Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Specialist – Dolow, Somalia


Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Specialist – Dolow, Somalia

  • Organization: DRC – Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Dolow – Somalia
  • Closing Date: 2022-06-28


The DRC Somalia Programme is the largest programmes in East Africa region and has been providing relief and development services since 1997. DRC is among the INGOs with the largest presence in Somalia, with country-wide programmes implemented through six main sub offices in Somaliland, Puntland, Hiran Region, Gedo Region, Bay Region and Banadir Region. Using a human rights framework, the DRC Somalia operations focuses mainly on people who are affected by displacement, including refugees, internally displaced, and migrant.

Overall Purpose of the role:
The WASH Specialist conducting day to day supervision and implementation of Shelter and WASH activities in the field under the direct supervision of the Area Manager, WASH Specialist will be in charge of all technical activities related to WASH infrastructure and hygiene activities. She/he will ensure efficient and smooth implementation of the WASH projects in the targeted area. The WASH Specialist is both expected to be able to give specialized technical support, conduct situational analyses in the field and take sectorial leadership. Cooperation and coordination with local governments, UN agencies and other NGOs a vital element as well as being able to do financial priorities and reports. Furthermore, education of both affected or displaced populations and staff will often be necessary.
•    Prepare plans, specifications, and cost estimates of the prioritized construction works;
•    Make sure that all required preparations are in place for technical estimates, design, and resource management plan, prepare bid documents and support the project team for the bid selection;
•    Implement effectively and within the time and budget of the WASH project as per the project proposals and project requirements.;
•    Develop and review project designs to ensure compliance with relevant standards, procedures, and codes;
•    Develop and review BOQs and technical specifications;
•    Ensure that accurate and detailed records of project matters are formulated and kept;
•    Conduct site assessments and surveys;
•    Ensure as far as possible the security of the project, staff, and equipment;
•    Coordinate with beneficiary leaders to ensure community participation and ownership;
•    Advise on procurement needs and submit all procurement requests to the team leader;
•    Provide on-site technical assistance to staff, contractors or service providers, and beneficiaries during the process of implementation, including management of construction activities;
•    Prepare and submit regular progress reports and work plans to the CO WASH Specialist/WASH Coordinator;
•    Collect data from the communities and local partners and prepare reports for submission to the WASH Coordinator;
•    Liaise with community leaders and other sectors and agencies working locally in order to coordinate within the WASH sector. This includes taking concerns regularly at every meeting with beneficiaries in the field and reporting as needed;
•    Keep proper records of field expenditures when appropriate and report on these to the WASH Coordinator;
•    Coordinate and monitor water trucking tasks like the establishment of water distribution points; supply monitoring; quality monitoring; and reporting)
•    Liaise with sanitation and hygiene officer/assistants for successful implementation of sanitation and hygiene activities as well as WASH NFI distribution
•    Provide donor, government, and Monthly 4W matrix report timely
•    Represent DRC in WASH meetings and coordination platforms
•    Carry out other related tasks as directed by the line management.
Education, experience & technical competencies. (include years of experience)

•    A University degree in Water Supply and Sanitation Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, Water Resource or Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, or a directly related field..
•    Minimum of 5 years of experience in coordination and supervision of WASH construction projects
•    Strong knowledge and experience in engineering and construction projects with related processes like tendering of works, monitoring of construction sites, etc.
•    Knowledge and experience in GIS/GPS and AutoCAD
•    Previous work experience in refugee/IDP settings and complex emergencies is an asset.
•    Familiarity with the SPHERE Project and Minimum Standards
•    Leadership and supervisory skills and ability to foster team spirit
•    Strong organizational skills and ability to coordinate and manage a diverse array of activities and stakeholders
•    Strong facilitation, negotiation, and mediation skills and ability to work independently
•    Report writing skills and computer skills in word processing and spreadsheets. Skills in technical drawings software (preferably AutoCAD) and project management software are desirable.
•    Good interpersonal and communication skills
•    Strong sense of security management and willingness to follow security guidelines and regulations
•    Commitment to ensuring the protection of IDPs
•    Commitment to humanitarian principles and values
•    Commitment to concern equal opportunity and gender practices

•Fluency in written and spoken Somali & English.


In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:
•    Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results through the Regional team both to position DRC and ensure excellence in all deliverables
•    Collaborating: You lead regional initiatives and processes by involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
•    Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
•    Communicating: You listen to other stakeholders and staff; and you communicate concisely and persuasively.
•    Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values

Availability:    July2022

Duty station:   Dolow

Reporting to:   Area Manager

Duration:        6 Months with possibility of extension based on performance and funding

Contract:      This position is graded as Band G2-Non-Management for qualified national staff and the terms of employment will be in accordance with DRC terms for national staff.

The position is open to Nationals ONLY
Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.
Equal Opportunities: DRC is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, color, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.
DRC adheres to the Core Humanitarian Standards. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of these standards.

DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework.

For general information about Danish Refugee Council, please visit www.drc.ngo

Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post. We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.ngo under Vacancies.

Please forward the application and CV, in English through the online application on www.drc.ngo  under Vacancies no later than 28 June 2022

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/jobsupport

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