Ethiopia nationals: Water Technician Officer

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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Job Description



Water Technician Officer will report to Environmental Health Manager based at Heloweyn Camp. His/her role will be installation of water lines, electro-mechanical equipment and parts, ensuring functioning of equipment, maintenance of supply system including submersible pumps, surface pumps, generators, switch boards, welding machines, pipeline installation and maintenance towards the supply of safe and adequate water to the camp refugee, host community and implementing partner’s population.

Position role include but not limited to;

– Serve as main technical focal person for the activities related to troubleshooting, operation, and servicing of pumps, generators, control systems, etc. of water supply systems in Heloweyn and Buramino refugee camps, reception center and for the host   community.
– Identify gaps and plan for on-site training to build the capacity Water Technician Assistant, Plumbers and water care takers in Heloweyn and Buramino refugee Camps.
– Ensures that all generators, pumps, fittings at production and distribution systems, tap stands, water storage tanks have enough back up easily moving parts.
– Prepare detail specification including item description, part # and quantity of spare parts necessary to fix identified problems on electro-mechanical parts (pumps, generator set, control panels, etc).
– Identify needs and ensure the procurement of tools and equipment required towards operation & maintenance of generators, pumps and control panel for pumps.
– In coordination with other teams the EH Officer will Prepare detail water sector physical & financial implementation plan which includes but not limited to activity plan, spending plan and procurement plan
– Keep records of fuel consumption, generator working hours and electro mechanical equipment performance indicators during  the operation and maintenance phase and report to the EH Manager.
– Organize and deliver training on operation and maintenance of electro-mechanical parts to Water System Care takers, plumbers and Water Technician Assistants.
– Track and maintain records on all activities related to hygiene promotion campaigns, NFIs distribution, and water test records at health facilities and communities’ levels.
– Prepare weekly and monthly progress reports and keep the supervisor informed of the maintenance and installation of electro-mechanical parts.
– Visit the generators and pump on daily bases and provide guidance and advice for the operators and maintenance team.
 Install generators and pumps in the water supply systems.
– Demonstrated technical expertise in more than one of the following areas: primary health care, reproductive health care, drug   management, and demonstrated experience in project design, proposal development and fund-raising


Minimum skills & qualifications:
– Degree in Electromechanical, Electricity, Auto Mechanics, General Mechanics or related and who have excellent experience in surface water management and at least 3 years relevant experience for first degree and 2 years of relevant experience for post graduate degree holders.
– NGO experience is preferable.
– Excellent Experience in surface and submersible pump operation and maintenance
– Computer literate in word and excel.
– Good writing and spoken skill in English
– Good interpersonal skill to work with a team

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at IRC. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.





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