WASH Coordinator ( 1 position )

at Save The Children
Location Bale, Oromia, Ethiopia
Date Posted August 1, 2020
Category Business Development
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB



@  Ensure that technical quality and standards are considered during project implementation WASH activities design, follow up and evaluation.

@   Implement all program activities, as member of a team, such as hand dug wells with alternative energy sources, boreholes rehabilitation, open ponds, new water scheme development, pit latrines, placental pits, incinerators and other WASH infrastructures.

@  Facilitate and conduct WASH/DRR related trainings in schools and communities.

@   Prepare engineering design, bill of quantities, cost estimate of WATSAN infrastructures, and develops monitoring and supervision methodologies.

@  Participate in construction bid openings, registration and recording of readings.

@  Conducts construction site handing over, make regular supervision to all construction project sites and evaluates the progress.

@   Checking the contractors work schedule, crew formation and material delivery program and commenting on its effectiveness with regard to timely completion of the work.

@  Notifies any omissions, fault or deviation to the supervisor and other concerned bodies to take timely measures.

@  Prepare daily duties/schedule in detail in the order of their complexity and supervise the construction works at all critical stages.

@   Checking the quality of materials and workmanship for conformity with the requirements of the contract and provide site instructions as required.

@   Approving of the contractor’s work to proceed from one stage to another.

@  Checking, correcting and approving contractors Take-Off Sheet and Payment Request based on the measurements taken and submit to his supervisor.

@   Taking responsibilities for the construction work and administration of the contract.

@   Checking site daily dairies and schedules and evaluating weekly plans of the contractor.

@  Take measure if the contractor performs his work less than the schedule as per the contract.

@   Contribute to project planning and ensure that interventions are completed in line with project proposals and Terms of Reference (ToRs).

@  Take measure if the contractor performs his work less than the schedule as per the contract agreement.

@  Carry on Recording, Documentation and Reporting of attainments and encounters on daily, monthly, quarterly bases as needed.

@  Organize meeting with the contractor’s staffs on regular basis (weekly, monthly and quarterly).

@  Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual progress report and conduct provisional acceptance for completed projects.

@   Liaise with communities, local authorities and other agencies regularly to ensure coordination and effective implementation of projects.

@  Liaise with communities, local authorities and other agencies regularly to ensure coordination and effective implementation of activities.

@   Develop activity plan for WASH committee and Community agents regarding sanitation and hygiene.

@  Identify and distribute hand-tools/maintenance kits & water treatment chemicals to targeted communities.

@   Conduct water quality analysis at each water scheme, disinfect/treat/ water supply schemes.

@   Donor reporting: responsible for writing technical and financial part of the project reports (activity narrative, activity databases, expenditure, beneficiary’s tables, and update of LFA indicators).

@  Guide and direct program staff both at Field/ satellite office level.

@   Organise and lead project coordination meetings.

@   Ensure a positive working environment and good team dynamics (solve out potential conflicts and create good team sprit).

@   Responsible for overall, monthly and weekly planning of project activities.

@  Represents WASH programs at all relevant technical external task forces, working groups, seminars or other meetings/forums, which have been identified and approved the Area Office and use these meetings to negotiate strategic, and advocacy positions.

@  Develops good relations with other NGOs, development and UN agencies etc. working in the sector and where possible forge alliances to influence key actors around advocacy objectives.

@  Be fully aware of national policies, strategies and other initiatives and developments by government and other stakeholders in the sector or thematic area covered.

@  Through external contact with relevant counterparts in donor/research agencies, identify new potential funding sources and share with program manager and program director.

@   In cooperation with Member Service, provide information and inputs to be used for SCI WASH information and communication materials.

@  Ensure that the voices of children guide advocacy and policy change objectives and related activities.

@  Work in close cooperation with Zonal Water and Health Bureaus.

@  Perform other extra duties as required.

Job Requirements

@  BSc /MSC Degree in Water Resource Engineering, Environmental Health, Sanitary Engineering, Hydraulics, and Water Resource Development or other related academic background.

@   At least 4 years of relevant project management experience in emergencies, or WASH related project’s management in an international NGO or similar organization.

@  Proved experience and skills to work in coordination with authorities at Regional, Zone, and Woreda level.

@  Proven experience in preparation of Terms of Reference and contractual agreements for specific WASH related works.

@  Proven team and personnel management experience.

@  Experience of managing donor(s) funded projects or programmes.

@  Technical background and knowledge in construction management and demonstrated work experience in Designing, Supervision and Implementation of Rural Water Supply and Sanitation facilities for community, schools and health centres.

@  Technical background and knowledge in environmental health and demonstrated work experience in designing & implementing sanitation and hygiene promotion program.

@  Computer literate and operational knowledge of MS office, and other Engineering-Software (AutoCAD).

@   Availability and willingness to travel and work in rural areas/harsh climatic conditions where the project is implemented.

@  Knowledge and experience in working with communities.

@  Excellent oral and written English skills & knowledge of the local language of the duty station advantageous.


@  Demonstrated expertise in both hardware and software implementation of WASH in emergency responses.

@   Experience in assessment, WASH facilities design and Bill of Quantity preparation.

@    Knowledge and experience in the implementation of sanitation and hygiene promotion tools (PHAST, CHAST and CLTS).


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