Environmental Health Assistant ( 4 post)

Engineering, Environment and Natural Resource
Hammer and Selemago, SNNPR 
Career Level:
Junior Level (1+ – 2 years experience)
Employment Type:
Full time

Job Description

  • Provide technical support in the WASH infrastructure development works.
  • Assist EH officer in conducting rapid and detail assessment. 
  • Daily supervise the implementation of WASH infrastructure and capacity building works during the project period.
  • Assist and monitor the formation of water user’s associations and federations according to the new proclamation of the SNNPR water bureau in collaboration with woreda and kebele partners.
  • Organize capacity building trainings: especially for water user’s associations and federations and Woreda partners on Water schemes management and administration, water quality testing and operation and maintenance of water supply schemes and institutional water supply works.
  • Documentation of WASH infrastructures and capacity building tools provision activities and timely report to the supervisor.
  • Regularly follow up the delivery of local and industrial materials for project activities and report regular update on utilization status accordingly. 
  • Assist EHO, SERRO and ERRM in preparation of tender document and evaluation of bids and supervise the implementation of the work and payments approval.
  • Provide technical support to ensure appropriate institutional setup is in place and capacity of beneficiary community and local government is built up to take over and sustainable management water supply and capacity building works done by the International Rescue Committee Ethiopia program Hawassa Field Office.
  • Facilitation of payment of works (for labor-based projects) and assuring the quality of works and payments in comparisons to the standard payment norms agreed up on.
  • Ensure the collection of relevant, reliable and accurate data through proper tools and methods in consultation with the supervisor and the SERRO.
  • Organize and share quality and up-to-date construction materials delivery and utilization progress to the supervisors in two weeks interval.
  • Prepare performance objective plans and reviews timely and promote high level of team sprit with the IRC field staffs.
  • Provide on job operation and maintenance training to scheme care takers and ensure that they could manage small maintenance works by themselves within the project period.
  • Effectively mobilize the beneficiary communities and partners in all phases of the project and ensue effective partnership at all level.
  • Organize and share quality weekly updates and monthly reports that include all relevant data.
  • Conduct water quality tests. 
  • Assist in planning and organizing needs assessments, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of WASH infrastructure activities.
  • Work closely with government and non-government partners.
  • Timely hand over all completed activities to partners following the IRC’s exit procedure and ensure the documentation of handing over documents with all partners including the beneficiaries and the IRC.
  • Act as focal person of the ERR project EH team for the woreda and conduct regular review meetings with partners and share the update to the EH officer and the EH manager within two days of the meeting.
  • Effectively coordinate with and the works of the HP assistant on hygiene promotion works and logistic arrangements at field level in consultation with his supervisor.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor and the IRC.

Job Requirements

  • Degree/Diploma in Water supply engineering, Water Resources, Water Supply Technicians, Construction, or related field from recognized University, Collages.
  • At least 3 years of related work experience for Diploma Holders, and 1-year relevant experience for first degree.
  • Demonstrated practical experience in construction/rehabilitation of rural water supply systems especially in spring development, plumbing, construction/repair of hand dug wells, installation/repair of hand pumps is a must.
  • Experience on managing the construction and maintenance of large-scale motorized schemes specifically deep boreholes has added value.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing labor and material at construction site.
  • Knowledge of SPHERE standard and Project Cycle management is an asset.
  • Experience of engineering software’s like AutoCAD and basic computer skill has value.
  • Flexible and committed to work under pressure.
  • Having a demonstrated experience to work with government partners and structures is essential.
  • Demonstrated experience in supervising construction works specially water supply schemes is an asset.
  • Experience in NGO will be an asset.


  • Knowledge of Local language has advantage.
  • Good command of spoken and written English and Amharic is essential.

Other skills:

  •  Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
  •  Basic Computer skills in word, excel and PowerPoint. 
  • Willingness to work in rural areas and under stress.

How to Apply

Please send your CV, application letter and copies of credentials to the following address:  IRC, Hawassa and directly applying through the below links is also mandatory.Please send applications also directly through the post office numbered 1320.


  • Please include 3 references from current and former employers.
  • Applications will not be returned.  IRC discourages phone calls or personal visits.
  • Only applicants meeting the minimum qualification will be short listed and contacted

 Your application letter/cover letter must include the following information.

  •  Name of the position you have applied for
  • Date of application
  • Summary of  your qualifications and experience
  • Motivation/objective of why you have applied for the job
  • Permanent Address and present address (if different form permanent) and telephone number
  • Disclose any family relationships with existing IRC employees.

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IRC is an equal employment 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 or disability.

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