ABH Partners P.L.C Zonal Emergency WASH monitor Jobs in Ethiopia

ABH Partners P.L.C Zonal Emergency WASH monitor Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description


  • More than 162,000 people have been displaced by severe flooding in Afar region where the affected people are 204,000 people, according to the Ethiopian and Africa metrological forecasts , the flooding will be continuing by increasing in intensity and coverage .

  • In Afar region alone , over 240,000 population have already been affected with a high probability of flood incidence affecting more communities , as the metrological forecasts shows that the rain will increase and intensities and coverage which may affect many more people in the coming months. Aysaita , Gereni, Mille, Dupti, Amibara , Elideear and Gelealo are the many woredas highly affected Woredas are affected both by flood . Though there is no active case in the region currently , there is a high probability of cholera outbreak anticipated.

  • The main components of these funding are provision of immediate lifesaving Water supply through support of water trucking , rehabilitation and maintenance of water schemes damaged by the flooding , provision of key WASH NFls, hygiene promotion on key Cholera and COVID - 19 prevention , construction of semi-permanent latrines and installation of group hand washing.

  • Stations in collection sites like IDP sites and institutions . For timely implementation and quality assurance of these interventions, it is important to recruit third party emergency WASH monitor at local level, specially at times when security and COVID -19 related restrictions are limiting the WASH Pas to do frequent field visits it is important to have locally based monitor to closely follow the implementation of the activities and provide hands on technical support to local government staff .

    Key Tasks

  • Ensure effective delivery of day to day WASH interventions in flood and cholera affected woredas in the region.

  • Support the distribution of WASH NFI, installation of rotas and operation of water trucking including provision of technical support in chlorination of the water trucks.

  • Follow up rehabilitation and maintenance of water supply , construction of semi-permanent latrines , installation of group hand washing stations and hygiene promotion interventions.

  • Ensure consistent and quality monitoring and reporting of activities (Sit Rep, 4W Matrix, water supply works status update)

  • Ensure new and rehabilitated water supply , sanitation and hygiene facilities including hygiene promotion activities are captured in the 4W matrix and consistent with the narrative biweekly and monthly reports.

  • Monitor water trucking activities in collaboration with the government.

  • Ensure GBV and PSEA mitigation measures are in place.

    Specific tasks include:

  • Support and follow up construction , rehabilitation and maintenance of water supply sanitation and hygiene facilities and report progress on biweekly and monthly basis.

  • Facilitate and ensure timely delivery and effective utilization of WASH NFls (Non-Food Items) including water treatment chemicals distributed in the target areas to end user level and regularly identify and report gaps.

  • Ensure quality and -timely reporting and effective information sharing (with UNICEF Afar WASH team) including biweekly sitrep and monthly 4W matrix.

  • Support efforts to strengthen the capacity of the woreda authorities to appropriately respond to the emergency . Ensure all the responses meet minimum requirements of standards.

  • Flag urgent priority issues to UNICEF Afar WASH team (e.g. sudden mass displacement , drought, disease outbreak especially cholera , Flooding , etc.) and devise strategy for way forward.

  • Ensure adequate monitoring mechanisms both for water supply , sanitation and hygiene are in place to review impact of the cluster
    working group and progress against implementation plans.

  • Conduct periodic monitoring and obse Nation on the WASH facilities utilization and facilities gaps to learning centres , child friendly space , temporary health centres in the IDP sites and respond on spot for technical gaps and report on time for logistics gaps.

  • Other emergency WASH related tasks, as assigned by UNICEF and .pertinent to the emergency response action including support chlorination of key water sources, information management , communication for development , monitoring of any construction activities and hygiene promotion activities.

  • Ensure GBV and PSEA mitigation measures are in place.

    Expected Deliverables

  • Bi- Weekly work plan.

  • Submit brief Bi- weekly report to Afar WASH Field Office WASH Officer.

  • Submit completed construction and rehabilitation of WASH facilities , Hygiene promotion sessions and people reached) monthly 4W matrix for UNICEF Afar WASH team and Regional WASH Information Management Officer.

  • Monthly spot check reports on actual usage of distributed items and construction progress.

  • Support timely report and liquidation of funds released to the region.


  • The Emergency WASH monitor will be supervised by UNICEF's Afar WASH Officer, with technical input from emergency PO in the section.

    Job Requirements

  • University degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: University (first) degree in Environmental Health, public health, social sciences, behavior change communication , Sanitary/Civil Engineering or other specialist field related to WASH is required.

  • Two years of Community Water, Sanitation and Hygiene work experience in the UN or other international development organization or private sector (for IP) and national government and field work experience.

  • Background/familiarity with Emergency preparedness and response.

    Competency Profile

    • Five year+ experience in humanitarian WASH response national level.

    • Previous experience of emergency WASH projects monitoring at national level;

    • Understanding of WASH sector and cluster approach ;

    • Fluency in English is mandatory ; and Amharic, (spoken , writing and listening) is an asset.

    • Knowledge of MS Excel;

    • Proven technical expertise for managing data capture and storage;

    • Strong interpersonal, management , coordination and negotiating skills;

    • Strong planning and organizational skills;

    • Ability to meet deadlines ;

    • Ability to work independently and with a team;

    General Conditions

    • The emergency WASH monitor will work from the zonal level at woreda water office (Aysaita for zone one and Werer Town for zone three. No DSA in the duty station .

    • The emergency WASH officer will have access to UNICEF transport (rental vehicles) .

  • Monthly salary payment will be made on monthly basis upon completion and submission of monthly report. The report must be approved by Afar FO WASH PO.

    How to Apply

  • Qualified applicants can submit their application letter along with an updated CV with three professional references, copies of education credentials, and work experience via email to

  • jobs@abhpartners.com by stating the position and region you are applying for on the subject email.

  • Qualified candidates who fulfill the criteria will be hired only following the approval and endorsement by UNICEF.

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