Digital Economy Specialist

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Palladium International Job Title: Digital Economy Specialist Company Overview:Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits. For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives. Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, r…

Environmental Health Officers

SNNPR, Ethiopia International Rescue Committee (IRC) Ethiopia

Job available in these locations: SNNP, Ethiopia

Requisition ID: req10403

Job Title: Environmental Health Officer

Sector: Emergency Response

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: SNNPR 2, Ethiopia

Job Description


The Position mainly involves undertaking rapid Environmental Health (EH) need assessments and implementing emergency WASH response. The EHO will be based in Bule-Hora Town, West Guji Zone of Oromia Region and Omo-Rate Town, Dassenech Woreda, South Omo Zone can be deployed to other emerging emergency areas localities) of the country program whenever need.

Major key Responsibilities:

  • Undertake detail, precise and brief need assessment report.
  • Identify potential water supply scheme to rehabilitate and maintain.
  • Conduct rapid and detail project assessment, prepare engineering designs, prepare detail bills of quantities, prepare budget estimates in emergency project throughout the country and forward to supervisor for review.
  • Prepare clear and detail specification for items to be procured and ensure its procurements are as per set specifications.
  • Prepare takeoff-shit for the best quality and quantity constructed WASH facilities and prepare payment for contractors as well as skilled labor.
  • Prepares detail Environmental Health physical & financial implementation plan for emerging emergency responses.
  • Source and monitor labor required towards implementation of emergency response interventions and ensure the accurate implementation of the same as per standards.
  • Follow the progress and implementation of subcontracted emergency response intervention as per the contract.
  • Identify, establish and follow-up water trucking and water treatment sites.
  • Works closely with, Zone/Woreda Water and Health Offices towards coordinated, optimum and efficient process of the response.
  • Works in collaboration with IRC Hygiene Promotion Officers in promotion of safe hygiene practices in Emergency responses which includes Health Promotion activities.
  • Produces activity progress reports as per the preset reporting schedule and submit to the supervisor and Emergency Rapid Response Manager.
  • Prepare brief emergency related monthly updates.
  • Takes additional works as assigned by supervisor.




  • At least 3 years of validated experience for first degree holders in Water resource or Hydraulics Engineering and 2 years for Post plus graduate holders with community mobilization activities in the field and WASH experience
  • Confirmed practical work experience in construction/rehabilitation of rural water supply systems especially in spring development, plumbing, construction/maintenance of hand dug wells, installation/repair of hand pumps is a must.
  • Experience on handling the construction and maintenance of large-scale motorized schemes specifically deep boreholes has added value.
  • Practical experience in leading labor and material at construction site.
  • Knowledge of SPHERE standard and Project Cycle management is an asset.
  • Experience of engineering software’s like AutoCAD and basic computer skill has value.
  • Flexible and committed to work under tight condition.
  • Having valuable experience to work with government partners and structures is relevant.
  • Experience in budget management, Ability to use computer (basic operating systems, AUTOCAD, WATCAD, EPHANET).
  • Demonstrated experience in supervising construction works specially water supply schemes is highly required.
  • Experience in NGO will be an asset.


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