Wash CSP (Community Support Projects) Officer

Wash CSP (Community Support Projects) Officer
Deadline for applications: Friday, June 30, 2017
Location: Zahle
Working area: Bekaa
Job Description

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

  1. Role and responsibilities


    The Wash CSP Officer is responsible for implementation and monitoring of WASH-related Community Support Projects (CSP) within the Bekaa area.

    Generic responsibilities

    1. Contribute to the development of procedures for the project implementation in accordance with NRC principles.
    2. Support the implementation of all project activities in accordance with strategy, proposals, budget lines, work plans, NRC policies, donor requirements and local regulations.
    3. Involve and inform communities and community leaders about the activities.
    4. Support the breakdown of the annual operational plans into weekly, monthly and quarterly implementation plans.
    5. Contribute to developing the capacity and responsibilities of all WASH staff.
    6. Follow up on project procurement plans and ensure that procurement, development and distribution of materials and equipment are timely and according to NRC’s procedures.
    7. In cooperation with the CSP Coordinator, design tailored solutions for the different areas of and types of intervention, taking into account the national WASH strategy standards, SPHERE standards and specific needs.
    8. Ensure constructive cooperation with NRC’s other Core Competencies: CMC, Shelter, ICLA and Education.
    9. Contribute to progress reports according to agreed deadlines and other documents as required.
    10. Ensure a constructive coordination & cooperation with the local authorities and other international NGOs (WASH and Health) as well as UN agencies.

      Specific responsibilities

  • Lead the identification of areas of intervention for Community Support Projects (CSP) related to water, sanitation, hygiene and solid waste management, based on NRC guidelines in cooperation with the CSP Coordinator,
  • Ensure close cooperation with local and national authorities for project identification, obtaining necessary approvals for CSP implementation, and follow up.
  • Develop external relationships with municipalities, beneficiaries, contractors, ministries, regional water establishments and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Support drafting all necessary project documents, including but not limited to project proposals, MoUs, work plans, procurement plans, spending plans, M&E plans, risk matrices, O&M plans, progress reports, etc., to ensure the projects meet NRC’s standards and expected quality.
  • Contribute to the development of technical designs, drawings, Bill of Quantities and other technical documentation necessary for project realization.
  • Support the development of detailed and accurate tender documentation including Bill of Quantities, Technical Specifications, Scope of Work, and quality assurance.
  • Support the Logistics department on tendering process and suppliers’ selection, and review contractors and suppliers’ tender specifications.
  • Supervise contractor work during the implementation phase, ensuring high quality implementation.
  • Ensure synergies with the WASH activities in informal settlements to ensure a comprehensive WASH response within NRC, and provide support to other core competencies (shelter, ICLA, education, CMC) where necessary.
  • Investigate and facilitate introduction of new technologies, methods and approaches in order to improve the quality of the activities.
  • Coordinate with Security department on the access of new areas of intervention.


    Critical interfaces

    Other departments/units within NRC:

  • WASH: ensure synergies with the Bekaa WASH ITS response
  • Shelter:
    • Small Shelter Unit (SSU) project: ensure that CSPs benefit SSU beneficiaries, if possible
    • Informal Settlements: ensure that CSPs benefit ITS beneficiaries, if possible
  • Community Management and Coordination: ensure that referrals from CMC linked to municipal infrastructures are taken into consideration
  • Education: ensure that CSPs benefit public schools or learning centers when possible
  • Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance: coordinate with the ICLA team to ensure legally binding documents such as MoUs with the municipalities

    Outside NRC:

  • Local & national authorities: close collaboration across the whole project phase for project identification, approvals & follow up
  • Inter agency coordination: international and national NGOs working in WASH or other sectors, UN bodies, Bekaa Water Establishment
    1. Competencies

      1. Professional competencies

  • Master/Bachelor degree or equivalent in Civil, Hydraulic, Environmental or Public Health Engineering
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience (e.g. technical Water and Sanitation Project Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context, construction foreman or manager)
  • Certificate or proven experience in computer-aided design (e.g. AutoCAD) is a plus
  • Certificate or proven experience in photovoltaics / solar power is a plus
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Technical knowledge on urban infrastructure construction
  • Experience with start-up of projects
    • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    • Fluency in English and Arabic, both written and verbal


2. Behavioral competencies

    • Managing resources and achieving results
    • Handling insecure environments
    • Working with people
    • Coping with change
    • Communicating with impact and respect
Experience required: Education degree: Bachelor Degree Field of education: Master/Bachelor degree or equivalent in Civil, Hydraulic, Environmental or Public Health Engineering
Arabic: Very Good English: Very Good French:
Period: 12 months (renewable depending on funding)
Salary: According to NRC Salary Scale
Submission guidelines: If interested to apply, please visit the below link on NRC Website (www.nrc.no) and apply through Webcruiter system on the following link: https://goo.gl/yUsn8s
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