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Assistant Technical Officer, WASH At FHI 360

Date Posted: 11/Jul/2019
Deadline: 21/Jul/2019

FHI 360 is a global development organization with a rigorous, evidence-based approach to human development. Our professional staff includes experts in health, nutrition, education, economic development, civil society, environment and research. FHI 360 operates from 60 offices with 4,400 staff in the U.S. and around the world. Our commitment to partnerships at every level and our multidisciplinary approach enable us to have a lasting impact on the individuals, communities and countries we serve - improving lives for millions.

Assistant Technical Officer, WASH

Requisition Id: 2019201286
Location: Banki, Borno
Job Type: Full time

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. FHI360 has been working in Nigeria for over 30 years and is now expanding activities in Borno state to respond to the IDP crisis.
  • FHI360 is expanding its expertise by responding to this humanitarian crisis through integrated WASH, Health and Protection interventions

Basic Function

  • The ATO WASH - Engineer will provide technical and programmatic support in one of the three field sites.
  • Under the supervision of the WASH Coordinator, the ATO WASH- Engineer will supervise contracts to provide upgrades to water systems, latrines, showers and water points. 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.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Provide day to day operational and programmatic support to all WASH activities.
  • Works closely with assigned team to ensure activities are implemented according to standard operating procedures (SOP’s).
  • Build capacity of Community Volunteers (CHWs) through trainings and hygiene promotion.
  • Oversee all activities related to WASH activities at field site.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes

  • Knowledge of WASH and humanitarian programming in emergency situations. 
  • WASH technical expertise especially in regards to engineering latrines, showers and water points.  
  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, 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.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • BA/BS in Engineering with 1 to 3 years’ relevant experience in WASH with a sound understanding of hygiene in humanitarian relief settings.
  • Possession of an or post graduate degree in a WASH/Engineering is required.
  • Familiarity with Humanitarian NGOs.

Remuneration
The following is a summary of fringe benefits provided by FHI 360 to eligible employees:

Core benefits:

  • Comprehensive medical plans (PPOs)
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision coverage
  • Group life and AD&D insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Long-term disability
  • Medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Dependent life insurance
  • Business travel insurance
  • Supplemental personal accident insurance
  • Supplemental disability
  • Life insurance
  • Paid vacation, sick and parental leave
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Pension plan

Other benefits (will vary depending on work location):

  • Public transportation program
  • On-site fitness center
  • Local credit union membership
  • Health and wellness program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Qualified tuition programs (529 plans)
  • Bicycle subsidy
  • Legal assistance plan
  • Pet insurance.

Method of Application

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