WASH Officer at Action Against Hunger | ACF-International

Action Against Hunger | ACF International, a global humanitarian organization committed to ending world hunger, works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger.Location: Damasak, Borno
Department: Programmes – WASH Mid Level
Start date: As Soon As Possible
Direct Line Manager: WASH Sector Manager

Objective 1

Overall supervision of water and sanitation construction activities including preparing technical designs and bills of quantities

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Fully participate in and/or facilitate technical assessments
To visit sites and ensure quality assurance of construction being delivered and adherence to design specifications
To coordinate technical workshops in the targeted health facilities with surrounding/close by communities (practical organization and liaison with the key persons)
To make sure that the technical activities are up to the ACF standards (WASH package)
To visit regularly the field activities
Assist the Sector Manager in the selection, design, and construction of water systems, using groundwater or surface water, including abstraction, storage, treatment and distribution for new systems or rehabilitation of existing systems
Provide technical assistance to the Sector Manager to assess sanitation needs, provide design/BOQ and implement the most appropriate form of sanitation system, in consultation with male and female beneficiaries, which includes excreta disposal, refuse disposal, vector control, and drainage
Consider different maintenance mechanisms, ensuring that they are appropriate to the local context and cultural norms and that facilities are sustainable
Prepare a Written Work Instruction for use on-site to bring clarity to the contractor's roles and responsibilities in each stage of the execution of construction activities
Continually assess emergency needs alongside the Public health promotion team, as requested, especially taking in the broader perspective of public health
Ensure that work meets with SPHERE minimum standards
Assist and participate in community mobilization
Ensure that all technical work reflects the needs and preferences of different target groups
Contribute to the writing of timely weekly/monthly activity reports on the project
Assist in the bacteriological and chemical testing of water sources, water storage containers, and household drinking water at the point of consumption as defined in the monitoring plan

Objective 2

Train and build the capacity of staffs and partners

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Prepare training tools on relevant technical topics and conduct training for both internal staff and external stakeholders
Assist the WASH Sector manager in the development of technical guidelines and tools
Assess areas for improvement and recording lessons learned for future activities
Responsible for managing WASH technical assistants

Objective 3

Coordinate with internal staff and local stakeholders to ensure smooth project implementation

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Liaise closely with the WASH PHP team throughout the planning, design and implementation stages of the WASH technical activities. Hygiene promotion is a vital element in such infrastructure activities, especially in cholera responses
Ensure that effective communication and networking is developed and maintained through partnership and collaboration
Team with local Government and sectoral stakeholders/counterparts to exchange information on WASH technical implementation status
Build a database of technical support projects and share with relevant stakeholders

Objective 4

To communicate & report WASH technical activities

Tasks and Responsibilities:

To participate in base meetings
Coordinating with other disciplinary teams or the on-site construction supervision personnel on technical matters.
To compile feasibility and other technical reports for information and guidance in Action Against Hunger
Liaise with Other Team members to develop training, Monitoring and Evaluation reports
Assist in the preparation of weekly, monthly and quarterly progress reports.
Provide full support to WASH Sector Manager in maintaining regular contact with local stakeholders including Government Ministries/Department/Agencies
Preparation of technical progress reports and report verbally and in writing to the WASH Sector Manager as requested to advice on  progress, constraints and any other issues that may impact on work plans

Position Requirements

Bachelor's Degree / HND in Water Engineering, Hydrology, Civil Engineering and other related fields with a minimum of 2 years field experience

Skills & Experience:

Previous experience in supervising drilling and construction activities
Professional, good organizational capacity, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive
Good knowledge of appropriate technology for latrine construction, de-sludging and sludge treatment practices, water source development, solid waste management
Three years of relevant work experience
Microsoft Office and designing software Skills (AutoCAD, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited
Fluency in Hausa, Kanuri, and English
Team and contractor management skills
Monitoring and reporting Skills
Thorough knowledge of WASH interventions using the SPHERE standards
Commitment to Action Against Hunger mission, values, and policy


Previous experience of work in the humanitarian sector
Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local economy
Previous experience with Action Against Hunger.

Minimum Basic Salary
236,585 per month

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