Save The Children WASH Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

Save The Children WASH Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

Key Areas of Accountability

  • Ensure that technical quality and standards are considered during project implementation WASH activities design, follow up and evaluation.

  • Implement all program activities, as member of a team, such as hand dug wells with alternative energy sources, boreholes rehabilitation, open ponds, new water scheme development, pit latrines, placental pits, incinerators and other WASH infrastructures.

  • Facilitate and conduct WASH/DRR related trainings in schools and communities.

  • Prepare engineering design, bill of quantities, cost estimate of WATSAN infrastructures, and develops monitoring and supervision methodologies.

  • Participate in construction bid openings, registration and recording of readings.

  • Conducts construction site handing over, make regular supervision to all construction project sites and evaluates the progress.

  • Checking the contractors work schedule, crew formation and material delivery program and commenting on its effectiveness with regard to timely completion of the work.

  • Notifies any omissions, fault or deviation to the supervisor and other concerned bodies to take timely measures.

  • Prepare daily duties/schedule in detail in the order of their complexity and supervise the construction works at all critical stages.

  • Checking the quality of materials and workmanship for conformity with the requirements of the contract and provide site instructions as required.

  • Approving of the contractor’s work to proceed from one stage to another.

  • Checking, correcting and approving contractors Take-Off Sheet and Payment Request based on the measurements taken and submit to his supervisor.

  • Taking responsibilities for the construction work and administration of the contract.

  • Checking site daily dairies and schedules and evaluating weekly plans of the contractor.

  • Take measure if the contractor performs his work less than the schedule as per the contract.

  • Contribute to project planning and ensure that interventions are completed in line with project proposals and Terms of Reference (ToRs).

  • Take measure if the contractor performs his work less than the schedule as per the contract agreement.

  • Carry on Recording, Documentation and Reporting of attainments and encounters on daily, monthly, quarterly bases as needed.

  • Organize meeting with the contractor’s staffs on regular basis (weekly, monthly and quarterly).

  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual progress report and conduct provisional acceptance for completed projects.

  • Liaise with communities, local authorities and other agencies regularly to ensure coordination and effective implementation of projects.

  • Liaise with communities, local authorities and other agencies regularly to ensure coordination and effective implementation of activities.

  • Develop activity plan for WASH committee and Community agents regarding sanitation and hygiene.

  • Identify and distribute hand-tools/maintenance kits & water treatment chemicals to targeted communities.

  • Conduct water quality analysis at each water scheme, disinfect/treat/ water supply schemes

  • Donor reporting: responsible for writing technical and financial part of the project reports (activity narrative, activity databases, expenditure, beneficiary’s tables, and update of LFA indicators).

  • Guide and direct program staff both at Field/ satellite office level.

  • Organise and lead project coordination meetings.

  • Ensure a positive working environment and good team dynamics (solve out potential conflicts and create good team sprit).

  • Responsible for overall, monthly and weekly planning of project activities.

  • Represents WASH programs at all relevant technical external task forces, working groups, seminars or other meetings/forums, which have been identified and approved the Area Office and use these meetings to negotiate strategic, and advocacy positions.

  • Develops good relations with other NGOs, development and UN agencies etc. working in the sector and where possible forge alliances to influence key actors around advocacy objectives.

  • Be fully aware of national policies, strategies and other initiatives and developments by government and other stakeholders in the sector or thematic area covered.

  • Through external contact with relevant counterparts in donor/research agencies, identify new potential funding sources and share with program manager and program director.

  • In cooperation with Member Service, provide information and inputs to be used for SCI WASH information and communication materials.

  • Ensure that the voices of children guide advocacy and policy change objectives and related activities.

  • Work in close cooperation with Zonal Water and Health Bureaus.

  • Perform other extra duties as required.

    Job Requirements

  • BSc /MSC Degree in Water Resource Engineering, Environmental Health, Sanitary Engineering, Hydraulics, and Water Resource Development or other related academic background.

  • At least 4 years of relevant project management experience in emergencies, or WASH related project’s management in an international NGO or similar organization.

  • Proved experience and skills to work in coordination with authorities at Regional, Zone, and Woreda level.

  • Proven experience in preparation of Terms of Reference and contractual agreements for specific WASH related works.

  • Proven team and personnel management experience.

  • Experience of managing donor(s) funded projects or programmes.

  • Technical background and knowledge in construction management and demonstrated work experience in Designing, Supervision and Implementation of Rural Water Supply and Sanitation facilities for community, schools and health centres.

  • Technical background and knowledge in environmental health and demonstrated work experience in designing & implementing sanitation and hygiene promotion program.

  • Computer literate and operational knowledge of MS office, and other Engineering-Software (AutoCAD).

  • Availability and willingness to travel and work in rural areas/harsh climatic conditions where the project is implemented.

  • Knowledge and experience in working with communities.

  • Excellent oral and written English skills & knowledge of the local language of the duty station advantageous.


  • Demonstrated expertise in both hardware and software implementation of WASH in emergency responses.

  • Experience in assessment, WASH facilities design and Bill of Quantity preparation.

  • Knowledge and experience in the implementation of sanitation and hygiene promotion tools (PHAST, CHAST and CLTS).

    How to Apply

  • Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.

  • A copy of the full role profile can be found at

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