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SNNPR, EthiopiaEthiopia

Requisition ID: req10403

Job Title: Environmental Health Officer

Sector: Emergency Response

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: SNNPR 2, Ethiopia

Job Description

The Position mainly involves undertaking rapid Environmental Health (EH) need assessments and implementing emergency WASH response. The EHO will be based in Bule-Hora Town, West Guji Zone of Oromia Region and Omo-Rate Town, Dassenech Woreda, South Omo Zone can be deployed to other emerging emergency areas localities) of the country program whenever need.

Major key Responsibilities:

  • Undertake detail, precise and brief need assessment report.
  • Identify potential water supply scheme to rehabilitate and maintain.
  • Conduct rapid and detail project assessment, prepare engineering designs, prepare detail bills of quantities, prepare budget estimates in emergency project throughout the country and forward to supervisor for review.
  • Prepare clear and detail specification for items to be procured and ensure its procurements are as per set specifications.
  • Prepare takeoff-shit for the best quality and quantity constructed WASH facilities and prepare payment for contractors as well as skilled labor.
  • Prepares detail Environmental Health physical & financial implementation plan for emerging emergency responses.
  • Source and monitor labor required towards implementation of emergency response interventions and ensure the accurate implementation of the same as per standards.
  • Follow the progress and implementation of subcontracted emergency response intervention as per the contract.
  • Identify, establish and follow-up water trucking and water treatment sites.
  • Works closely with, Zone/Woreda Water and Health Offices towards coordinated, optimum and efficient process of the response.
  • Works in collaboration with IRC Hygiene Promotion Officers in promotion of safe hygiene practices in Emergency responses which includes Health Promotion activities.
  • Produces activity progress reports as per the preset reporting schedule and submit to the supervisor and Emergency Rapid Response Manager.
  • Prepare brief emergency related monthly updates.
  • Takes additional works as assigned by supervisor.


  • At least 3 years of validated experience for first degree holders in Water resource or Hydraulics Engineering and 2 years for Post plus graduate holders with community mobilization activities in the field and WASH experience
  • Confirmed practical work experience in construction/rehabilitation of rural water supply systems especially in spring development, plumbing, construction/maintenance of hand dug wells, installation/repair of hand pumps is a must.
  • Experience on handling the construction and maintenance of large-scale motorized schemes specifically deep boreholes has added value.
  • Practical experience in leading labor and material at construction site.
  • Knowledge of SPHERE standard and Project Cycle management is an asset.
  • Experience of engineering software’s like AutoCAD and basic computer skill has value.
  • Flexible and committed to work under tight condition.
  • Having valuable experience to work with government partners and structures is relevant.
  • Experience in budget management, Ability to use computer (basic operating systems, AUTOCAD, WATCAD, EPHANET).
  • Demonstrated experience in supervising construction works specially water supply schemes is highly required.
  • Experience in NGO will be an asset.

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