Water Quality Specialist via LinkedIn

Innovation: Africa

Herzliya, Israel 🇮🇱

About the job

Background

Innovation: Africa (IA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with a team of dedicated problem solvers with a mission to bring solutions and know-how to those in need living in rural African villages. We use solar energy to pump clean water and provide schools, orphanages and medical clinics with light and refrigeration to store vaccines and medicines. IA has completed over 650 solar and agricultural projects, providing light, clean water, and proper medical care to more than 3 million people in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Malawi, South Africa, eSwatini, Uganda, Cameroon, Zambia, Senegal, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Job Summary

Our dynamic, growing organization seeks a Water Quality Specialist to join our Israel team, based in Herzliya. The position entails, implementing, and overseeing a comprehensive water quality monitoring and treatment program for all existing and future water projects as well as working closely with the engineering and Africa programs department in headquarters to implement water quality testing and treatment protocols in all countries of operation

Reports To

CEO

Requirements

  • B.Sc./M.Sc. in science-related discipline such as Environmental Sciences, Water Quality, Hydrology, Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, or Microbiology.
  • Advanced knowledge of water quality control and quality assurance principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of environmental regulations, health & safety regulations, water industry and technologies.
  • Knowledge of general principles and procedures of water treatment and distribution.
  • Experience working in or with laboratories.
  • Experience with field laboratory equipment and field sampling.
  • Proficiency in GIS, data modeling, Microsoft Excel.
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the year.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct field sampling and analysis; coordinate and participate in the collection, interpretation, and evaluation of water quality data.
  • Operate and troubleshoot analytical equipment and instrumentation.
  • Assist local teams in coordinating laboratory services, collecting and processing samples, using equipment, managing supply inventory and on-going maintenance.
  • Research and implement applicable off-grid water treatment solutions.
  • Train staff on field and laboratory procedures and safety protocols, quality assurance, and oversee procedures related to laboratory and field water quality data collection and analysis. Communicate and troubleshoots procedure errors.
  • Understand trends and patterns and assess compliance with regulatory standards and potential risks to consumers.
  • Visit sites of concern and carry out training of local staff on how to identify potential sources of pollution or contamination, and sources of complaints about drinking water quality.
  • Perform administrative duties where necessary for monitoring program managers to ensure timely completion of workloads.

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