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Environmental Health Infrastructure Officer

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Job Description

The EH/WASH Infrastructure Officer is responsible for the hard ware component of Water, Sanitation and Shelter activities in the IRC supported communities in Chimanimani District The responsibilities will include day to day support to communities and have line management responsibilities for  WATSAN Assistants and reports to the EH/WASH Infrastructure Officer.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Assist the Senior EH/WASH Infrastructure Officer in the full implementation of water, sanitation and shelter infrastructure development and maintenance in the project areas.
Participate in market surveys to support quotations by contractors and IRC team
Work with other EH/WASH staff to develop technical capacity, including development of in-house trainings for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Committees and Water User Committees, Community Volunteers (CVs) and other local partners.
Design, implement and maintain water, sanitation infrastructure in the project area experience in protecting springs and construction ventilated improved latrines a must.
Supervise and monitor volunteers involved in the project
Regular field visits to the target communities in the project area will be an important part of this task.
Participate in project strategic planning
Prepare weekly, monthly and quarterly progress reports
Ensuring community ownership, appropriate usage and structure for maintenance for the water sanitation and hygiene infrastructures
Co-facilitate and translate when needed, small and large community meetings to encourage discussions for the formation of WASH Committees/Water user committee

Community Mobilization 

Motivate community members and influential people within Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) settings, through meetings and discussions to take actions that will increase awareness about the proper usage of WASH hardware in their communities


Coordinate activities with other partners and government authorities as well as close collaboration with Community Volunteers, WASH Community and Community leaders

Logistics, Finance, and Reporting

Ensure water sanitation and hygiene promotional activities are facilitated in accordance with IRC logistics policy and in a timely manner to ensure the successful implementation of programs.
Ensure all relevant financial documentation is completed accurately as required by IRC finance policy.
Prepare and submit required reports in a timely manner and incorporate manager feedback

Location and Expected Duration

1.5 months

Salary Expectation

USD1,212 – USD1,576



B. Sc. /High National Diploma in Civil, Water Resources, Building or Mechanical Engineering, Hydro geology with hand on experience in developing and adopting emergency WASH technologies and designs.
Experience of assessing, reviewing and monitoring technical projects.
At least 1 year relevant experience in water, sanitation and shelter development programs in low income contexts

Skills and Abilities
Excellent Command of written English to produce technical documents and report in good standard
Good verbal communication skills in Shona and English
Ability to maintain good working relationship with colleagues and partners
Good IT skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Auto card and Outlook, Knowledge and experience using design and drawing applications.
Commitment to IRC values and principles
Ability to critically review technical options
Ability to creatively adopt models to suit local context
Accuracy and keen attention to details, in order to produce high quality documents and maintain good records

Application deadline is 20 October 2019.

How to apply


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