WaSH Officers

at Save the Children
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted March 8, 2022
Category Management
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


Job-specific roles and responsibilities

·       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 construction and rehabilitation/maintenance and water trucking works and take corrective measures if any.

·       Participate Project level WaSH plan and budget development and review

·       Actively participate in 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 processes like tender/BID document preparation, supplier vetting, an 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 benchmark tools and standards.

·       Produce various WASH construction monitoring reports and hygiene and sanitation  promotion progress report

·       Facilitate timely preparation of take-off sheet and payment certificate with support of WASH manager

·       Coordinate pre-handover joint quality tests/quality assurance intervention with regional and technical specialists

·       Lead smooth hand over process for completed WaSH construction facilities

·       Facilitate promotion of hygiene and sanitation information and practices across target communities.

Facilitate coordination of WaSH sector intervention across programs and projects under the field office

Job Requirements



·       BSc; civil engineering, Hydraulics or hydrology, irrigation Engineering, public health, construction management, or Equivalent level with relevant field of study


  • At least 3-5 years of experience in Engineering skills, requirement/ specification development, cost estimation/BOQ, and BID analysis.
  • Experience in implementing Sanitation and hygiene promotions works and capacity-building support at the community level.
  • Competent knowledge of WASH construction work, rehabilitation, and Emergency water trucking monitoring.  Familiar with innovative WASH technologies and systems in resource-limited settings


·       Very good conceptual understanding of the job

·       Strong interpersonal skill

·       Very good skill in communication

·       Computer literate: Ms-office, Excel, Auto CAD, planning and scheduling tools

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