Senior WASH & NFI Officer – GOAL Ethiopia


GOAL Ethiopia

GOAL’s purpose is to save lives and empower communities to develop resilience and greater control over their lives and livelihoods. GOAL aims to increase the resilient wellbeing of the world’s poorest people and focuses on those who are excluded or marginalized, particularly those who are vulnerable due to socio-economic status, gender or age.

John O’Shea founded GOAL in 1977, and throughout the 42 years since its foundation, GOAL has responded to almost all of the world’s major humanitarian crises since, working with vulnerable communities in more than 60 countries.

While GOAL continues to be an agile first-responder to humanitarian crises, it is also committed to working with vulnerable communities to help them survive crises and support them on the road to recovery.



                                                            Internal/ External

Reference No:  

REC / 078 /22

Job title:           

Senior WASH & NFI Officer


Afar Region

Reports to:

Senior WASH and SNFI Officer

Number of Posts

2 (Two)

Closing date:   

April 14, 2022

About GOAL

GOAL’s mission is to work with the most vulnerable communities to help them respond to and recover from humanitarian crises, and to assist them to build transcendent solutions to mitigate poverty and vulnerability.

GOAL is a non-for profit organization that has been working in Ethiopia for over 30 years across all the region of the country towards ensuring the poorest and most vulnerable in our world and those affected by humanitarian crises have access to the fundamental rights of life, including but not limited to adequate shelter, food and livelihoods, water and sanitation, nutrition, healthcare and education. GOAL implements a range of multi-sectoral development, resilience, recovery and humanitarian responses Programmes by being sensitive to cross-cutting issues including gender, accountably, child protection, HIV/AIDS.

We envision a world where poverty no longer exist, where vulnerable communities are resilient, where barriers to wellbeing  are removed and where everyone has equal rights and  opportunities. GOAL Ethiopia’s main donors are Irish Aid, USAID/OFDA, EHF, ECHO and other private donors.


With the support and guidance of manager, solely responsible for the successful implementation of the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene promotion and WASH NFI and other NFI tasks in the assigned woreda/zone. Follow and report the performance interims of quantitave and qualitative accomplishment of water supply and sanitation facility fulfilment tasks to the manager

S/he will be working with other GOAL project team in the respective woreda as well as integrate WASH activities regularly with health and nutrition in the whole course of the project implementation. The post holder is responsible to manage both software and hardware activity of the project activity for respective assigned woreda.

Key responsibilities:

§  Direct the implementation of the emergency WASH and NFI projects in the assigned woreda/zone//region.

§  Develop detailed work plan and implement the project activities as specified in the work plan.

§  Monitor and follow up timely and quality implementation of all activities.

§  Report to the manageron the progress of latrine construction, water supply rehabilitation and hygiene and sanitation activities, and another relevant update on weekly base.

§  Support in the supervision of water supply and sanitation facilities fulfilment construction works, following the bill of quantities, specifications and drawings provided from HO WASH team

§  Participate on different emergency ESNFI assessments, distributions, and related processes, while contributing to the overall quality of WASH and NFI programming.

§  Provide technical input and support in the design, installation, maintenance, and operation of existing and future rural water supply systems as well as training of officers and water user committees.

§  Lead and support appropriate verification, registration, and distribution processes of ESNFI for affected populations.

§  Provide technical support to relevant government agencies to develop capacities related to their roles and responsibilities in the WASH and ESNFI sector.

§  Ensure contractors are working as per the contractual agreement on timely manner and take corrective action accordingly in consultation with the WASH and NFI Programme coordinator.

§  Oversee and contribute in the selection, design, and upgrade of the most appropriate forms of hygiene and sanitation system and facilities in accordance to SPHERE standards and taking full account of local conditions, resources, customs and cultural norms.

§  Provide technical support on Hygiene and Sanitation activities such as review the TORs, develop Hygiene/Sanitation training manuals/topics, provide advice to field team and supervise the capacity building activity.

§  Under guidance of manager, Field – take measurements of the construction activities, prepare payment certificates together with the contractors and send the payment certificates to HO for approval and payments.

§  Foster cooperative professional relationship between communities, technical experts, and service providers.

