WASH Technician via ReliefWeb


Afmadow, Somalia 馃嚫馃嚧


Adeso, formerly known as Horn Relief, is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization. At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize their full potential; working inside these communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming. We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy.

For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural livelihoods through environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian projects in pursuit of a peaceful, self-reliant, and greener future.

Adeso is an exciting and dynamic organization experiencing managed rapid growth. It offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development.


Adeso is seeking a qualified and committed individual to join the Adeso team as a WASH Technician for the emergency project in Afmadow district Lower juba region Somalia.

The WASH technician will be based in Afmadow respectively and will be a full-time member of the Adeso team and will play a crucial role in the direct implementation of the project.


  1. Project activities implementation at the assigned locations

  2. Community and other stakeholder management at the project areas

  3. Project reporting


路 Rehabilitations and repairs of boreholes and other water points liaising with the authorities and partners;

路 Rehabilitating boreholes and handing over to community; keeping photo documentation; preparing works reports.

路 Liaising with Logistics Assistant to release spares from the stock;

路 Upgrading boreholes to mini or full water yards 鈥 providing technical design interpretations for water yards; carrying out technical analysis of given water point; purchasing necessary materials (sand, gravel etc.), assessing its quantities; liaising with causal labourers; erecting the structure; conducting bio-chemical analysis of water; preparing community hand over reports.

路 Cooperation with local authorities and local communities 鈥 attending meetings, taking notes, informing the Programme manager about the outcome of meetings attended.

路 Facilitating appropriate community involvement in the design and delivery of essential WASH services and facilities 鈥 mobilizing of Local Hand Pump Mechanics and providing information on water source operation and maintenance to communities.

路 Cooperation with and training for local Pump Mechanics and Water User Committees 鈥 mobilizing communities; ensuring trainings are well balanced in terms of gender and age; carrying out trainings; keeping records of attendees.

路 Regular water quality tests 鈥 getting oneself familiar with DelAqua kit; designating sources for analysis (household/water point); collecting samples; incubating samples in the laboratory; presenting results in digital form (Excel file).

路 Constructing emergency latrines and rehabilitating existing institutional latrines.

路 Participation in carrying out WASH assessments and report writing once required.

路 Cooperation with the Project Manager in general, and specifically in managing procurement and logistics for project-related equipment and material – preparing and revising purchase requests from the technical side; analyzing quantities and quality of material for carrying out activities in accordance with Adeso standards.

路 Cooperating with the Monitoring and Evaluation team 鈥 conducting baseline and post-intervention surveys and any other relevant assessments in the given context.

路 Maintaining an accurate record and taking proper care of all field equipment and material stocks for the Adeso WASH Team

路 Keeping proper records of field expenditures and reporting accordingly

路 Documentation and monitoring of water infrastructure, water point mapping in cooperation with other stakeholders;

路 Assessing water points; collaborating with other WASH actors in given location as well as authorities and communities; analyzing the data for further repairs and upgrades

路 Writing interventions reports in English using Adeso and Donor templates.

路 Translating programme IEC materials into Somalia when required


路 At least a Degree or Diploma holder in Water or Civil Engineering from a recognized University or institution

路 Minimum of 2 years WASH Experience

路 Minimum of 2 years emergency/humanitarian experience

路 Good command of written and spoken English

路 At least 2 years of experience in similar activities in the past will be an asset

路 Language skills: Proficiency in English, Knowledge of local context is added advantage

How to apply:

This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional. If you would like to join this dynamic team, please submit your application to [email protected], quoting the position in the email subject matter, by 8rd January 2018.

Each application should be addressed to the Human Resources & Admin Manager and include the following:

路 An updated CV; and

路 An application letter which should include remuneration requirements and contact information for three work-related referees.

Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Adeso is an equal opportunity employer.