Assistant Technical Officer, Water Sanitation and Hygiene at Family Health International (FHI 360)

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  • Job ID 25383
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Job Description

Family Health International (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 and all U.S. states and territories.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Assistant Technical Officer, Water Sanitation and Hygiene

Requisition No: 2023200670
Location: Gamboru Ngala, Borno
Employment Type: Full-time
Supervisor: Field Coordinator
Technical supervisor: Senior Technical Officer-WASH

Project Description

  • Northeast Nigeria is currently facing a growing humanitarian crisis with a vast number of Internally Displaced Persons in need of emergency assistance.
  • These IDPs are living among host communities, lacking access to livelihoods and resources, ultimately leading to unprecedented levels of malnutrition and food insecurity. FHI 360 has been working in Nigeria for over 30 years and is now expanding activities in Borno state to respond to the IDP crisis.
  • FHI 360 is expanding its expertise by responding to this humanitarian crisis through integrated WASH, Health, Nutrition and Protection interventions

Basic Function

  • The Assistant Technical Officer Water Sanitation and Hygiene will provide technical and programmatic support to the field sites as required.
  • Under the supervision of the Field Coordinator, the ATO WASH will implement water supply, sanitation, environmental health, and hygiene promotion activities in IDP Camps and Host communities.
  • Other responsibilities will include conducting water quality testing for all water points rehabilitated under the program and working with Community Volunteers and latrine users to develop cleaning and maintenance schedules for latrines as well as disseminating hygiene promotion messaging.
  • The role will include coordination with WASH partners at the field level.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implement WASH activities according to the proposal, as well as proper maintenance and use of WASH equipment.
  • Develop and use appropriate materials for hygiene promotion messaging and training of community-based hygiene promotion volunteers.
  • Timely reporting on program activities (internal and external reports.)
  • Representing FHI 360 externally in both the Humanitarian Community and with Government/LGAs officials as well as developing strong links with WASH and NGO actors. Actively participate in WASH meetings and other Government/UN forums at LGA level.
  • Assist in the coordination and supervision of all the WASH activities in the IDP camps and community in the LGAs.
  • Ensure that WASH activities are delivered as a comprehensive package at the field level.
  • Conduct water quality surveillance/testing programme according to location specific water safety plans.
  • Monitor WASH NFIs supply chain and stock levels in collaboration with warehouse/stores and logistics and coordinate the distribution of NFIs based on needs.
  • Monitor service delivery across all WASH subsectors throughout the IDP camps in the LGA.
  • Ensure appropriate and safe collection, transport, treatment, and disposal of all liquid and solid wastes in the IDP camps.
  • Compile weekly, monthly, quarterly plans and reports on general Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion activities.
  • This is not an exhaustive list of the duties and responsibilities of this post, and the post-holder may, from time to time, be required to undertake any other reasonable duties and responsibilities as requested including supporting other sectors with WASH expertise.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • BA / B.Sc / B.Eng Degree in Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Social Science, Public Health or other related fields.
  • Professional experience in construction or rehabilitation and maintenance of WASH infrastructures in displaced populations
  • WASH related degree qualification with 1 to 3 years’ relevant experience in WASH with a sound understanding of hygiene in humanitarian relief settings.
  • Experience working in humanitarian contexts.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

  • Knowledge of WASH and humanitarian programming in emergency situations.
  • Technical expertise especially regarding water supply, sanitation, environmental health and hygiene promotion
  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, vendors, consultants, and recipients of assistance.
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
  • High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English & Hausa communication.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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