Short Term WASH Consultant via Idealist

Save the Children

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 🇪🇹

The WASH Consultant will be responsible for monitoring project implementation and compliance with USAID and Government of Ethiopia quality assurance and environmental standards related to project water infrastructure activities (construction and rehabilitation). The WASH Consultant will report directly to the Chief of Party of a SC program in Ethiopia. This WASH consultancy will be based in Addis Ababa, but will spend majority significant amount of the consultancy period traveling to various construction and rehabilitation sites throughout Ethiopia. The consultant will also review the project WASH implementation strategy and make recommendations for revisions to the strategy.

Period of performance: Feb 19- April 30, 2018


  • Review all water point feasibility studies and ensure they are complete and to expected standards prior to submission to USAID.
  • Liaise with project implementing partners and Save the Children technical team to create and implement a water point monitoring schedule
  • Develop and maintain a summary tracking system to provide up to date information on all ongoing water point construction activities and assess progress against a defined implementation plan. Conduct a series of monitoring/quality assurance visits to project implementation sites in order to monitor the planning, design, construction of project water infrastructure, ensuring that all construction and rehabilitation complies with project,  USAID and Government of Ethiopia quality and environmental standards and processes
  • Provide weekly updates (email) to the Chief of Party based on field site monitoring of the project’s water infrastructure activities
  • Complete a landscape analysis of current water construction, implementation and sustainability approaches and impact on environment to inform refinements in the project’s water security strategy and implementation approach. This will include consultation with Save the Children experts, Ministry of Water, USAID and other WASH implementing agencies in Ethiopia.
  • Prepare written report with recommendations to update project WASH approach to potentially include fewer, but larger, water schemes that serve multiple communities and are professionally managed through rural water utilities.
  • Upon completion of the consultancy, provide a debrief to the Chief of Party and incoming project WASH personnel.

Deliverables and Deadlines:

  • Weekly updates to the Chief of Party summarizing the findings and implications from water point site visits and reports from Save the Children partners and USAID (weekly for duration of consultancy)
  • Upon completion of site monitoring visits, debrief and provide written feedback to the Chief of Party on findings, implications, and recommendations for process improvements (April 25, 2018)
  • A final report summarizing overall results of water point monitoring visits and recommendations for future implementation strategies (April 30, 2018)
  • Conduct a presentation for the Chief of Party on the results of the water security implementation analysis and strategy including recommendations for strategy refinement (April 25, 2018)
  • Submit a final 5-10 page report to the Chief of Party on the results of the water security implementation analysis and recommendations for strategy refinement (April 27, 2018)

 Required Qualifications

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in engineering (civil, water, or environmental)
  • Minimum 5-8 years’ experience implementing WASH construction/rehabilitation programming in the context of international development,
  • Minimum 3 years of on-the-ground experience in WASH programming
  • Experience designing and monitoring water point construction and rehabilitation schemes that comply with USAID standards and regulations
  • Experience providing technical assistance in to WASH programs in a variety of country contexts
  • Experience in technical writing/documentation of WASH program/research
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships and collaborates with multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to work spend 2-3 continuous months in Ethiopia with frequent in-country travel

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Civil or Water Engineering WASH or Public Health with WASH focus, or related topic
  • Previous experience in Ethiopia
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and as a team member with diverse headquarters, field office, and partner agency staff.
  • Capacity building skills
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Computer literacy in word processing, graphics, and spreadsheet software packages and particularly use of PowerPoint.


How to Apply
Please submit CV and cover letter to [email protected]