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NGO Vacancy Announcement – Swiss Church Aid (HEKS/EPER) _ Ethiopia

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Swiss Church Aid (HEKS/EPER) _ Ethiopia would like to invites competent and interested candidates for the following position.

Position: WASH Officer

About Swiss Church Aid/HEKS

Swiss Church Aid (HEKS/EPER) is the aid organization of the Protestant Churches of Switzerland and has its headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. Swiss Church Aid (HEKS/EPER) works towards a more humane and more equitable world, assisting people and communities to overcome economic, social or humanitarian disparities in order to gain autonomy and to live with dignity both in Switzerland and abroad. Swiss Church Aid (HEKS/EPER) engages in development cooperation, humanitarian aid and church cooperation and runs around 200 projects in more than 30 countries. Swiss Church Aid (HEKS/EPER) is a member of the ACT Alliance.

In Ethiopia, Swiss Church Aid (HEKS/EPER) implements development and humanitarian interventions with focus on natural resource management, climate change adaption, conflict transformation, water, hygiene & sanitation, and inclusive markets.

Swiss Church Aid (HEKS/EPER) is looking for a committed and competent WASH Officer for a humanitarian intervention in Filtu. The position holder will report to field office coordinator.

Key areas of responsibilities are:

  • Responsible for the implementation of the Emergency WASH project in Filtu Woreda, Liban Zone of Somali Region.
  • Develop detailed work plan and supervision of implement the project as specified in the work plan, make sure compliance with national and humanitarian standards.
  • Carry out detail design of WASH structures, Prepare/revise BOQs, technical specifications and drawings, review tenders and payment certificates as deemed necessary.
  • Keep track of and monitor the progress of construction/rehabilitation activities promptly identifying any current or potential challenges.
  • Ensure that water trucking services are delivered as per the project plans and standards.
  • Provide on job training for water trucking monitors on water quality checking and reporting.
  • Ensure equitable potable water distribution in the water trucking system, in line with the minimum   water supply as per SPHERE / Filtu Woreda WASH cluster standards.
  • Update and keep record and data on the daily water delivery monitoring sheet and submit on a weekly basis to supervisor.
  • Support and lead implementation of sanitation and hygiene promotion activities
  • Write technical reports, report regularly to the Field Office Coordinator on the project progress and other relevant issues on a regular basis as required
  • Regularly participate in zone and woreda level WASH cluster meetings and other coordination forums as necessary
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

Required Number: 1

Contract Duration: 8 months

Job Requirements

Education, Qualifications & other knowledge

Education: BSc Degree in water supply and environmental engineering, Water Resources engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, or related fields.

Work Experience: At least 4 years of relevant experience preferably in an NGO setting

Language Skills: Good verbal and written command of English and local language is required

Computer literacy: Literacy of technical softwares (AUTOCAD, WATERCAD, etc.)

Desirable Qualities, Skill, and Competence

  • Demonstrable experiences in implementing emergency WASH projects
  • Ability to understand financial requirements of projects and to manage activities in line with project budget
  • Ability to generate timely and quality reports
  • Experience and understanding of pastoral areas, context, livelihoods and culture
  • Good communication and coordination skills, preferably with the community and woreda line departments
  • Gender sensitive and experience with inclusive approach (work with people with disabilities, extreme poor families, minorities IDPs, and other marginalized groups)


Deadline: August 8, 2023

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates can apply by sending a cover letter, updated CV and supporting documents through ethiojobs.net


Deadline for application: June 18, 2023

Mention current and expected basic salary in your application letter. Your application will not be reviewed if you fail to do so.

Only short-listed applications will be contacted. Number phone calls are allowed!

Qualified Female applicants are encouraged to apply.

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  • Read the vacancy announcement carefully.
  • Check the vacancy details with eligibility.
  • Prepare your CV or Application Details.
  • Finally, apply as instructed by the authority.

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