§  To become familiar with the current programme documents and to develop a work plan in consultation with manager, Field.

§  Lead and conduct need assessments, planning, organizing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the community hygiene promotion and school hygiene education programmes in the programme areas.

§  Identify the capacity support needed to the community groups, government partners (health, water, education and other relevant), develop community and institutional capacity building plan

§  Identify and develop appropriate Sanitation and hygiene promotion messages in collaboration manager, Field.

§  Conduct trainings for HEWs and Community Outreach Workers on hygiene promotion

§  Train local communities/carers of beneficiaries on water storage and management.

§  Supervise activities related to household latrines.

§  Any other hygiene and sanitation-based activities agreed with manager, Field.

§  Conduct water quality assessments and disinfect sources as required.

§  Coordinate all sort of field assessments to map areas requiring new water sources and which require rehabilitations as well

§  Arrange and coordinate meetings with community leaders in collaboration with the concerned actors.

§  Assist with any other duties as required by manager, Field.


·         GOAL will pay a competitive basic salary based on the salary grading with addition benefits.

·         A chance to develop tangible experience.

·         Being part of a team who continue to make a real difference to the lives of the most vulnerable people.  


GOAL’s recruitment procedure is fair and transparent which is also in line with the organization’s commitment to its integrity, honesty and culture. GOAL is committed to ensure that, its performance complies with the terms and conditions of relevant agreements, applicable laws & regulations. Hence, pre-employment background checks will be conducted, and employees are required to read, understand, sign and implement different polices including safeguarding and child protection policy, Protection from Sexual Exploitation and abuse policy, sexual harassment policy, code of conducts and any other policy, rules and regulation of the organization.

GOAL Ethiopia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety of people who involves in its work and demands all staff exhibit the highest commitment. GOAL Ethiopia will verify skills and commitment of the candidate in the assessment process and perform Background reference check. 

Do you want to join an exciting organization that brings high level impact to the community and add value to your professional advancement?  Then join us if you have:

Three years for BSc degree or Five years for Diploma in environmental health or bachelor’s degree in water supply and environmental engineering, Water Resource engineering, Hydraulic Engineering and relevant experience preferably with an NGO setting.

 with the following competency;

·         Strong experience of engineering and construction related project management and designs

·         Proven experience in WASH in health facilities implementation, NFI distributions including in outbreak situations

·         Ability to demonstrate theoretical aspect of community mobilization in to practice. Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently

·         Strong organizational skill and experience with work planning and timetabling

·         Excellent communication and coordination skill, preferably with the community and woreda line departments government

·         Passionate, strongly dedicated and highly committed to work for the improvement of the poor community.

·         Skills in the use of engineering software (Water Cad and AutoCAD) for design of WASH projects.

·         Respect, accountability, excellence, adaptability, innovation, building partnership, communicating with impact, coaching, facilitating change, information monitoring, planning and organizing, leading through vision and value.

·         Demonstrated experience in both emergency and development WASH and NFI responses

·         Experience of proactively identifying and addressing issues

·         Excellent communication and coordination skill, preferably with the community and woreda line departments government

·         Ability to understand the cultural context of the community and use that culture as an input for community mobilization. 

·         Accountability & responsiveness within areas of responsibilities,

Desirable qualities, skills and competences:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in water supply and environmental engineering, Water Resource engineering, Hydraulic engineering, construction or architecture or related field with 4 years of relevant experience in WASH/NFI sector with an NGO setting with the following competence.
  • Demonstrated experience in both emergency and development WASH response
  • Good, demonstrated experience in using AutoCAD and Water CAD software
  • Substantial knowledge, understanding, and ability to form and conform engineering design and construction contracts, bills of quantities, and specifications 
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently
  • Extensive experience of contract administration including change order control and negotiation(s), auditing for performance, and close-out
  • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations
  • Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources
  • Cluster meeting representation and report writing skills
  • Excellent communication and coordination skill, preferably with the community and woreda line departments government
  • Extensive experience of contract administration including change order control and negotiation(s), auditing for performance, and close-out

Language Requirement

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

·         Understanding of the local culture & language is a plus value.

This description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with the position.


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