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Norwegian Church Aid works with people and organizations around the world in their struggle to eradicate poverty and injustice. We provide emergency assistance in disasters and work for long-term development In local communities. To address the root causes of poverty, we advocate for just decisions by public authorities, businesses,

Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) is an International Non-Governmental Organization working in over 30 countries around the world. It is a member of the worldwide ACT Alliance, comprised of 140 churches and church-related organizations cooperating on humanitarian assistance, advocacy, and development. Norwegian Church Aid has been working in Malawi since 2002 and NCA Malawi Strategic Priorities for the period 2020-2024 are Gender Based Violence, Climate Smart Economic Empowerment, Fighting Inequality and humanitarian response. Please visit our website:

For NCA to continue developing its and partners’ programmes in Malawi, NCA seek an experienced person with solid knowledge and skills to fill the following position in the Country office based in Lilongwe. In 2021 NCA merged with DanChurchAid to form Malawi Joint Country Program (JCP). The JCP was created to enhance synergy and create positive sustainable development in the lives of the poor and marginalised people in the target communities of Malawi and to reduce costs and increase efficiency and effectiveness.

Position: Wash Officer

Location: Lilongwe, Malawi

Reports to: Program Coordinator — Climate Smart Economic Empowerment

Program Description

The Sustainable Food Systems for Rural Agriculture Transformation and Resilience (TRANSFORM) program will during its implementation period of 3 years and 6 months (2021-2025) “strengthen local food systems and demonstrate a sustainable improvement of food and nutrition security, income, and resilience to climate change among 180,000 agriculture-dependent rural households within 22 EPAs of Dowa, Mchinji, Kasungu, Mzimba, and Rumphi districts. Transform Program is being 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 Role

Subject to funding from MFA, the WASH Officer is responsible for the provision of technical support and guidance on activities within the areas of Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) in the locations within the programme impact areas. In addition, the incumbent will be expected to work within multi-functional and interdisdplinary 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 multidiscipline 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
  • Interpersonal skills and cultural awareness
  • Ability to work in a multicultural, inclusive, and equitable environment

How 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 12 noon on Friday 10th September 2021. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Note that NCA is an equal opportunity Employer; therefore all, men, women, and those with disability are encouraged to apply

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