Splash International Senior O & M Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Splash International Senior O & M Officer Jobs in Ethiopia


Position Overview

  • Splash International is committed to supporting the ongoing functionality of the WASH infrastructure that we install at schools by providing technical support for a period of time after installation is complete.

  • The WASH Infrastructure Senior O & M Officer will be responsible for helping Splash develop and execute plans that ensure every school (including school management and other relevant stakeholders) is trained on proper O & M, receives proactive, routine maintenance at regular intervals, and receives reactive maintenance in a timely manner when issues arise.

  • The technologies that the team member will oversee include water filtration systems, pumps and associated accessories, drinking water/handwashing stations, water storage tanks/reservoirs, toilets, septic tanks, pipes and fittings, solid and liquid waste management, and drainage systems.

  • This team member is also responsible for collecting implementation data related to O & M and entering it into Splash’s Salesforce database, and for assisting.

  • The WASH Infrastructure Senior O & M Officer will report to the Senior WASH Infrastructure Manager or his delegate and will work closely with other WASH Infrastructure team members in general and with the other O & M Unit staff in particular in planning and executing O & M works and capacity building activities.

  • The post holder will also closely work with the WASH infrastructure team and the WASH Infrastructure Senior Manager in the development of O & M and capacity building strategy and approach for the country office in order to ensure the sustainability of Splash WASH infrastructure interventions.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide training and orientation to school management and technical staff on O & M and basic troubleshooting of WASH infrastructure, including water filtration systems, pumps and associated accessories, drinking water/handwashing stations, water storage tanks/reservoirs, toilets, septic tanks, pipes and fittings, solid and liquid waste management, and drainage systems.

  • Conduct and facilitate preventive periodic and corrective maintenance.

  • Respond to emergency calls from schools when issues arise and resolve issues in a timely manner.

  • Maintain up-to-date records of O & M activities in Splash’s Salesforce database.

  • Ensure operations and maintenance are conducted in compliance with environmental health and safety standards and the quality standards established by government and Splash.
  • Ensure compliance with prescribed operating and safety standards.

  • Compile and enter data for daily operational reports, inventory control, and implementation data reporting.

  • Support sustainability-focused
    capacity building plan preparation and implementation for schools, woreda education offices, and woreda Health Extension Workers.

  • Work closely with the Senior Wash Infrastructure Manager and other staff in developing O & M and capacity building strategy and approach for the country office to ensure the sustainability of Splash WASH infrastructure interventions.

    Job Requirements

    Education and Other First-Level Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

  • BSc in Electrical/Electromechanical/Mechanical or Water Resources Engineering and related fields, plus a minimum of five years of relevant work experience on the operation and maintenance.

  • Ability to develop realistic plans and collaborate effectively with senior staff, peers, and local partners (contractors, government partners, schools, and vendors).

  • Experience using electronic data input and analysis tools, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook).

  • Experience using project O & M management processes and tools.

  • Strong written and spoken English skills and demonstrated report writing experience.

    Second Level Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

  • Experience with standard process controls and operational practices associated with filter systems, pumps, drinking/handwashing stations, toilets, septic tanks, solid/liquid waste, sludge management, water tanks/reservoirs, pipes and fittings.

  • Understanding of occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable to O & M procedures.

  • Understanding of methods, practices, tools, and materials used in installing/servicing or O & M of water filter systems, pumps, and drinking water/handwashing stations.

  • Experience using and caring for tools and equipment (from common hand tools to specialized tools) used for O & M activities.
  • Includes adjusting, aligning, and lubricating tools used for O & M in compliance with preventative maintenance procedures.

  • Experience reading and interpreting gauges, meters, and other recording devices to analyze data and initiate process changes.

  • Experience monitoring, troubleshooting, and repairing water infrastructure.

    Desired Attributes Include

  • You exhibit absolute integrity, honesty, openness, and sound judgment.

  • You demonstrate, self-motivation, flexibility, and cooperative attitude.

  • You are an excellent communicator, with the ability to listen, communicate effectively, and have good rapport with colleagues and partners.

  • You enjoy collaboration and have a genuine interest in learning from and developing others.

  • Innovative and creative: you constantly seek better ways to accomplish objectives.

  • You think critically and put a high value on offering and receiving constructive feedback and criticism.

  • You have a deep belief in and passion for Splash’s work and the children we serve.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Splash International Senior O & M Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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