IRC Environmental Health Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

IRC Environmental Health Officer Jobs in Ethiopia


  • The International Rescue Committee, one of the world’s largest humanitarian international NGOs, provides relief, rehabilitation and development support to vulnerable people and communities over 30 countries.

  • We began work in Ethiopia in 2000 in response to severe drought in Ethiopia’s Somali region and are currently providing assistance to Ethiopians and refugees in six regions in Ethiopia, implementing emergency and development programs in health, water and sanitation, economic recovery and development (ERD), women’s protection and empowerment, education, child protection, and multi-sectoral emergency response.

    Job Overview/Summary:

  • The Position mainly involves undertaking rapid Environmental Health (EH) need assessments and implementing emergency WASH response. The EHO will be based in Bule-Hora Town, West Guji Zone of Oromia Region and Omo-Rate Town, Dassenech Woreda, South Omo Zone can be deployed to other emerging emergency areas localities) of the country program whenever need.


  • Reports to Senior ERRO /ERR Manager,

  • Undertake detail, precise and brief need assessment report.

  • Identify potential water supply scheme to rehabilitate and maintain.

  • Conduct rapid and detail project assessment, prepare engineering designs, prepare detail bills of quantities, prepare budget estimates in emergency project throughout the country and forward to supervisor for review.

  • Prepare clear and detail specification for items to be procured and ensure its procurements are as per set specifications.

  • Prepare takeoff-shit for the best quality and quantity constructed WASH facilities and prepare payment for contractors as well as skilled labor.

  • Prepares detail Environmental Health physical & financial implementation plan for emerging emergency responses.

  • Source and monitor labor required towards implementation of emergency response interventions and ensure the accurate implementation of the same as per standards.

  • Follow the progress and implementation of subcontracted emergency response intervention as per the contract.

  • Identify, establish and follow-up water trucking and water treatment sites.

  • Works closely with, Zone/Woreda Water and Health Offices towards coordinated, optimum and efficient process of the response.

  • Works
    in collaboration with IRC Hygiene Promotion Officers in promotion of safe hygiene practices in Emergency responses which includes Health Promotion activities.

  • Produces activity progress reports as per the preset reporting schedule and submit to the supervisor and Emergency Rapid Response Manager.

  • Prepare brief emergency related monthly updates.

  • Takes additional works as assigned by supervisor.


  • At least 2 years of validated experience for first degree holders in Water resource or Hydraulics Engineering and 1 years for Post plus graduate holders with community mobilization activities in the field and WASH experience

  • Confirmed practical work experience in construction/rehabilitation of rural water supply systems especially in spring development, plumbing, construction/maintenance of hand dug wells, installation/repair of hand pumps is a must.

  • Experience on handling the construction and maintenance of large-scale motorized schemes specifically deep boreholes has added value.

  • Practical experience in leading labor and material at construction site.

  • Knowledge of SPHERE standard and Project Cycle management is an asset.

  • Experience of engineering software’s like AutoCAD and basic computer skill has value.

  • Flexible and committed to work under tight condition.

  • Having valuable experience to work with government partners and structures is relevant.

  • Experience in budget management, Ability to use computer (basic operating systems, AUTOCAD, WATCAD, EPHANET)

  • Demonstrated experience in supervising construction works specially water supply schemes is highly required.

  • Experience in NGO will be an asset.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; IRC Environmental Health Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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