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Location: Garowe, Puntland somalia
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WASH Officer (Hydrologist)

Posted: 2 January 2022
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16 January 2022 Project Management Garowe, Puntland somalia Full Time NRC
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WASH Officer (Hydrologist) Somalia Garowe (national position) Garowe, Somalia

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Job Description

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

Generic Responsibilities;

  • Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Implement delegated WASH project portfolio according to plan of action
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
  • Ensure proper filing of documents
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders
  • Promote and share ideas for technical improvement
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy

Specific Responsibilities;

  • Implement, supervise and recommend drilling of deep boreholes based on the available test results
  • Coordinate with hydrological and/or water management department to have full knowledge of the specific area
  • Read all hydrological methods, calculations and advise on the way forward
  • Supervise the contractors’ progress on a daily basis
  • Classification of different kinds of soils with the availability of water
  • Ensure most vulnerable refugees are targeted by the Programme, with a focus on people with specific needs (PSN) as well as gender and protection issues
  • Provide innovative drilling methods and solve programmatic challenges
  • Outcome and output monitoring as indicated in the Monitoring and Evaluation matrix
  • Offer technical advice to WASH programming within and outside of assigned field area
  • Ensure efficient contract management of consultants and contractors retained by the WASH program
  • Supervise the hydrological testing methods/ideas etc. and work closely with consultants/contractors
  • Prepare monthly reports of all NRC WASH activities in the area, and as required by donors
  • Perform any other duties assigned by line manager


  • Bachelor degree in Civil, Hydraulic, Environmental Engineering or Public Health
  • Minimum 2 years of experience from working as an Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge of English both written and spoken
  • Solid field experience, preferably from returnees/IDP WASH projects is desirable
  • Ability to collect and analyze the data to direct programme implementation priorities
  • Experience in capacity building and training of staff/community
  • Experience with Urban WASH standards
  • Knowledge of international standards code for building material and testing

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Knowledge of the context of Somalia
  • Computer literacy
  • Able to act on initiative, identify opportunities & proactive in putting forward ideas & solutions

What We Offer:

Contract period: 1year, with possibility of extension

Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions

Duty station: Garowe

Travel: 50%

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