Job Identification
Job Category
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Puntland
Posting Date
01/02/2022, 08:58 AM
Apply Before
01/16/2022, 04:00 PM
Degree Level
Bachelor’s Degree
Job Schedule
Full time

Job Description

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.

Generic Responsibilities;

  • Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Implement delegated WASH project portfolio according to plan of action
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
  • Ensure proper filing of documents
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders
  • Promote and share ideas for technical improvement
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy

Specific Responsibilities;

  • Implement, supervise and recommend drilling of deep boreholes based on the available test results
  • Coordinate with hydrological and/or water management department to have full knowledge of the specific area
  • Read all hydrological methods, calculations and advise on the way forward
  • Supervise the contractors’ progress on a daily basis
  • Classification of different kinds of soils with the availability of water
  • Ensure most vulnerable refugees are targeted by the Programme, with a focus on people with specific needs (PSN) as well as gender and protection issues
  • Provide innovative drilling methods and solve programmatic challenges
  • Outcome and output monitoring as indicated in the Monitoring and Evaluation matrix
  • Offer technical advice to WASH programming within and outside of assigned field area
  • Ensure efficient contract management of consultants and contractors retained by the WASH program
  • Supervise the hydrological testing methods/ideas etc. and work closely with consultants/contractors
  • Prepare monthly reports of all NRC WASH activities in the area, and as required by donors
  • Perform any other duties assigned by line manager


  • Bachelor degree in Civil, Hydraulic, Environmental Engineering or Public Health
  • Minimum 2 years of experience from working as an Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge of English both written and spoken
  • Solid field experience, preferably from returnees/IDP WASH projects is desirable
  • Ability to collect and analyze the data to direct programme implementation priorities
  • Experience in capacity building and training of staff/community
  • Experience with Urban WASH standards
  • Knowledge of international standards code for building material and testing

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Knowledge of the context of Somalia
  • Computer literacy
  • Able to act on initiative, identify opportunities & proactive in putting forward ideas & solutions

What We Offer:

Contract period: 1year, with possibility of extension

Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions

Duty station: Garowe

Travel: 50%

NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and to check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.

Additional Information:

Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline

Incomplete, email and paper applications will not be considered.

Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

About Us

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country. 

Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks. NRC requires staff members who travel on an international contract to the field to undergo an medical examination with our medical provider. Employees must produce a Health Clearance Certificate before departure stating that there are no relevant health concerns. If staff are unable to provide this, NRC reserves the right to terminate the Contract of Employment.