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WASH officer

garowe, somalia

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: garowe, somalia
  • Grade: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
  • Closing Date:

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Requisition ID: req5354

Job Title: WASH officer

Sector: Environmental Health

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Garowe, Somalia

Job Description

The position is responsible for Production of BoQs, of WASH infrastructures Designs, supervision of all construction and rehabilitation activities in Puntland and elsewhere in Somalia if need be - including water supply systems, sanitation facilities and other related infrastructures.

Key Responsibilities

  • Under the general guidance from the Senior WASH officer, the officer will undertake the following duties.
  •  Ensure the development of accurate Bill of Quantities ( BoQs) and detailed technical drawings for all the WASH interventions in liaison with relevant technical staff from the government authorities and implementing partners
  • Supervise and be responsible for all the technical aspect for project implementation, make sure that contractors complete project work in a timely, efficient and accurate manner with respect to standard engineering
  • Ensure community involvement at all phases of the project and the development of community ownership of the project.
  • Guarantee the respect of construction standards as well as the security practices at the project site.
  • Provide feedback to the monitoring and evaluation system in order to assess the effectiveness and the impact of the projects and propose recommendations for improvement
  • Contribute to the development of constructive solutions to challenges identified by the community and contractors
  • Facilitate and maintain a good professional relationship between IRC, communities and contractors
  •  Provide regular written and verbal reports to the senior WASH officer on the infrastructures  development activities.
  • With the help of the Senior WASH officer and the contractor, develop and maintain weekly, monthly plans and written comprehensive records of engineering work undertaken in the project including site visits and reporting of work progress


  • A Degree in Water Engineering , civil engineering or other related discipline;
  • At least 3 years of experience in similar position/related
  • Professional experience in community WASH programs in displaced populations
  • Excellent program implementation skills 
  • Good communication skills.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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