Max Foundation Project Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Max Foundation Project Officer Jobs in Ethiopia


Purpose of the position

  • The Project Field Officers will be tasked to follow up the construction of household and institutional sanitation systems and provide technical assistant to artisans and MSEs on construction of improved sanitation facilities.

  • For households that construct sanitation facilities through micro-credit, the project field officer is responsible to link households with financial institutions and follow up the loan issuing process.

    Job description

    Technical Responsibility and support:

  • Liaising with cluster team including community health volunteers, and sanitation marketers in the identification of local masons and other technical skill sets such as plumbers, carpenters for training in the construction of FINISH specific appropriate sanitation systems

  • Do a needs analysis of the required masons and other skillset to facilitate the construction of sanitation systems as per the FINISH approved models; identifying the existing gaps and assist the project manager in drawing a plan to close these gaps through training, mentorship and the required coaching.


  • Facilitate the training of masons in line with the workplan ensuring the tenets of FINISH masons’ trainings on cost effectiveness and high-quality standards are maintained.


  • Assist in the selection and customized layout of appropriate sanitation systems for the customers (households and institutions)
    Provide technical support in demand creation.
  • construction and installation of sanitation systems

  • Support into the technical capacity building of artisans and other entrepreneurs for the supply side development of sanitation

  • Cluster demand to enable vendors make efficient delivery of construction materials.

  • Quality check/Verify that sanitation systems construction works done by partners and contractors are carried out according to quality standards established by FINISH through quality checks.

  • Identify sanitation entrepreneurs in the county(s) of operation operating businesses that fall under the sanitation service and/ or value chain to supply materials and skills set to facilitate the increased uptake of sanitation systems in the county.

  • Perform tasks assigned by his line manager related to his role

    Sanitation financing and Inclusion:

  • Identify suitable financial institution and link households which are eligible for sanitation loans

  • Identify additional suitable local FI partners in the districts

  • Support in the formation
    of groups for sanitation entrepreneurs, artisans and/ or households to support in the financial inclusion component through group-based lending
    On a regular basis, daily or weekly , have a direct liaison with the FINISH Mondial partner financial institutions in the assigned district, gathering information on the progress of the sanitation loans, pursuing leads jointly with the financial partner loan officers and providing the technical expertise to clients identified by the banks for sanitation loans.

  • Attend client and group meeting occasionally with the financial partners loan officer to market the sanitation products and provide, in partnership with the loan officer, the financial options available to finance the sanitation system

  • Follow up on sanitation loans processed
    Report on sanitation systems issued through loans by the partner FIs

    Project Management:

  • Prepare weekly and monthly plans

  • Participate in monthly cluster implementation team meetings

  • Participate in sector meetings related to this role

  • Quickly analyse the context change and forge partnership with others related to his role

  • Perform other activities assigned by the line manager related to his role

    Job Requirements

    Education and year of experience:

  • Bachler Degree in Environmental Health, sanitary Engineering, and relevant trainings
    Two years of relevant work experience
    Experience with NGO is of an advantage

    Knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Amharic.

  • Computer skill

  • Motor bike driving license

  • Aself-starter and can work with minimum supervision

  • Open and eager to learn new ideas and concepts

  • Willing to work in strict deadlines

    Competencies

    The Project Field Officer should demonstrate competence in some or all the following

  • Drive Results- Demonstrate ownership, responsibility and a positive optimistic “can do approach” in delivering excellence

  • Team play- Cooperate with and support colleagues work towards a common goal, work across functional/departmental boundaries

  • Interpersonal Effectiveness/Managing relationship- communicates openly and clearly, is sensitive the way a message received interacts with other with sensitivity and respect

  • Change orientation- anticipate problems and focuses on seeking solutions and is willing to be challenged and challenge others

    How to Apply

  • Please send your CV and EoI to the Max Foundation Ethiopia Country Director, Manaye Seyoum, email: manaye@maxfoundation.nl

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