About Organization / Project:
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organization helping people forced to flee.
We protect displaced people and support them as they build a new future. We started our relief efforts after World War Two. Today, we work in both new and protracted crises across 31 countries. We specialize in six areas: food security, education, shelter, legal assistance, camp management, and water, sanitation and hygiene.
We stand up for people forced to flee. NRC is a determined advocate for displaced people. We promote and defend displaced people's rights and dignity in local communities, with national governments and in the international arena. NRC’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva is a global leader in monitoring, reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.
We respond quickly to emergencies. Our expert deployment capacity, NORCAP, boasts around 1,000 experts from all over the world who can be deployed within 72 hours. Our experts help improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises.
Around 6,000 men and women work for the Norwegian Refugee Council. Most of us are hired locally to work in the field, and a small number are based at our head office in Oslo. Many of our colleagues were once themselves fleeing their homes.
NRC Afghanistan established operations in 2003, and currently maintains five area offices in Balkh, Hirat, Kabul, Kandahar, and Nangarhar, as well as field offices in hard-to-reach, displacement-affected provinces: Badghis, Faryab, Khost, Kunar, Kunduz, Nimroz, Sar-e Pul, and Uruzgan. NRC employs over 1,400 staff in Afghanistan, and works through direct implementation of programmes, to provide both emergency response and durable solutions for internally displaced Afghans, as well as returning Afghan refugees, and Waziristan refugees in southeastern Afghanistan.
Purpose of the Job:
The purpose of the Logistics Coordinator is to provide day to day coordination of the logistics functions at the Kabul Support Office. She will take an active role in supporting both support and field based logistics staff comply with NRC and donor guidelines.
The purpose of this position is to install handwashing stations and repair WASH infrastructure in the targeted 30 communities. The position will provide COVID-19 awareness raising to CDFs and targeted communities. Build the capacity of Community committees and leaders to maintain the functionality of hand washing stations and the WASH Infrastructure. This position will also involve the post holder to ensure that the WASH committee has the appropriate leadership, organizational and project management skills.
Main Duties & Responsibilities:
Provide WASH support in line with a whole of community approach.
Install 120 handwashing stations at pre-identified vulnerable sites within its target communities, taking into consideration age, gender, and disability access to ensure equal assistance.
Ensure the consideration of sex-segregated facilities, a stable and flat surface, soak pits for water drainage, and an appropriate height for comfortable access and use by children, elederly and people with a disability.
Ensure the provision of liquid soap for three months
Effectively facilitate the signing of an MoU for sustained community-led maintenance and management.
Identify and rehabilitate damaged hand pump wells that are accessible and safe for the whole community.
In collaboration with Dublin, develop Inter-personal COVID-19 awareness raising materials.
Systematically review outcome level deliverables, annual plans, procurement plans and budget under outcome 3.
Act as a focal point for WASH related matters attend the provincial WASH cluster meetings and Government line agencies representations.
Technical Assistance and Capacity Building:
Provide technical guidance and support to CDFs in all water, sanitation, hygiene and COVID-19 prevention promotion related issues, to ensure quality, cost effective, sustainable and impact soundness in their implementation and in accordance with Concern Wash guidelines and standards including UN international standards
Lead in the formation of WASH committees and enable them to conduct hygiene, water and sanitation education activities at the community level.
Adapt/develop appropriate IEC materials and generate a database of all these items.
Develop a strategy in identifying and strengthening capacity of male and female Community Development Facilitators.
Conducting trainings for CDFs on COVID-19 prevention messaging and behavior change campaign strategies.
Organize door-to-door public education campaign in collaboration with Community Development Facilitators.
Assist CDF in developing operational work plans for COVID-19 prevention public education campaigns and repair and maintenance of water supply system and hand washing facilities.
Develop the door-to-door visit approach, train staff on how to implement the door-to-door approach, and strategy on how to rollout the approach.
Develop and submit accurate monthly work plans and reports to the program manager and PC.
Provide technical support in for CDFs and build their capacity in conducting meetings, decision-making, conflict resolution and coaching activities
Reporting and communication:
• Submit accurate monthly, quarterly work plans and reports and share with various matrix stakeholders and ministries.
