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Job Type:Local NGO


Fields of Education: degree in Environmental Health or Public Health with concentration in Environmental Health.


Organization: John Snow, Inc.Inc.


Salary : N/A




Application Dead line:2016-10-31


Title: Regional Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Specialist (total of three positions in Oromia, Amhara, and SNNP Regions)

The John Snow, Inc. (JSI) implemented, USAID funded Strengthening Ethiopia’s Urban Health Program (SEUHP) seeks a highly qualified regional Water, Sanitation,and Hygiene (WASH) Specialist. The goal of SEUHP is to improve the health status of the urban population in Ethiopia by reducing HIV/TB-related and maternal,
neonatal and child morbidity and mortality and the incidence of communicable/non-communicable diseases. This will be achieved by supporting the Government of Ethiopia’s Urban Health Extension Program (UHEP) through improving the quality of community–level health services, strengthening referral linkages, building the
institutional and technical capacity of Regional Health Bureaus (RHBs) and promoting inter-sectoral collaboration to address urban health challenges. Addressing Ethiopia’s urban WASH needs is one of the components of SEUHP’s interventions. SEUHP is looking for full time, highly qualified WASH Specialist, one each for Oromia (based in Addis Ababa), Amhara (based in Bahir Dar), and SNNP (based in Hawassa). The WASH Specialist reports to the respective SEUHP Regional Managers.

Summary Roles and Responsibilities:
The Regional WASH Specialist will be responsible for planning, implementation, coordination, and technical leadership of WASH interventions in the respective
regions. In collaboration with the regional SEUHP team, the WASH Specialist will be responsible for the day-to-day implementation and monitoring of WASH activities
as wells as providing support to SEUHP implementation towns in the respective regions. She/he will help to forge strong partnerships with SEUHP implementing
partners, WASH sector bureaus and city/town offices, WASH platforms and other
relevant partners both at the regional and city/town level.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
• In coordination with the regional manager, regional public health advisor and
senior environment health advisor at SEUHP central office in Addis, coordinate
implementation of WASH activities.
• Prepare detailed WASH work plan and follow its implementation.
• Monitor implementation and outcomes of WASH activities in the respective
• Provide strategic direction in technical areas such as coordination of WASH
sectors actors, establishment of WASH forums (platforms), sanitation and
hygiene promotion and capacity development for WASH interventions.
• Coordinate capacity building activities on WASH for WASH related groups/
task forces, health professionals, Urban Health Extension professionals, and
• Ensure proper monitoring system is in place for WASH activities.
• Document and share lessons and best practices.
• Continuously identify challenges and find solutions jointly with the team and
• In coordination with the regional team, closely monitor the day-to-day
implementation of WASH activities including supervision of contractors for
construction of WASH facilities.
• Monitor the effective management and functionality of completed water and
sanitation/latrine facilities in the assigned regions.
• Represent JSI/SEUHP in the town and regional level WASH related meetings
and forums.
• Foster the development of good working relationships with relevant partners
including government, private and non-governmental organisations at regional
and town/city levels.
• Prepare regular weekly project accomplishment updates, monthly progress
reports and quarterly comprehensive reports for the region and submit them
to the Regional Manager.
• Accomplish other activities as needed.

Qualification and Experience
• Advanced degree in Environmental Health or Public Health with concentration
in Environmental Health.
• At least 6 years of professional work experience in designing, implementing
and monitoring water supply, sanitation and hygiene activities/projects.
• Experience in WASH facility related construction.
• Experience in implementing urban WASH activities.
• Demonstrated ability to develop effective working relationships with
government counterparts, local organizations and other programs and
• Strong coordination, facilitation and communication skills.
• Excellent technical skills in hygiene promotion and community mobilization
in relation to water and sanitation activities.
• Knowledge and understanding of current disaster management issues in
Ethiopia and understanding of roles of different stakeholders is desired.
• Strong oral and written communication skills and fluency in both Amharic
and English is required.
• Knowledge of local languages is required.
• Basic computer knowledge is required.
• Experience working in similar USAID funded WASH projects is preferred.
John Snow, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer committed to
workplace diversity. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities
for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, color, national
origin, ancestry, creed, religion, gender, disability, marital status, sexual orientation,
sexual preference, genetic information, political affiliation, or military status (special
disabled veterans or veteran status) in any employment decisions. M/F/V/D.
Interested applicants may send their applications and CV referencing the job title
and duty station they wish to apply for to the following e-mail address
( or can submit their application online on Alternately
applications can be submitted to our offices at any of the following addresses;
- Central Office, Addis Ababa, Ethio China Road( Wollo Sefer), behind Bible
College, 0114700402
- Tigray Regional Office, Mekelle, Nilex Plaza,3rd Floor, Tel.
- Amhara Regional Office, Bahir Dar, Ambaye Building, 2nd Floor, office numbers
207/208, Tel 0582207258/0582203718
- SNNRP Regional Office, Hawassa, Behind Hawassa View Hotel( on the asphalt
road), Opposite Haimi Grocery , Tel. 0468209571/70
JSI reserves the right to reject any application for any reason.
Closing date: October 31st , 2016
John Snow, Inc.Inc.





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