Senior Accountant

at Save the Children
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted May 29, 2022
Category Accounting
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB



  • Plan and/or Facilitate integrated/joint institutional and community WaSH resource and capacity assessment including feasibility study
  • Monitor and supervise day to day activities of Hygiene and sanitation promotion, construction and rehabilitation/maintenance and water trucking works and take corrective measures if an
  • Participate Project level WASH activity plan and review
  • In collaboration with Cash, Health and other staffs will lead WASH NFI distribution planning, targeting distribution and monitoring of the activity
  • Actively participate on WaSH scheme designing, BOQ development and appraisal process
  • Strongly engage with sector offices and local administration on the course of rolling out planned WaSH construction project
  • Participate and provide technical support to conduct training for water   committee, caretakers, and operators, H&S promotion where appropriate. Initiate construction procurement process like: tender/BID document preparation, supplier vetting, invitation to tender, eligibility screening, Competent bid analysis, negotiation and construction contract Award process!
  • Proactively work with local partners for timely site handover and contraction work commencement
  • Implement save the children construction monitoring, risk assessment and construction quality bench mark tools and standards.
  • Produce various WaSH activity and construction monitoring reports and hygiene and sanitation promotion progress report.
  • Facilitate timely preparation of take-off sheet and payment certificate with support of
  • Coordinate pre handover joint quality tests/quality assurance intervention with regional and technical specialists
  • Lead smooth hand over process for completed WaSH construction facilities, NFI distribution and post distribution monitoring
  • Facilitate promotion of hygiene and sanitation information’s and practices across target communities.
  • Facilitate coordination of WaSH sector intervention across programs and projects under the field office

Job Requirements

Educational Qualification:

  • BSC degree in hydraulics, water resources engineering, Environmental health, construction management or environmental health related field


Experience and Skills

  • A minimum of 4 years related work experience in the area of emergency WASH out of which at least 2-year experience in humanitarian response working NGOs.
  • Experience in working with in hygiene and sanitation promotions. This includes technical support, capacity building and coordination.
  • Excellent understanding of Emergency WASH issues in Ethiopia/Region at both field and policy levels.
  • Experience in implementing Emergency WASH project.
  • Good presentation, training and facilitation skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to train and mentor staff
  • Proven ability to manage a complex and demanding workload
  • Good spoken and written English,
  • Good computer and report writing skill


·       Experience working in NGOs on emergency WASH is an added advantage


  • The position holder must have excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility and Relations to his team members.
  • The position holder must have an ability that he can manage when it comes to reach hard decisions to across the barrier.

·       Knowledge of the context is preferred.

  • Female candidates are preferred.
  • The position holder should have a good interrelation ship with others and must now local language (Somali)
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