ACTION AGAINST HUNGER Job Vacancy in Ethiopia


ACTION AGAINST HUNGER Job Vacancy in Ethiopia

Position Description


 Borena and Yabello are the work bases.

 Availability: Whenever Possible

 Insurance – (Life, t, and Medical Insurancesarecoveredundertheorganization’snpolicies).

Seniority Allowance is provided based on years of service.

 Women are strongly encouraged to apply for this post.

Concerning Action Against Hunger

 Action Against Hunger-USA is a worldwide humanitarian organisation that combats the causes and consequences of hunger. We rescue the lives of malnourished children and provide food for whole communities. With over 8,000 employees in more than 50 countries, our programmes touched 17 million individuals in 2019.

 About the Ethiopian Country Programme

Since 1984, Action Against Hunger has been responding to both chronic and acute needs in Ethiopia through a multi-sectoral strategy that integrates nutrition, food security and livelihoods, WASH, and mental health and psychosocial support activities to have a meaningful impact on people’s resilience. Action Against Hunger presently works in five distinct areas (Oromia, Somalia, Amhara, Benishangul Gumuz, and Gambella) with a portfolio of emergency, resilience building, research, and innovation programmes totalling USD 20 million each year. We have a nationwide team of over 600 people spread throughout 17 regional and satellite locations. In Ethiopia in 2020/2021, our primary funders include BHA, ECHO, Europaid, UNHCR, UNICEF, GFFO, BPRM, SIDA, EHF, WFP, CIAA, and others.

I. Position Summary

The role holder is responsible for ensuring that all WASH and ES-NFI standard criteria are met by Action Against Hunger (AAH) Ethiopia’s mission Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) programmes. He/she would also ensure that WASH planning and activities in impacted communities and institutions adhere to quality standards and humanistic principles. WASH Programme Manager (WASH PM) will also collaborate closely with AAH’s base and capital WASH and Humanitarian response teams, partners, and other department workers at all levels. On behalf of the AAH, he/she will also act as a focal point for regional and local coordination platforms and consortiums for WASH and ESNFI clusters.

1st Objective:- Assist in the mission’s execution of AAH policies, positions, and strategies.

• Ensuring that planned WASH project implementations take into account the following factors: WASH strategy, key internal and external factors, stakeholders, AAH charter, 2021 strategic framework, policies (WaSH and other relevant sector), national strategies, and any other specific legal framework imposed by the donor/department.

• Assist in the implementation of AAH WASH responses at bases and regions, in collaboration with the field coordinator and base employees, and accordance with organisational rules, standards, processes, and agreed-upon implementation plans and budgets.

Contribute to the formulation/development of WaSH and ES-NFI programmes.

• Assist with and ensure that WASH & ES_NFI initiatives are strategically designed based on humanitarian context/need analysis of intervention regions; aligned with WASH & ES-NFI Clusters, other relevant humanitarian actors, and Do No Harm principles.

• Assist WASH and ES-NFI efforts by contributing or drafting technical contributions to proposals (proposal narratives, budget, and LFA).

• Launch and contribute to the advancement of Hygiene and Sanitation (H&S) tools and techniques. Ensure that H&S tasks are carried out correctly. Ensure that such efforts are also aimed at building conducive settings for behavioural change and targeted interventions.

· Closely monitor challenging and dynamic conditions on the ground in AAH operations areas/woredas with newly emergent WASH and ES-NFI-related demands. Contribute to strategic goals and reaction strategies, and coordinate execution by appropriate organisations’ instructions.

 Goal 3: Ensure the quality and consistency of project execution, monitoring, and reporting.

• Create locally relevant technical guidelines for WASH and ES_NFI project execution.

• Oversee the execution of the WASH project by quality monitoring plans, and use and utilise AAH’s instruments (APR, DIP, Budget follow-up, etc.).

• Contribute to and encourage monthly budget follow-up and project budget forecasting.

• Conduct WASH feasibility studies, design of Water supply, Sanitation, and Shelter activities- Bill of quantities (BOQ), specification, and drawing, produce DIP and tender document for contracted-out projects.

• Prepare and evaluate technical specifications details (including materials specification and cost breakdown), as well as give technical assistance to the Base level WASH and ES-NFI operations.

• Create, compile, and submit monthly activity progress reports (APRs) for WASH responses.

• Contribute to and evaluate project reports, such as donor reports, government quarterly reports, monthly AAH reports, contextual assessment reports, KAP analysis, and terminal reports, and share with appropriate people.

 Objective 4: Contribute to project quality implementation by monitoring and evaluating project effectiveness and impact (internally and externally).

