Wash Specialist at the Justice Development and Peace Commission (JDPC)

Justice, Development and Peace Commission (JDPC) is a non-governmental organization which has been engaged in developmental works in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States for the past 50 years. JDPC also focuses on Agriculture, WaSH, Nutrition, MHPSS and other emergency programming, reaching out to all persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Wash Specialist

Location: Maiduguri / Magumeri, Borno
Employment Type: Contract

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Post Description

  • The WaSH Specialist will work closely with the Project Coordinator and the Hygiene promotion officer to deliver needed capacity building and technical assistance for beneficiaries on the project.
  • S/he will lead planning, implementation and monitoring of all WaSH activities that layer humanitarian response with longer-term development.
  • This includes project support in beneficiary selection and registration, community mobilization, monitoring and evaluation of project activities, coordination, and reporting.


  • Lead the planning of WASH project activities and set quality performance targets ensuring adherence to technical standards, best practices and donor guidelines
  • Spearhead the selection of WASH project beneficiaries based on approved criteria and strategies, ensuring beneficiaries are consulted and their views taken into account at all stages of the program
  • Oversee the work of project teams during the preparatory works, assessments, technical requirements, selection of external entities in support of the grants/projects and ensuring compliance with donor requirements and with statutory and technical legislation issued by appropriate government authorities
  • Support fields teams in carrying out selection, design, and construction/rehabilitation of water and sanitation systems including: water treatment, excreta disposal, solid waste management, decommissioning and construction of new Water and Sanitation facilities
  • In collaboration with the Project Coordinator and procurement officer, prepare contracts and documentation for works and oversee execution of those contracts
  • Carry out field-level technical assessments and data analysis
  • Supervise field-level WASH infrastructure works related to the project (e.g. supervision of contractors and suppliers)
  • Inspect all WASH Infrastructure and provide certification reports
  • Together with the Hygiene Promotion Officer, integrate public health concepts into water, sanitation and hygiene activities
  • Ensure WASH activities are integrated with other sector teams, such as FSL, Protection and Accountability as appropriate
  • Ensure that the project engages locals and develops local capacity for longer term sustainability
  • Contribute to preparing plans, proposals, and budgets for project extensions and new projects
  • Ensure protection issues are fully considered throughout the project cycle with women, elderly, disabled and most vulnerable being included in decision making for all WASH issues
  • Use appropriate project management tools to plan, review and track progress on projects implementation as well as on the utilization of project resources.
  • Ensure the development and implement strong M&E systems using appropriate tools and resources to maximize project impact on beneficiaries
  • Monitor project development and identify deviation from approved project plans and implement corrective measures when necessary to ensure that the partners meet the project objectives
  • Oversee management and maintenance of up to date documentation related to all projects approvals, monitoring and implementation in both hard and soft copies
  • Undertake/participate in WASH and needs assessments of host communities in line with international standards/best practice
  • Ensure a constructive co-operation with other JDPC programs, local authorities, consortium members, other international and local NGOs as well as the UN Agencies
  • Representing JDPC at sectoral coordination forums and inter-agency engagements
  • Leading on monitoring and analysis of policy issues affecting WASH sector and advising the management and policy & advocacy team on key message formation
  • Any other relevant tasks as assigned by the Project Coordinator or the Programme and Grant Coordinator

Minimum Qualifications and Skills

  • Technical background in Public Health. First degree or postgraduate diploma in Public Health Engineering (Water & Sanitation), or similar relevant discipline
  • At least 5 years of technical experience implementing WASH related interventions, especially in IDP/ displacement contexts.
  • Advanced understanding and experience on programme monitoring and evaluation issues. Ability to design M & E tools relevant to the WASH sector and roll it out to the technical and M & E teams
  • Experience in leading multisectoral assessment teams and providing technical guidance on WaSH issues
  • Experience in capacity building and training of staff
  • Experience in project, logistics and admin. management
  • High level of communication, interpersonal, representation and negotiation skills
  • Good understanding and programmatic experience on various cross cutting issues such as gender, protection and environment
  • Ability to write high quality concept notes and technical sections for donor proposals.

Personal Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analysis skills (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Excellent one to one and group communication /information presentation skills
  • Experience working with statistical computer software packages.
  • Project design and management skills
  • Goal oriented with ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast paced and complex environment.
  • Flexible and proactive attitude towards problem-solving
  • Experience in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene assessment methodologies
  • Ability to develop BoQs and WaSH Projects
  • Ability to design and interpret designs for WaSH projects.
  • Familiarity with different hygiene and sanitation approached applicable in Emergency.
  • Experience in using participatory approaches in project design and implementation.
  • Knowledge of working with and through other partners in emergency situation.

Application Closing Date
22nd March, 2021.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should mail/send their CV and Cover Letters to: recruitment@jdpcmaiduguri.org with the position applied for and Location as the Subject of the Mail.


  • Females are encouraged to apply
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted afterwards

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