WASH Officer

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    3 months ago
  • Category:
    Environment and Natural Resources
  • Deadline:



The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 85 years, and are now active in more than 80 countries.

The Opportunity:

The post holder will report to Project Manager at Emergency Program Area Office. The post holder will have responsibility for the planning, management, operation, coordination and regular monitoring of the WASH component to be implemented in the district.

Dimensions of the Role

Financial management or statistics relevant to post such as budget list of direct and indirect reports including bill of quantity and price specification.

The Individual:

Technical expertise, skills and knowledge


Qualifications/ experience essential:

  • BSC Degree in Water Supply & Environmental Engineering, Water Resource Engineering, Hydraulic/Irrigation/Agricultural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Public Health Engineering, or related disciplines.
  • 3 to 5years of work experience in managing multidimensional projects on integrated WASH, Health & Nutrition. NGO experience in similar positions is advantageous


  • Awareness of integrated WASH, Health and MUS approaches.
  • Experience of managing large scale integrated WASH, Health, Nutrition and MUS projects.
  • Hands-on experience on government’s One WASH National Programme and the ODF-campaign on Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) and post-ODF; sanitation marketing for improved sanitation; baby WASH; personal hygiene; promoting the safe water chain including household water storage and safe use; hygiene practices such as handwashing at critical times; sanitation and environmental health of the immediate housing environment; and inclusion of menstrual health and hygiene (MHM) management in schools (as part of the institutional WASH component).
  • Experience in establishing VESA/VSLA, training them and skill back up to them by continuous follow up & support with special focus on Sanitation & nutrition marketing
  • Experience in conducting detailed assessments for potential water resources, draft layouts and designs of water supply systems focusing on multiple use systems to use the water for water supply & small-scale irrigation, developed in a participatory process that incorporate the needs of the community, including those of women and vulnerable members of the community. In consultation with the project coordinator and government experts, she/he will conduct alternative options for the facilities under study to be climate resilient. Experience on large scale integrated community water supply, small scale irrigation projects which are climate resilient.
  • Experience in capacity building of partners and staff including WASHCOs training, care taker training, operation & maintenance of schemes, school WASH clubs.
  • Knowledge in implementation of sanitation & hygiene promotion activities within communities that practice open defecation. Should have experience in implementing CLTSH to enable villages become ODF including works on sanitation marketing works.
  • Strong ability and commitment in community mobilization for active participation and involvement in planning and implementation for the project activities from the very beginning including for the development, operation and maintenance of WASH facilities including contributing to capital investment and establishment of a cost recovery mechanism for operational costs.
  • Knowledge on preparation of bid documents for WASH facility constructions, take part in bid evaluation and analysis, site handover.
  • General finance, administration, information management and proficiency in information technology/computer skill.
  • Excellent report writing skill, produce periodic project performance reports according to the requirements of the donor and government WASH line bureaus: Monthly, quarterly, annual, interim and final reports
  • Ability to deliver quality programs in a short term and work under stressful conditions.
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment and independently.
  • Excellent written, verbal communication skills in English and Local language.

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Safeguarding Children and Young People (Safeguarding) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI)

  • Understands and puts into practice the responsibilities under Safeguarding and GEI policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), ensuring that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.
  • Ensures that all staff in the unit/function/department are properly inducted on and understands their role in upholding Plan International’s safeguarding and GEI policies;
  • Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in day to day work.
  • Ensures that Plan Ethiopia contributes to Plan International’s global efforts to ensure safeguarding and GEI, including making sure that relevant reporting and data are submitted

Location: Adidaero/Adihageray

Type of Role: WASH Officer

Reports to: Project Manager

Grade: C1

Closing Date: February 1, 2024

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates.


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