and sustainability.
  • Adopt and ensure implementation of basic guidelines and standards for CRWASH projects.
  • Research and adopt innovative practices in the WASH Sector.
  • Cooperate with other program staff to ensure good integration with other program areas in general and of with sanitation and hygiene promotion in particular.

Reporting and Documentation

  • Organize and submit daily updates and periodic progress reports as per format and standard of the organization.
  • Collect and communicate data related to CRWASH issues from concerned stakeholders.
  • Keep proper records of field expenditures and reports accordingly.
  • Assist the WASH Program head in ensuring adequate and timely documentation of WASH related activities of NCA and partners.
  • Ensure documentation of applications, grants and projects information in the NCA’s project information management system (PIMS) on daily basis.
  • Maintain organized record of WASH portfolio of the NCA target woredas.
  • Prepare reports to NCA HO and back donors based on requirements.

Capacity Building:

  • Assist with partner’s capacity assessments, design and implementation of capacity strengthening activities.
  • Identify challenges faced by implementing partners and take proactive measures to improve performance.

Networking and Partnership:

  • Closely cooperate with partners, relevant government offices at all levels.
  • When delegated, represent NCA on national and regional networks and forums.

Fund raising:

  • Advise and regularly work to raise fund for the CRWASH program.
  • Collect data and information and develop proposals and concept notes to be submitted to potential donors and calls.  
  • Assist the CRWASH program head in maintaining existing donors.

  Reporting to: Head of CRWASH Program

Duty Station:  Based in Addis Ababa with frequent travel to the field

Length of Contract: One year (with possibility of extension based on performance & fund availability)

Job Requirements

Minimum qualifications and experience 

Essential

  • Masters/Bachelor’s degree in Hydraulic Engineering/Water Resource Engineering.
  • 4/6 years of relevant experience in WASH program/project technical roles in NGOs, preferably INGOs.   
  • Good understanding of WASH standards and requirements.
  • Good understanding of WASH projects implementation in rural, semi-urban and urban contexts.
  • Experience with supervision, monitoring, coaching and training of partner organizations.
  • Experience in using design software applications (AutoCAD, Water CAD, etc.)
  • Experience with using GIS and Microsoft Office software applications.
  • Ability to work extra time to meet deadlines.
  • Willing to cooperate and work in teams and has good team player skills.
  • Strong personal integrity and commitment to accountability.
  • Willing to travel to and stay in hardship areas.
  • Proficiency in oral communication and very good writing skill in English.  
  • Proactive and takes initiatives by oneself. 

How to Apply

Interested applicants are required to send their application letter, CV and other supporting documents via [email protected] .

N.B.:

  • Posting Date 6 th December 2021.
  • Closing date 14 th December 2021.
  • Only short-listed applicants will be contacted via telephone/email.
  • NCA is an equal opportunity organization.
  • Qualified women applicants are highly preferred to apply.
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