Water Technician Assistant- Sherkole RC

Full Time


International Rescue Committee – IRC Job in Ethiopia: International Rescue Committee – IRC currently seeks applications from eligible applicants for the post of Water Technician Assistant- Sherkole RC based Sherkole refugee camp, Benishangul Gumuz Ethiopia.

Job Title: Senior Project Officer II

(International Rescue Committee – IRC Job in Ethiopia 2021)

Job in Ethiopia by International Rescue Committee – IRC

Job Overview

  • Organization: International Rescue Committee – IRC
  • Location: Sherkole refugee camp, Benishangul Gumuz
  • Grade:  Senior Level
  • Occupational Groups:
    •  Agriculture,
    • Economics,
    • Management
  • Closing Date: 2021-05-08

Job Description

Context and Scope of the Work:

The Water Technician Assistant is responsible to operate water supply system through Generators and solar system, and He/she will perform the turbidity measurement with technical support from the water technician officer. He/she is also responsible to handle water operational properties in water source, reservoir, and operational sites. The position holder will operate Generator and solar system for smooth operation and service provision to ensure accurate water supply production and distribution as per Sphere and UNHCR standards.

The essential functions of this position include, but are not limited to:

Ø  Support the water technician officer in identification, development and review of electro-mechanical requirements, spare parts, fittings, and supplies/inputs needed for ensuring the smooth operation of the water supply systems.

Ø  Ensure the availability of fuel and lubricants needed, including reasonable contingency, for running of electromechanical equipment and ensure smooth day to day operation of the system. Prepare list for items needed, initiate procurement and follow their accurate use.

Ø  Prepare and put log sheets, service schedules, pumping schedules and in place water discharge tracking systems at each pumping stations and supervise the implementation.

Ø  Collect and compile log sheets from each site, produce activity progress reports and forward to water technician officer as per the requirements and schedule.

Ø  Ensure daily availability of potable water meeting UNHCR minimum standards in each of the tap stands. Supervise and ensure well-functioning of the service reservoirs, distribution lines, and water meters and over all pipe networks starting from source up to final points.

Ø  Regularly assess the functionality and maintenance requirements of electromechanical parts, pressure and distribution lines, tap stands, water meters and other water supply systems.

Ø  Establish and train community-based water management committees from beneficiaries, equip them with the vital hand plumbing tools for maintenance, care & operation of the system. And craft effective community participation, monitoring system and feedback mechanisms that enable beneficiaries to own and sustain the system.

Ø  Identify, train, supervise and manage community plumbers, water system operators/guards, water system care takers and volunteers.

Ø  Daily supervise and monitor the performance, progress and daily assignments of water system guard/ Operators, and water system caretakers.

Ø  Any additional tasks assigned by supervisor.

Job Requirements

Ø  TVT Diploma or University degree in Water supply system, electromechanical, plumbing works or similar field.

Ø  Minimum of two years for Diploma holders and 0 year for first degree

Ø  NGO experience is a plus.

Additional skills required:

Ø  Basic computer knowledge (word, excel)

Ø  Basic English spoken and writing.

Ø  Good communication and interpersonal skills.

Ø  Practical experience in Electromechanical maintenance & new accessories installation and plumbing technical works.

Ø  Communication in local language is an advantage.

How to Apply

Please send your CV, application letter and copies of credentials to the IRC online career links

IRC Careers- for external applicants


Internal Career Site – for internal applicants


 Application in person is not allowed.

·         Please include 3 references from current and former employers.

·         Applications will not be returned.  IRC discourages phone calls or personal visits.

·         Only applicants meeting the minimum qualification will be short listed and contacted.

Your application letter/cover letter must include the following information.

  • Name of the position you have applied for
  • Date of application
  • Summary of  your qualifications and experience
  • Motivation/objective of why you have applied for the job
  • Permanent and current address (if different form permanent) and telephone number
  • Disclose any family relationships with existing IRC employees by including the format below in your application.
Are any of your relatives employed by International Rescue committee (IRC)?

If answer is “yes”, give the following information:

 YES          NO
NAME Relationship Position Office/field office

IRC is an equal employment 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 or disability.

Qualified females are highly encouraged to apply!!

To apply for this job please visit rescue.csod.com.