Water Technician

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Development and Project Management
Lare, Gambela 
Career Level:
Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)
Employment Type:
Full time

Job Description

The Samaritan’s Purse (SP) WASH Program is currently carrying out WASH activities to reduce the incidence of water borne and hygiene related diseases among the most vulnerable populations in Lare and Abobo woreda. The Water Technicians will be responsible for installation & ensuring proper operation of Hand pumps and installed towards supply of safe water to the Beneficiaries. The position holder also will be responsible for proper maintenance/service pumps, Facilitate the mechanics/Technician training of O&M teams, will also be responsible for proper water quality test after the Hand pump rehabilitation and support the supervision of WASH hardware like sanitary facility infrastructure etc. on a timely manner.

Job Requirements

Key Responsibilities  

o   Serve as main technical focal point for activities related to troubleshooting, operation and maintenance of mechanical parts of Hand pump (Indian Mark II and  Afrideve pumps and Extra Deep well) of water supply systems of Lare Woreda, Gambela Region.

o   Ensures that all hand pump sites have enough back up easily moving parts in consultation with his/her supervisor;

o   Prepare detail specification including item description, part # and quantity of spare parts necessary to fix identified problems of mechanical parts of pump for water supply schemes.

o   Identify & ensure the procurement of minor tools required towards operation & maintenance of the water supply systems including.

o   Prepare & put in place monitoring plan for the operation & servicing of the water scheme.

o   Conduct the water quality test after the water scheme rehabilitated and able to conduct both the Bacteriological and support the chemical test with Institution.

o   Participate on WASH hardware supervision and follow up.

o   Participate on Weekly and Monthly report of the field activities.

o   Organize and deliver Training on operation and Maintenance of hand pump for water Mechanics or Technician.

o   Provide necessary technical support to WUC, operators and technician of the water supply schemes.

o    Prepare monthly progress reports and keep the supervisor informed of the maintenance and/or installation of water supply scheme with hand pump;

o   Assume other duties assigned by supervisor;


Education / Experience Needed

§  Diploma or Degree in Water resource Engineering and any related fields

§  Experience working as Hand pump maintenance and Operation Mechanics, and Sanitation Facility constructions.

§  Minimum two years of experience in WASH preferred

§  Previous INGO work experience preferred 


  Skills Required  

§  Fluency in English and Nuer languages required

§  Excellent communication and analytical skills

§  Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively to large groups of people

§  Ability to think critically and creatively and answer unexpected or difficult questions

§  Ethiopian driving license and ability to ride a motorbike preferred

§  Ability to work in a remote environment with only basic necessities

§  Ability to work effectively in a team environment

§  Ability to work under little or no supervision

§  Ability to work under little or no supervision

§  Must be able to type and use Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook





How to Apply

Interested applicants can send   ONLY updated CV (maximum of  3 pages  and application letter (one Page only) no later than January 17, 2022 to  [email protected]  . Please write the position title you are applying for in the email subject line,  "Water Technician"
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