Dec 26, 2017
International Rescue Committee - IRC Senior Environmental Health Officer (Senior EH Officer) - Assosa Salary: ETB 15,579.00 plus 25% hard ship allowance and 15% PF/PN contribution from IRC SUMMARY STATMENT OF DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES The Senior Environmental Health Officer is a junior management position that provides assistance to the Environmental Health (EH) Manager in planning, management and monitoring of EH programs in Assosa FO operation. Particularly, the Senior Environmental Health Officer will coordinate with the EH Manager and provide assistance in managing the WASH service provision in Sherkole, Tsore, Tongo and Gure Shembola refugee camps. The Senior Environmental Health Officer will be responsible to bridge the EH program implementations between the Assosa FO and the Camp EH teams and, in coordination with the EH teams, ensure the attainment of program objectives at all camps where IRC is operating in BGRS. The position requires frequent field visit and providing technical support to a team of EH Officers, Hygiene Promotion Officers, Water Technicians, Construction Foreman, Plumbers and Water System Guards. The position holder will undertake frequent supervision and supportive monitoring and provide technical support to the EH teams in all camps during the assessment/planning, designing, development/rehabilitation of water supply and sanitation infrastructures, hygiene promotion activities and capacity building of staff and volunteer refugees and the day-to-day operation of the EH programs. Furthermore, the AEH Manager will provide technical support to emergency responses and to other sectors on construction related activities. The Senior Environmental Health Officer will assist the EH Manager in maintaining effective operational processes between EH and Supply Chain, HR, Finance teams and Camp Managers, and demonstrate consistent representation and coordination with partners will be essential. The position also requires strong project management skills, including the efficient financial, material and other resources management under the program. Strong communication skills and regular reporting to the EHM is required. The position reports to the Environmental Health Manager at Assosa Field Office. Detailed responsibilities: Ø The Senior Environmental Health Officer will provide assistance to the EH Manager in coordinating and managing the EH Program activities categorized as below: WATER SUPPLY: · Ensure that the daily water supply to the refugees meet the UNHCR standard of at least 20lit/p/day in all camps; · Oversee the operation and installation of water systems including construction, rehabilitation and maintenance of water supply systems; · Manage the production of or directly produce all the necessary designs and bills of quantities, specification, necessary drawings for the water system and prepare follow up orders for the required equipment, goods, tools and materials procurement and supply; · Prepare Terms of Reference for the hydro-geological study, surveying work, drilling operation, borehole rehabilitation, pumping test and other sub-contracted works; · Ensure continual and adequate supervision of contracted activities and liaise with the Supply Chain and/or contractors and consultant as necessary for the successful and timely achievement of activities. · Design, specification and support for procurement & supply of electromechanical equipments, solar pumping systems; · Manage the proper operation and maintenance of motorized boreholes, hand-dug wells, springs and rain water supply systems for the refugee camps and host community; · Oversee and monitor regular water quality testing activities and ensure regular reporting; · Ensure that daily data for water production, distribution, treatment process and quality is gathered and is kept in soft and hard copies in the refugee camps and shared to the EH Manager (FO) weekly and monthly using the appropriate reporting format; · Timely organize response to any electromechanical part breakdowns in the refugee camps and ensure the daily water supplies are not disrupted; · Ensure that all water supply, and sanitation infrastructures in Sherkole, Tsore, Tongo and Gure Shembola camps meet the design, specification and quality of construction; · Supervise & ensure the procurement of tools and equipment required towards construction of water supply systems including generator sets, pumps, control panel, solar pumping systems and other construction materials and equipments; · Coordinate/initiate the procurement of construction materials, tools and equipment as necessary for construction activities, in accordance with the budget available, submitting and following up Purchase Request forms as per IRC procedure; SANITATION: Oversee and monitor the construction and maintenance of sanitation infrastructures in the camps; Supervise the handling, collection, removal and disposal of solid waste, liquid waste, medical waste, and supervise food hygienic management in the camp; Ensure the sanitation infrastructures quantity, quality and distribution over the camp that meets UNHHCR standards; Motivate the SH Promotion officers and work towards the improvement of the household sanitation coverage at all camps; HYGIENE PROMOTION: · Lead the implementation of proper hygiene promotion methods/approaches that ensure improved use of water and sanitation facilities for refugees; · Ensure the production of appropriate IEC/BCC materials for hygiene promotion activities in consultation with EH Manager; · Ensure that the use of IEC/BCC materials in the hygiene promotion activities in all camps; · Supervises/conduct emergency need assessment in the sector of water, sanitation, and hygiene promotion when required; PLANNING Contribute in preparation of concept notes, proposals, budgets and surveys related with Environmental Health activities for Assosa FO program design; Facilitate and coordinate feasibility assessments and site surveys; Ensure the timely preparation of detail activities and spending plans for all EH programs/grants, compile and share to the EH Manager; GRANT MANAGEMENT Facilitate the drafting of activity, procurement, spending plans by EH teams at all camps, review, compile and share to the EHM for final verification and action; Facilitate the initiation of PRs at all camps, initiate PRs at FO level as per the procurement plan, in accordance with the budget available and follow up purchase request status and supply of materials; Follow up of financial expenditure, BvA, budget tracking , procurement tracking; Conduct monthly BVA reviews and make necessary recommendations to the Finance and Supply Chain units; Assist in