Apply for an EH Infrastructure Officer in Katsina, Nigeria

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Requisition ID: req48109

Job Title: EH Infrastructure Officer

Sector: Environmental Health

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Katsina, Nigeria

Work Arrangement: In-person

Job Description


The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

IRC in Nigeria is scaling up its humanitarian response targeting Internally Displaced persons (IDPs), Returnees and host communities in Katsina State. Now, IRC is expanding its interventions Local government Areas (LGAs) in Katsina state.


The EH/WASH Infrastructure Officer is responsible for the hardware component of Water, Sanitation and Shelter activities in the IRC supported communities and IDP camps in Katsina State. The responsibilities will include day to day support to IDP settlements and communities and have line management responsibilities for two EH/WASH Infrastructure Assistants and reports to the EH/WASH Manager.


Specific Duties and Responsibilities

 Assist the EH/WASH Manager in the full implementation of water, sanitation and shelter infrastructure development and maintenance in the project areas.
 Participate in market surveys to support quotations by contractors and IRC team.

 Work with other EH/WaSH staff to develop technical capacity, including development of in-house trainings for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Committees (WaSHComs and Water User Committees, Community Volunteers (CVs) and other local partners.
 Design, implement and maintain water, sanitation, and shelter infrastructure in the project area.
 Improve, design and construct shelters in emergency context.
 Supervise and monitor volunteers involved in the project.

 Regular field visits to the target communities in the project area will be an important part of this task.
 Participate in project strategic planning.
 Prepare weekly, monthly, and quarterly progress reports.
 Ensuring community ownership, appropriate usage, and structure for maintenance for the water sanitation and hygiene infrastructures
 Co-facilitate and translate when needed, small and large community meetings to encourage discussions for the formation of WASH Committees/Water user committee.
Community Mobilization

 Motivate community members and influential people within Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) settings, through meetings and discussions to take actions that will increase awareness about the proper usage of WASH hardware in their communities.

eC850qf u3CRG Coordinate activities with other partners and government authorities as well as close collaboration with Community Volunteers, WASH Community and Community leaders
Logistics, Finance, and Reporting

 Ensure water sanitation and hygiene promotional activities are facilitated in accordance with IRC logistics policy and in a timely manner to ensure the successful implementation of programs.
 Ensure all relevant financial documentation is completed accurately as required by IRC finance policy.

 Prepare and submit required reports in a timely manner and incorporate manager feedback.


Skills and Experience

 B. Sc. /High National Diploma in Civil, Water Resources, Building or Mechanical Engineering, Hydrogeology with hand on experience in developing and adopting emergency WASH technologies and designs.
 Experience of assessing, reviewing, and monitoring technical projects.
 At least 3 years relevant experience in water, sanitation, and shelter development programs in low-income contexts
 Command of written English to produce technical documents and report in good standard.
 Good verbal communication skills in Hausa and English

 Ability to maintain good working relationships with colleagues and partners.
 Good IT skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Auto card and Outlook, Knowledge and experience using design and drawing applications.
 Commitment to IRC values and principles
 Ability to critically review technical options.
 Ability to creatively adopt models to suit local context.
 Accuracy and keen attention to details, to produce high quality documents and maintain good records.


Security level orange. The situation in Katsina- is calm now 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.

Standard of Professional Conduct: IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – our Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability and Equality. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.

Commitment to Gender, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: IRC is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, respectful, and safe work environment where all persons are treated fairly, with dignity and respect. The IRC expressly prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or bullying of IRC Persons in any work setting.

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

Employment Gaps: We welcome applicants with varied career paths and recognize that a gap in employment does not define a candidate’s potential. We value transferrable skills and are committed to investing in the growth and development of our team members. We encourage applicants to highlight any relevant skills or experiences they have acquired, even if they were not gained in a traditional work setting.

Compensation and Benefits : IRC strives to provide externally competitive and internally equitable Compensation and Benefits programs that attracts, motivates, and retains employees that deliver strong performance while demonstrating the IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct.

Equal Opportunity Employer: IRC is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity and inclusion. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, nationality, ethnicity or tribe, gender, age, religion, caste, sexual orientation, differently abled, geographic origin, marital status, veteran status and cultural background (or any other characteristic protected by law). We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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