Country Water and Sanitation Co-ordinator, Merlin, Ethiopia

Base: Ethiopia

Programme Period: 12 months (subject to funding)

Start date: ASAP

Reports to: Country Director

Support provided by Country Management Team (Country Director, Country Medical Coordinator).

The Country Water/Sanitation Coordinator will form part of the Senior Management Team.

Salary £13,920- £16,800 per annum - dependent on relevant experience.

Plus an Annual cost of living allowance of £3717 insurance cover, accommodation and return flights.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be short listed on a regular basis and we may offer this post before the closing date.

This is an unaccompanied position.

Person Specification


• Extensive previous experience of rural water & sanitation projects in developing countries

• Previous experience within the humanitarian/ development sector

• Knowledge on water quality analysis.

• Excellent communication skills, Spoken and written English is essential,

• Excellent management and personnel skills.

• Ability and flexibility to understand the cultural and political environment and to work well with the local authorities.

• Ability to travel to rural areas and live under basic living conditions

• Strong organisational/ management skills, to include programme and finance management and team-building skills

• Computer literate – Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access. Engineering software, such as, Autocad

• Excellent problem solving skills

• Capacity to write quality reports and proposals for a variety of Donors, to include, USAID, DFID, EU, etc


• Previous experience of working in Africa

• Oromia, Somali and/or Amharic is an advantage

To apply for this vacancy

Please download an application form from our website uk

Completed applications should be emailed to applications@ merlin-uk. org

stating in the subject field the job title, country, and reference number (if any)

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