Norwegian Church Aid Vacancy: WASH Advisor, Central African Republic

Norwegian Church Aid Vacancy: WASH Advisor, Central African Republic
Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) is an ecumenical organisation which is based on the belief that all human beings are equal with the same human rights and obligations. Our vision is: Together for a just world.

Norwegian Church Aid bases its work on core values;compassion, justice, participation, integrity of creation and peace.

Norwegian Church Aid is recruiting a WASH advisor for secondment to The Lutheran World Federation's CAR Program. The WASH advisor will provide technical and managerial advice to the WASH sectoral work that LWF is carrying out in CAR.

The project is implemented in the rural area of Bouar (duty station for this position) and Bohong in Nana Mambere and Ouham Pende prefectures of CAR. These are prefectures that have been identified as some of the most affected regions of the country and are also some of the least-served by the government and the international humanitarian community.

The project will last five months and provide a key injection of expertise and capacity building support to the LWF team as they begin implementing the CHF funded response to WASH needs in the community, it will also allow expansion of WASH activities through dedicated funding.

Job description:
  • To develop a plan for technical capacity building of LWF WASH staff and partner personnel, based on a mix of techniques (on the job training, workshops, formal trainings)
  • To support capacity building for local staff and communities through recruiting, and training of hygiene promoters and other relevant WASH staff
  • To ensure high technical quality throughout the implemented WASH activities ensuring that they are carried out using best practice and according to Sphere standards
  • To be responsible for advising, planning, implementing and reporting of WASH activities with the LWF WASH team: to support the work on water source development (rehabilitation, installation, operation and maintenance, water quality testing, training of local committees), and on sanitation and hygiene promotion (institutional and household level sanitation promotion, hygiene campaigns and community mobilization activities, development of IEC materials, training of local committees)
  • To ensure that all WASH activities are planned and implemented in a gender sensitive, participatory, sustainable and cost-effective approach
  • To support the procurement of WASH materials according to LWF policies and procedures
  • To create channels for dialogue between the WASH response and the affected population, to ensure appropriate technical interventions and allow LWF to be held accountable for the WASH program
  • To prepare: internal monthly report for LWF Project Coordinator (cc LWF team leader and NCA Oslo WASH team) where activities are clearly identified with their reference donor; external reports according donors guidelines
  • To support coordination of all WASH related issues in the area of intervention, regularly attend inter-agency and cluster coordination meetings at prefecture level and when relevant at national level, ensuring co-ordination and joint planning with WASH cluster, other stakeholders working in the area, local leaders, authorities and other LWF/DWS sectors
  • To work in close contact with the LWF Project Coordinator, the LWF team leader, the LWF WASH consultant and the NCA WASH team in developing ideas and documents for new projects
  • Minimum 3 years work experience in WASH and project management
  • Relevant higher education in specific fields (hydrogeology, civil engineer etc.)
  • Experience in setting up and operating technical water equipment
  • Experience in developing sanitary installations
  • Experience in developing hygiene campaigns
  • Experience from humanitarian work
  • Very good knowledge of French, both written and spoken
  • Good knowledge of English
Personal qualities:
  • Good interpersonal skills and team oriented
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Constructive, flexible and solution focused
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Must be able to handle high workloads and stressful circumstances
  • Must be able to live and work under demanding physical and mental conditions
  • The person who is to be employed has to be loyal to Norwegian Church Aids Christian values
  • French
  • English
We offer:
  • International competitive salary, including allowances and benefits
  • R&R schedule
  • Access to NCA emergency roster
Miscellaneous info:
  • Start date for employment: 15.08.2014
  • End date for employment: 31.12.2014
How to apply:
Norwegian Church Aid uses an electronic recruitment portal. All vacancies are published via the portal, and you can easily register your CV, write your application and add any necessary attachments online. Only applicants who use the electronic recruitment portal will be considered for the positions/programmes.

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Closing Date: 17 Aug 2014