WASH and Construction officer

Website International Rescue Committee - IRC

• Reports to EH/WASH Assistance Coordinator,
• In collaboration with other team members, the WASH and Construction officer undertakes detail need assessments.
• Identify water supply systems to rehabilitate and maintain.
• Prepare design & detail bills of quantities, budget estimates in response to emerging emergencies throughout the intervention area and forward to supervisor for review.
• Prepares detail WASH, education and protection sector physical construction & financial implementation plan for emerging emergency responses.
• Plan and monitor labor required towards implementation of emergency response interventions and ensure the proper implementation of the same as per set norms and standards.
• Monitor the progress and implementation of small, contracted construction intervention as per the contract policy.
• Prepare detail specification for construction and items to be procured and ensure its procurements are as per set specifications.
• Identify and establish water trucking and water treatment sites.
• Monitor water trucking operations and water treatment systems.
• Works closely with, Zone/Woreda Water, education and Health Offices towards efficient and effective implementation of the response.
• Works in collaboration with IRC Hygiene Promotion, education and protection team to ensure the construction site and implementation as per the client need and safely access
• Produces activity progress reports as per the preset reporting schedule and submit to the supervisor and EH/WASH Assistance Coordinator.
• Prepare brief project related monthly updates and submit to the supervisor and copy to the supervisor and copy to education and protection sector lead.
• Takes additional works as assigned by supervisor.

Job Requirements
• BSc Degree or MSc Degree in civil engineering, Hydraulic Engineering or Water Resources Engineering from a recognized University
• At least 2 years of experience for first degree holder and 1 year experience for Post graduate holder with Water Supply and Sanitation design and supervision activities and civil construction design and implementation.
• Demonstrated practical experience in construction/rehabilitation of rural water supply systems especially in spring development, plumbing, construction/repair of hand dug wells, installation/repair of hand pumps is a must.
• Experience on managing the construction and maintenance of large-scale motorized schemes specifically deep boreholes has added value.
• Demonstrated experience in managing labor and material at construction site.
• Knowledge of SPHERE standard and Project Cycle management is an asset.
• Experience of engineering software’s like AutoCAD and basic computer skill has value.
• Flexible and committed to work under pressure.
• Having a demonstrated experience to work with government partners and structures is essential.
• Demonstrated experience in supervising construction works specially water supply schemes is an asset.
• Experience in NGO will be an asset.

Work Hours: 8 12:00:00 AM 24

Level of Education: Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure

Candidates meeting the above qualifications are encouraged to apply only through the below IRC On-line recruitment website:
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Your application letter/cover letter must include the following information.
• Name of the position you have applied for
• Date of application
• Summary of your qualifications and experience
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