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Solidarites International For over 35 years, the humanitarian aid organization SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL has been 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: drinking water, food and shelter.
Watsan Officer - 3 Positions

Location: borno
Experience: 1 year(s)
Course of Study: economics
Required Grade: any

Location: Ngala, Borno

Beginning of contract: ASAP

Contract duration: 3 months (with possibility of extension) - Probation period: 1 month

Slot: 3 Openings




    Under the supervision of the WatSan TL, the officer will lead and supervise work projects, respecting deadlines and technical requirements.

    The Water and Sanitation officer will be in charge of implementing and following-up the construction of block or shared family latrines and showers in the host community and IDP camps. According to the methodology of the organisation and the context, the activities will be directly implemented by Solidarites International or subcontracted.

    The Sanitation and Water officer will be in charge of supervising the drilling or rehabilitation of water points, using his expertise and technical knowledge.


List of Main Responsibilities

Set-up and operational monitoring:


    Under the supervision of the Watsan Team Leader, 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) and/or strong operational background

    Languages: English, Haussa, Kanuri (Shuwa and/or Fulani a strong plus).


Personal Qualities:


    Detail oriented, follows protocol, reliable, honest, very good organization, multi-tasking, team player.


Technical competences:


    Knowledge of practical field notions : stock report, concrete mixing, plumbing sizing

    Mastery of project cycle management: Ability to report efficiently (oral and written) and to plan and lead a working site

    Proficiency in at least one technical domain = Civil engineering / geology / hydrology

    Ability to manage a team, daily workers and to deal with a wide range of stakeholders (contractans, authorities etc..)

    Microsoft Office (advanced Excel and Word skills), Autocad, Epanet, Kobo Collect, ODK


Salary and Conditions

In accordance with SI’s Terms of Employment; for national staff in Nigeria.


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