managing PR tracking and ensure that budgets are spent according to program plan; Work closely with the Finance Staff to ensure proper financial management of the grants; Provide technical assistance to the Supply Chain unit in procurement of materials, equipments, tools, work, services and goods; Collect monthly cash projection from field EH teams, review, compile and share to the EH Manager for discussion and further communication; STAFF MANAGEMENT · Provide assistance in the management, mentoring and developing the EH Officers, Sanitation & Hygiene Promotion Officers, Water Technicians, Plumbers and Water System Guards; · Identify and flag staffing needs to the EH Manager, Initiate Personal Requisition in consultation with the EH Manager and assist with recruitment when necessary; · Identify staff capacity gap and recommend for capacity development program; · Provide on-going technical and managerial support for EH teams; · Coordinate with the EH Manager in performance review of EH staffs; · Oversee and ensure the recruitment, training, management of the water system operation and maintenance team (generator operators, plumbers and chlorinators), EHAs and water system guards in all camps; · Support the EH teams at camps in setting performance targets in consultation with the EH and Camp Managers; MONITORING & EVALUATION Ensure that all EH projects are implemented in a timely and professional manner, according to project goal, objectives, and indicators and in line with donor requirements and beneficiary needs; Coordinate/manage the undertaking of appropriate Environmental Health (EH) Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) surveys during survey design, data collection, data entry, analysis and reporting in order to monitor and evaluate the impact of sanitation and hygiene promotion activities; Ensure that all water supply, and sanitation infrastructures meet the required design, specification and quality of construction; Produce detail activity implementation plan for all EH program in coordination with the EH Manager and Camp EH teams, periodically, update and ensure that progress is in accordance with the plan; Participate IRC, Government and donor visits and monitoring trips in coordination with the EH Manager; REPORTING, DOCUMENTATION & DATABASE MANAGEMENT Facilitate and organize in documenting water, hygiene related data, and keep records on activities of water, sanitation and hygiene promotion with soft and hard copies Collect monthly reports from the EH teams at all Camps, review reports, compile and timely share to the EH Manager; Facilitate and organize in documenting water and hygiene related data, and keep records on activities of water, sanitation and hygiene promotion with soft and hard copies; Collect monthly reports from all Camps, review, compile and submit to the EH Manager with review comments and recommendations; Support the field EH teams and ensure the attainment of consistency and quality in reporting at all camps; Collect necessary field data monthly, update the database system timely and analyses status in coordination with the EH Manager; Support/facilitate the yearly GIS data collection and mapping of WASH infrastructures; REPRESENTATION AND COORDINATION Participate on meetings regarding EH program activities in Assosa operation as delegated and advised by the EH Manage; Participate on WASH coordination meetings at Regional and UNHCR level as delegated and advised by the EH Manage; Represent the EH Manager in his absence in Refugee camps and as delegated; Liaise with HR/Admin, Logistics, and Finance Departments to ensure smooth operations of EH activities in the camps. OTHERS: Perform other tasks as assigned by his supervisors. Job Requirements University degree in Hydraulics, Water Resource, Environmental Engineering or other related fields; Minimum of 2 years for M. Sc. and 4 years for B.Sc. degree holders years relevant experience in environmental health (WASH) activities, preferably in a humanitarian setting (refugee camps & conflict area, natural disaster); Experience in WASH program management is an asset; Proven experience in project cycle management, design and construction management of water supply and sanitation infrastructures and contract administration; Experience in solar power pumping water supply system construction, operation and management; knowledge in water resource management, hydrogeology and drilling operation monitoring; Demonstrated experience in sanitation & hygiene promotion activities preferably in humanitarian settings (refugee camps & conflict area, natural disaster); Experience in finance and resource management, budget monitoring and reporting; Skill in proposal development, report writing, documentation and database management; Experience in supervisory role, staff management and interaction with other partners Strong organizational and interpersonal skills; Ability to work under pressure in a potentially unstable security environment. Strong communication skill; Fluency in spoken and written English; Positive and professional attitude, able to organize, maintain composure and prioritize work under pressure, able to coordinate multiple tasks and uphold attention to circumstances Competent in Microsoft Outlook, Windows, MS office programs, database experience; Knowledge of running EPANET, AUTOCAD, WATERCAD and other engineering software; Knowledge of standards and guidelines in WASH program intervention for humanitarian/refugee context is an advantage; NGO experience is an advantage; How to Apply How to apply: · Please send your CV, application letter and copies of credentials to the following address: IRC, P.O.BOX 249, Assosa, or apply on Ethiojobs.net · Please include 3 references from current and former employers. · Application Letters will not be returned. IRC discourages phone calls or personal visits. · Only applicants meeting the minimum qualification will be short listed and contacted. Your application letter/cover letter must include the following information. · Name of the position you have applied for · Date of application · Summary of your qualifications and experience · Motivation/objective of why you have applied for the job · Permanent Address and present address (if different form permanent) and telephone number · Disclose any family relationships with existing IRC employees. Are any of your relatives employed by International Rescue committee (IRC)? If answer is “yes”, give the following information: YES NO NAME Relationship Position Office/field office Recruiter of the position Assosa HR 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.
International Rescue Committee (IRC) Ethiopia Asosa, Benishangul-Gumuz, Ethiopia Full time