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Environmental Health Officer (01 BUEA, 01 BAMENDA)

Dernière mise à jour : 2 sept. 2020

Requisition ID: req10047

Job Title: Environmental Health Officer (01 BUEA, 01 BAMENDA)

Sector: Environmental Health

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Buea, Cameroon

Job Description

Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the largest humanitarian organizations in the world. The IRC assists, provides rehabilitation and provides post-conflict reconstruction support to victims of oppression and violent conflict. Present in more than 40 countries, IRC's mission is to help the people whose lives and livelihoods are affected by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and take charge of their future.

In the face of a growing humanitarian crisis, the IRC is running emergency programs in the Far North and South West regions of Cameroon. The planned programs include environmental health (EH), Protection and Rule of Law (PROL), Economic Recovery and Development (ERD) and the Women Protection and Empowerment (WPE).

The Environmental Health officer, under the supervision of the Environmental Health Manager, will be responsible for the day to day implementation of Environmental Health/WASH/NFI activities in health facilities and communities in North West and South West Region. S/He is responsible for overseeing the implementation of all EH activities in the program Area. S/He will provide technical and managerial leadership to the water, sanitation and hygiene promotion team in these locations and ensure all activities are of high quality and respond to immediate needs. The position will be based in Buéa with frequent travels to the field in North West and South West operation areas.


In coordination with the EH Manager

  • Implement aspects of the WASH/health program according to proposals, budgets and plans. 

  • Ensure adherence to IRC policies and donor requirements. 

  • Ensure compliance with issued, tools, handbooks, guidelines and standards 

  • Assist in the Management and monitoring of projects budgets and finance. 

  • Maintain regular budget control, ensuring spending within available unit cost and budget lines.

  • Take responsibility for tracking and financial expenditures for technical activities under WASH on assigned responsibilities. 

  • Involve and inform communities and community leaders about the activities at site. 

  • Train and develop team (especially the assistance and outreach workers). 

  • Provide specific technical analysis and feedback to IRC representatives in coordination forums. 

  • Take technical responsibility for the quality control and monitoring of project activities. 

  • Prepare/supervise WASH/NFI activities in line with Designs BOQs and TORs. 

  • Good knowledge of WASH and health activities in the context of COVID-19

  • Good knowledge of IPC and WASH activities in health centers (water supply, waste management, construction of incinerators, waste pits, institutional latrines, etc.).

  • Ensure that procurement, development and distribution of materials and equipment are timely and according to procedures. 

  • Fit into and follow detailed project implementation plans and tracking documents. 

  • Coordinate with relevant partners (local authorities, community leaders and other NGOs/INGOs).

  • Prepare periodic progress reports and other documents as required. 

  • Conduct quality control and provide technical support to implementing partners and/or contactors. 

  • Assist in the Assessment and advise on capacity building needs within the team, stakeholder and beneficiaries to ensure effective developments of quality standards for the WASH/NFI activities. 

  • contribute progress monitoring and support M&E activities (i.e. PDMs, PIMs, end line surveys); 

  • Any other assignment as may be required by the WASH Project Coordinator or Project Development Manager


  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Sciences, Water and Sanitation Engineering, Public Health or Civil Engineering with 2-3 years’ experience. 

  • Master’s Degree is an added advantage

  • Experience from working as Wash/NFI Officer in a humanitarian/recovery or Development context 

  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile environment. 

  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities

  • Experience in conducting field level data collection 

  • Understanding latest developments and familiarity with current issues, trends and priorities in Cameroon North/west and South west areas 

  • Experience and knowledge of carrying out assessments 

  • Experience in team management

  • Experience in participating in distributions of humanitarian materials Familiarity with international minimum standards of service delivery (i.e., SPHERE) is an advantage 

  • Knowledge of South-West and North-West regions use, habit and local language

  • Good skills in Excel and Word 

  • Fluency in English and work knowledge of an international language are required, Pidgin English skills are a plus

Personal qualities

  • Analytical, negotiation, communication and advocacy skills 

  • Planning and delivering results 

  • Empowering and building trust 

  • Communicating with impact and respect 

  • Handling insecure environment

How To Apply

Applicants are requested to send their submissions to: 

With subject line: “EH OFFICER” by September 01st , 2020 at 5PM

Applications must include:

  • Cover letter, (one page)

  • CV,

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