WASH and Shelter Assistant needed at Danish Refugee Council

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Danish Refugee Council’s job vacancy, Career and Recruitment

Job title : WASH and Shelter Assistant

Job Location : Borno

Deadline : September 29, 2022

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  • The WASH and Shelter assistant, under the supervision of the WASH & Shelter Team Lead, is responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the various WASH and Shelter activities in the field locations under his/her responsibility.
  • He is to assist the WASH/Shelter Officer in ensuring the quality of the planning, implementation and follow-up of WASH and Shelter activities being implemented by DRC.

Duties and Responsibilities
General Programming & Operations:

  • Carrying out Wash and Shelter needs assessment for returning refugees and IDPs and using results in designing intervention measures.
  • Monitor WASH and Shelter activities, construction works progress, costs, and schedule in accordance with project plan and taking of appropriate actions.
  • Ensure archiving of WASH and Shelter logs and procurement records.
  • Participate in preparations of WASH and Shelter flight and vehicle plans.
  • Ensure efficient and Effective program implementation while following work plan. 
  • Participate in preparing and Providing Inputs monthly/quarterly/annual highlights/ reports
  • Mobilization of beneficiary communities to maintain the established WASH and shelter resources.
  • Assist in project implementation and reporting.  

Coordination and Representation:

  • Collaborate with relevant Internal and External technical experts on issues related to WASH and shelter.
  • Represent DRC at WASH and shelter meetings and other relevant technical coordination meetings at the field level if needed.
  • Ensure integration and support of WASH and Shelter activities with other DRC sectors.
  • Coordinate with WASH, RRM, and Shelter counterparts in other locations in the implementation of common funded projects.
  • Ensure good representation and reputation of WASH and Shelter sector at all levels.
  • Actively participate in internal coordination meetings
  • The responsibilities listed in the JD are not exhaustive and may be readjusted according to operational needs but will remain in line with the overall purpose of the role.


Education: (include certificates, licenses etc.)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil / Water Engineering or Architecture from a recognized institution. Desirable
  • Degree or Diploma in Engineering or equivalent field with relevant work experiences


  • Project Planning and Management is an added advantage
  • Experience working in emergency response with NGOs, preferably in a humanitarian context.


  • At least 1 year experience in the implementation and evaluation of Wash or Shelter projects.
  • Knowledge of WASH or Shelter Approaches.
  • Good IT skills (especially MS Office).

Languages: (indicate fluency level)

  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Fluency in local spoken languages ( Hausa or Kanuri).

Application Closing Date: 9th September, 2022 at midnight (GMT-time).

How to Apply for this Offer

Interested and Qualified candidates should Click here to Apply online

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