Location: Ethiopia

Closing date: 01 Aug


The intern will work as a part of the Environmental Health team based in SNNPR.

She/he will under the direction of the Environmental Health Coordinator contribute to the following:

  • Provide support for ensuring activities comply with appropriate national/international standards and best practices and are focused on improving the environmental health conditions of the population.
  • Provide support to the design, installation, operation and management of environmental health infrastructure.
  • Provide support to the development/improvement of data collection systems for monitoring and evaluation of environmental health activities.
  • Provide support to report writing and development of concept papers and proposals.
  • Provide training for environmental health staff as part of their continuing professional development.
  • Provide support for conducting emergency environmental health assessments in SNNPR and other parts of Ethiopia as need arises.
  • Interest or experience of implementing PHAST activities at a community level.
  • Interest or experience of low cost water treatment technologies for rural communities.


  • University degree in engineering with a specialty in water and sanitation
  • Good understanding of community-based environmental health programming
  • Highly motivated and with a desire to work with culturally diverse communities and local authorities
  • Good team player and adept at creating a strong team spirit.
  • Able to live and work in remote and isolated areas
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
    For further details and application materials, see: Environmental Health Intern in Ethiopia - IRC Website
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