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WASH Assistant -Engineer - Filtu

FHI 360

FHI 360

Posted on Friday, June 21, 2024


FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, and technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries, all 50 U.S. states, and all U.S. territories. FHI 360’s Crisis Response team has been responding to the humanitarian emergency in Somali and Northern Regions of Ethiopia through an integrated health, nutrition, WASH, and Protection project to meet the critical needs of the conflict-affected population. FHI 360 aims to expand its reach to the Somali Region in Eastern Ethiopia to meet the immediate needs of the drought-affected population and will be implementing integrated humanitarian programming with the Ethiopia-based national organization, Pastoralist Concern (PC).


Under supervision of the WASH Officer, the WASH assistant- Engineer is responsible for supporting all scale-up of WASH construction in IDP and Host community in Tigray Axum. The WASH Assistant-Engineer will be responsible for helping the WASH officer in providing Preparing Construction BoQ, Design WASH activities, technical guidance to volunteers, HDA’s, contractors, skilled and unskilled daily laborer’s, IDPs and partners at field level under his duty areas of assignment and ensure that public health promotion components of the program implementation adheres to appropriate international standards and Ministry of water and health guidelines with particular emphasis on the hygiene, sanitation, NFI and Environmental health components of the response.


  • Prepare Construction BoQ and design.
  • Regular Field Supervision of WASH infrastructure construction in IDP and Host communities.
  • Support the WASH officer in facilitating the process of establishing smooth and fulfilling work relationships with host government offices and their implementing arms.
  • Support the timely startup of planned WASH undertakings in zone 2 based in Axum.
  • Participate in the planning and ensure all procedures and internal requirements are in place and assigned to volunteers in consultation with the Sr WASH officer.
  • Support the WASH officer in facilitation of technical trainings related to PHP approaches, including “WASH’EM” and “Baby and Mothers”, in selected areas of interventions.
  • Support baseline, endline, KAP, and PDM surveys as needed.
  • Support field assistants, volunteers, and partners in the proper implementation of WASH NFI and MHM kits provisions including site identification, site specific beneficiary selection criteria development, beneficiary verifications and distributions.
  • Regularly coordinate with the WASH assistant/Engineer and support in ensuring full packages of waste management and hygiene promotion for health facilities implementing nutrition programs.
  • Support in review of existing harmonized IEC materials, and when needed contribute to the development, testing and dissemination.
  • Facilitate the organization of public health promotion campaigns and events.
  • Represent FHI 360 at various levels of WASH platforms including the WASH Cluster and its technical working groups as assigned by supervisor.
  • Work closely with other FHI 360 units, including health and nutrition, logistics and finance, HR, and administration, to ensure programmatic integrations, effectiveness, efficiency, and compliance.
  • Supervise and technically support the WASH Assistants at field in the implementation of the PHP activities of the response.
  • Work closely with other FHI 360 units - including health and nutrition, logistics and finance, HR, and administration - to ensure programmatic integrations, effectiveness, efficiency, and compliance.
  • Support the officer in drafting internal and external reports by collection and sharing basic primary data from field on regular basis.
  • Guide and support WASH volunteers and WASHCos to discharge their duties.
  • Support the WASH Officer in Identifying infrastructural and IPC problems within health facility settings to come up with technical and financial propositions of how they can be fixed.
  • Identify WASH needs within target communities and health facilities, including identification of waste disposal facilities, sanitation and hygiene supplies and coming up with technical proposition of how the systems can be restored.
  • Support the WASH officer to prepare detailed procurement, supply, and spending plans for identified WASH PHP undertakings under your areas of assignment as needed.
  • Any additional tasks assigned by the supervisor.


  • At least 2 years of national work experience in NGO setting, working on WASH or any other humanitarian project is strongly required.
  • Diploma/Associate degree in environmental health, public health, social science, social work, community health or any relevant field of study. Additional two years of experience in a similar position in NGO setting can be considered in lieu of the associate degree/diploma.
  • Qualified in Engineering Software (AUTOCAD, WATERCAD, Arc GIS and Epanet) Highly preferable.
  • Candidate must be good in using Microsoft office package.
  • Capable to form networks and liaise with local stakeholders.
  • Fluent in local language and excellent in English.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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