COOPI Ethiopia - WaSH Expert AICS Jobs

COOPI Ethiopia - WaSH Expert AICS Jobs

Purpose of the role

The WaSH Expert is:

  • Directly responsible for the technical implementation of the project activities;
    the prime contact with government counterparts and the donor.

  • Reports to the Head of Mission and the Senior WASH Advisor


    Primary Duties

  • Ensures coordination with the governmental project partners and AICS for the definition of the project strategy;

  • Shares the knowledge and skills related to the WASH sector within the technical work team;

  • Create skills within target groups in the project area to enhance the managerial and technical skills of the local counterpart (government and community);

  • Supports local counterparts (Zone and Woreda technicians) and community stakeholders in the definition of training, capacity building, awareness campaigns on sanitation practices;

  • Supports local counterparts in the initial data collection, in the definition of the intervention areas and in the preparation of the technical drawings of the water infrastructures;

  • Manages the inventory of materials for WASH activities and makes them available to the Donor upon request;

  • Ensures that the activities are carried out in compliance with the Logical Framework and the indicators.

    Resources mobilization

  • Responds to COOPI's internal solicitations on the interests of the Donor and local partners;

  • Ensures the necessary visibility of the interventions of this project in national and regional platforms and in sector clusters as well as on the ground.


  • Ensures technical leadership and support to ensure the project's WASH impacts in terms of quality and accountability;

  • Manages the WASH project team, coordinates with AICS and the local counterparts in the technical discussion tables;

  • Mobilizes in coordination with the Country Administrator the project resources;

  • Maintains and manages relations with the Donor, local
    counterparts, stakeholders and NGOs and Agencies operating in the South West Shewa area in relation to the WASH sector;

  • Ensures coordination between the field and COOPI coordination office in Addis Ababa.

    Other Responsibilities

  • Any other task necessary for the good and timely implementation of the projects, identified in agreement with AICS and COOPI.



  • Experience in coordinating WaSH activities on the field in development and / or emergency contexts;

  • Proven professional knowledge and / or training in WaSH;

  • Knowledge of GIS (QGIS);

  • High computers skills (Spreadsheet);

  • Knowledge of 3D CAD;

  • Experience in civil works design and supervision;

  • Experience in hydraulic works (rural water supply);

  • Experience in data collection with smart phone (KoBo or others);

  • Experience in water scheme management;

  • Experience in water schemes financial sustainability;

  • Solid knowledge of issues transversal to the WASH sector (including Gender; Environment; Vulnerable Groups);

  • Proficency in english language.


  • Experience in ToR preparation;

  • Pre-Kap, post-KAP, H&S activities organization;

  • Analytical ability of needs, gaps and opportunities in relation to project activities;

  • Proven experience of capacity building and facilitation of multi-stakeholder processes;

  • Good written and oral knowledge of Italian.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; COOPI Ethiopia - WaSH Expert AICS Jobs

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