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Snap Plaza 8th floor, Bole Next to The Millennium hall. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Job Description:

Job Purpose:

The purpose of the WASH & Infrastructure officer is to ensure that all the WASH aspects detailed in the project including hygiene promotion at community and health facility level, rehabilitation and maintenance of WASH infrastructure at community and health facility level; are undertaken in a professional manner as per the standard design, specification and guidelines of the project and WASH cluster.  The WASH officer ensures that the project proposal and plans are on time on budget, adhere to national, cluster, international, and Concern guidelines. The WASH officer will work closely and liaise with the government health structure including the Regional Health Bureau, Woreda Health and Water offices, other implementing agencies, other Concern teams and the community. He/She is this charged to ensure collaboration with all the relevant stakeholders at all levels of the project implementation; kebele, Woreda and at the regional level.

Main duties & Responsibilities:

Technical Support and Facilitation

  • Undertake jointly with relevant authorities at the Woreda level an assessment of the WASH situation at the health facility level and provide recommendation to address existing WASH gaps at those health facilities.
  • Provide detailed technical reports to the Project manager following such assessments.
  • In liaison with senior officer and other team members organize and undertake relevant training on WASH to the health facility staff, project staff and project beneficiaries.
  • Ensure strong project management of all WASH interventions so that projects are designed and implemented on time, within scope and budget and achieve high quality outputs
  • Follow up WASH project implementation (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements.
  • To ensure an integrated and multi sectoral approach to WASH programming, assist the team in finding ways to integrate/link and combine hygiene & health promotion, water and sanitation facilities design, construction & maintenance, with  Health , Nutrition, protection etc.
  • Ensure that cross cutting issues are main streamed into WASH programmes.
  • Provide regular progress reports to Project Manager
  • Preparation of detailed work plans, technical drawings, bills of quantity, procurement plan and bid documents for the implementation of WASH projects as necessary.
  • Identify and address capacity building opportunities for both concern staff and line ministry staff; Health, Water bureau and others at Woreda level as necessary.

Coordination and networking

  • To liaise with Government and other relevant stakeholders both at Woreda and Regional level as requested by the line manager.
  • Establish good working relationship with Concern staff, government bodies, other WASH partners etc.
  • Participate in WASH cluster meeting as required.

Planning, Reporting and Accountability

  • Submit weekly and monthly progress update on the WASH activities to the project manager.
  • Contribute to the preparation of internal and external reports by supporting the project manager in gathering relevant information from the field.
  • Ensure that program participants and stakeholders have clear information about the program activities as appropriate and relevant to them.
  • Give technical support to the field staff on mainstreaming gender, protection, accountability and inequality in the implementation of WASH and Infrastructure activities.

Additional Duties

  • Perform other duties assigned by the line manager for the accomplishment of program objectives.


In line with Concern’s commitments under the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS): 

  •  actively promote meaningful community participation and consultation at all stages of the project cycle (planning, implementation, M&E); 
  • Work with relevant colleagues to ensure that the Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) is functional and accessible, that feedback and complaints are welcomed and addressed; work with relevant colleagues to ensure that information about CRM, safeguarding and expected staff behavior is disseminated among programme participants and communities. 

Emergency Response

  •  Participate and contribute as necessary towards Concern’s Emergency response as and when necessary.
  • Comply with Concern’s health, safety and security guidelines during emergencies.

Gender Equality

  •  Contribute to the development of gender sensitive action plans and indicators for WASH projects.
  •  Assist in monitoring the implementation of the action plans and indicator progress and make suggestions for corrective action/change as needed.
  • Contribute to ensuring Concern Ethiopia has a gender sensitive working environment and attend gender equality trainings and organizational conversations.

What we offer

  • A competitive salary and benefit package
  • Excellent medical benefits (100% cover including dependents)
  • 20 days annual leave
  • 26 weeks (paid) maternity leave, 18weeks(unpaid) parental leave
Job Requirements:

Person specification

  •  BSc. in Hydraulics, Sanitary or Water Resource Engineering and related fields from recognized university.
  • At least four (4) years relevant work experiences in  WASH activities at community, health institutions and schools both for emergency and development settings.
  • Appropriate technical skills training and computer software; practical knowledge of Autocad is a must.
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Local language (Somali) is mandatory.

Core Competencies

  • Knowledge of participatory processes
  • Team work
  • Analytical skills
  • Interpersonal communication
  •   Capacity Building/Trainings
  • Ability to plan own work, set priorities, complete work under pressure or when faced with competing demands and report.
  • Committed to CWW’s vision, mission and core values

Job Category:
Health CareWater and Sanitation
Health Care, Water and Sanitation
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