• Conduct WASH-related need evaluations, generate associated reports, and distribute them promptly for feedback and enrichment.

• Participate in WASH assessments, monitoring, and evaluations, as well as the implementation of recommendations resulting from monitoring and evaluation procedures.

• Ensure that participatory evaluation, supervision, and monitoring of WASH programmes are implemented in collaboration with relevant stakeholders at the field level.

• Create and publish the WASH activity-mapping database (containing building progress updates and GPS location for key facilities).

• Ensure that WASH-related initiatives are properly planned, coded, collected, analysed, reported, and recorded and that they are followed up on.

• Collaborate with the base MEAL to prepare different WASH-related success and case stories.

• Actively participates in the recruitment and training of WASH personnel at all levels.

Contribute to the overall coordination and administration of the AAH’s WASH and ES_NFI response implementation.

• Help to build emergency WASH and ES-NFI plans and tactics.

• Monitor emergent WASH and ES-NFI requirements on the ground and coordinate response planning and execution.

• Create a distribution strategy that includes targeting methodology, beneficiary criteria, registration, programme location, kit content, distribution technique, and data collection/monitoring, all while adhering to AAH distribution and targeting rules and programme priorities.

• Represent AAH in various regional, zonal, and woreda WASH-related meetings, as well as humanitarian coordination forums, and communicate essential data with partner organisations and coordination bodies to ensure a coordinated and well-planned sector response.

• Ensuring that base-level WaSH workers are advised and supported to achieve outcomes and meet programme goals.

Ensure AAH’s presence on national and local coordination forums with other stakeholders.

• Coordinate and guarantee the harmonisation of AAH WaSH responses with other stakeholders operating in the same intervention areas at the base office. Also, verify that no work is duplicated with other partners during WaSH responses in intervention areas/woredas.

• Represents AAH at many important meetings and gs regularly, fosters collaboration with government, local, and international NGOs, as well as targeted communities in intervention woredas and zones.

• Represent AAH in regional and zonal joint WaSH evaluations, surveillances, and task force meetings, and provide timely feedback.

I. Place of duty • Yabello Town, Borena

II. Financial Accountability

• Base WASH Teams

III. Supervisory Responsibilities

Commitments to Gender Equality

• Create an atmosphere that promotes gender equality and equal access to information.

• Create a work climate in which women and men are assessed and promoted based on their abilities and performance.

• Respect the women, men, and children (boys and girls) of beneficiaries regardless of gender, sexual orientation, handicap, or religion. Race, colour, heritage, national origin, age, or marital status are all prohibited.

• Appreciate and appreciate all cultures.

 V. Working Conditions, Transportation, and the Environment

• work tasks need frequent work attendance at least five days each week. • Must be willing to work outside of usual business hours or on weekends as needed. • Must be able to travel as needed for typical local and international business objectives. While executing the activities of this work in the field, the employee may be exposed to hazardous circumstances with significant security threats and/or extremely inadequate living conditions, as well as infectious illnesses.

Job Prerequisites

Qualifications and Professional Experience Required

• A BSc degree in Engineering or an equivalent in the subject of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Water Resources Engineering, or Hydraulic Engineering, as well as a minimum of 6 years of work experience. It is essential to have an engineering background as well as extensive emergency WASH response expertise.

 VII. Necessary Skills and Competencies

• Experienced in WASH and ES-NFI emergency response, as well as sanitation and hygiene promotion techniques (CLTSH, SLTSH, PHAST, CHAST, WASH’EM, sanitation marketing,)

• Understanding of engineering software such as AutoCAD, Water CAD, and EPHANET…

• Capable of using abilities in the administration of water, sanitation, and hygiene projects (public health, engineering, etc.)

• Accountability, devotion, and responsiveness within areas of responsibility,

• Extensive knowledge and expertise with donor regulations and donor reporting

• Interpersonal competence (team management, shown communication ability, reporting, autonomy, organisational skill, staff development, decision making and planning, delegation of work, staff management, team building, etc.)

• A willingness to relocate and move quickly.

• Proven experience working in difficult-to-reach locations, working in diverse cultural settings, and understanding the socioeconomic characteristics of various parts of the nation.

• Understanding of WASH and ES-NF standards.

• Understanding of the community’s cultural environment and utilisation of that culture as input for work organisation,).

How to Apply


If you are interested, please email your application, which should include a non-returnable CV, a Covering Letter with “WASH Programme Manager – Borena” in the subject line, and three references, to:

Closing date: August 25, 2023                    

NB: Only candidates who have been selected will be contacted, and the selection process will involve a technical exam and an interview.

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