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The position holder reports to the field coordinator and responsible for technical oversight & support of water, sanitation, and hygiene promotion projects, and building the capacity of EH staff. The EH manager technically works closely with Addis based assistant EH coordinator.


Coordination and representation

  • Assist the coordination of projects in and out of the refugee camps
  • Coordinate with Hygiene Promotion Specialist, Gender Officer, ERR team in Addis and other technical unit members to ensure targeted support, effective, and quality programming.
  • Ensure effective coordination of EH projects at field and camp level with the different partners in the region including with donors and monitoring agencies.
  • Represent IRC in the field on matters related to WASH through participating on different humanitarian emergency coordination forums for both refugees’ camps and local community WASH projects.
  • Promote project integration and team building.

Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Actively participate in preparation of proposals, especially log frame, technical description, and budget development.
  • Ensure that EH projects are implemented in a timely and professional manner, according to goal, objectives, and indicators and in line with IRC and donor requirements.
  • Ensure proper documentation of EH activities and experiences at field office level.
  • Maintain close contact with EH senior officers in IRC field/camp sites to ensure effective technical, logistical and management support for all aspects of project implementation;
  • Conduct regular monitoring and technical support visits to project sites and camps;
  • Conduct needs assessments, project reviews, and post-project impact assessments as needed and advised;
  • Strive to increase program quality through all stages of implementation.
  • Develop and maintain systems to measure impact and quality of projects.

Capacity building:

  • Monitor ongoing capacity building activities in the EH team, identify gaps and capacity building needs and propose targeted trainings to improve overall team capacity;
  • Mentor and support managers and officers to increase their ability to perform effectively;
  • Organize and conduct trainings and workshops for IRC Environmental Health staff;
  • Support the EH field staff in designing & coordinating training/workshops

Human Resources / Staffing:

  • Identify staffing needs and assists with recruitment when necessary;
  • Assist in the orientation of newly arrived staff
  • Support Field Coordinator, camp managers and senior officers with IRC performance reviews for EH staff;
  • Strive to improve and maintain overall team environment and foster team-building relationships.

Supply chain /Finance:

  • Collaborate closely with IRC management, supply chain, and Finance Departments to ensure smooth project implementation.
  • Raise and follow up on purchase requests, conduct equipment and materials inspections and ensure timely supply of materials to site;
  • Maintain budget plans & supervise Spending for allocated EH budgets
  • Supervise utilization of inventories and work closely with others on effective and efficient use of resources and old grants.


  • Provide timely trip reports to field coordinator, to EH Coordinator/Assistant coordinator
  • Ensure and coordinates timely production of monthly progress reports by EH staff based on qualitative and quantitative indicators of project status;
  • Provide input as required to complete donor reports.


Other duties as assigned by the supervisor

Job Requirements


  • University degree in civil, water resource engineering, environmental or public health or other related fields.
  • 4 + years experience in WASH, preferably in a humanitarian setting (refugee camps, rural development, or emergency response) for first degree
  • 3 years validated experience for post graduate.
  • At least 2 years senior level management experience.

Skills required

  • Project management experience.
  • Proposal and report writing
  • Excellent representational
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal
  • Flexible, willing to travel and live temporarily in harsh environment

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