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WASH & Infrastructure Assistant
Danish Refugee Council
 Vacancy No: 169225
 Section/Unit: Programmers - Emergency
 Grade Level: NM. I (826-932 USD)
 Supervisor: Emergency Response Team Leader
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: White Nile -Kosti
 Duration: 6 months
 Closing Date: 04 Oct 2023


Job Title: WASH & Infrastructure Assistant

Location: White Nile – Kosti

DRC Sudan

DRC has been present in Sudan since 2004, delivering life-saving programming in protection, emergency response, shelter, food security and livelihoods, disaster risk reduction, camp management, and humanitarian mine action. DRC has implemented projects in Central Darfur, South Darfur, South Kordofan, Gedaref, Kassala, and Khartoum states. Sudan hosts one of the largest displaced populations in Africa, with over 3.7 million internally displaced people and over 1.1 million refugees from South Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Central African Republic, Chad, Yemen and Syria. Against a background of political crisis, Sudan faces economic and social turmoil, with sharp increases in food and energy costs, further exacerbated by disease outbreaks and ongoing conflict.

Overall purpose of the role:

Under the supervision of the Shelter and Infrastructure Officer, the assistant supports the routine and daily implementation and administration of the WASH and Infrastructure projects for DRC in White Nile, including supporting organizing and supervising volunteer teams, monitoring of water quality/chlorination processes, construction teams, assessment and design of appropriate interventions and overseeing in Al Jazeera project areas, principally IDPs and host communities

 Duties and responsibilities:

To achieve the overall and specific position’s objectives the job holder tasks and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Supporting as part of the team in the in the assessment, design, Bill of Quantities (BoQ) preparations, setup, planning, and implementation of all the WASH & Infrastructure projects.
  • Follow up the water chlorination and water testing at the water points and household levels and be in charge of the water chlorination/testing database, making it available for review by the WASH officer/ Infrastructure Coordinator.
  • Daily monitoring and reporting on all construction activities related to the WASH projects.
  • Supporting in the smooth transport and oversight of materials to the sites of distribution of all kits (NFIs, ESKs and Hygiene kits);
  • Supporting the distribution of NFIs, ESKs and Hygiene kits, and with the WASH Officer, administer the monitoring of distributions as per the distribution SoPs.
  • Daily update and management of data-gathering and tracking tools used to monitor the project;
  • Supporting community Focus Group Discussions pertaining to the project in partnership and/or consultation with MEAL and Protection teams.
  • Supporting the registration of project participants;
  • Strong adherence to safety and security protocols at all times, along with Code of Conduct – dedication to reporting suspected contraventions;
  • Ensure DRC Code of Conduct is understood, acknowledged in writing, and followed by the project staff and all volunteer labor, and infractions are reported in an appropriate and timely manner;
  • Any other duties as assigned by line manager.


  • Ensure that quality and accurate reports and supporting documentation on WASH & Infrastructure activities related to the provision of WASH and Infrastructure assistance are submitted timely and daily to the WASH Officer/ Area manager. To this end, ensure that both the hard and soft copies of all activity reports are archived on the server and/or uploaded onto online platforms for information management as relevant.
  • Ensure that all information or data shared is done so in a manner that upholds the principle of data protection and confidentiality.

Representation and coordination

  • Supporting the development of positive relationships with beneficiaries, local communities, local authorities, humanitarian partners, service providers etc. in order to maintain trust in DRC’s professional standard and quality of work among all stakeholders.
  • Ensure that all interactions with individual beneficiaries take place in an environment and in a way that respects and promotes their safety, trust and dignity. Ensure that all interactions with other stakeholders such as community members and service providers are conducted in accordance to the principles of respect, confidentiality, and collaboration.
  • Attend Sector Meetings/Coordination meetings when delegated.


  • Ensure the effective implementation of support activities related to the effective implementation of the program, including in terms of logistics, administration, human resources, finance, and security. In all matters, comply with internal directives and policies as communicated by the Area Manager.

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)

  • At least graduated with a university degree in Water Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Biological Science, Public Health, or Civil engineering
  • Minimum 2 years relevant experience within a humanitarian organization in WASH, Water quality testing, Public Health, or Environmental science.
  • Good knowledge of the area
  • Good experience working directly with Sudanese and Refugee communities and local authorities
  • Good communications skills; experience with dealing with Communities; good written and spoken English and Arabic
  • Computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and basic report-writing ability

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:  

  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.  
  • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.  
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.  
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.  
  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.


  • At least a high school degree, a university degree is preferred (technical/scientific faculties)
  • Sound knowledge of engineering designs and software (ArchiCAD, AutoCAD, GIS, EPANETetc)


  • Fluent in English (both oral and written)
  • Arabic

We offer

Contract length: 6 months

Level: Non-manager

Salary range: 826- 932 USD

Location: White Nile State

Expected Start date: As soon as possible

Note: Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply:

Application process:

All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in the same language as this vacancy note.

Applications Closing Date: 03/10/2023

Need further information?

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

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website www.drc.org




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