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WASH & ESNFI Officer – GOAL Ethiopia Vacancy Announcement


WASH & ESNFI Officer – GOAL Ethiopia Vacancy Announcement, August 3 2023



Organization: GOAL Ethiopia

Position: WASH & ESNFI Officer

Location: Kebribeyah, Somali

Employment: Contract

Date of Announcement: July 31 2023

Deadline: August 9, 2023






Job Description


                                                                    JOB OPPORTUNITY



Reference No:  REC/ 69/23
Job title:           WASH & ESNFI  Officer  
Location:         Somali- Kebribeyah   area office
Reports to:Project  Manager
Number of Posts01 /One/
Closing date:   August 09,2023


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 40 years, 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. Currently, we work with pastoralist, agro-pastoral, pastoral dropouts, rural small holder farmers, rural/urban youth and street children to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience in Ethiopia working closely with local communities, local government, donors and other key actors. GOAL E Humanitarian Response is centered on nutrition, WASH, livelihoods, multipurpose cash, NFIs and protection interventions in country wide while the recovery and development focus on livelihoods, economic opportunities, health, health and nutrition system strengthening and WASH with solid emphasis on integrated programming and community-based approach in Oromiya regional state. The Street Children programme is implemented with local partners in Addis Ababa and Hawassa.

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 Irish Aid, USAID/OFDA, EHF, ECHO and other private donors

About the Position:

 With the support and guidance of Senior WASH and ESNFI Officer, Field, solely responsible for the successful implementation of the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene promotion and Emergency Shelter and NFI assessment and implementation 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 Woreda Project Manager and Senior WASH & ESNFI Officer on weekly base.

S/he will be working with other GOAL project team in the respective woreda as well as integrate WASH & ESNFI 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.



·    Direct implementation of the emergency WASH & ESNFI projects in the assigned woreda/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 Woreda Project Manager & Senior WASH & ESNFI Officer on the progress of latrine construction, the water supply rehabilitation and hygiene and sanitation activities, ESNFI activities and other relevant update on weekly base.

·         Under guidance of Senior WASH & ESNFI Officer, 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 Woreda Project Manager & Senior WASH & ESNFI Officer.

·         Conduct needs assessments, planning, organizing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the WASH  & ESNFI 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 with Senior WASH & ESNFI Officer.

·         Conduct trainings for HEWs and Community Outreach Workers on hygiene promotion;

·         Conduct and closely monitor the distribution of WASH NFIs and ESNFI.

·         Train local communities/carers of beneficiaries on water storage and management;

·         Plan and implement sanitation and hygiene promotion sessions with carers of the programme beneficiaries;

·         Adhere existing tools for monitoring of WASH & ESNFI programme activities;

·         Conduct training for WASHCOs and ensure that the WASHCOs are well functioning;

·         Supervise activities related to household latrines;

·         Any other hygiene and sanitation based activities agreed with Senior WASH officer, Field;

·         Conduct water quality assessments and disinfect sources as required;

·         Coordinate field assessments in order to map areas requiring new water sources and also understand the existing water supply and sanitation coverage for the assigned Woreda.

·         Arrange and coordinate meetings with community leaders in collaboration with the concerned actors;

Assist with any other duties as required by Senior WASH & ESNFI Officer.



Job Requirements



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

·         Have technical background and knowledge in environmental health and demonstrated work experience in water and sanitation in designing and implementing hygiene promotion/hygiene education programs.

·         Familiarity with relevant standards and guidelines for WASH in health facilities and community is a must.

·         Proven experience in WASH in health facilities implementation, including in outbreak situations, CLTS and other WASH approaches is an advantage.

·         Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations

·         Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources

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


Desirable quality, skill and competence


·        Demonstrated experience in both emergency and development WASH response

·         Good demonstrated experience in using AutoCAD and WaterCad software

·         Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently

·         Strong experience of engineering and construction related project management and design of buildings in developing countries.

·         Substantial knowledge, understanding, and ability to form and conform engineering design and construction contracts, bills of quantities, and specifications

·         Proven experience in WASH in health facilities implementation, including in outbreak situations, CLTS and Emergency Shelter program implementation and other WASH approaches is an advantage.

·         Extensive experience of contract administration including change order control and negotiation(s), auditing for performance, and close-out

·         Proven experience in capacity building, supervision and monitoring of WASH technical aspects.

·         Skills in the use engineering software for design of WASH projects.

·         Experience of proactively identifying and addressing issues

·         Ability to demonstrate theoretical aspect of community mobilization in to practice.

·         Strong organizational skill and experience with work planning and timetabling

·         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,

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


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 rules and regulation of the organization. GOAL is strongly committed not to harm the people under its care.


How to Apply



Interested and qualified applicants need to submit ONLY once their non – returnable application with CV for one vacancy. The vacancy references number along with the  title & duty station need to be written in the application letter.

Applicants can directly apply via


GOAL strongly encourages female candidates to apply!

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview and exam.

Shortlisted candidates will need to submit other supporting documents upon request at later stage.


GOAL is not able to contribute towards any costs incurred by candidates during the recruitment process.


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