WASH Technician (Askira Uba) at International Medical Corps

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  • Askira-Uba, Borno, International Medical Corps View on Map
  • Post Date : May 30, 2023
  • Apply Before : June 9, 2023
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  • Job ID 27385
  • Experience See Job Description
  • Gender Male or Famele
  • Qualifications See Job Description

Job Description

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and Nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at the highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated healthcare systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: WASH Technician

Location: Askira Uba, Borno
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Summary

  • The WASH Technician will be responsible for providing support to the WASH project implementation especially on the hardware components of the WASH program including construction and Rehabilitation/equipping of solar powered borehole, institutional latrine construction and or rehabilitations.
  • Candidate work will involve BOQ development, drawing / designs and day to day supervision of field works to ensure contractors delivers a qualitative infrastructure according to set specifications.


  • Managing / supervising resources within defined boundaries, which includes people and assets.
  • Providing professional procurement and logistics guidance and advice to managers as related to their programs.
  • Participates in the development of procurement plans, strategy and supports operational implementation.
  • Develops solutions to diverse and complex problems within organizational policy.
  • Interprets and applies operational and specialist information in a variety of formats and from a variety of sources.
  • Flexibility to anticipate and resolve challenges within organizational or divisional parameters, with moderate scope.
  • Contribute to and provide guidance in operational planning.
  • Ensure Health and Safety procedures are followed at all IMC sites.
  • Continue to support security risk assessments and support the development of appropriate security plans in a complex and fast changing environment as related to logistics and procurement.

Main Responsibilities
Program implementation:

  • Act as the main technical personal in the development of bill of quantity (BoQs) and designs for all WASH works on this project including but not limited to latrines construction/rehabilitation, water points drilling and waste management at IDP camps, host community and health facility.
  • Work with the WASH Project team to design templates, construction contracts for WASH related works, and a system for monitoring the progress of works and performance of hired contractor.
  • Provide rigorous supervision of WASH hardware works in IDP camps, Host community and health facility in Damboa, Gwoaza and Askira Uba
  • Provide technical supervision to contractors undertaking solar installation and facility rehabilitation works at the health facility
  • Review technical reports from the various contractors and provide recommendations to the WASH Officer as to whether the delivered infrastructures meet the required standards and quality by International Medical Corps
  • Provide technical inputs in assessments for new project areas
  • Be involved in capacity building of Water Management committees, Water chlorinators, project artisans and Sanitation committees especially with regards to routine maintenance techniques.
  • Provide updates to WASH Officer on state of International Medical Corps, Water and Sanitation infrastructure by working closely with the trained WASHCOMM committee at the IDP camps, host community and health facility.
  • Ensure the construction and/or the maintenance of construction work using International Medical Corps tools (in particular):
  • Take part in the identification of sites where work is to be carried out
  • Recruit and train the workforce and daily workers
  • Allocate the on-site workforce according to instructions given by the WASH Officer
  • Carry out work according to technical guidelines and estimates
  • Respect deadlines established with his/her line manager
  • Supervise operational teams, contractors and/or communities, and ensure the best use of available resources
  • Organize, plan and supervise community participation
  • Anticipate any problems associated with the management of his/her activity and propose solutions to avoid them
  • Manage the supply of worksite materials by collaborating with the logistics department
  • Report to the WASH manager and/or WASH Officer on the state of decentralized stock (‘field’ stock) on his/her sites.
  • Take part to the evaluation of the technical competence of contractors
  • Respect International Medical Corps administrative procedures before, during and after each work project
  • Establish safety and security measures for each activity and ensure that these rules are respected by the workforce under his/ her supervision and by the population

Logistics and Procurements:

  • Provide input in the review of WASH related procurement requests, approve where appropriate and follow up with the Logistics/Procurement for timely delivery
  • Support in the developing and reviewing activity base on budgets for all WASH Program and program support components.
  • Support logistics by providing inputs in developing technical tender/bid documents related to WASH Infrastructure constructions, consultancies and conduct technical evaluation of the same.
  • Provide technical input/ verification in the quality and quantity of materials received from suppliers before it is received by the logistics.
  • Liaise with contractors on the quantity and quality of materials to be requested from logistic and makes the request on time for prompt delivery to site.

Reporting/communication /representation:

  • Keep his/her monitoring tools and files archived in the IMC office, accessible to his/her WASH Officer and/or WASH manager
  • Take part in the drafting of project progress reports under the supervision of his/her WASH Officer
  • Compile data/ information for WASH related donor reports in close coordination with field teams, the M&E Officer/ Manager and the Program Coordinator
  • Support the WASH team to deliver weekly updates in a timely manner.
  • Take part in seminars and workshops related to the carrying-out of activities and to project objectives
  • Report to the WASH Officer regarding the development of activities and specific tasks that he/she has been assigned, any problems encountered and the quality of relations with the beneficiaries
  • Report back all information or problems linked to his/her activity, IMC’s programs or safety issues
  • Listen to the local population and authorities in order to identify any needs, complaints, or major events which could affect the activities of International Medical Corps and ensure CBRM channels are in place at all project implementation sites
  • Analyze the humanitarian situation by taking into account protection issues/Do No Harm to the population
  • Collaborate with local authorities and administration
  • Take part in restitution meetings and clusters on request


  • Ensure all activities are carried out in accordance with local government procedures (e.g. site selection) and do not duplicate or interfere with activities proposed or carried out by the UN or other NGO
  • Liaise with other organizations engaged in similar activities in Nigeria, including the government authorities, UN and other NGO
  • Liaise closely with the WASH officer to ensure good integration and synergy of all program activities.

Education and Qualification

  • B.Eng. or HND in Civil Engineering, Water Engineering or Architecture or any relevant technical qualification.
  • At least two year of experience with a non-profit, non-governmental organization or private engineering firm.
  • Demonstrated skill in the use of AutoCad, CAD, GIS software, and GPS device.
  • Experience in drafting Bill of Quantities for civil works.
  • Experience in ground water development and rehabilitation.
  • Excellent experience with Microsoft Excel, including use of formulas and pivot tables
  • Strong skills with Microsoft Word
  • Excellent English communication skills
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently.
  • Flexible, able to cope with stressful situations and frustrations

Application Closing Date
9th June, 2023.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should address their Applications to “The Human Resource Coordinator, International Medical Corps” and via: imcnigeriavacancy@internationalmedicalcorps.org using the Job Title as the subject of the email.


  • International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.
  • Due to the urgent need of the position applications received will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • International Medical Corps never asks job applicants for a fee, payment, or other monetary transaction. If you are asked for money in connection with this recruitment, please report to International Medical Corps at the reporting email address provided at the end of this document. International Medical Corps’ Reporting email address: www.InternationalMedicalCorps.ethicspoint.com
  • Please do not submit your CV or application to the reporting email address, it will not be considered for review

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