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15 Mar 2019

WASH Officer

Job Description

WASH Officer

Category: Engineering

Location: Dollo Ado/Filtu, Somali

Employment Type: Full time

Job Description

About ZOA

ZOA works with committed and motivated staff in serving millions of people affected by poverty, disaster, injustice and conflicts. Through the efforts of our dedicated staff, we are able to bring Signs of Hope and to support people who suffer due to armed conflict or natural disasters by helping them to rebuild their livelihoods.

We value our employees and offer a wide range of benefits to meet the specific needs of our staff and their families.


The WASH Officer will ensure the effective and efficient implementation activities directly related with water, sanitation, and hygiene activities in the operation woredas, to design, prepare bill of quantities, tender documents and schedule of implementation, facilitate and supervise site construction works of the project as per the standard design, specification and guidelines of the Dollo Ado Program Office.  Ensures the full participation of communities and counterparts in project activities and compliance with design specifications and standards

Key Responsibilities:

Ensure that activities related with water, sanitation, and hygiene is implemented according to the approved donor and government agreements.
Prepares all the drawings, designs, work and materials specifications (bill of quantities) and ensures approval by concerned authority before commencing the construction work;
Inspects construction work to ensure compliance with design, specifications, and standards;
Asses and design the best and suitable way to construct and rehabilitate water supply schemes and sanitation facilities in consultation with project staffs and woreda water offices and beneficiary community
Recommend all equipment and material required for construction and rehabilitation/maintenance activities
Lead the bid document preparation, bid analysis and contractors selection process for rehabilitation/maintenance and construction of schemes
Monitor and supervise day to day activities of construction and rehabilitation/maintenance works and take corrective measures if any
Conduct capacity gaps assessment for community and government counterparts and organize capacity building training and support as per identified gaps and constraints
Ensure your work plan relates closely to the regularly updated project work plan guiding the project implementation and progress towards completion.
Inspects construction work to ensure compliance with design, specifications, and standards;
Ensures full participation of communities and concerned line departments at all levels;
Prepare monthly quarterly and annual activity plans, action plans for assessments, monitoring, review and quarterly and annual project reports and plans.
Through field visits, provide technical advice and support to community facilitators and partners and ensure the community level data is collected, consolidated and reported on time and are well integrated in the project activities.
Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Job Requirements


BSc Degree in construction management water supply and sanitation/hydraulics/civil engineering, or related field
+2  years of relevant experience in WASH/Construction.
Experience in an international NGO or similar organization.
Good technical knowledge of policy and practice in the field of WASH as well as other cross cutting issues
A good understanding of development issues and the policy context of WASH in Ethiopia is required
Computer literate in word processing and excel packages and soft wares like Auto cad
Understanding of child and women’s rights and their protection and fulfillment in the development context.
Knowledge of context of  Liben zone is also desired

How to Apply

Interested applicants  who meet the above requirements should submit their CV along with application letter by email to before the deadline date.

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