Deadline: Ongoing

Location: Sherkole, Ethiopia

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is seeking to fill the role of Water Technician Assistant.

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


  • Support the water technician officer in the identification, development and review of electro-mechanical requirements, spare parts, fittings and supplies/inputs needed for ensuring the smooth operation of the water supply systems
  • Ensure the availability of fuel and lubricants needed, including reasonable contingency for running of electromechanical equipment and ensure smooth day-to-day operation of the system
  • Prepare list for items needed, initiate procurement and follow their accurate use
  • Prepare and put log sheets, service schedules, pumping schedules and water discharge tracking systems at each pumping stations and supervise implementation
  • Collect and compile log sheets from each site, produce activity progress reports and forward to water technician officer as per the requirements and schedule
  • Ensure daily availability of potable water, which meets UNHCR minimum standards, in each of the tap stands
  • Supervise and ensure well-functioning of the service reservoirs, distribution lines, and water meters and over all pipe networks starting from source to final points
  • Regularly assess the functionality and maintenance requirements of electromechanical parts, pressure and distribution lines, tap stands, water meters and other water supply systems
  • Establish and train community-based water management committees from beneficiaries, equip them with the vital hand plumbing tools for maintenance, care and operation of the system
  • Craft effective community participation, monitoring system and feedback mechanisms that enable beneficiaries to own and sustain the system
  • Identify, train, supervise and manage community plumbers, water system operators/guards, water system caretakers and volunteers
  • Daily supervise and monitor the performance, progress and daily assignments of water system guard/operators, and water system caretakers


  • TVT diploma or first degree in Water Supply System, Electromechanical, Plumbing Works, or a similar field
  • Two years, minimum, of relevant experience for diploma holders and zero year for first degree holders
  • NGO experience is a plus
  • Basic computer knowledge (Word, Excel)
  • Basic spoken and written English
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Practical experience in electromechanical maintenance and new accessories installation and plumbing technical works
  • Communication in local language is a plus

To apply and for more information, click here.

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