Environmental Health Officer

Environmental Health Officer IRC: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) invites application for the qualified and experienced candidates for position of Environmental Health Officer.

  • Requisition ID: req41160
  • Job Title: Environmental Health Officer (Re-advert)
  • Sector: Environmental Health
  • Employment Category: Fixed Term
  • Employment Type: Full-Time
  • Open to Expatriates: No
  • Location: Awassa, Ethiopia

Job Description


The International Rescue Committee, one of the world’s largest humanitarian international NGOs, provides relief, rehabilitation and development support to vulnerable people and communities over 30 countries. We began work in Ethiopia in 2000 in response to severe drought in Ethiopia’s Somali region and are currently providing assistance to Ethiopians and refugees in six regions in Ethiopia, implementing emergency and development programs in health, water and sanitation, economic recovery, and development (ERD), women’s protection and empowerment, education, child protection, and multi-sectoral emergency response.

Job overview:

The Position mainly involves undertaking detail technical WASH need assessments, feasibility detail assessment, analyses and preparing Detail designs including specification and BOQ for the hard ware activities under Charity water project, monitoring and supervise the implementation of quality of hardware activities undertaking by the project.

  • The position’s role within the broader Department, Office, Program and/or Project
  • A highlight of the main components of the job and any overall objectives

Major key Responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of Senior EH Officer will execute the following key responsibilities

  • Conduct the feasibility study of the water options proposed through community action plan.
  • Compile detail design, specification, bills of quantities, budget estimates in response to the proposed community action plan in all intervention kebeles of the respective the intervention woreda
  • In coordination with senior EH officer and other EH team Prepares detail water sector physical & financial implementation plan of the project which includes but not limited to activity plan, spending plan and procurement plan.
  • Ensure all the construction under the projects are with highest quality standard and free of   technical defects in all intervention woreda.
  • Confirm the proper completion of every executed construction under the project and facilitate timely prepare pay sheet as per the execution.
  • Source out and monitor labor required towards implementation of project interventions and ensure the proper implementation of the organizational   norms and standards.
  • Properly Monitor the progress and implementation of subcontracted or own force project implementation in the intervention woreda as per the IRC standards and work procedures
  • Prepare detail specification for items to be procured and ensure its procurements are as per set specifications.
  • Works closely with Region, Zone/Woreda Water and Health Offices towards efficient and effective implementation of the project by organizing regular field visits and joint monitoring with project steering committee.
  • Produces activity progress update and reports as per the preset reporting schedule and submit to the supervisor and copy to the Field Manager and the Project manager.
  • In collaboration with other EH team organize and facilitate different trainings for WUAs, artesian and for government partners per the project scope.
  • Provide any required technical support for the EHAs on the development of community action plans.
  • Ensure all the constructed hardware activities are properly handover to the concerned government bodies with full of recording data like GPS location, beneficiary, yields of the water schemes, history of the water schemes in well documented manner at the right time before project phase out
  • Properly monitor and confirm the quality and quantity of delivery of both local and industrial materials supplied by suppliers and transporters are per the IRC standards and code of conducts.  And ensure the project resources including the construction materials in all kebeles of the intervention woreda are well monitored and properly used for the project purpose without any abuse.
  • Compile and share the material utilization report at every two weeks for per site in the intervention woreda.
  • Coordinate the woreda partners in   water quality testing and in scheme disinfection and ensure the sachem disinfection and water quality testing of all the water schemes constructed under the project was done timely.
  • In collaboration with other EH team ensure high level of community participation in the project and regularly track the community participation in terms of money with local labor market standard.
  • Accomplish additional works as assigned by supervisor.


  • Experience in managing from big to small scale water supply system schemes, sanitation facilities design in the rural community and having good knowledge of project management.

Educational Requirements:

  • At least 2 years of experience for first degree holders/2 years of relevant experience plus post graduate degree in water supply engineering /Sanitary Engineering/, hydraulic engineering or related engineering fields. field of study

Preferred experience & skills:

  • 2+ years of experience in managing from big to small scale water supply system schemes, sanitation facilities design in the rural community and having good knowledge of project management Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as, an overall ability to be clear and concise in all communications
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills; proven ability to prioritize and deliver on time
  • Strong analytic problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in a dynamic, cross-functional global team structure
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office suite
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Ability to manage and work through change in a proactive and positive manner.

Language Skills: 

  • Fluent spoken and written English

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Department: Africa
Country: Ethiopia
Workplace: Hawassa
Contract Type: Fixed term Full time
Categories: EthioJob Vacancies
EthioJobs: International Rescue Committee
Education: Bachelor's Degree Master's Degree

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