Technical Officer, WASH

March 1, 2022

Job Description

Family Health International (FHI 360)

Family Health International (FHI 360) is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology – creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Technical Officer, WASH
Requisition ID: 2022200409
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Full Time
Details

Northeast Nigeria is currently facing a growing humanitarian crisis with a vast number of Internally Displaced Persons in need of emergency assistance.
These IDPs are living among host communities, lacking access to livelihoods and resources, ultimately leading to unprecedented levels of malnutrition and food insecurity. FHI 360 has been working in Nigeria for over 30 years and is now expanding activities in Borno state to respond to the IDP crisis.
FHI 360 is expanding its expertise by responding to this humanitarian crisis through integrated WASH, Health, Nutrition and Protection interventions

Basic Function

The TO WASH will provide technical and programmatic support in the three field sites. Under the supervision of the Field Manager with technical oversight from the WASH Coordinator, S/He will supervise contracts to provide upgrades to water systems, latrines, showers and water points
Other responsibilities will include conducting water quality testing for all water points rehabilitated under the program and working with Community Volunteers and latrine users to develop cleaning and maintenance schedules for latrines.

Duties and Responsibilities

Preparation of BoQs and drawings for all water supply and sanitation infrastructures to be implemented in the targeted areas.
Execute implementation of all WASH infrastructure activities as per implementation plan, BoQs, drawings and specifications.
Assist the WASH Coordinator in monitoring hygiene promotion activities and WASH NFIs supply chain and stock levels in collaboration with warehouse/store and logistics
Monitor and supervise WASH activities and ensure effective implementation of the WASH activities.
Perform oversight function to ATO-WASH in ensuring that all water points drilled/rehabilitated by FHI 360 are tested and treated on a daily, weekly and monthly basis to provide safe water to beneficiaries
Maintain material record at construction sites and ensure quality of all material arrived on all sites.
Ensure community participation in all WASH infrastructure activities.
Ensure all WASH infrastructure activities are well coordinated with local authorities and all stakeholders, also ensure integration of engineering activities with hygiene promotion activities.
Regular visits to field areas to supervise all WASH infrastructure activities and ensuring quality of all WASH infrastructures.
Conducting water quality analysis in the field locations and updating water quality reports, also to propose recommendations for the water treatment systems
Ensure that WASH infrastructure construction and rehabilitation works are carried out according to BoQs, drawings, quality standards established by FHI 360 through quality checklists.
Weekly reporting of data to follow up the standard project and strategic indicators (number of beneficiaries, number and type of activities completed).
Preparation of weekly work plan for WASH team and sharing with the WASH Coordinator
Ensure that WASH infrastructure construction and rehabilitation works are carried out according to BoQs, drawings, quality standards established by FHI 360 through quality checklists.
Ensure proper Record keeping for all WASH infrastructure activities in hard and soft form
Provide capacity building to local Communities and volunteers implementing FHI 360’s programs.
Ensure WASH team at community level understand and adhere to FHI 360’s Code of Conduct.
Oversee activities related to hygiene and environmental health promotion at field site and additionally, at the health facilities.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements

B.Sc / B.Eng. in Civil Engineering with 5 to 7 years relevant experience in WASH with a sound understanding of hygiene in humanitarian relief settings.
Or MPH or MS / MA in relevant degree with 3 to 5 years relevant experience in WASH with a sound understanding of hygiene in humanitarian relief settings.
 Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

Knowledge of WASH and humanitarian programming in emergency situations.
WASH technical expertise especially in regard to engineering latrines, showers and water points.  
Proficiency in office and designing software skills (AutoCAD, Outlook, Excel, Power Point, Word)
Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants and recipients of assistance.
Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English & Hausa communication.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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