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Solidarités International (SI) is a French humanitarian organisation operating for over 35 years who is committed to providing aid in the event of conflict and natural disasters. Our mission is to provide aid as quickly and as efficiently as possible to endangered populations by meeting their vital needs:  water, food and shelter.   SI has started activities in North-eastern Nigeria in August 2016 in the fields of Wash and is now intervening in 4 areas of the state for Wash and Shelter activities.     Method of Application   Interested candidates should submit their applications in HARDCOPY or via EMAIL.   HARDCOPY APPLICATION SUBMISSION:   Please submit your CV and suitability statement in an envelope at Solidarites International office at: No 8 Manassa Street, Behind Polo ground, Maiduguri, Borno State.   Attention: Francis Engosso.   EMAIL APPLICATION SUBMISSION:   Please submit your CV and suitability statement as a single attachment to  The subject of the email should be the POSITION TITLE/LOCATION and the CV/Suitability Statement should be saved in the applicant’s full name.   All applications should be submitted not later than Tuesday, 17th October 2017. Solidarites International is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to achieving gender balance within the organization. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.   NOTE: Shortlisting will start as soon as we start receiving applications and deadline might be changed without prior notice.   As position is required as soon as possible, Solidarites International reserves the right to select a candidate and finalize the recruitment before the final date.

Job Detail

Location: Borno
Experience: 1year(s)
Course of Study: Social Sciences
Required Grade: Any

Location: Ngala, (Borno State) with movements inside the state


Probationary Period: 1 month


Delocalized Status & Benefits: N/A


Contract Duration: 3 months, subject to renewal upon available donor funding.


Mission/Objectives: Water Officer


Under the supervision of the WASH PM, the Water Officer will lead and supervise work projects, respecting deadlines and technical requirements. The Water Officer will be in charge to implement and follow-up the drilling and the rehabilitation of boreholes and in the host community and IDP camps. According to the context the Water Officer could be in charge of supervising the construction of Block of emergency latrine and shower.


Main Task :


    Set-up and operational monitoring

    Under the supervision of the WASH PM, take part in logistical and administrative organization and the planning and preparation of job sites

    Ensure the construction and/or the maintenance of construction work using Solidarités International tools (in particular):

    Take part in the identification of sites where work is to be carried out

    Recruit and train the workforce and daily workers

    Allocate the on-site workforce according to instructions given by the team leader

    Carry out work according to technical guidelines and estimates

    Respect deadlines established with his/her line manager

    Supervise operational teams, contractors and/or communities, and ensure the best use of available resources.

    Organize, plan and supervise community participation

    Anticipate any problems associated with the management of his/her activity and propose solutions to avoid them

    Manage the supply of worksite materials by collaborating with the logistics department

    Report to the project manager and/or team leader on the state of decentralized stock (‘field’ stock) on his/her sites.

    Take part to the evaluation of the technical competence of contractors

    Respect Solidarités administrative procedures before, during and after each work project

    Establish safety and security measures for each activity and ensure that these rules are respected by the workforce under his/ her supervision and by the population


Reporting/communication /representation


    Keep his/her monitoring tools and files archived in the Solidarités office, accessible to his/her team leader and/or project manager

    Take part in the drafting of project progress reports under the supervision of his/her team leader

    Take part in seminars and workshops related to the carrying-out of activities and to project objectives.

    Report to the team leader regarding the development of activities and specific tasks that he/she has been assigned, any problems encountered and the quality of relations with the beneficiaries.

    Report back all information or problems linked to his/her activity, Solidarités programs or safety issues.

    Listen to the local population and authorities in order to identify any needs, complaints, or major events which could affect the activities of Solidarités

    Analyze the humanitarian situation by taking into account protection issues/Do No Harm to the population

    Collaborate with local authorities and administration

    Take part in restitution meetings and clusters on request


Personal abilities :


    Professional experience: 1 year of experience in similar position (NGO/Private or Public sector)

    Languages: English, (Haussa, Kanuri a plus)

    Personal qualities: reliable, honest, very good organization, resistance to stress, good interpersonal skills (communication), team player


Technical competences :


    Training: Bsc./HND in Water or Water Supply and/or Hydrology, hydrogeology

    Relevant experience on deep borehole drilling and development will be highly appreciated

    Project related skills : good knowledge of the project cycle, project implementation, project follow-up.

    Microsoft Office ( Excel and Word skills), GIS and drawing software (autocad)

    Management related skills


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