Job Information WASH Programme Officer NGO Information
Contact Name ICRC HR
Contact Email bag_hrservices@icrc.org
Job Information
Contract Duration One year
Governorate Baghdad
Job Shift
Nationality National
Working Hours Full Time
Posted 2019-03-25
Requirements
Minimum Education Bachelor Degree
Degree Title civil engineering, water and sanitation
Minimum Experience 3 Year
Required Travel 50%
Job Status
No Of Jobs 1
Published Date 2019-03-25
Deadline Date 2019-04-06
Location
[Baghdad,Iraq ]
Description

The Norwegian Red Cross is part of the Red Cross Red Crescent (RCRC) Movement, the world’s largest humanitarian network with millions of volunteers in 190 countries. The RCRC Movement’s mission is to alleviate human suffering, protect life and health, and uphold human dignity especially during armed conflicts and other emergencies. The international engagement of NorCross is based on and guided by humanitarian needs and the humanitarian imperative aiming at achieving humanitarian objectives. Internationally, NorCross operates exclusively inside the framework of the RCRC Movement, and has established regional and country offices to ensure decentralized decision-making and proximity to partners and projects.  

The ability of National Society partners to respond adequately to needs of the affected population is an important strategic priority for NorCross. In Iraq, we support Iraq Red Crescent Society (IRCS) as the Host National Society in country to respond to the humanitarian needs, with a focus on health and WASH programmes. We support relief activities owing to the volatile environment in Iraq and support and provide assistance during the return of internally displaced people to their areas of origin ensuring safe and dignified return and recovery phases.  NorCross will seek to contribute to the financial development of Iraq Red Crescent Society centrally and build capacities of selected local branches.

For WASH, the emphasis will be on providing conflict and displacement affected population with access to emergency WASH services, and on raising awareness to promote safe practices and the proper use of water and sanitation facilities

Norcross has been present in Iraq since 2013.

This position is based at Iraq Red Crescent Society (IRCS) Headquarters in Baghdad but includes frequent field visits to NorCross supported projects across Iraq. The incumbant will be recruited under IRCS contract and reimbursed through NorCross funding.

Position is based in: Baghdad, Iraq – but with frequent field visits across Iraq to support NorCross funded projects

Reporting to: NorCross WASH delegate and Country Programme Manager and head of IRCS WatSan department

Contract: Till 31 December 2019with possibility for extension

Main strategic responsibilities:

  • Ensures along with Norwegian Red Cross WASH delegate that NorCross supported projects in WASH are designed and implemented in line with established technical standards and project management methodologies.
  • Coaches Iraq Red Crescent WASH teams in thematic frameworks and relevant technical standards and support the operationalization of those standards.  

Missions specific responsibilities:

  • Supports the implementation of NorCross funded WASH projects including EU and ECHO grants in Iraq throughout the project cycle.
  • Provides technical support to the Host National Society in the area of water provision especially on reverse osmosis units, rehabilitation of water treatment plants among others
  • Provides technical support and guidance to the Host National Society in WASH and structural facilities rehabilitation that might include schools and health centers.
  • Develops the capacity of the Host National Society in hygiene promotion including assessment of needs, planning, implementation, reporting and preparation of contextualized IEC materials.

Main operational responsibilities:

  • Supports NorCross WASH delegate in technical assessments and scoping missions
  • Carries out regular field monitoring visits, provides recommendations to WASH delegate on project improvements and follows up on their implementation
  • Supports technical mid-term reviews upon request and contributes to terms of reference, inception reports and final evaluations.
  • Provides trainings and coaches IRCS project staff on the operationalization of WASH activities
  • Oversees IRCS data collection and provides technical support to reports.
  • Liaises with the IRCS technical and project teams in the field and at IRCS HQ
  • Provides innovative and environmentally friendly solutions to current WASH and energy problems facing Iraq

 

 

 

 

 

 

Qualifications & Preferred Skills

Education: 

  • Higher University Degree in relevant technical discipline including civil engineering, water and sanitation engineering or environmental health engineering. Equivalent technical experience can substitute for qualifications but not vice versa.

We seek a person who;

  • produces fresh an imaginative ideas and solutions; breaks away from tradition; promotes change and novelty
  • demonstrates specialist knowledge and expertise in WASH and participates in continuous development
  • adheres to company rules and procedures; execute plans with commitment and determination; achieves high quality results
  • quickly understands and analyses complex issues and problems; comes up with sound and rational judgements
  • collaborates well with others; shares knowledge, experience and information and supports others in the pursuit of team goals
  • builds a useful network of contacts and relationship and utilizes it to achieve objectives

We seek a person who;

  • produces fresh an imaginative ideas and solutions; breaks away from tradition; promotes change and novelty
  • demonstrates specialist knowledge and expertise in WASH and participates in continuous development
  • adheres to company rules and procedures; execute plans with commitment and determination; achieves high quality results
  • quickly understands and analyses complex issues and problems; comes up with sound and rational judgements
  • collaborates well with others; shares knowledge, experience and information and supports others in the pursuit of team goals
  • builds a useful network of contacts and relationship and utilizes it to achieve objectives

Other skills:  

  • English and Arabic language proficiency is required
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

 

How To Apply

Resume and cover letter are to be submitted by candidates for this vacancy and sent to the following email: abdalla.mkanna@redcross.no

Why should you apply?

  • Meaningful: You`ll be a part of the world's largest humanitarian organization, reaching the most vulnerable people in their local community.
  • Impact: You will help National Societies in the region to become strong, self-sustained and accountable humanitarian actors.
  • Career: You will be connected to an international organization with staff based all over the world
  • A great place to work: You will work in a multicultural environment with hard-working, dedicated and fun colleagues with a strong culture of collaboration, continual improvement, and celebration of wins.

 

Application deadline: 6th of April 2019

 

Norwegian Red Cross strive to build a working culture based on respect, honesty and generosity.  We follow the seven fundamental principles; Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary service, Unity and Universality

 

We do a thorough background check on relevant candidate.

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