New Opportunities at Danish Refugee Council


WASH Officers at Danish Refugee Council

  1. Competencies 

Competencies are important for the employee and the organisation to deliver desired results. They are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following two categories:

  1. Professional competencies 

These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance. 


Generic professional competencies: 

  • Experience from working as a WASH Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context.
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
  • Fluency in English and Swahili, oral and written.
  • Be able to use a wide variety of software, including Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Participate in appropriate professional development of project portfolio
  • At all times in and outside work adhere to NRC Code of Conduct

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience: 

  • Degree in field related to Civil engineering, Environmental engineering, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion.
  • Proven practical experience in the planning and execution of water and sanitation projects for at least 3 years. Possibly experience in social work and / or humanitarian assistance.
  • Ability to initiate, develop, plan and implement an integrated programme.
  • Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to explain and present technical information.
  • Experience in capacity building and training of staff and target groups.
  • Political and cultural awareness. 
  • Ability to work independently in a result oriented multi-tasking and multi-cultural environment and manage conflicting priorities.
  • Understanding of international health and development and relief issues.
  • Sensitivity to the needs and priorities of disadvantaged populations (minority groups etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience of integrating gender and diversity issues into WASH Programming.

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 2. Behavioural competencies

These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioural competencies, and the following are essential for this position:

  • Planning and delivering results.
  • Empowering and building trust.
  • Communicating with impact and respect.
  • Handling insecure environment.
  1. Performance Management

The employee will be accountable for the responsibilities and the competencies, in accordance with the NRC Performance Management Manual. The following documents will be used for performance reviews: 

  • The Job Description
  • Professional Development Plan
  • The Competency Framework