Infrastructure Facilitator

FH Ethiopia is a non-governmental organization engaged in relief and development activities. At FH, we operate under a set of guiding principles we call the “The Heartbeat”. This includes our Values, Vision and Purpose, which serve as the explanation of who we are and how we work as organization. Together we follow God’s call responding to human suffering and graduating communities from extreme poverty. FH Ethiopia would like to invite potential internal and external candidates to apply for the following position: 

Position:                                      Infrastructure Facilitator 

Duty Station:                             Abergelle (Wag Himra Zone_Amhara Region)

Duration of Contract:               One-year contract, Renewable (with 60 working days probation period)

Salary:                                          As per the salary scale of the organization

Closing date:                               January 7, 2024

Job Summary

Assist the implementation of socio economic and WASH infrastructures in RFSA/PReSERVE project; supervises social, economic and WASH infrastructure construction activities; makes the community participate in the program; prepares reports.

Principal Responsibilities

Key Result #1 –General Responsibilities1.     Support infrastructure officer in coordinating and supervising the construction tasks at selected construction sites;2.     Makes the community participate in the construction activities;3.     Establish and follows up the participation of community’s committee in the construction activities;4.     Collects information about the progress of completed activities and assist handing over process of the completed constructions to the respective beneficiaries and concerned line offices;5.     Ensures that construction materials are properly utilized for the overall activities which are implemented via the project and cross checking the payments are properly received by the respective workers;6.     Promotes positive relationship with the concerned local governments;7.     Assists the immediate supervisor in conducting surveys and in preparing design document to the planned construction activities;8.     Conducts water quality tests before and after implementation and keeps records;9.     Pays daily wages of laborers and organizes the record;10.   Prepares performance reports for the overall activities which are under the project/program in consultation with his immediate supervisor;11.   Performs other related duties assigned by the immediate supervisor;12.   Prepares working plans and schedules;13.   Makes available materials and other resources necessary for all construction as per the design;

Safeguarding Policy

FH strives to provide an environment free from sexual exploitation and abuse and harassment in all places where relief and development programs are implemented. FH holds a zero-tolerance policy against sexual exploitation and abuse and harassment. FH expects its employees to maintain high ethical standards, protect organizational integrity and reputation, and ensure that FH work is carried out in honest and fair methods, in alignment with the FH Heartbeat and safeguarding and associated policies. Violations to stated policies will be subject to corrective action up to and including termination of employment.

Gender Responsibility

⮚        Be aware of the stereotypes about women’s and men’s capacities, and discuss how they influence staff, in assigning responsibility, and in managing resources at unit and organization level.

⮚        Be able to describe how gender issues relate to one’s job responsibilities and how gender equity can be promoted through the execution of those responsibilities.

⮚        Be familiar with the local Gender Focal Point(s), and go to her/him to learn more about gender issues, or when there is a gender grievance or harassment issue to resolve

⮚        Within each project and department, discuss FH’s Gender & Diversity and Sexual Harassment and sexual exploitation Policies, so that all staff are conversant with them.

⮚        Refrain from any comments or gestures that indicate prejudicial views of female staff, especially female supervisors.

⮚        In each Project and Head Office, ask women staff what changes would make it more “gender-friendly”, organization and implement the recommendations

Safety & Security Responsibility

⮚        Each FHE staff member should adhere to all pertinent policies concerning safety and security policy of FH. Lapses in safe conduct can jeopardize the health and welfare of all staff.

⮚        Every FHE staff member has an obligation to learn and understand the security situation where they are located. 

⮚        Each FHE staff member should adhere to all pertinent policies concerning safety and security.  This includes, but not limited to, personal safety, road safety, etc.

⮚        Has a responsibility to become familiar to social, cultural and other associated features of their duty stations;

⮚        Abstains from inappropriate or offensive behavior that can put FHE in a difficult position, impair operations, and jeopardize the health and welfare of all staff of FHE.

⮚        All FHE staff should promotes safe conducts and exercises caution in all work activities; staff should accountable for own personal and professional actions and conduct;

Job Requirements

Job Level Specifications

⮚        Full agreement with FH’s Christian foundation and beliefs as expressed in The Heartbeat: our Values, Vision, and Purpose.

⮚        Ability to communicate with organization members.

⮚        Physical fitness to operate in and different weather environment.

⮚        Shows a positive attitude that contributes to a good working atmosphere in the office

Maintain or retains confidential internal information of the organization.

Education and Experience

⮚  Bsc in Irrigation Engineering/ Hydraulic Engineering or relevant field of study with at least 1 Year experience in a similar position preferably in an International NGO setting.

Distinguishing Competencies

⮚       Strong computer skill and knowledge in the area of MS word, MS Excel, MS Access, PowerPoint and email communication.

⮚       High level of initiative taking.

Language

⮚ Proficiency in spoken and written Amharic and /or local language of the operational area and, basic understanding of English required; 

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibility.

How to Apply

Women Candidates are highly encouraged to apply

Competent candidates can submit ONLY their application and CV to: recruitment_fhe@fh.org

Candidates MUST refer the position title “Infrastructure Facilitator” on the subject line of their email and applications.