Deadline: Ongoing

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is seeking to fill the role of Environmental Health Coordinator.

IRC is a global humanitarian aid, relief, and development non-governmental organisation.


  • Support the overall country programme in development and delivery of IRC Ethiopia Strategy Action Plan (SAP)
  • Assess and communicate opportunities for key programme or management improvements, including adjustment to team structures, operational systems, etc
  • Ensure effective engagement and teamwork across IRC technical units
  • Promote responsive and sustainable programming, ensuring donor, client, and partner accountability across EH/WASH programmes
  • Represent the IRC programme in various forums and coordination meetings with local client communities, government departments, international agencies, local partners and donors as the need arises
  • Facilitate donor and partner site visits as needed
  • Actively participate in WASH cluster and other relevant WASH coordination meetings and communicate developments with EH/WASH team and senior management regularly
  • Nurture strategic partnerships and opportunities to use the combined capacity of IRC and other organisations towards common EH/WASH objectives
  • Develop and incorporate innovative programming approaches in line with the IRC strategies, priorities, and organisational objectives
  • Ensure EH/WASH staff provide timely inputs of high quality to the Grants and Partnership Unit (GPU)
  • Ensure all IRC project proposals are aligned with the country programme strategy based on evidence of need in targeted client communities
  • Build a skilled and motivated EH/WASH team through robust recruitment and performance evaluation and capacity strengthening
  • Provide appropriate, relevant on-the-job mentoring and identify capacity development needs and interest among EH/WASH staff, and facilitate targeted capacity building in coordination with HR and senior management


  • Master’s degree in Civil or Water Resources Engineering, Environmental Health, or a similar field with fours years, minimum, of relevant work experience; or first degree in Civil or Water Resources Engineering, Environmental Health, or a similar field with eight years, minimum, of relevant work experience
  • Experience in managing water and sanitation infrastructure project
  • Experience with an international NGO in a similar role
  • Strong technical design skills and experience in writing funding proposals
  • Knowledge of major donors’ rules and regulations, including USAID, OFDA, ECHO, DFID
  • Strong grasp of grants management processes and requirements
  • Excellent written and oral English skills
  • Demonstrated leadership and facilitation skills, with strong coordination, diplomacy and networking skills
  • Demonstrated experience in staff capacity building and mentoring
  • Experience with performance/milestone-based contracts and other contract funding mechanisms is a plus

To apply and for more information, click here.

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