Well Driller Trainer

at International Development Enterprises(IDE)
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted March 26, 2022
Category Other
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


International Development Enterprises (iDE) is a non-profit headquartered in Denver, Colorado, USA; with iDE Ethiopia being part of the global iDE family that is committed to powering entrepreneurs to end poverty through various agricultural and WASH projects implemented in several parts of the country. For 40 years, iDE has been a leader in market-based approaches to development, helping more than thirty seven million people navigate their way out of poverty. iDE’s successes since our founding in 1982 have demonstrated that entrepreneurs are everywhere. Given the right technology and access to open markets, struggling populations can increase their income and rise out of poverty.

Currently, iDE has secured a four year funding from Government Affairs Canada (GAC) for implementation of the project known as Her Time To Grow (HTTG). HTTG Project will be implemented in three districts (Woliso & Wonchi and Ameya) of South West Shoa Zones, Oromia Regional State. HTTG aims to improve the lives of rural women working in the agricultural sector through supporting their economic empowerment, expanding their market access and helping them to be full participants in the economic life of their communities.

Hence, iDE is currently looking for a highly qualified and experienced personnel for the positions that fulfill the requirements specified hereunder. Interested individuals who meet the specified requirement are invited to apply for the position of Well Driller Trainer.

Key Responsibilities

  • The Well Driller Trainer will be responsible for leading a program to train and support low-cost, manual, well drilling entrepreneurs. The work requires hands-on operation of well drilling tools and equipment. In addition to performing the role of lead driller, the job requires managing assistant drillers and laborers, preparing written drilling logs and other reports, installation and maintenance of various types of water pumps, training and supervising apprentice drillers, assisting trained drillers in setting up their own enterprise, and providing drilling support services to the new entrepreneurs.

Required No: 1

Duty station: Woliso, with possible travels to project districts

Job Requirements

  • A diploma or degree in a mechanical technology, such as, mechanic, machinist, welder, carpenter, plumber, equipment installer;
  • Leadership experience in managing workers in situations that involve construction equipment, hand tools, metal fabricating equipment or related enterprise;
  • At least 5 years for Diploma and 3 years for BA proficient experience in using hand tools, mechanical equipment and plumbing repairs;
  • Experience with rural technologies including water pumps, farm implements and related equipment installation and maintenance;
  • Experience in providing on-the-job training and teaching mechanics or other trade skills;
  • Basic proficiency in using computer programs for email, data recording, and writing reports;
  • Excellent oral and written communication ability in English;
  • Good interpersonal skill
  • Willingness to be based in a rural area and work with smallholder farmers
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