WASH Officer (Roving) at INTERSOS


INTERSOS is an independent, no-profit organization which, through its own humanitarian operators, intervenes to effectively answer the needs of people in serious crises situations, mainly in the world’s poorest regions, who are suffering, deprived of rights, dignity and essentials goods. It maintains a flexible operating structure. The head office in Italy coordinates, supports and monitors the planned activities in the countries of intervention carried out by decentralised offices. The statutory bodies of INTERSOS, are: the Members Assembly, the Council, the Society for Auditing and Certification of Accounts. Intersos, established in 1992, is recognised by the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the European Commission and the principal UN agencies; it is privileged to hold an advisory status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). OUR MISSION • To give an immediate response in humanitarian crises by bringing emergency relief to the victims of armed conflict, drought, famine, the presence of landmines or unexploded devices, and other disaster situations. • At the same time as providing primary emergency relief, to also begin working to promote a return to normal living conditions, the resumption of dialogue and the strengthening of peace, reconstruction and growth. • To stimulate, encourage and involve Italian society in helping to develop and spread the existing culture of solidarity and international justice. TRAINING INTERSOS also offers training courses aimed to provide knowledge and practical skills regarding humanitarian emergencies and assistance. INTERSOS training courses are designed for both beginners and experts in order to offer the appropriate content to the right target. For more information follow the link: http://intersos.org/trainings JOIN US INTERSOS is always looking for committed staff. Take a look to our website http://intersos.org/en/join-us Specialties Humanitarian Interventions, Protection, Education, WASH, Shelter, Health&Nutrition, Food Security

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience: 3 years
  • Location: Borno
  • Job Field: Engineering / Technical 


The position holder is responsible for production of Bill of Quantities (BoQs), of WASH infrastructures Designs, supervision of all construction and rehabilitation activities in INTERSOS – including water supply systems, sanitation facilities and other related infrastructures.


  • Under the general guidance from the WASH Supervisor, the officer will undertake the following duties.
  • Ensure the development of accurate Bill of Quantities (BoQs) and detailed technical drawings for all the WASH interventions in liaison with relevant technical staff from the government authorities and implementing partners.
  • Supervise and be responsible for all the technical aspect for project implementation, make sure that contractors complete project work in a timely, efficient and accurate manner with respect to standard engineering.
  • Ensure community involvement at all phases of the project and the development of community ownership of the project.
  • Guarantee the respect of construction standards as well as the security practices at the project site.
  • Provide feedback to the monitoring and evaluation system in order to assess the effectiveness and the impact of the projects and propose recommendations for improvement.
  • Contribute to the development of constructive solutions to challenges identified by the community and contractors.
  • Facilitate and maintain a good professional relationship between INTERSOS, communities and contractors.
  • Provide regular written and verbal reports to the WASH supervisor on the infrastructure’s development activities.
  • With the help of the WASH supervisor and the contractor, develop and maintain weekly, monthly plans and written comprehensive records of engineering/WASH work undertaken in the project including site visits and reporting of work progress.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • A Minimum of HND/Degree in Water Engineering, Civil engineering, or other related discipline.
  • At least 3 years of experience in similar position/related
  • Professional experience in community WASH programs in displaced populations
  • Excellent program implementation skills
  • Good communication skills.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.
  • Ability to use and analysis civil and water resources applications (EPANET, AutoCAD etc)
  • Organisational and communication skills, teamwork, meticulous attention to detail and numeracy.
  • Work within the framework of INTERSOS Nigeria’s core values.
  • Act as an ambassador for INTERSOS Nigeria, through professionalism and conduct.
  • Undertake and apply learning from appropriate training and development programmes.
  • Essential computer literacy (Microsoft Office Suite, e-mail, internet, etc…).
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Willing to work extra hours and available at the weekend for emergency cases.
  • Capacity to work under pressure and willingness to work and live in a complex context.
  • Fluency in English, Kanuri, and Hausa.
  • Work within the framework of INTERSOS Nigeria’s core values.
  • Act as an ambassador for INTERSOS Nigeria, through professionalism and conduct.
  • Adhere to all INTERSOS policies and procedures both technical and administrational.
  • Undertake and apply learning from appropriate training and development programmes.
  • Maintain and care for all equipment issued by INTERSOS Nigeria and for any losses or damages due to negligence you will be liable for repair or replacement.

Method of Application

Interested candidates should complete this form and attach their CV with Cover Letter following this format “Surname_ Position you applied for”. ONLY applicants whose competencies meet the requirements of the position will be contacted. Application Deadline: apply no later than 12th June 2023 at 4:00 PM.Interested and qualified?