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WASH Assistant - Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Date Posted: Apr 01, 2024
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    1 Year
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    No Preference
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  • Apply Before:
    Apr 14, 2024

Job Description

WASH Assistant

DRC Somalia/Land

DRC has been operating in Somalia since 1998 using the protection of human rights framework. Somalia is experiencing a devastating humanitarian crisis, with nearly 80% of the population in need of some form of humanitarian assistance. DRC in Somalia is scaling up the operation in emergency response through an integrated approach accessing hard to reach populations

Overall Purpose of the Role: 

The WASH Assistant will be responsible for the implementation of the DRC WASH infrastructure program in Beledweyne.The WASH Assistant’s He/She primary function is to assist the WASH Officer to ensure the quality of the planning, implementation, and follow-up of WASH activities being implemented by DRC. Specifically, the WASH Assistant is expected to conduct the day-to- day implementation of water, Sanitation, and Hygiene activities, especially in the areas of intervention in Beledweyne..   


  • To carry out Need and technical assessments for all types of WASH infrastructures.
  • Preparation and Submission of order requests as per DRC policies and procedures.
  • To conduct training regarding the operation and maintenance of water supply and sanitation facilities for beneficiaries and water management committees
  • Organize and implement hygiene promotion training as required
  • Liaise and secure consent from the local authorities and beneficiary prior to intervention
  • Regular monitoring of ongoing construction activities to ensure that all the activities are executed as per design, specifications, and work schedule.
  • Preparation of weekly and monthly work plans and progress reports
  • Preparation of feasibility reports and completion certificates
  • Verify the work done at the site and recommend the payments to the contractor(s)/casual laborers etc.
  • Preparation of all the payment documents, after verification, submission to the procurement department
  • Working in harmony with all other project staff and field team for the effective and efficient day-to-day management of the WASH project in Beledweyne.
  • Participate in preparing monthly/quarterly/annual highlights/ reports and proposals and budgets for donors.
  • Mobilization of beneficiary communities to maintain the established/rehabilitated/protected water sources.
  • Coordinate with another stakeholder on the ground for smooth, efficient, and effective implementation of the activities
  • Ensuring the integration of WASH, Protection, livelihood, and shelter activities through close coordination
  • Other relevant duties as directed by the Programme Coordinator.

Experiences and Qualifications

Experience and technical competencies:

  • Minimum At least 1-year programming experience with relevant working experience (Specifically in WASH) in an INGO agency or Non-Governmental Organization.
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Good knowledge of sphere and HAP standards
  • Excellent communication skills, calm, and a good sense of humor
  • Very good understanding of national WASH policies and strategies, program, and stakeholders in Somalia
  • Thorough knowledge of SPHERE Shelter and WASH in emergency standards.
  • Experience working in volatile areas
  • Experience in community-based interventions
  • Experience in Microsoft Office and the internet
  • Knowledge of GPS, Arc GIS, and Google Earth
  • Knowledge of English (written and spoken)



Contract:         12 months with the possibility of extension, subject to funding and performance. Salary and other conditions are offered by DRC’s Terms of Employment for National Staff; Employment band Non Management I2

Availability:       26th April 2024

Duty station:    This position is based in Beledweyne

Reporting Line:  CCCM Manager  

Providing equal opportunities, we are committed to creating an inclusive and positive work environment based on mutual respect for all employees. All applicants are considered for employment without attention to race, age, ability, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other factor. At DRC we celebrate diversity and appreciate our employees for the people they are and their unique skills, backgrounds, and perspectives. We encourage all interested candidates to apply.

Promoting high standards: DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP, and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct about DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment. DRC conducts thorough background checks as part of the recruitment process

How To Apply

All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered

Qualified Female candidates highly encouraged to apply

DRC only accepts applications sent via our online application form on under Vacancies.

Please submit your application and CV in English no later than 14th April 2024  



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Company Overview


Founded in 1956, the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is Denmark’s largest, and a leading international NGO - one of the few with a specific expertise in forced displacement. In 40 countries 9,000 employees protect, advocate and build sustainable futures... Read More

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