Assistant EH Coordinator

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Engineering
  • Deadline:
    December 23, 2022

JOB DESCRIPTION

Requisition ID: req35186

Job Title: Assistant EH Coordinator

Sector: Environmental Health

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Ethiopia

Job Description

 

BACKGROUND: 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 40 countries. We began work in Ethiopia in 1999 in response to severe drought in Ethiopia’s Somali region and are currently providing assistance to Ethiopians and refugees in ten 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/Summary: Reports to the EH/WASH Coordinator and is accountable for technical oversight & support for water, sanitation and hygiene promotion projects and building the capacity of EH staff in sites where IRC is implementing EH projects

Responsibilities: –

Project implementation:

  • Ensure that EH projects are implemented in a timely and professional manner, according to goal, objectives, and indicators and in line with donor requirements and beneficiary needs.
  • Ensure accurate documentation of EH activities and experiences at field and office level.
  • Maintain close contact with EH Managers in IRC field sites to ensure effective technical, logistical and management support for all aspects of project implementation.
  • Conduct regular monitoring and technical support visits to project sites.
  • Conduct needs assessments, project review assessments, and post-project impact assessments.
  • Coordinate with Hygiene Promotion Specialist, Senior MEAL Manager, and other technical unit members to ensure targeted support and effective, quality programming.

Monitoring & evaluation:

  • Maintain a regular system of project progress monitoring and evaluation.
  • Strive to increase program quality through all stages of implementation. Develop/maintain systems to measure impact and quality in assigned projects.

Capacity building:

  • Maintain a regular system of project progress monitoring and evaluation.
  • Strive to increase program quality through all stages of implementation. Develop/maintain systems to measure impact and quality in assigned projects.

Strategy:

  • Remain abreast of new developments in the sector and disseminate ideas, tools and approaches amongst EH team.
  • Represent IRC EH at external and coordination meetings with IPs, IOs and donors.
  • Participate in strategic plan developments for WASH sector & the national program.

Proposals:

  • Remain abreast of new developments in the sector and disseminate ideas, tools and approaches amongst EH team.
  • Represent IRC EH at external and coordination meetings with IPs, IOs and donors.
  • Participate in strategic plan developments for WASH sector & the national program.

Human Resources / Staffing:

  • Identify staffing needs and assists with recruitment.
  • Assist in the orientation of newly arrived national and international staff on the team.
  • Support Field Coordinators with IRC performance reviews for EH staff.
  • Strive to improve and maintain overall team environment and develop team-building relationships.

Logistics /Finance:

  • Liaise with IRC Administration, Logistics, and Finance Departments to ensure smooth operations and appropriate support to field staff.
  • Raise and follow up on purchase requests, conduct equipment and materials inspections and ensure timely supply of materials to site.
  • Develop and maintain tools to supervise project progress, financial commitments and expenditures against budgets.
  • Maintain budget plans & monitor spending for allocated EH budgets.

Reporting:

  • Provide timely trip reports and/or monthly reports to senior EH Coordinator.
  • Ensure and coordinates timely production of monthly reports by EH staff based on qualitative and quantitative indicators of project status.
  •  Complete and share donor reports within agreed timeline.

 

Qualifications

 

Job Requirement               

  • Confirmed experience in construction /WASH facility design, construction monitoring and contract management.
  • Confirmed experience on construction and water system design software and Aids; EPANET, AutoCAD, Google Earth and Global Mapper.
  • You have experience in a humanitarian setting (refugee camps, rural development, or emergency response).
  • You have knowledge and experience in sanitation and hygiene promotion programs implementation and monitoring.
  • Experience in supervising staff and interaction with international staff and partners and donors.
  • You have strong communication and project management skills.
  • You are proficient in Windows, MS office programs, email, and database tools.
  • Proficiency in report and proposal writing.

  Educational Requirements:

  • University degree (Masters level preferred) in civil, water resource, environmental engineering, or other related fields.

Preferred experience & skills:

  • 5+years of experience in leading WASH Projects
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as, an overall ability to be clear and concise in all communications
  • Strong interpersonal and time-management skills; consistent track record to prioritize and deliver on time
  • Strong analytic problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in a multifaceted, cross-functional distributed team structure
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office suite
  • Confirmed skill to work effectively with partners at all levels
  • Ability to lead and work through change in a proactive and positive manner.

Language Skills: 

  • Proficient in English writing and speaking skills.

IRC is an equal employment opportunity employer.  IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

Professional Standards: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity Anti-Retaliation and Combating Trafficking in Persons

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols, and other supportive benefits and allowances.

Equal Opportunity Employer: IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.