Hydro-Geology Specialist (2)

Plan International

Gambella, Ethiopia 🇪🇹

Date: 15 Sep 2023

Location: Gambella, Ethiopia

Company: Plan International

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 85 years, and are now active in more than 80 countries.

The Opportunity

Plan International Ethiopia has been implementing a Wash project which is a climate-resilient solar powered water supply system, sanitation and hygiene promotion services for the target communities in Gambella regional state to increase access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene to refugees and the hosting- communities. So, the project needs an experienced Hydro-Geology specialist to handle the underground water source investigation and construction technical aspects of the WASH project at the expected level in order to realise the primary goals and guarantee the quality of the deliverables.

The job holder is responsible to technically to handle the underground water source investigation and construction technical aspects of the assigned WASH project efficiently and effectively at the PA level to meet the intended goal of the project by creating sound technical documents of the project technical components, for the PIE and other regional stake holders in line with the country strategy to meet the donor compliance requirements to benefit the target community.

The Individual

Qualifications/ Experience Essential:

  • Possess a University a University Master’s Degree in Hydrology Geology Engineering, Geology, Geoscience or any related Engineering fields with a minimum of 5 years relevant to Ground Water Investigation (Borehole & Shallow Well) for Solar Powered Water Supply Project
  • Demonstrated solid experience in the design, implementation and supervision of large size Ground Water Investigation (Borehole & Shallow Well) for Solar Powered Water Supply Project
  • Excellent knowledge of geology and geological factors of the specified location.
  • Great technical ability to design mappings of geological data, and use geological databases and software
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff in WASH related Hydro Geology technical skills

Qualifications/ experience desirable:

  • Good knowledge of the attributes of ores, soil, minerals and other materials
  • Practical experience in collecting and analyzing geological information such as ground water related data.
  • Extensive knowledge on Climate resilient Gender transformative WASH, and the sector dynamics.
  • Understanding of Core Humanitarian Standards which are workable by sector. 
  • Knowledge of human resource and coordination role from general and organization perspectives.
  • Understand organizational principles, systems and have the ability to provide leadership and support to staff working at community level for disaster affected population.
  • Knowledge of child-rights programming particularly Child Protection in Emergency, CPiE
  • Knowledge of participatory Monitoring, Evaluation and Research systems and processes
  • Proven experience as a geologist 
  • Experience with various geological techniques like mining, boring and numerical modeling
  • Proficient in computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications like using geology software (e.g. ArcGIS, Rock ware, Adobe Illustrator, Go CAD, Microsoft Excel, Word PowerPoint etc.)
  • Familiarity with environmental regulations
  • Ability to handle and analyze data and 3D models
  • Interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationships with colleagues
  • Have good writing and oral communication skills, including presentation.
  • Experiences in resource mobilization through preparation of Humanitarian and Development Nexus WASH Project proposals.
  • Understands budgetary processes including planning, monitoring and reporting.
  • Ability to provide team leadership and communicate effectively.
  • Ability to conduct assessment, analyze information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically.
  • An analytical mind & attention to detail

Safeguarding Children and Young People (Safeguarding) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI)

  • Understands and puts into practice the responsibilities under Safeguarding and GEI policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), ensuring that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.
  • Ensures that all staff signed safeguarding policies;
  • Implement Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in day to day work.

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Location: Gambella

Type of Role: Definite contract  

Reports to: WASH Project Manager 

Grade: D1

Closing Date:September 25,2023

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

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IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development