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WASH Officer

Unit/dept:  WASH Program
Reports to: Program Manager
Project duration: 1 year with possible extension
Location: Ethiopia
General

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Officer in Ethiopia is required. This role will be reporting to the Program Manager in Ethiopia as well as the Regional Programmes Coordinator and will be responsible for all RACIDA activities related to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH).
Responsibilities
The duties of WaSH Officer include:
·         Lead initial rapid assessments of current situation in collaboration with field staff, local leaders and affected population; determine priorities and resources.
·         Design and implement WASH interventions to assist target communities moving from the stage of emergency relief into early recovery and development as might be feasible and appropriate.
·         In collaboration with the local health workers and local leaders, help select and design a hygiene promotion and protection strategy.
·         Ensure operation and maintenance, environment and sustainability issues are considered and factored into program design.
·         Prepare project reports as required by the organization, external donors, and other interested bodies
·         Liaise with key non-governmental organizations (NGOs), national, provincial, and local government, and external donors, as necessary; participate in joint agency assessments, task-force teams and workshops, technical committee meetings, and coordination groups.
·         Prepare/assist preparation of concept papers and grants proposals that will be submitted to major donors.
·         Together with the program Coordinator, jointly manage the team leaders working in the field and implementing the programs.
·         Ensure gender and do-no-harm principles are fully considered throughout the project cycle.
·         To liaise closely with the program coordinator and other project managers to ensure good integration of all programme activities
·         To promote community participation and ownership through liaising with the beneficiary communities, establishing, training and supporting water user/sanitation committees and ensuring that activities are as transparent as possible
·         To identify appropriate new activities (when appropriate) in consultation with local communities, local authorities and organizations operational in the area
·         To monitor all expenditure on these budgets and ensure that there is no significant variance between approved budget lines
·         To carry out any other reasonable duties as requested by the immediate supervisor and regional coordinator
Qualifications
·         University Degree in Environmental science, public health, Social Sciences or Development related field.
·         Postgraduate degree in development related field preferred
·         Significant experience in water, sanitation and Hygiene/ working as a WASH coordinator
·         A minimum of 3-years experience in development work.
·         Knowledge of project management and country political, religious and social structures
·         Knowledge of SPHERE standard
·         Knowledge and experience of working with pastoral communities
·         Excellent computer skills in MS Word. Excel and Power point presentations
·         Knowledge of pastoral market access issues in the region
·         Clarity of expression for drafting project & financial plans and advice regarding relevant organizational polices
·         Ability to deliver under pressure and within deadlines
·         Clarity of expression for representing RACIDA’s interests
·         Social skills for managing relationships with various stakeholders and for accompanying and guiding communities in the administration of their activities
·         Community mobilization skills
·         Must be a team player

·         Excellent report writing skills
·         LANGUAGES
·         English and Amharic- Essential
How to Apply
Please submit your resume and cover letter (Inclusive of 3 referees) before 10th November 2018 by email to jobs@racida.org.
Subject of the email: WASH OFFICER, Ethiopia

Livelihood Officer
Location, Dheka –Suftu, Ethiopia
Unit/dept: Livelihood/Food security
Reports to: Program Manager
Project duration: 1 year with possible extension
Purpose
The Livelihood program aims to increase Community resilience to disaster risk. It aims to critically analyse the vulnerability of the community and communally manage their disasters among them using community based solutions and resources.
Roles 
The duties of the Livelihoods officer include:
·         Planning, execution and finalizing projects according to the given timelines and within budget.
·         Acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third party contractors or consultants in order to deliver the project according to plans.
·         The Livelihood officer will also see to it that the project objectives are met and oversee quality control throughout its life cycle.
·         Develop and share regular monthly and quarterly work plans with all team members involved in the project through effective communication.
·         Develop and share regular monthly, quarterly and annual reports in a timely manner with the project team and other stakeholders
·         Carry out continuous monitoring and overall reporting of the project progress in the field to the program manager
·         Prepare quarterly procurement plans for all items, equipments and services needed in the project and advice accordingly
·         Ensure donor regulations are adhered to and that necessary administrative, financial and implementation controls are observed and documented appropriately
·         Develop and share project information with Donors, stakeholders and project team appropriately upon request
·         Build, develop and grow any contacts or relations critical to the life of the project while being a direct representative of the organization in various project forums and networking levels
·         The Livelihood officer should support any internal or external monitoring and evaluation exercises of the project
Qualifications
·         At least an undergraduate degree holder in Development studies, community development, Social works or related fields.
·         At least 3 to 5 years work experience in a similar position
·         Knowledge and understanding of specific community engagement and context
·         Possession of skills in PRA (Participatory Rural Appraisal) as well as strong community facilitation skills
·         Competent computer skills in MS Word, excel and Power point presentations and proficiency in presentation skills
·         Competent report writing skills
·         Attentive to detail with strong analytical and observation skills
·         Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines
·         Excellent report writing skills
·         Team player
How to Apply
Please submit your resume and cover letters (Inclusive of 3 referees) before 10th November 2018 by email to jobs@racida.org.
Subject of the email: LIVELIHOOD OFFICER
Only short listed candidate will be contacted.

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