• Liaise with logistic and finance team for all logistical and financial related issues such as SR tracking, updating procurement plan and assuring of on time payments.
• Participating in stakeholders meeting at national and provincial level.
• These reports should include technical social and impact information.
• Assist Program Manager regarding technical aspect of WASH and COVID-19 project activities.
• Ensure government participation in key social events such as trainings, exposure visits, workshops etc. as appropriate.
• Effectively manage a team CDFs this includes development and review of job objectives, performance management, monthly and weekly action planning in collaboration with District focal point.
• Development of performance development plans and implements them together with the CDF.
• Provide, in writing feedback to the team members and keep informed Project Manager and HR, as appropriate.
• Participate in staff recruitments when requested.
• Approval of staff leave according to policy.
• Staff request, reviewing and developing of job description.
• Liaise with relevant government departments, NGO networks.
• Participate in relevant national, provincial, district level meetings, and represent Concern.
• Participate in COVID-19 meeting at the district level.
• Coordinate with local government and line ministries and other stakeholders for effective delivery of the WASH and COVID-19 activities and creating identify funding opportunities in WASH.
Compliance to Concern Code of Conduct (CCoC):
Concern is committed in the prevention of harassment, exploitation, abuse and/or inappropriate behaviour in the workplace. It is the responsibility of all Concern staff to adhere to Concern Code of Conduct and its associated policies.
Ensure that staff and all people engaged by Concern including partner organisations engaged in Concern programmes, regardless of location, where national or international, full or part time, consultants, interns, contractors or volunteers adhere to the Code at all times. Any breach of this code by Concern staff may result in disciplinary action up to and including dismissal. In terms of staff from partner organisations, any breach of this Code may result in the suspension or termination of the partnership agreement
Ensure to bring to the attention of the relevant manager or the Human Resources manager within Concern any potential incident, abuse or concern that I witness, I am made aware of, or suspect, which appears to break the standards contained in this Code
CHS & Emergency:
Concern is committed to CHS to ensure downward accountability. Concern activities are guided by CHS standards in all stages both emergency and development projects /programs. In Afghanistan we also bounded our activities by Accountability framework and therefore any Afghanistan employees are responsible to comply with CHS principles and benchmarks as instructed by its policies and therefore make sure that you accept and implement CHS standards in all your activities.
To give your full support in relation to emergencies when occurring in any area that Concern Afghanistan will respond.
Qualification & Experience:
At least Diploma/degree in Social sciences, community health, engineering or in the field of WASH from reputable University or Faculty
At least 3 years’ experience delivering WASH program from an international NGO or UN agency.
Social mobilization and public speaking skills
Excellent facilitation skills
Community Organizing skills
Communication & Skills:
Strong computer skills preferred (MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point).
Excellent Dari and English speaking and writing ability.
Strong sensitivity and respect for local cultures
Professional manner in dealing with community members and co-workers
Strong listening skills combined with excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
Possess good interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
Ability to work in remote communities throughout Takhar (Chaab & Namakab), and Badakhshan (Yawan) provinces.
Ability to work with community members and spend at least 90% of time in the community.
Develop and submit accurate monthly work plans and reports to Program Coordinator/ PC.
Oral and written communication in Dari and other local languages
Strong documentation skills
Experience using digital devices such as computer and DDG.
Ability to write reports and various correspondence in English language is an advantage.
How to Apply:
Applications should be written in English and demonstrate the applicants suitability for the job. A current Curriculum Vita and three referee’s reports should be included in the application. In the first instance applications should be submitted to Concern World Wide- Afghanistan offices in Taloqan marked to the attention of the Human Resources Department. And / or to any other field offices of Concern Faizabad, Yawan, Chahab , Shahr-e-Bazrg , Kundaz and Kabul (Shari now ,5th Street House 1117 Qala - e - Fatullah) or through this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject line must be: (577/2020 DEC – WASH Officer) or your application may not be considered.
Note: The preference will be for local candidates and they are highly encouraged to apply.
یاد داشت: ارجحيت به کاندیدان محلی داده میشود و آنها قویآ تشویق میشوند که درخواست نمایند.
Closing Date: 03 Sep 2020