Action Against Hunger | ACF-International

WASH Officer - COVID-19

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Action Against Hunger | ACF-International is recruiting for Full time WASH Officer - COVID-19

Job Description

Action Against Hunger is the world’s hunger specialist and leader in a global movement that aims to end life-threatening hunger for good within our lifetimes. For 40 years, the humanitarian and development organization has been on the front lines, treating and preventing hunger across nearly 50 countries. It served more than 21 million people in 2018 alone.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: WASH Officer-COVID-19

Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Job Type: Full Time

Starting date: As Soon As Possible

Direct Line Manager: WASH Sector Manager

Objective 1

  • Identification and support of LGA Task Force and LGA Rapid Response Team

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Identification and training of LGA Task Force and LGA Rapid Response Team, WASH, Health and Nutrition units on Infection, Prevention and Control (IPC) on COVID 19 together with other AAH project team members.
  • Attend and lead regular LGA Task Force meetings
  • Support LGAs on work-plan activities for their LGAs.
  • Work with these LGA teams to ensure commitment and accountability with respect to how their activities or engagement promote infectious control and prevention of the spread of COVID-19.
  • Ensure that they observe Standard Infection Prevention and Control at all times

Objective 2

  • Identification and support Community Volunteers or Community Nutrition Monitors and Surveillance Officer at LGAs level

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Identification and training of existing community volunteers or Community Nutrition Monitors and Surveillance officers on Infection, Prevention and Control, Surveillance and Risk communication on COVID 19
  • Support community volunteers or Community Nutrition Monitors and Surveillance Officer in identifying and sensitizing hot spot zones in communities
  • Support community volunteers or Community Nutrition Monitors and Surveillance Officer in identifying communities Point of entry for handwashing stations with soap and water.
  • Support community volunteers or Community Nutrition Monitors and Surveillance Officer on sensitization in communities on COVID 19 

Objective 3

  • Support Isolation centers, Health Facilities, and State level ToT training

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Support health workers in waste management disposal training
  • Support training of Health Workers and state-level ToT training on IPC, Surveillance and Risk communication and Case Management
  • Support and monitor construction sites.
  • Be in-charge of basic PPE items that will be donated to the isolation center.
  • Ensure that isolation center staff maintain standard precaution with respect to Infection Prevention and Control at all times.
  • Ensure isolation centers are functionally set up to serve temporarily as an observation room of all suspected cases in the LGA before they are transported to the LGA.
  • Follow-up with all suspected cases to ensure that they receive the expected care until they are taking out of the LGA

Objective 4

  • Coordination of all COVID-19 related activities at LGA level

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with all LGA stakeholders to carry out all activities related to COVID-19.
  • Collaborate with community influencer to ensure that community members buy-in the project ideas on Infection Prevention and Control.
Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience


Other Requirements

Position Requirements


  • University Degree / Higher National Diploma in Civil Engineering, Water Resource Engineering, Hydraulics, Environmental Engineering, Construction Management, Geology, and other related engineering fields with proven experience in areas of emergency WASH program

Skills and Experience


  • Experience in monitoring and supervision of construction works
  • Good understanding of BoQs, drawings, and designs
  • Team management and activity planning
  • Good organizational ability
  • Good knowledge of the intervention area
  • Dynamism
  • Flexibility
  • Fluent in Hausa/Fulani (both written and spoken)
  • Experience in WASH, Health and Nutrition Programming


  • Fluent in the local language (Hausa/Fulani).
  • Preparation of BoQs and previous experience with INGO will be preferred.

Minimum Basic Monthly Salary

NGN 236,585 per Month.

Application Closing Date

28th July, 2020.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should apply online

Note: Qualified women are encouraged to apply.

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About Action Against Hunger | ACF-International
Action Against Hunger | ACF-International  is a global humanitarian organization committed to ending world hunger. The organization helps malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. Action Against Hunger was established in 1979 by a group of French doctors, scientists, and writers. Nobel Prize-winning physicist Alfred Kastler served as the organization's first chairman.Recognized as a leader in the fight against malnu...
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Job Summary
July 22, 2020
Offer Type
Full time
Salary Range
N236,585.00 - N236,585.00K
July 28, 2020
Engineering/ Technical
NGO / Non-Profit / International Agencies
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