Nigeria nationals: EH/WASH Coordinator

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Maiduguri, Nigeria 🇳🇬

Requisition ID: req38036

Job Title: EH/WASH Coordinator – Maiduguri

Sector: Environmental Health

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria

Job Description




  • MSc or equivalent in Civil, Environmental Engineering or Public Health (MPH) degrees, with Water and Sanitation specialization preferred
  • In lieu of master’s degree, an additional 2 years of relevant experience maybe considered

Work Experience:

  • Experience working in humanitarian and insecure environments. Minimum of five years overseas professional experience in program design and implementation in the field of environmental health
  • Experience in emergency response
  • Demonstrated experience in project design and development, including needs assessment and proposal development
  • Demonstrated experience in capacity building
  • Demonstrated experience in project management, including budget management
  • Understanding of protection principles as well as conflict sensitivity
  • Experience in working with and coordinating with donors, UN agencies, INGOs, and other stakeholders
  • Strong interpersonal, intercultural, and communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Additional qualities: ability to handle pressure well, ability to improvise, flexibility, adaptability to transitions


Fluent spoken and written English

Computer/Other Tech Requirements:

Full professional competency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.  Add position-specific (e.g., accounting software, statistical software, etc.).

Ability to Travel:50 % of time if applicable

Standards of Professional Conduct the IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

Working Environment

Borno is security phase 4 (RED) so the EH Coordinator will be expected to respect the various security protocols in place in country.  Phase 4 requires clear contingency planning in place, and staff need to be prepared should hibernation or evacuation be called for.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.





IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development