WASH-Irrigation Officer

at European Committee for Agricultural Training
Published June 12, 2022
Location Jowhar, Somalia
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  



The Organization:


CEFA (The European Committee for Training and Agriculture) is an Italian Non-Governmental Organization established in 1972 and active in 10 Countries in Africa, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. CEFA’s medium- and long-term interventions in agricultural, environmental, and Human Rights sectors are focused on the sustainable development of the communities, achieved by involving local counterparts and by promoting the active participation of the beneficiaries


The objective of the position.


CEFA is implementing a multisectoral emergency response to humanitarian crisis intervention AID 12255 CRAE Climate Resilience and Agricultural Efficiency Integrated food security, nutrition, and water access intervention to support vulnerable communities in Jowhar district. The project intervenes in Jowhar district to respond to the food security emergency exacerbated by the recent floods and contribute to the economic recovery of the agricultural sector, limiting the socio-economic impact of the Covid19 pandemic in Somalia.


CEFA will work closely with the local government/authorities and other partners during implementation. CEFA then requires a highly competent WASH Officer to the WASH Officer’s main tasks lie in the assessment, analysis, and prioritization of urgent WASH response needs, and then designing, implementation, and coordination of WASH interventions.


The position will coordinate closely with the rest of the field staff and will implement, monitor, and survey WASH and Sanitation related activity, specifically for sanitation facility and Shallowells construction, irrigation canal rehabilitation, and activity of basic training to Jowhar beneficiaries, and monitoring visits.


Qualification and Experience


  • Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in any of the following disciplines: Civil, Agricultural Engineering, Soil, Water and Environment Engineering, Land and Water Management or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution/university (emphasis in Water/Public Health/Sanitation)


  • Minimum 5 years experience working in the WASH and irrigation sectors, especially in the Middle and Lower Shebelle Regions of Somalia


  • Experience in design and supervision of piped water schemes, boreholes development and rehabilitations, and constitution and training of water management committees;


  • Experience in survey and design, quality control, construction management and ability to train other persons;


2+ years experience in WASH facility construction

Previous experience working with international organizations and NGOs in Somalia

Ability to generate and interpret technical drawings

Excellent communication capabilities.

Computer literacy.

Fluency in English (both oral and written skills)

Strong commitment and Integrity

Flexibility, and availability to perform other duties.

Team Player



Spearhead rapid/field needs assessment including Baseline surveys in WASH activities and determining the most technically appropriate water supply and sanitation options;

Supervise the Development and/or rehabilitation of appropriate WASH infrastructure;

Complete evaluations of current water access points and carry out WASH needs assessments in target communities.

Support CEFA team to design and plan activities on construction/rehabilitation and repair of water supply and sanitation facilities.

Ensure timely management services for WASH activities and provide technical advice for effective implementation.

Supervise construction, repair, and rehabilitation of water supply systems and sanitation facilities in strict adherence to the set regulations and standards.

Work with the Project Teams, Water Management Committees (WMCs), and other Community structures and local authorities on improved management and sustainability of WASH infrastructure.

Undertaking feasibility studies and preliminary investigations.

Organizing farmers’ meetings for irrigation participatory development;

Supervising contractors and consultants working on irrigation projects for the Employer

Provide regular reports on activities and program progress against the work plan and program activities.

Maintain an up-to-date activity tracking tool (soft copies and hard copies) of all water supply and sanitation infrastructure-related activities.

How to apply




The incumbent reports hierarchically to the CRAE Aid 12255 Project Coordinator




Salary – 600/ 700 USD per month

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