People In Need (PIN) Ethiopia

People in Need would like to invite qualified and competent applicants to apply for the following vacant post.

1:Field Coordinator

Place of work: Based in Halaba with frequent travel to PIN’s project sites in different regions as required.

Salary: Birr31,140.00

Length of Contract: Definite until September 30/2025

Job Description:

The Field Coordinator is primarily responsible for coordinating “Capacity building of selected town water utilities in selected areas of SNNPR and Oromia’’ (TWU-II)project activities in collaboration with stakeholders under the supervision of the project manager.

Duties and Responsibilites:

Overall responsibility for the planning, managing, coordination, and regular monitoring of the project activities to ensure smooth and fast implementation of the Town Water Utility TWU) project.
Manage efficient use of budget at the field level.
Ensure quality project delivery at the field level of the project cycle management in line with the national town water utility guidelines and policy approach.
Executing water utility tasks with harmonizing the policies, strategies, roles, and responsibilities of utility stakeholders.
Providing technical support on Human Resources Management for the utility, strategic business planning for the Utility office, the asset management utility, and capable the utility have excellent technical skills in asset management and so on.
Coordinate, facilitate, and manage the utility-integrated database management for water supply and sewerage enterprise.
providing technical support on customer service and billing, leakage management (both real losses and apparent losses management), and water safety and quality of the water supply system of the utility.
Responsible for clearly modeling and networking existing water supply systems using Water CAD and ArcGIS and then producing a water supply system scheme map for each utility.
Responsible for project Planning, Implementation, and monitoring, closely working with WASH governance (customer forum, Water Board, WASH forum), community and local government, and reporting while ensuring the quality of Project delivery.
Ensure the TWU project activities are delivered with a limited budget and related projects and supervise/provide technical support and guidance for Town water utility experts.
Ensure quality project delivery at field levels of the project cycle management in line with the national town water utility guidelines and policy approach.
Provide technical support to project areas in the selection of effective strategic options that address town water utility needs.
Ensure the technical soundness, appropriateness, and general quality of town water utility project design, planning, and implementation of projects in due time.
Provide technical support for utilities on a business plan and proposal development for water supply system rehabilitation, upgrading, and or expansion works.
Facilitate capacity-building training on Financial Management (Business plan, strategic plan, Accounting, Tariff setting, Billing, and Asset Management), HRM (HR concepts and legislations, processes, and protocols for staff appointments, performance evaluation, promotion, disciplinary procedures, etc…), Policies, strategies, roles, and responsibilities, Strategic business plans, Asset management, experience sharing, Operation and maintenance (electromechanical & water supply systems), GIS and database management, Non-Revenue Water (NRW) and Leakage Management, water quality and safety plan, and on mandates of Customer forums and Water boards.
Equip the TWU Technical manager, Mechanics/technicians, and electricians on the best practices and uses of electro-mechanical equipment in day-to-day operations of the urban water supply services
Regular Post – training mentoring and assistance. track progress toward implementing the post-training action plans
Ensure utility Billing software is used properly (introduce new software in TWU or assist TWUs with additional modules or upgrade of existing ones)
Increased transparency, accountability, sense of ownership, and communication via functional water governance structure in targeted towns.
Monitor the functionality of water boards through regular supervision together with MEAL Team based on the core responsibility /Function of water boards
Make sure that Community Feedback Response Mechanism (CFRM) will be established and mainstreamed within all activities as per PIN internal policy. Contact information (hotline number, complaint boxes, and marked desks at kebele level), as well as purpose, is explained and displayed on all relevant sites and/or distributed items
Prepare training ToR and produce training reports timely.

Standard work schedule of 40 hours per week from Monday to Friday
Per diems for working and Accommodation outside of the duty office depending on the location
Transport Allowance
Bank loan facilities
20 days of paid annual and after 5 years of work an extra paid day for every year
Extra days of paid leaves for selected holidays
Medical insurance, including spouse and children
Accident insurance for all injuries during work time based on the law
Pension contribution of 11 % from PIN
Paternity leave of extra 2 paid days above the mandatory 3 days
Maternity leave according to the law and extra financial motherhood support
Monthly mobile phone hybrid tariff
PIN supports fast career growth and internal mobility
International environment with opportunities to learn from other PIN’s country programs
Extensive Capacity Building program, both internal and external trainings, including the Induction training
Internal online learning opportunities, such as access to PIN’s e-learning platform and webinars
Annual staff retreat
Friendly and fair work environment with small collective where everyone knows each other

Skill and educational background

Qualification: BA/BSC Degree in the field of Hydraulic Engineering, Water supply Engineering, Electromechanical engineering, Water resource engineering, public heath, Environmental health and WASH related fields.

Experience: At least Three years Experience in WASH, town Water Utility, bureaus/Officer/department/, experience in Project planning, implementation, reporting, field monitoring, coordination with other stakeholders and experience in WASH in NGOs, etc.

Application way

Interested applicants for the position should send their CV and Cover letter as soon as possible via the following link: Apply to Field Coordinator Position for TWU Project until December 11/2023.

Should any information needed please contact using: [email protected]

Deadline: Dec 11, 2023

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