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Senior Water & Sanitation Officer

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International Rescue Committee Zimbabwe Program

Job Type

Full Time



Description :

The Emergency Senior Watsan Officer is responsible for ensuring smooth implementation of the emergency Water and sanitation response in Chimanimani District. The location for this position will be Chimanimani with possible roving to Chipinge District. The position reports to the Senior Emergency Environmental Health Coordinator.

Key Responsibilities
Program Management; Conduct assessments to determine the water and sanitation needs of the target areas; Oversee the implementation of the water and sanitation program to ensure the program is implemented according to schedule and budgets, international standards, and that Environmental Health/WASH program objectives are met; Work closely with other IRC sectors present in the same location and integrate program components to the extent possible; Participate in the development of proposals, budgets and concept notes in coordination with the (Emergency) Environmental Health Coordinator, DDP, Grants team, and if required the IRC Technical Unit; Monitor materials, equipment and supplies for technical work; Monitor and evaluate appropriate implementation of projects against program objectives and IRC’s Program Framework

Staff Management
If required, recruit national staff in conjunction with the Human Resources Department; Maintain updated job descriptions, conduct interviews, orient new staff to the IRC and the water and sanitation program; Supervise water and sanitation staff directly, providing ongoing leadership to the project team and overseeing implementation and coordination of activity plans to ensure targets are met; Provide ongoing supervision, leadership, training and technical support and guidance to water and sanitation staff, and ensure all staff adhere to best-practice principles in all aspects of program implementation; Overall responsibility for the water and sanitation team’s timesheets, work plans, vacation schedules, and staff training/development activities; Ensure Performance Management System documentation for all staff is in place and followed up regularly; Build staff capacity in work plan development and reporting to ensure accurate monitoring and documentation of activities; Recommend and implement a capacity building/development plan for project staff based on documented capacity needs assessments exercise; Ensure water and sanitation staff understands and follows IRC and donor Policies and Procedures.

Grants Management and Reporting
Participate in Grants Opening, Mid-Term and Closing meetings; In coordination with the Emergency Environmental Health Coordinator, assist in preparing internal and external reports within agreed deadlines using IRC and donor formats, as required; Assure appropriate and timely spending of grants related to your direct program to achieve program goals, grant reporting contributions, use and distribution of supplies and resources

Representation & Coordination
Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders – including community leaders, NGOs, UN agencies, community based organisations and other IRC sectors to enhance cooperation and coordination; Ensure that information from any coordination meetings attended are shared internally and with other sectors, as appropriate; Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs.


University degree in civil/environmental engineering or related field; At least 3 years professional technical experience in Environmental Health, Civil or Sanitation engineering or equivalent, including 2 years implementing Environmental Health/WASH programs in emergency and conflict contexts; Solid managerial skills and experience in an international multi-cultural setting; Strong project planning, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; Proven technical writing skills; Competent in Windows, MS office programs, AutoCAD (or similar computer aided design), email and database experience.

Expected Salary Range: USD1,455 – 1,891

How 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.

Deadline: 6 April 2019

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