Water Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Save the Children

Ogoja, , NG

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

 Technical and Management:

 
  • Carry out detailed WASH assessment in coordination with the WASH team with focus on water source development, treatment and distribution to Persons of Concern and sanitation facilities
  • Prepare designs and BOQs for water supply and sanitation constructions and installations for settlements
  • Supervise borehole drilling, rehabilitation and construction of latrine facilities by contractors in the field to ensure adequate quality control is maintained and project specifications and timelines are adhered to.
  • Ensuring the inclusiveness of all safety/privacy/protection issues in all the WASH facilities constructed at the field level
  • Implement with the support of water supervisors surface water supply treatment systems and distribution network for newly developed settlement sites.
  • Supervise construction of water collection points and storage platforms.
  • Oversee operation and maintenance of SCI water treatment unit, hybrid borehole systems, pumps and generators to ensure adequate periodic maintenance is executed.
  • Organize and conduct training for Water User Committees in coordination with sanitation and hygiene team members.
  • Perform water quality analysis during water source development and implement water quality monitoring as part of the day-to-day water supply activities.
  • Build the capacity of water supervisors and plumbers in the implementation, operation and maintenance of water supply equipment and facilities.
  • Support the WASH Manager with data collection in all water supply activities for proper monitoring of WASH program implementation.
  • Ensure water supply activities are carried out in coordination with sanitation and hygiene activities as well as other partners implementing services in the field.
  • Coordinate with logistics to facilitate procurement of necessary WASH items and materials.
  • Prepare monthly water supply activity report as requested by the Team lead.
  • Carry out any other assignments as delegated by the WASH Manager
QUALIFICATIONS 
  • Minimum of a degree in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, Hydrogeology or related fields.
  • Two to three years’ experience in emergency or humanitarian settings.
  • Good assessment, analytical and planning skills
  • Ability to work well in the field under difficult and basic conditions
  • Familiarity with disaster-affected population
Essential:
  • Progressive management/coordination experience of working in an emergency and long term WASH program;
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • Excellent communication skills and good knowledge of English
  • Computer skill (Auto CAD, water CAD)
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • The capacity and willingness to be flexible and accommodating in challenging and dynamic working circumstances.
 Desirable:
  • Familiarity with mapping field equipment and software
  • Experience with emergency water supply systems
  • Familiarity with population fluxes and water supply management in the context of emergencies
  • Experience working in emergencies in Cross River and Benue is desirable
  • Experience of USAID/OFDA, ECHO, EU, UNHCR funded project

POSITION TYPE

ORGANIZATION TYPE

EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

DEGREE REQUIRED