Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Job for a Senior WASH Shelter Officer

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent,
humanitarian organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause
in more than 30 countries throughout the world. The aim of DRC is to
protect refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) against
persecution and to promote durable
solutions to the problems of forced
migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights.
DRC works in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the
Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior WASH Shelter Officer
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Contract length: 7 months with possibility of extension
Level: SC3 (national contract)
Start date: As soon as possible
About the job

  • DRC is the process of scaling up and emergency programme in
    Nigeria focusing on responding to the huge humanitarian needs and
    challenges in the North East of Nigeria.
  • Nigeria’s northeast is currently experiencing a significant
    humanitarian crisis, which has been the result of the ongoing-armed
    conflict between Boko Haram, the Nigerian military and the
    Multi-National Task Force in the north-east.
  • The Senior WASH and Shelter Officer’s primary function is to
    provide technical support and assist in overall coordination of all WASH
    and Shelter sector projects.

Duties and Responsibilities
General Programming & Operations:

  • Contribute to the development of DRC’s strategy, action plan and
    activities plan and priorities for the WASH and Shelter sector and
    ensure that they are in line with DRC’s Nigeria strategy.
  • Develop and plan procedures and tools for implementation of the
    WASH and Sector project in line with proposals, strategies and donor
  • Ensure continuous capacity building of WASH team.
  • Represent WASH in internal and external coordination forums.
  • Promote and advocate the rights of IDPs/returnees and explore and asses new and better ways to assist· Support the Rapid Response Teams in organising emergency response in country.
  • Further develop and design WASH programs in the country.
  • Responsible for developing WASH and Shelter cash focus in line with detailed activity plans and procurements plans.
  • Monitor the budget(s) according to financial Handbook, donor requirements and regulations.
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Coordination and Representation:

  • Collaborate with relevant Internal and External technical experts on issues related to WASH and Shelter issues.
  • Represent DRC at WASH and Shelter meetings and other relevant technical coordination meetings.
  • Ensure integration of WASH activities with other DRC sectors.
  • Coordinate with WASH and Shelter counterparts in other locations in the implementation of common funded projects.
  • Actively participate in internal coordination meeting
  • Ensure and actively participate in regular sector meetings.

Project Development:

  • Develop project plans and budgets for funding
  • Develop the projects’ M&E tools
  • Ensure quality control during implementation of WASH activities in accordance to Sphere and National standards.
  • Prepare WASH weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports to relevant authorities as per need.
  • Project implementation and reporting.
  • Ensure management of WASH project grants through budget control.

Staff Management:

  • Supervise WASH and Shelter officer, Hygiene Promotion officers and WASH & Shelter Assistants.
  • Develop staff performance measurement and targets for the respective staff reporting to him/her.
  • Conduct daily field visits or as required to ensure WASH tasks are going on as planned and mentoring – through technical back stopping and training of duty bearers.
  • Provide technical and programmatic leadership for the WASH staff
    members and community based mechanisms in operational areas as needed.


  • Support the WASH and Shelter Manager to monitor financial
    commitments and expenditures against budgets and provide timely feedback
    on budget follow-ups.
  • Initiate procurements and ensure their execution.
  • Ensure distribution plans are prepared and shared with logistics in a timely manner.
  • Contribute to grants management of all WASH projects through management of day to day project expenditures.
  • Plan and coordinate proactively logistics and movements of staff from and to different operational areas.
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About You

  • All employees should master DRC’s core competencies:
    Communicating, Taking the lead, Collaborating, Striving for excellence
    and Demonstrating integrity.

Moreover, we also expect the following:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environment Health Science, Civil or Water Engineering or Public Health
  • At least 2 years’ experience in planning, implementing and
    evaluating hygiene promotion projects preferably in a humanitarian
    context with an INGO.
  • Understanding of humanitarian/civil society issues in the country and the region.
  • Good IT skills (especially Ms. Office)
  • Thorough knowledge of WASH AND Shelter operations and implementation


  • Understanding of rights and protection issues of refugees, children and women
  • Experience working with displaced populations.
  • Experiencing of managing teams
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Fluency in local spoken languages.
  • Project Planning and Management is an added advantage

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Note: Only short-listed applicants will be invited for written test and oral interview

Application Deadline  19th June, 2017.

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