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Job Opportunity at NRC, WASH Assistant – Water supply

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NRC Tanzania is looking for WASH Assistant – Water supply base at Kibondo, Kigoma

Being an employee of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in Tanzania, the WASH Assistant is expected to represent NRC in a responsible manner and always act in accordance with NRC’s Code of Contact.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Supervise masons, contractors and unskilled labourer’s during repairs and construction of WASH related facilities (water tap-stands, valve chambers, operator sheds, pipe installations & repairs and other water works).
  • Tracking construction materials supplied and utilized during construction
  • Monitor closely bursts, leakages and repairs in the water supply network and lead, manage skilled & unskilled work force to maintaining the water facilities
  • Responsible for the safe keeping of all water supply tools and materials and at the same time tracking and keeping records on the same
  • Supervise the borehole attendants/operators to ensure un-interrupted water supply to the beneficiaries
  • Provide technical support to the borehole attendants, tap-stand monitors and WASH Committees in the daily operations and on O&M
  • Leads the repair team in pressure regulation for equitable portable water distribution in the reticulation system, in line with the set water regime and SPHERE/UNCHR standards
  • In collaboration with the WASH Project Officer and WASH Committees work out practical ways of ensuring equitable distribution of water in the camp
  • On a daily and weekly basis record and report to supervisor all the works done in the field
  • Update and keep record and data on the daily water production monitoring sheet and submitting it to WASH Project Officer on a weekly basis for reporting.
  • Inspect and certify any pipe repair work done by the repair team before backfilling the soil to ensure quality workmanship is maintained
  • Approve trench excavations done by contractors to ensure correct depth and width is achieved before pipe installation commences
  • Work together with WASH Committees, Community leadership in the field in identification of problematic areas of water reticulation systems with a view of providing sustainable solutions
  • Ensure FRC levels are maintained within the acceptable range at the source and tap-stand levels by spontaneous monitoring and sampling.
  • Collaborate with other agencies staff during field discussions
  • Any other assignment as may be required by the WASH Officer or WASH Coordinator.
  • Lead in responding to bursts and leakages in the entire pipeline system
  • Supervise laying of pipes and repair of water reticulation system
  • Any other assignment as may be required by the WASH Officer or WASH Coordinator.



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Qualifications

  • A minimum of Three or five years proven experience for degree or Diploma holder respectively in working/programming in either relief or development including managing a large-scale Community based water project with evidence of successful implementation of similar projects
  • Good experience in supervising, training, and coaching staff.
  • Good understanding of SPHERE and other international standards.
  • Proficiency in MS Office software.
  • Personal qualities
  • Flexibility in approach to work methods, compliance with tight deadlines and ability to adapt to changing priorities and unforeseen increased workloads.
  • A moderate level of reasoning, judgment, interpretation and problem-solving skills.

We can offer
Duty station:Kibondo
Contract period is for 12 months with possibility of extension.
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions, The candidate will observe NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for the NRC Office in Kibondo
Application deadline:14/02/2020

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