Plan International WASH Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Plan International WASH Officer Jobs in Ethiopia


Purpose

  • Plan International is an independent non-profit organization that advances children’s well-being and equality for girls.

  • Working in building powerful partnerships for children for over 75 years and present in 70 countries, Plan International strives for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children while working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners]

    Accountabilities

    Project design, Implementation and Reporting

  • Responsible for managing quality standard of all construction/rehabilitation works

  • Design and prepare BOQ for wash schemes such as reservoirs and water points

  • Developing take-off sheets, payments sheets and certificates for wash construction

  • Responsible for hygiene and sanitation promotion works

  • Coach project and government staff how to undertake ongoing technical support

  • Conduct field feasibility study to new project sites

  • Follow up proper management of construction sites and take measurement, quality control, give instruction with the consultation of the WASH project manager and other hierarchies

  • Establish and facilitate training to beneficiary at community, Education and health facilities/ institutions.

  • Ensure the technical soundness, appropriateness and general quality in water supply and sanitation and Infrastructure project design, planning, implementation of projects and construction Supervision and Contract Administration.

    Related to Program Design

  • Facilitate and collect baseline information and data from community submit to PA for further analysis.

    Related to Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Monitor project implementation processes, coordinate evaluations, share learning’s and document best practices.

  • Prepare and submit a quality periodic narrative and financial reports in a timely manner according to Plan International and donor requirements.

  • Provide technical support for partner and program area staff on effective M and E applications.

  • Identify, document and disseminate best practices, success stories and story of changes from within and outside Plan International staff and other development partners.

  • Ensure project learning and achievements are documented and disseminated widely.

  • Ensure all project documentation is filed and organized for accountability purpose

    Related to coordination, partnership and networking

  • In addition to the WASH Project Manager, he/she can be Serve as a principal representative to WASH thematic networks and clusters in the project areas that has relevance to the project implementation, to create collaborative and positive partnerships and alliances, and to influence policy that maximizes the impact of the project.

  • Establish links and good relationships with relevant district government authorities, UN organizations, NGOs, academic and research institutions and the media, in the area of water, sanitation and hygiene to draw information and knowledge for project efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Makes follow up and proper documentation and share of district government information, strategies with respect to water sanitation and hygiene.

  • Facilitates communication and interaction between partners/collaborators and Program Area finance team.

    Related to Capacity Building Support

  • Provide technical assistance and build the capacities of local partners in project management.

  • Provide guidance to colleagues and partner staffs on smooth partnership management for enhanced project implementation.

  • Ensure that appropriate partner assessment is done on time and communicated to relevant staff.

    Complexity of problems
    handled & the degree of investigation, analysis, & creative thinking required solving them


  • The position involves resolving many challenges which typically occur in WASH Programs management at the PA level.

  • The post holder will demonstrate the ability to solve problems, while introducing innovations as needed to meet the demands of a dynamic and sometimes unpredictable operating environment while ensuring Plan systems and policies are adhered to.

  • The post holder will coordinate program portfolio to ensure the highest level of project quality and its link with the overall country program. This will encompass strengthening accountability, planning, management, adherence to policies and procedures, and promoting a culture for delivery of results, both short and long term.

  • All the above responsibilities oblige a post holder to develop high level of professional discipline and preparedness to investigate cases, analyse, & thinking creatively in the process of solving problems of beneficiaries.

    Key relationships

  • To maximize overall program impact through the optimized contributions of others, the post holder will be required to initiate, develop and maintain a range of working relationships, including with government counterparts, implementing partners and other development organizations with the region.

  • Effective working relationships within the program unit are also essential. The job holder will have frequent communication with, Plan staff and various internal staff networks.

    Job Requirements

    Technical Expertise, Skills and knowledge

  • At least Bachelor’s Degree in Water resource Engineering, Sanitary Engineering, Environmental Engineering and related disciplines with at least 4 years relevant experience in water supply and sanitation development, construction supervision and Contract Administration out of which a minimum of 2 years of NGO experience.

  • Demonstrated experience in the management (feasibility study, design, construction supervision, contract administration etc.) of water supply and sanitation projects and infrastructures.

  • Experience in contract document preparation, negotiation management, and development of bid documents, Bill of quantities and specification, as well as supervision and administration of projects.

  • Experience in study, design, supervision and contract administration water supply, building construction works

  • Experience and Knowledge of using Water CAD, AutoCAD and GPs and GIS software packages

  • Knowledge of the water, sanitation and hygiene sector.

  • Knowledge and experience in supervising infrastructures.

  • In-depth knowledge of project cycle management and child centered community development programming.

  • Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community development.

  • Knowledge of effective participatory Monitoring, Evaluation and lesson learning systems and the process of project cycle management.

  • Experience in implementation of integrated WASH, Health and Nutrition projects.

    Skills Specific to the Post

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationships with colleagues.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including presentation.

  • Strong negotiation, influencing and problem solving skills.

  • Numeracy and the ability to interpret financial data, in order to understand budgetary processes including planning, monitoring and reporting.

  • Ability to analyze information and evaluate options including planning skills.

  • Proficient in computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Plan International WASH Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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