WASH Officer (Technical) at Action Against Hunger – 2 Openings

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Action Against Hunger

Full Time
Bade, Potiskum
Posted 4 months ago

Action Against Hunger has been working in Nigeria since 2010. They have doubled the volume of our operations in response to the crisis, meeting the humanitarian needs of 2.1 million people with health and nutrition programs.


WASH Officer (Technical) is needed at Action Against Hunger Nigeria

JOB TITLE: WASH Officer (Technical)

LOCATION: Yobe (Bade and Potiskum)
Job Type: Full Time
Depart: Programmes – WASH
Level: Mid Level
Start date: As Soon As Possible
Direct Line Manager: Sector Manager
Slot: 2 Openings

Objective 1

  • Overall supervision of water and sanitation construction activities including preparing technical designs and bills of quantities.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Fully participate in and/or facilitate technical assessments.
  • To visit sites and ensure quality assurance of construction being delivered and adherence to design specifications.
  • To coordinate technical workshops in the targeted wards with surrounding/close by communities (practical organisation and liaison with the key persons).
  • To make sure that the technical activities are up to the AAH standards (WASH package).
  • To visit regularly the field activities.
  • Assist the WASH Sector Manager in the selection, design and construction of water systems, using groundwater or surface water, including abstraction, storage, treatment and distribution for new systems or rehabilitation of existing systems.
  • Provide technical assistance to the WASH Sector Manager to assess sanitation needs, design and implement the most appropriate form of sanitation system, in consultation with male and female beneficiaries, which includes excreta disposal, refuse disposal, vector control and drainage.
  • Consider different maintenance mechanisms, ensuring that they are appropriate to the local context and cultural norms, and that facilities are sustainable.
  • Prepare a Written Work Instruction for use on-site to bring clarity to contractor’s roles and responsibilities in each stage of the execution of construction activities
  • Continually assess emergency needs, as requested, especially taking in the broader perspective of public health.
  • Ensure that work meets with SPHERE minimum standards.
  • Assist and participate in community mobilization.
  • Ensure that all technical work reflects the needs and preferences of different target groups.

Objective 2

  • Train and build the capacity of staffs and partners.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare training tools on relevant technical topics and conduct trainings for both internal staff and external stakeholders.
  • Assist the WASH Sector Manager in the development of technical guidelines and tools.
  • Assess areas for improvement and recording lessons learnt for future activities.
  • Responsible for managing WASH technical assistance and technicians.

Objective 3

  • Coordinate with internal staff and local stakeholders to ensure smooth project implementation.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Liaise closely with the WASH PHP team throughout the planning, design and implementation stages of the WASH technical activities. Hygiene promotion is a vital element in such infrastructure activities, especially in cholera responses.
  • Ensure that effective communication and networking is developed and maintained through partnership and collaboration.
  • Team with local Government and sectoral stakeholders/counterparts to exchange information on WASH technical implementation status.
  • Build a database of technical support projects and share with relevant stakeholders.

Objective 4

  • To communicate & report WASH Technical Activities.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • To participate in base meetings.
  • Coordinating with other disciplinary teams or the on-site construction supervision personnel on technical matters.
  • To compile feasibility and other technical reports for information and guidance in AAH.
  • To submit technical report and consumption report to the WASH Sector manager (Upon request).
  • Liaise with Other Team members to develop trainings, Monitoring and Evaluation reports.
  • Assist in the preparation of weekly, monthly and quarterly progress reports.
  • Provide full support to WASH Sector Manager in maintaining regular contact with local stakeholders including Government Ministries/Department/Agencies.

Position Requirements / Qualifications

  • Degree in Water Engineering, Hydrology, Civil Engineering, and other related fields; and other related fields with 2 years’ experience.

Skills and Experience

  • Previous experience in supervising drilling and construction activities.
  • Professional, good organizational capacity, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive.
  • Two years relevant work experience.
  • Microsoft Office software Skills (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word).
  • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.
  • Fluency in Hausa, Kanuri and English.


  • Previous experience of work in the humanitarian sector.
  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and the local economy.
  • Previous experience with AAH.
  • Previous donor programming experience (e.g. USAID, ECHO, DFID, CIDA).

Minimum Basic Salary
236,585 Naira per month.


Note: Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: August 7, 2020

Job Features

Job CategoryAdministration/ Office/ Operations, NGO / Community Services
Salary236,585 Naira per month.

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