WASH Technician via ReliefWeb

International Medical Corps

Maiduguri, , NG


International Medical Corps (IMC) is a global, humanitarian, non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training, relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, non-political, non-sectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations.

International Medical Corps has been operating in Nigeria since November 2013. It currently has its country office in Abuja and field offices in Kano, Sokoto and Maiduguri where it is implementing emergency Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) projects, building capacity of local health systems and structures, ensuring the provision of quality, accessible Nutrition and Health Care for Children under five years of age.

International Medical Corps is therefore looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position of WASH Technician to be based in its Maiduguri office.


Job Summary

The WASH Technician will be responsible for providing support to the WASH team on the hardware components of the WASH program including construction and drilling/rehabilitation of water points especially in the areas of BOQ development, following up and day to day supervision of field works to ensure contractors are delivering quality infrastructures including but not limited to latrines, water points, health centers, etc


  • Work with WASH Officer to conduct continual review of the designs and functionality of the water supply systems (and other water points) to ensure efficient operation as well as reliability and safe water distribution.

  • Act as the main technical person in the development of BoQs for all WASH works on the various projects including but not limited to latrines construction, water points drilling and rehabilitation, and the rehabilitation of health centers.

  • Work with the WASH Officer to design templates, construction contracts for WASH related works, and a system for monitoring the progress of works and performance of hired contractor.

  • Provide rigorous supervision of WASH hardware works in the various communities and projects ( latrines construction, water points, and Health centres rehabilitation)

  • Provide technical supervision to contractors undertaking various IMC works in the communities and ensure delivered work is up to standard as required by IMC

  • Review technical reports from the various contractors and provide recommendations to the WASH Officer as to whether the delivered infrastructures meet the required standards and quality by IMC

  • Provide technical inputs in assessments for new project areas

  • Provide technical inputs in the production of IMC regular reports both internally and externally: Weekly, monthly, quarterly, etc


  • B.Engr. or HND in Civil Engineering or equivalent

  • Technical design skills using AutoCAD or Arch CAD, and WaterCAD or any other hydraulic modeling software

  • Three (3) years working experience in Water, Hygiene and Sanitation with an NGO

  • Extensive experience in the area of BoQs development

  • Extensive experience in the supervision and oversight of work done through contractors

  • Strong technical back ground in assessing the water supply systems.

  • Ability to assess and identify the defects in the water systems.

  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office, Excel and power point),

  • Excellent report writing, communication and analytical skills.

How to apply:

Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted.

All applications should be addressed to the Human Resource Manager, International Medical Corps via the email: [email protected]

Candidates MUST state the position and location that they are applying for as the subject of their email, otherwise applications will not be considered.

Application letter and curriculum vitae should be in a single Microsoft Word Document.

Deadline for submission is 14th March, 2017