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Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Intern at Christian Aid


Christian Aid (CA) is a UK-based international NGO partnering with others to end poverty in Africa. At the heart of this vision is the transformation of the lives of people who live in poverty, empowering them to have a brighter future. Christian Aid works in more than 30 countries and has been operating in Nigeria since 2003. The Nigeria Country programme focuses on Community Health and HIV, Accountable Governance including humanitarian response and Gender.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Intern

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Type of Contract: Fixed Term
Department: International
Contracted Hours: 35
Reports to: Programme Coordinator
Expected travel per annum: 15 – 30 days

Role Purpose

  • The internship Programme in Christian Aid Nigeria is designed to provide on-the-job training across administration, people skills, program management, research and data gathering, communication and work ethics.
  • The Programme enhances the educational experience of interns through practical and guided hands-on exposure; involvement in Christian Aid Nigeria’s development projects; exposure to the working environment of a multilateral organization and a better understanding of Christian Aid Nigeria’s goals and activities.
  • The WASH Programme intern will work closely with the Programme Coordinator to deliver on the Project requirements of WASH under the humanitarian response programme as well as collaboration with Christian Aid local partners.

Role Context

  • The role fits within the International Department and specifically within the Nigeria country programme.
  • The Programme intern will assist with general programme activities as determined and directed by the Senior Program Coordinator.
  • These will include facilitating operational interaction and documentation of essential programme activities at the coordination level.
  • Additionally, the Intern shall assist and work with implementing partners staff.
  • The Intern will be responsible for assisting the WASH team with general office duties including, but not limited to, external coordination meetings, learning on CLTS, data entry, filing and general coordination.

Key Outcomes
Under the supervision of the Programme Coordinator and in collaboration with the project MEAL team, the WASH Project Assistant will accomplish the following:

  • Training and Supervision of Community based Hygiene Promoters
  • Support Hygiene Promoters on awareness raising through house-to-house visits and distribution of IEC materials.
  • Provide technical trainings on water point repairing to WASH target groups.
  • Ensure liaison with other WASH stakeholders and existing community structures, (groups and individuals, women groups, religious leaders where possible.)
  • Attend WASH Coordination Meetings at LGA level.
  • Develop designs and drawings of WASH Infrastructure using CAD softwares.
  • Implements independently procedures and activities within own WASH as delegated.
  • Establishment of Solid waste management system at implementing communities.
  • Technical assessment of Handpump boreholes and supervision of borehole upgrade works by CAID Contractors.
  • Supervise the Construction of household latrines and solid waste disposal pits.
  • Provide daily, weekly, and monthly reports on project progress and work plan.
  • Any other official task assigned by his/her supervisor.


  • Christian Aid Nigeria visitors, and partners


  • Christian Aid country programme staff

Decision making:

  • Make decisions to assist the team’s delivery of core mandate.
  • Also, providing input and support in programme delivery as required.
  • Day to day decision to ensure effective delivery of responsibilities.
  • Make decisions in line with CA policies and humanitarian response standard operating procedures.

Analytical skills:

  • S/he should be able to analyses situations and come up with recommendations Required to develop new ways of doing things to better meet programme goals requiring substantial creative or analytical ability.
  • Developing self and others Has direct responsibility for understanding the policies and being creative around filing and documentation.
  • Focus will be on harvesting WASH outcomes

Person specification
Applied skills/knowledge and expertise:


  • The post holder should have a First Degree in Civil Engineering, Architecture or WASH related field with 2 – 3 years’ experience of working in emergency response with local and/international partner organizations and exposure to field operations.
  • Have the capacity to be flexible and supervise and coach community-based Hygiene Promoters.
  • Excellent coordination skills, good understanding of principles of effective planning, appropriate time management
  • Strong report writing skills
  • Strong positive attitude and ability to manage a wide range of issues of complicated procedures, indicated by 2 – 3 years learning period.
  • Be proficient in the use of computer software (AutoCAD, Microsoft Office – Excel, Word, PowerPoint)


  • Familiar with WASH context in the northeast Nigeria.
  • Ability to communicate fluently in the local languages.

IT competency required:



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline 11th November, 2022.


  • Further details of specific tasks and duties will be agreed upon with the line manager as part of the performance agreement. Any reasonable duty may be assigned that is consistent with the nature of the job and its level of responsibility.
  • This role profile is not prescriptive; it merely outlines the key behaviors the role-holder requires to be successful in the role; the key behaviors and responsibilities are subject to change. Any changes will be made in consultation with the role-holder.
  • You will be expected to abide by the Code of Conduct, policies, and procedures within Christian Aid which may be updated from time to time.
  • You must be in sympathy with the aims, beliefs, and values of Christian Aid as it seeks to work on relief, development, and advocacy for poverty eradication