IRC Water Quality Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

IRC Water Quality Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Summary Statement of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Water Quality Officer reports to the Environmental Health Managers, and is responsible for ensuring the supply of potable water to more than 40,000 refugees and host community member in Bokolomayo camp of Dollo refugee operation Primary responsibilities include overseeing the proper treatment of water at permanent and temporary treatment plants; supervision and monitoring of regular water quality test activities; set up of water quality data management system (data collection, entry, analysis, reporting); and conducting regular trainings to build the staff capacity on water quality. The water quality officer position also requires proper management of equipment, consumables and other resources under the program and reporting periodically to supervisors.

    Detailed Responsibilities and Tasks:


  • Ensure proper treatment/disinfection of water at treatment plants.

  • Establish clear and straightforward management systems including Jar tests, Alum dosage, Chlorine dosage, chemical preparation, etc.

  • Organize regular water quality data monitoring system and conduct regular water quality test starting from the Intake, to different stages of treatment plant, tap stands, storage reservoir/s, household level, etc to ensure refugees/host community are supplied with safe water as per UNHCR and international standards.

  • Develop necessary formats and a database for regular water quality data collection, data entry, storage, analysis and report production.

  • Raise purchase requests for procurement of equipments, reagents, treatment chemicals, and ensure the availably of all necessary items in stock for regular water quality test and operation.

  • Ensure the cleaning of treatment plant units, service reservoir, and clean water wells at regular, scheduled intervals.

  • Prepare the preparation of Operation manuals for the water treatment plants in Bokolomayo camps

  • Work with other EH team and coordinate with other IPs on information sharing related with
    water quality and promotion of proper water storage at household level.

  • Summarize and produce weekly, and monthly water quality report to the EH Manager to share to head office, ARRA and UNHCR;

  • Serve as the focal person for water quality issues for Bokolomayo camp and head of the water quality lab

    Capacity building:

  • Conduct quarter regular training/refreshment/ jointly with the water quality officer for water quality team members including EH team , assistant water quality officers, and treatment & chemical operators and camp water quality monitors;

  • Prepare notes, modules, and other related resources regarding the training component and share for the trainees;

  • Organize the laboratories with necessary equipments, manuals for equipments, books, and other electronic reference materials.


  • Qualification in Sanitary/Environmental Engineering, Environmental Health, Applied Chemistry, Applied Biology, or any other relevant field.

  • Experience 3 years of relevant experience with the first degree or 2 years of relevant experience plus postgraduate. NGO experience is a plus. Previous experience of managing/monitoring of town water supply particularly in surface water treatment and quality monitoring activities.

  • Basic supervisory/managerial skills.

  • Technical and report writing skills

  • Computer literate.

  • Fluent spoken and written English.

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.

    How to Apply

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

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