Location: Gwoza,  Borno
Reports to: EH Manager
Job Overview/Summary
    The EH Officer Infrastructure will play a
fundamental role in the success of the project by closely supervising water
and sanitation infrastructures as well as promoting good hygiene practices
amongst the target population conducive to reducing mortality and morbidity
related to water and faecal-borne diseases.
Position objectives
The principle objectives of the position are to:
    Ensure water and sanitation infrastructure
activities are implemented in a timely and professional manner while
considering beneficiary needs as per the SPHERE standards.
    Conduct rapid and detailed assessments aimed at
establishing knowledge, awareness and practices of the target community
with regard to hygiene.
    Assist the EH Manager in the design and
implementation of the Hygiene Promotion M and E Plan.
    Maintain close links and collaboration with other
IRC sectors and in particular Health, Nutrition, Protection, Gender, CYPD
(Child and Youth Protection and Development), Women Protection and
Empowerment (WPE) and Economic Recovery and Development (ERD).
Job Responsibilities
Staff Supervision and Development:
    Lead a team of EH Infrastructure Assistants and
Community Hygiene Volunteers within the area of operation.
    Maintain open and professional relations with team
members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and
guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.
    Ensure timely completion and submission of monthly
timesheets, probations reviews and annual performance reviews.
    Plan/coordinate and oversee team work plans, work
and vacation schedules, and team training/development activities
    Identify team performance issues and work with the
EH Manager to address these in an appropriate manner.
Grant Planning and Implementation:
    Prepare and maintain/update detailed work plan(s)
that support the achievement of the overall grant timeline and completion
    Provide direction and monitor staff in their
implementation of the work plan and quality of activities, share relevant
information and direction to improve quality and achieve timelines
    Assist the EH Manager in the design of all
infrastructure related assessments, monitoring and evaluation tools.
    Directly be involved in the designs and
implementation of water supply infrastructures including but not be limited
to drilling of shallow and deep boreholes, installation of future hand
pumps, installation of solar submersible pumps, construction of elevated water
storage tanks, trenching and piping for water supply reticulation systems,
construction of well aprons and communal tap stands with appropriate
    Directly be involved in the designs implementation
of sanitation facilities including but not limited to Communal latrines,
house hold latrines, Solid waste pits/bins, Hand washing stations,
Drainage, Menstrual Hygiene Management facilities and bathing shelters.
    Identify and train Water Point attendants and Pump
Technicians and motorized/solar systems Operators within WASH committees.
    Closely coordinate emergency water supply in camps
with maintaining accurate records on water trucking.
    If required, supervise water trucking deliveries,
water chlorination and water quality monitoring.
    Provide weekly reports of progress on the
construction of water and sanitation facilities to EH Manager.
    Provide regular water quality monitoring reports to
EH Manager
    Seek guidance and approval from EH Manager –
Water and Sanitation on any changes to approved designs for water supply
including water trucking concerns.
    Maintain comprehensive control systems on materials
and tools used including notes on quality of materials.
    Coordinate closely with the EH Assistant Water and
Sanitation, Hygiene Promotion and M and E on water quantity and quality
issues, location of water sources/communal taps while considering
beneficiary needs.
    Submit periodic and ad hoc reports on progress and
monitoring activities as requested by the EH Manager
    Participate in the formation/training of community
WASH committees.
    Assist in the orientation of newly arrived national
staff on the team when requested
    Any other duty as assigned by the supervisor.
Grant Monitoring and Reporting
    Undertake regular field monitoring visits to assess
progress and identify technical quality issues and/or other implementation
issues, provide solutions and implement modifications as required.
    Ensure all monitoring activities are fully
documented, including systematic and timely data collection as required
under the grant and for IRC M and E purposes
    Produce/contribute to IRC and donor reports as per
set schedules (weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually) on grant
activities, indicators and achievements.
Coordination and Representation:
    Work closely and coordinator with IRC logistics,
finance and grant staff to ensure timely and complaint program activities
and expenditures; including active participation in grant opening/closing
and review meetings
    Undertake/participate in liaison, coordination, and
information sharing activities with national NGOs, international
organizations, donors and government at field level.
Program Development:
    Assist in the collection of data, assessments and proposal
development for the sector.
    Consistently and proactively monitor/assess the
safety and security of the team; promptly reporting concerns or incidents
to IRC management and liaise with community leaders and other external
parties as required to maintain/enhance the security environment for IRC
    Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to
enable and develop IRC programs
Professional Standards
    All IRC staff is required to adhere to THE IRC Way
Standards for Professional Conduct and the IRC country employment policies.
Job Requirements
    Minimum Diploma in Public Health, Civil/Water
Engineering, Community Studies, Social Sciences or related field.
    At least 1-3 years professional experience with
NGOs (INGO experience preferred)
    Previous experience leading teams in public
awareness raising campaigns focussed on water and sanitation related health
    Working knowledge of SPHERE standards
    Proven abilities in developing work plans, data
collection and analysis and performance monitoring
    Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in
a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well.
    Self-motivated, honest, highly responsible, and
    Ability to work as part of a team as well as to
work autonomously when required
    Confident communicator, able to command respect
from a wide range of people
    Fluency in English and Hausa language preferred.
Work Envirnoment
    Security level orange. The situation in Gwoza is
calm at the moment but remains tense and unpredictable; concerns include
criminality. There is active conflict in many parts of the country and a
possibility for further expansion of the conflict and violence into other
areas and other states.
Monthly salary, 13Month Salary Inclusive, Health
Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension, Creche Facilities available for
Women with babies under 24 Months.
Method of Application
Applicants should send their Applications addressed to
“The Country Director IRC” via:
 Subject of the application should read: “EH Officer – Hygiene
Promotion, Maiduguri”
    All Applications should be submitted Online.
    IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers
all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color,
national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran
status or disability.

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