Mpamba Recharge & Win

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Transform is a four-year programme (With a 1-year inception phase) which will be coordinated by three Norwegian organizations namely the Norwegian Church Aid (NCA), the Development Fund of Norway (DF), and Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU). The overall objective is to strengthen local food systems in selected areas in five of Malawi’s rural districts and to demonstrate a sustainable improvement of food and nutrition security, resilience to climate change and income among agriculture-dependent rural households. By increasing resilience to climate change, diversifying agriculture production, developing new value chains and closing the gender gap in agriculture, the program will contribute to the transformation of the agricultural sector in Malawi. NCA is seeking to recruit the following on an initial 1-year contract

Position: WASH Officer


The WASH Officer is responsible for the provision of professional technical support and guidance on activities within the areas of Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) in the locations within the programme impact areas. The WASH Officer will be supervised by Program Coordinator for Economic Empowerment and may receive technical guidance and support from the WASH Advisor at the NCA Headquarters. In addition, the incumbent will be expected to work within multi-functional and interdisciplinary teams. S/he will follow a rights-based and community focused approach in the integration of WASH in the Transform program design. The Transform WASH officer undertakes the following key areas:

Leadership and coordination

  • Coordinate activities of WASH Transform Program
  • Facilitate WASH coordination among partners, ensuring that inclusive and good practice coordination structures for all technical sectors covered are in place, and that sector coordination functions at national and field levels are in line with operational and partner requirements.
  • Coordinate the Transform WASH Technical Working Group

Technical assistance and capacity building
  • Plan and address adequately the needs of women, children, the elderly and people living with disabilities in planning and implementing WASH activities.
  • Use community-based approaches, including clear involvement of women, girls, boys, and men, elderly, persons with disabilities in the design of WASH related infrastructure, products, and services.
  • Ensure development of information, education and communication materials through community consultations, collaborating with women, girls, boys, men, elderly, persons with disability, and other potentially marginalized groups.
  • Ensure community capacity building is carried out through multi-discipline teams working with women, girls, men, and boys of the community to train and empower them on WASH related aspects.

Monitoring, evaluation and quality assurance
  • Monitor and evaluate WASH activities within the Transform Program
  • Ensure monitoring and evaluation is carried out using standard resources for data collection, analysis and interpretation.

Reporting and accountability
  • Draft regular WASH reports and submit material for preparation of periodic program monitoring reports as required.
  • Report regularly on WASH activity implementation by all Transform partners, while maintaining accurate records of all relevant performance indicators.
  • Provide input to adequate reporting, timely updates, and briefings to management.
  • Perform other related duties as required

Essential minimum qualifications and professional experience
  • Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) in Environmental Health, Water Resources Development.
  • Minimum 3 years previous work experience in Water/ Sanitation/Environment or a related field dealing with large scale WASH activities and Integrated Water Resource Management is required.
  • Proven expertise in the area of WASH including surveys, programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and coordination is required.
  • Excellent knowledge of English (written / oral / comprehension) is required.

How to apply

NCA is an equal opportunity employer; men, women and those with disability are encouraged to apply. Applications including CV, a statement of why you are suitable for the job and should include names and contact details of two traceable references should be sent to:

The Country Director

Norwegian Church Aid

P.O. Box 30793

Lilongwe 3



Applications should be submitted by Close of Business on Monday 29th June 2020.

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