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Wash Assistant Job in Garowe, Somalia

Job Title: Wash Assistant

Supervisor: Wash Officer

Country Program: Somalia

Location: Garowe


The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the

IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster.

At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure.

The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

The IRC has been working in Somalia since 2006, providing essential services to conflict and disaster affected communities.

The IRC has been operational in Central Somalia (Mudug and Galgaduud), Mogadishu and Puntland regions implementing interventions in the areas of livelihood, WASH, Governance, protection and primary health reaching out to more than 250,000 conflict and drought affected Somalis.

Scope of Work

The WASH Assistant will conduct household water safety and hygiene promotion assessment and build the capacity of local communities for sustainable water safety and hygiene promotion services.

Specific Responsibilities

Assessment and Mobilization
  • Assist in conducting field-based needs assessments and to consolidate the information for planning and implementing future WASH project activities in Somalia.
  • To mobilize the beneficiary community members to actively participate in identification of household water needs.
  • Monitor water quality of all water sources rehabilitated or established by the IRC
  • Conduct regular sanitary inspection of functional water points and institute measures to prevent water contamination at source.
  • Mobilize all stakeholders to respond appropriately to outbreaks of cholera and acute watery diarrhea.
  • Mobilize community own resource persons (CORPs) and the general community members to actively participate in water safety interventions.
  • To ensure that existing hygiene promotion activities are being undertaken correctly in designated project locations, usually in coordination with other WASH activities.
  • To facilitate community hygiene outreach for internally displaced people (IDPs) in villages including the host communities.
  • Work with community based water committees to increase the capacity for operation and maintenance of developed water sources.
  • Conduct water quality surveys at all IRC rehabilitated water sources.

  • Provide timely reports on the field trips, monitoring visits and assessments to the WASH Officer.
  • Compile weekly, monthly and other circumstantial reports as may be required
  • Maintain water quality monitoring database including and not limited to water FRC, chemical and bacteriological analysis.

Required Qualifications
  • A certificate in Water Supply, Public Health or related discipline, or equivalent work experience in community water, sanitation and hygiene program.

Required Experience and Competencies
  • At least two year experience in working with an INGO
  • Relevant training and experience in Water, Sanitation and hygiene.
  • Experience in community social work
  • Good report writing and communication skills

Deadline for applications: 20th September 2013

Sending applications:

Interested candidates are requested to send their application and CV to the email Address: with the subject line as IRC Somalia Jobs - Application for the position of WASH Assistant

Somali Nationals are encouraged to Apply.

International allowances are not available for this position.

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