WASH Officer (Jimma)

Job Description


REPORTS TO:Technical Lead
SUPERVISES: Project interns, and Assistants
Number of Positions2

Project Summary

Amref Health Africa is currently planning to implement REACH (Reach, Expand and Access Community Health) project, an integrated SRHR/MHM, and WaSH intervention in Jimma and Borena zones of Oromia Region. Amref Health Africa is seeking a project WASH Officer to provide support the implementation of WASH and School based intervention, mainly demand creation for SRHR, menstrual hygiene management and WASH services.  The position holder will report technically to the REACH project Field Coordinator and functionally to the Project Technical Lead. He/She will also be responsible to ensure generation lessons and practices from implementation with close collaboration with the M&E team and field staff.  This will be a local hire position with an anticipated start date of soon; qualified women applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

Job Summery

Provide WASH Activities implementation as a technical lead to the field team. Ensures WASH programs, implementations effectively in accordance with REACH project proposal specific to Jimma context.

Key Responsibilities:

·         Lead WASH subcomponent of the REACH project using Market based approaches and  the diamond model, WASH in schools and the surrounding community, and integrate water resources management in to WASH

·         Ensure the full engagement of all WASH stakeholder all through the project interventions

·         Facilitates and ensures the preparation of district WASH plans with full participation of the community and partners

·         Ensure that planning and implementation of the WASH activities are in accordance with the program principles, approaches, and procedures of Amref and in line with the REACH project proposal

·         Ensures that the targeting of REACH project WASH targets and beneficiaries are met in participatory manner in accordance with the proposal

·         Works closely with woreda and Zonal partners in planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of project WASH activities;

·          Lead, supports and facilitates the integration of REACH WASH in to the district plans

·          Ensures that project WASH activities are implemented according to the technical specification set together with partners and time schedule and also within the limit of the planned budget;

·          Ensures need based WASH capacity building activities are implemented to address the REACH project objectives

  • Ensures Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) issues are properly addressed across all the stages of the project
  • In collaboration with the partners, develop a capacity building needs assessment, plan and facilitate capacity building trainings, exchange, learnings and apprenticeships.
  • Contributes to the adaptation of training materials for application in local socio-cultural contexts
  • Organizes and facilitates joint participatory monitoring programs with the woreda partners and community groups, both technical and management bodies, document lessons and provide feedback to the project office;
  •  Establish and strengthen woreda level project steering committee and/or task force and secure support for REACH project implementation
  • Coordinate and facilitate regular review meetings and project reviews with different stakeholders 
  • Together with the partners sets WASH quality standards and action steps and monitor the performance accordingly;
  •  Keeps up to date the new development in the sectors, including best practices and ensures ongoing personal development and learning;
  •  Prepares regular and up to date project progress reports and discuss with partners representative;
  • Represents Amref health Africa at Woreda and zonal level being member of  different WASH  task force and others as required;
  •  Ensures that organizational core values, policies, procedures and program approaches are clearly understood and adhered to in the daily functioning of the Woreda office and that information to monitor project progress and organizational performance, including M & E data are collected and used for organizational learning, decision making, reporting, and for promoting innovations;  
  • In collaboration with other partners, coordinates, organizes, facilitates and conduct trainings,
  • Responsible to ensure that the project is implemented integrated within Amref projects implemented in the areas and government plans.
  • Reviews and summarizes monthly and quarterly report for the woreda and submit to technical lead in timely manner
  • Ensure the project results are on truck to outcome-based financing

Job Requirements

·         B.SC. in environmental health or public health

  • At least 5 years of experience with NGO in WASH preferably market based sanitation and hygiene
  •  knowledge and experience to the local context
  •  Experience in conducting trainings and practice documentation
  • Good interpersonal  skills
  • Communication & writing skills in both Afan Oromo & English
  • Excellent computer skills
  • In addition, the ideal candidate must have strong analytical, problem solving and networking skills.
  • Be a team player and communicator and work under minimal supervision.

Terms of employment: one year with possible extension  
Duty Station: Oromia, Jimma

Required number: –   1

How to Apply

If you are Interested? Please visit our website https://amref.org/job/wash-officer-jimma/ to make your application. You will be directed to our online portal where you will need to create an account in order for you to be able to submit your application. Your application should include a cover letter detailing why you are the best fit for this position and your CV with relevant skills and experience. Closing date will be June 30, 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Duly note that Amref Health Africa does not require applicants to pay any money at whatever stage of the recruitment and selection process and has not retained any agent in connection with recruitment. Amref Health Africa is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Amref Health Africa is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.

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