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2 (Two) x Watsan Officer

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International Rescue Committee Zimbabwe Program

Job Type

Full Time



Description :

Key Responsibilities 

  • Assist Watsan manager in implementing WASH infrastructures, monitoring progresses and capacity building the watsan team of assistants and community volunteers. Ensure teamwork developed among watsan staff;
  • Produce detail implementation plan for the watsan program. Periodically, update and ensure that progress is in accordance with the plan;
  • Plan, organize, implement, monitor the Water and Sanitation activities;
  • Organize data and information, Prepare and maintain records, documents and control plans for the monitoring of projects/ program implementation;
  • Prepare biweekly and monthly implementation work plans, cash forecast, and vehicle plans;
  • Prepare bills of quantities and order materials and equipment as necessary and link with logistics to present to the Watsan Manager for approval;
  • Supervise the implementation of the project following the established procedures and mechanisms for deployment of material to identified areas;
  • Work with community and implementing partners in general WASH issues;
  • Establish/reactivate and train water committees on basic care and maintenance of water schemes, monitor and ensure water committees in Operation and maintenance;
  • Ensure that the Water Quality Assistants conduct quality water quality testing and disinfection/chlorination;
  • If required, supervise all contracted activities under the project;
  • Produce detailed written reports on a regular base according to IRC’s format to present to the Watsan Manager;
  • With assistance from the Watsan manager, conduct staff performance evaluation timely and constructive feedback given to staffs.

Qualifications and skills

  • Diploma or above in Water Supply technologies/water resource development or related subjects from Technical and Vocational Training Centers; Good command in spoken and written English;
  • Knowledge of the local language, culture and computer skill is an asset.


  • Demonstrated, at least three years, of practical experience in construction/rehabilitation of water supply systems (especially in construction/repair of water points, pipeline and boreholes);
  • Demonstrated experience in managing labor and material at construction site;
  • Demonstrated experience in mobilizing community;
  • Good computer skills;
  • Fluent in written and spoken English;
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills;
  • Ability to maintain the highest degree of discretion.


How to apply

To apply 
Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible by submitting CVs and cover letter stating the position in the email subject line to

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and implements policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

Expected Salary Range: USD1,212 – 1,576

Deadline: 6 April 2019

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