Emergency Rapid Response EH Officer Readvertisement

at International Rescue Committee - IRC
Location Konso, SNNPR, Ethiopia
Date Posted July 14, 2021
Category Business Development
Facility Management
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the largest humanitarian agencies in the world, providing relief, rehabilitation, and post-conflict reconstruction support to victims of oppression and violence. IRC has worked for over eight decades in the world addressing both the immediate, life-saving needs of conflict-affected people in an emergency and the reconstruction needs in post-conflict societies. IRC is committed to a culture of results-oriented leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships, and detailed accountability to those we serve. We are currently seeking a highly motivated, multi-faceted Emergency Response Manager-Hygiene Promotion who will take overall responsibility for ERR Program Quality ensuring that the impact of our programs and the influence of our perspectives empowers our clients to make lasting change in their lives.


The Position mainly involves undertaking rapid Environmental Health (EH) need assessments and implementing emergency WASH response. The EHO will be based in Karat Town, Konso Zone of SNNP Region and can be deployed to Ale special Woreda, Derashe Special Woreda, and other emerging emergency areas localities of the country program whenever need.

Major key Responsibilities:

  • Undertake detail, precise and brief need assessment report.
  • Identify potential water supply schemes to rehabilitate and maintain.
  • Conduct rapid and detailed project assessment, prepare engineering designs, prepare detailed bills of quantities, prepare budget estimates in the emergency projects throughout the country and forward to supervisor for review.
  • Prepare clear and detailed specifications for items to be procured and ensure their procurements are as per set specifications.
  • Prepare takeoff-sheet for the best quality and quantity constructed WASH facilities and prepare payment for contractors as well as skilled labor.
  • Prepares detail Environmental Health physical & financial implementation plan for emerging emergency responses.
  • Source and monitor labor required towards implementation of emergency response interventions and ensure the accurate implementation of the same as per standards.
  • Follow the progress and implementation of subcontracted emergency response intervention as per the contract.
  • Identify, establish, and follow-up water trucking and water treatment sites.
  • Works closely with, Zone/Woreda Water and Health Offices towards coordinated, optimum, and efficient process of the response.
  • Works in collaboration with IRC Hygiene Promotion Officers in promotion of safe hygiene practices in Emergency responses which include Health Promotion activities.
  • Supervise the construction and maintenance of large-scale motorized schemes specifically deep boreholes.
  • Ensure the construction and rehabilitation of rural water supply systems especially in spring development, plumbing, construction/maintenance of hand-dug wells,  installation/repair of hand pumps are successfully done.
  • Produces activity progress reports as per the preset reporting schedule and submit them to the supervisor and Emergency Rapid Response Manager.
  • Prepare brief emergency-related monthly updates.
  • Lead and Run labor and material Resources at construction sites.
  • Takes additional works as assigned by supervisor.

Job Requirements


  • At least 2 years of validated experience for first-degree holders in Water resource or Hydraulics Engineering and 1 year for Post plus graduate holders with community mobilization activities in the field and WASH experience
  • Knowledge of SPHERE standard and Project Cycle management is an asset.
  • Experience in NGO will be an asset.

Other skills:

  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience in budget management, Ability to use a computer (basic operating systems, AUTOCAD, WATCAD, EPHANET).
  • Basic Microsoft computer in word, excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work in rural areas and under stress.


Applying Instructions

Candidates meeting the above qualifications are encouraged to apply only through the below IRC Online recruitment website:





Please include 3 references from current and former employers.

Applications will not be returned. IRC discourages phone calls or personal visits.

Only applicants meeting the minimum qualification will be short-listed and contacted.

IRC is an equal employment opportunity employer.  IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

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

·         Motivation/objective of why you have applied for the job

·     Permanent Address and present address (if different from permanent) and telephone number if possible also email address

·         Disclose any family relationships with existing IRC employees.

IRC is an equal employment opportunity employer.  IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability.


Professional Standards: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity Anti-Retaliation and Combating Trafficking in Persons

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols, and other supportive benefits and allowances

Equal Opportunity Employer: IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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