WaSH Officer – Development for Peace Organization (DPO) Vacancy Announcement

WaSH Officer – Development for Peace Organization (DPO) Vacancy Announcement, March 9 2024



Organization: Development for Peace Organization (DPO)

Position: WaSH Officer

Location: Fafan Zone (Jigjiga, Awbare & Gursum Woredas)

Employment: Full time

Deadline: March 17, 2024





Job Description


About the Organization

Development for Peace Organization (DPO) is an Ethiopian non-profit organization established in 2020 with a mission of striving to meet the humanitarian and developmental needs of societies regardless of race, color, religion or cultural background. We are legally registered to work in Ethiopia (Reg. 5164) as National NGO and as INGO in South Sudan (Reg. 4178), Somalia (Reg. NGOD/Moifar0422/022) and Kenya (OP.218/051/22-400/12732); it is also processing its registration in Yemen. We are currently seeking an experienced WaSH Officer to join our mission-driven organization.

Job Summary

WASH officers will be responsible for the implementation of the Water, Hygiene and Sanitation program of the Fafan project at, Jigjiga City, Awbare and Gursum Woredas, Cholera affected population and host community that includes monitoring and supervision of construction of all water schemes, sanitary infrastructures and promotion of Hygiene: safe water management, latrine use for defecation, solid waste disposal, vector control, and environmental health activities and participate on regular hygiene promotion activities with the government health extension workers and reporting to the country program officer.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the focal point person for all activities related to WASH at respective woredas in the Fafan Zone.
  • Participate on needs assessments, planning, organizing, and implementation, of WASH programs in the Fafan.
  • Coordinate in site location, mobilizing the community to participate on the rehabilitation and construction of water schemes, promote community to use latrine for defecation, proper waste management at village and household level, promote safe water management
  • Participate on assessment/survey in collaboration with the national WASH teams, and other Woreda staffs.
  • Coordinate the construction skilled laborer to monitor the progress of the water schemes and sanitary infrastructure rehabilitation/construction.
  • Update the emergency situation in the Woreda on bi-weekly bases.
  • Facilitate in working with relevant partners government sector offices: water, health, and DPPC or other NGO’s and GO’s
  • Facilitate in the selection, designing, pre-testing, developing, dissemination and evaluation of appropriate hygiene educational materials for effective hygiene promotion program;
  • Facilitate in organizing WaSHCo and hygiene promotion trainings and workshops for the water management team and other partners (women groups, health agents, water committee, etc. in the woredas) and coordinate in preparation and organizing all the required training materials;
  • Facilitate in documenting health related data and keep records on activities of hygiene promotion and sanitation;
  • Prepare monthly reports and submit to the supervisor on the work progress of hygiene promotion and sanitation activities;
  • Participate in other WaSH activities as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Collaborate with other DPO programs in the target Woreda.
  • Represent DPO in WASH cluster, other government meetings as a focal point.
  • Conduct other tasks as per assigned by the immediate supervisor.

Reports to: Regional Field Coordinator/Country Program Officer.


Required Number: 3


Job Requirements


Qualification Requirements

  • Experienced professionals in a relevant field BSc or MSc Degree in the area of Environmental Health, Behavioral Science, Health Education and Promotion or Public Health, Water supply & Environmental Engineering, Water Resource and Irrigation Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering with at least 3 years of relevant work experience.
  • Commitment to DPO’s mission- Improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity.
  • Working knowledge of English
  • Speaking local language Somali Language is advantage (spoken and written)
  • Proficient experience in using Office Word, and Excel
  • Able to live and work with a multicultural team under difficult conditions

How to Apply


Interested and qualified candidates shall fill out this form https://forms.gle/PzKWKmftqhQ1CMgx6 and submit their motivation letter along with their non-returnable updated resume as a Merged PDF file through recruitment@devforpeace.org until March 17, 2024

Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply! 

Note: Use “WaSH Officer” as the subject line of your email!

DPO is committed to diversity and inclusion in its workforce and encourages all candidates to apply to join the organization, regardless of gender, nationality, religious/ethnic heritage, or disability.

DPO has a zero-tolerance policy for sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, authority abuse, and discrimination. DPO follows the principles of UN Child Protection. As a result, all shortlisted candidates will be subjected to thorough reference and background checks, as well as being expected to conform to these standards and principles.


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