Re-Announced WASH Officer

Announced Date:  2020-05-04
Last Deadline:  2020-05-31

Organization: Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA)
City: Balkh
Job Location: Balkh
Job Category: Engineering
Vacancy No: HRM/MRMO 10-20
Employeement: FullTime
No of Job(s): 1
Experience: • 1-3 years’ relevant experience in international
Education: • Bachelor’s degree from civil engineering, water supply, environment and sanitation engineering fac
Contract Duration: The position is Open- Ended
Salary Scale: Salary and Benefits are according to Internal SCA
Nationality: Afghan
Gender: Male/Female
Deadline: 2020-05-31

About Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA)

The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) is a non-profit, non-governmental humanitarian organisation working to assist in the reconstruction of Afghanistan. SCA’s interventions inside Afghanistan began in 1982. Today SCA runs four major development programmes within Disability, Education, Health and Rural Development and is one of the largest NGOs in the country. SCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment based on their skills, abilities and experience without regard to age (18-65 years), race, colour, religion, marital status, sex, physical disability, or veteran status.

Job Description

Scope of work:

The position of WASH Officer under the Rural Development Project (RDP) will support the implementation of activities as it relates to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and overall achievement in respective districts within northern coverage areas. He/she shall coordinate and supervise the community mobilization process, conduct technical feasibility assessments, surveys, supervision and other defined assignment as per the job Description. He/She will be responsible for developing training and awareness material.

She/he will provide technical support to relevant target groups and field staff in order to develop capacities related to their roles and responsibilities through the project implementation cycle with a particular focus on sanitation and hygiene promotion. The incumbent supports target groups in providing proper feedback for quality implementation of sub-projects. She/he will establish modalities to ensure sustainability of facilities and extended use by target communities.

Main Responsibilities:

Undertake the baseline survey process, develop data collection tool for the measurement of project implementation impact during mapping the end-line.
Maintain training data (qualitative and quantitative) and do analysis regularly to make sure planned activities and trainings improve skills and knowledge of the target groups.
Develop training module, conduct, facilitate and Regularly Monitor training and workshops for the project staff, CDCs and WASH committee as per the workplan and training need assessment result.
Develop a comprehensive and applicable maintenance plan tools for all planned & implemented water infrastructure in target community and ensure smooth implementation of water infrastructure   maintenance plan at both community and cluster levels.
Responsible for assessment, planning, implementation, monitoring and Future maintenance of Projects.
To consider AWWA & Afghanistan national water drinking Standards and norms for all water components in each phase of the project.
Have strong participation in technical and social evaluation of all WASH components.
Provide suggestion & recommendation during project assessment, execution & operations to community and WASH program teams.
Using Environmental safeguards standards, methods & guidelines.
Regular follow ups CLTS (community leading total sanitation) and hygiene education in implementing communities with other CLTS facilitator, co-facilitator and hygiene promoters.
Analyzing and supervising latrine survey, KAP survey, Post KAP survey in SCA/RDP/WASH templates.
Prepare Quality control and quality assurance tools and guidelines to assure WASH all components run as per set plans and targets as well following QA/QC guideline in all planned infrastructure as per SCA/QM system.
 Preparing on-site training (theoretical & practical) to community hired mechanic for all maintainable project as per approved maintenance plan.
Coaching the Soft and Hard Activities related to WASH and CLTS project in all targeted areas.
Closely Work with WASH Management Communities to assure the sustainability of WASH Activities during and after intervention.
Read, Understand the SCA Technical and Operational Manuals and Ensure that overall procedures during the project implementation are applied as per construction and Project Operational Manual and donor requirements.
Conduct participatory field assessment and joint monitoring with other key stakeholders
Prepare and provide project progress report to the immediate supervisor in timely manner
Support District Team to Prepare CDCs project narrative and financial reports
Prepare monthly work plan and execute the sub project survey, design, estimation, work plan and financial part
To guide people under his responsibility about the way to fulfil their assignment.
To verify presence on the work site of all personnel under him and report to the immediate supervisor.
Any other relevant task given by line supervisor.

Job Requirement

Qualifications & Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree from civil engineering, water supply, environment and sanitation engineering faculty of a well-known university.
1-3 years’ relevant experience in international development organization in a field relevant to development assistant in WASH, Water Supply. Additional training in health education an asset.
 Background/familiarity with community-led approach WASH project implementation would be an advantage, especially within an NGO, UN agencies or similar organization.
Documented familiarity and Experience of community development projects, training at grass root and higher level.
To have a very good command in English, Dari and Pashto (spoken & written)
To have a good supervisory, monitoring, analytical and trouble shooting skills
Good computer skills in MS Word, Excel, Power Point, AutoCAD, Engineering Software and Internet
Able to use modern survey Tools and equipment’s (GPS, level Machin, Total Station)
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and capacity to deal with different rural communities with varied political/socio-economic and educational
Familiarity with the region where SCA operates
Ready to work, live and travel in an intricate and strenuous environment
To be an Afghan citizen

Submission Guideline

Application Procedures:

Interested qualified candidates should submit a full CV (maximum four pages) with a cover letter explaining their motivation in applying for the job and highlighting their relevant skills and experience;
To apply online please send your application / CV to               
Subject line must be: (Re-Announcement WASH Officer HRM / MRMO 10-20) otherwise your application may not have considered.      
Candidates may also submit applications by letter (hard copy) directly to the SCA HRM Unit in either Kabul, Ghazni, Kunduz, Wardak, Taloqan, Mazar-e-Sharif, Laghman or Jalalabad;
Academic certificates or references need not to be submitted at this time. These will be requested if called for interview.
Only short-listed candidates will be invited for written test and interview.


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