Wash Officer – Roster

Job Description

The position holder will oversee water supply and sanitation facility construction and hygiene promotion activities in a targeted in target woreda communities: IDP sites, School compounds, and health institutions. Plan International Ethiopia has put in place a CP policy that all of its staff must adhere to and sign.

Dimensions of the Role

The post holder will have responsibility for the feasibility study, detail design, BOQ, contract management, regular monitoring, WASH construction supervision, quality control, and report preparations of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene facilities.
Provide technical support to district staff and WASHCos members for the planning and implementation of WASH and hygiene practices at the community, school, and health facility level to the target villages
Work in collaboration with community members, local health staff such as community health workers and women development army (WDA) to implement regular growth monitoring and growth promotion activities
Support and promote target selection and lead community dialogue sessions.
Facilitate and lead the district stakeholder for the Implementation and integration of WASH, Education and health and nutrition project.
Collect and record any documentation about the project history for learning, and reporting

She/he will ensure a smooth working environment and teamwork within Plan International Ethiopia the respective field staff sand across the WASH, Education, health and nutrition partners;

Project design, implementation, and reporting

Responsible for the quality standard of all construction/rehabilitation works
Monitor construction/rehabilitation quality in line with the standard
Responsible for hygiene and sanitation promotion works
Coach project and government staff how to undertake ongoing technical support
Conduct field feasibility study to new project sites
Follow up proper management of construction sites and take a measurement, quality control, give instruction with the consultation of the WASH coordinator and other hierarchies
Establish and facilitate training to the beneficiary at community, Education, and health facilities/ institutions.
Ensure the technical soundness, appropriateness, and general quality in water supply, sanitation, and Infrastructure project design, planning, implementation of projects, and Construction Supervision and Contract Administration.
Work for effective and efficient thematic area coordination in consultation with the project Health, Nutrition officer, Coordinator, and other project staff.
Close monitoring and follow-up for smooth and on-time project implementation.
Participate in Preparing and developing in consultation with appropriate stakeholders’ annual and multi-year project plan.
Record and share good practices and case stories achievements of the project
Participate and contribute to the quality and timely reporting and documenting of project activities including preparation of quarterly/yearly project progress reports.
Manage and organize training, workshops, and meetings that concern the project at all district levels.
Field supervision and quality control of the construction of borehole, Rural, and Urban piped water supply project, rehabilitation, and expansion of civil works, construction of VIP Latrine.
The post holder is expected to develop a standard design for all infrastructure supported by the Plan based on the humanitarian and government standard.
Participate in the bid process, Prepares Bid documents, and construction agreements, and coordinate contract awards.
Prepare take off sheet, cost, and material estimation for payment and planning

Policy engagement and networking

In addition to the WASH coordinator, he/she can be Serve as a principal representative to WASH thematic networks and clusters in the project areas that have relevance to the project implementation, to create collaborative and positive partnerships and alliances, and to influence policy that maximizes the impact of the project.
Establish links and good relationships with relevant district government authorities, UN organizations, NGOs, academic and research institutions, and the media, in water, sanitation, and hygiene to draw information and knowledge for project efficiency and effectiveness.
Makes follow-up and proper documentation and share of district government information, strategies with respect to water sanitation and hygiene.

Partnership development and strengthening

Periodically collect project-related and relevant information about other organizations working within the target districts to gain institutional knowledge of the environment.
Seeks opportunities for different kinds of partnership for enhanced quality project implementation.
Provide technical assistance and build the capacities of WASHCOs, clubs and local partners in project management.
for smooth project implementation of the project Facilitates communication and interaction between partners/collaborators

Safeguarding Children and Young People (Safeguarding) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI)

Understands and puts into practice the responsibilities under Safeguarding and GEI policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), ensuring that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.
Ensures that all staff in the unit/function/department are properly inducted on and understands their role in upholding Plan International’s safeguarding and GEI policies;
Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in day to day work.
Ensures that Plan Ethiopia contributes to Plan International’s global efforts to ensure safeguarding and GEI, including making sure that relevant reporting and data are submitted.

Job Requirements

Technical expertise, skills, and knowledge
Educational Qualification and Experience

At least Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, Water Resource Engineering, Water Supply, and Environmental Engineering, and related disciplines
Minimum 3 years of total experience of which experience in the WASH sector and experience in emergency WASH is advantageous.
Experience in WASH facilities construction in a complex and demanding workload.
Substantial experience in coordinating, mobilizing community, planning, implementation, supervision, monitoring, and reporting.
Demonstrated work experience in designing, supervising, and implementing water, sanitation, and hygiene infrastructural programs in the community, school, and health centers.
Ability and willingness to travel and work in rural areas where the project is implemented, within approved security frameworks.
Strong interpersonal skills, communication, presentation, and facilitation skills, and an ability to train and mentor staff.
Desired spoken and written English.
Good computer skills (particularly Excel, Word and databases).

Desirable Knowledge

Knowledge of the water, sanitation, and hygiene sector.
Knowledge and experience in supervising infrastructures.
In-depth knowledge of project cycle management and child-centred community development programming.
Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities, and implications to community development.
Knowledge of effective participatory Monitoring, Evaluation, and lesson learning systems and the process of project cycle management.
Experience in implementation of integrated WASH, Health and Nutrition projects.

Plan International’s Values in Practice
We are open and accountable

We create a climate of trust inside and outside the organization by being open, honest and transparent. We hold ourselves and others to account for the decisions we make and for our impact on others, while doing what we say we will do.

We strive for lasting impact

We strive to achieve significant and lasting impact on the lives of children and young people, and to secure equality for girls. We challenge ourselves to be bold, courageous, responsive, focused and innovative.

We work well together

We succeed by working effectively with others, inside and outside the organisation, including our sponsors and donors. We actively support our colleagues, helping them to achieve their goals. We come together to create and implement solutions in our teams, across Plan International, with children, girls, young people, communities and our partners.

We are inclusive and empowering

We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge inequality in our programmes and our workplace. We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and to change their own lives. We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential.

This position is only open to Ethiopian Nationals, who must be eligible to live and work in Ethiopia.
Please note that:

Make sure to mention your specific location on your Application letter for which location you are applying.
Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
We are not accepting CVs that are not sent through the indicated links.
Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.
Female candidates are highly encouraged to Apply

More information about Plan International can be found on http:// plan-international.org
References will be taken and background and anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy. Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all persons meeting the skills and experience required.
As an international child centered community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realization of children’s rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.
Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk. 

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