WASH Officer Job in Nigeria

 Jami Al Hakeem Foundation is a Women Led, Non-Profit, Non-Governmental Organization, Registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in 2008. The organization Since its inception has Extensive Experience in Coordinating Programme Interventions across Communities and Various Target Audience including Youths, Women, and Girls.

Jami Al Hakeem Foundation(J-HF) in partnership with ActionAid Nigeria, is implementing a 12-month Nigeria Humanitarian Fund (NHF) project titled” Women’s Empowerment for management of Acute Malnutrition and vital WASH Enhancement project (WEAVE)” to improve access to WASH services in Geidam and Fune Local Government areas of Yobe State, North-East Nigeria. The project will involve community engagement through training on waste management and sanitation marketing, involving women's groups and hygiene promoters. The project will further establish environmental health clubs in schools. Special events will be organized to raise awareness about positive hygiene practices, ensuring sustainable WASH and other related interventions in the target communities.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: WASH Officer

Location: Damaturu, Yobe

Employment Type: Contract

Project Management:

  • Coordinate with relevant government agencies, NGOs, and other stakeholders involved in WASH interventions within the LGA.
  • Develop and manage work plans for WASH projects, ensuring alignment with LGA WASH strategies and national WASH policies.
  • Oversee the implementation of WASH projects according to established plans, budgets, and timelines.
  • Monitor project progress, identify and address challenges, and ensure adherence to WASH standards and best practices.
  • Prepare progress reports and documentation for all WASH projects.

Site Selection and Construction:

  • Participate in the identification and selection of suitable sites for the rehabilitation/construction of WASH facilities (boreholes, toilets) along with technical experts.
  • Ensure community participation and buy-in during the site selection process.
  • Liaise with relevant authorities to obtain necessary permits for construction activities.
  • Monitor construction progress to ensure adherence to technical specifications and quality standards.
  • Community Mobilization and Awareness:
  • Develop and implement WASH awareness campaigns to promote hygiene practices, safe water usage, and sanitation facility maintenance within communities.
  • Organize training sessions for community members on the operation and maintenance (O&M) of WASH facilities.
  • Facilitate the establishment and training of WASH user committees to ensure the long-term sustainability of WASH facilities.

Data Management and Reporting:

  • Maintain comprehensive database on WASH facilities, projects, and beneficiaries within the LGA.
  • Collect and analyze data on WASH-related indicators to monitor progress and identify areas for improvement.
  • Prepare regular reports on WASH activities and achievements for submission to the LGA council and relevant stakeholders.

Qualifications and Experience

  • University degree in Public Health, Environmental Science, or a related field (advantageous).
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working on WASH projects in a development or humanitarian context.
  • Strong understanding of WASH principles, standards, and best practices.
  • Experience in community mobilization, awareness raising, and participatory approaches.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and teamwork skills.
  • Fluency in English and the ability to communicate effectively with local communities.
  • Proficiency in basic data collection, analysis, and reporting tools.
  • A valid Nigerian driver's license (advantageous).
  • An understanding of local culture and customs of the targeted LGAs.

Application Closing Date
10th April, 2024.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications (Cover Letter and an updated CV - no longer than four pages - in a single file and in PDF format) addressed to "The Human Resource Officer" via: Jamialhakeemfoundation01@gmail.com using the Job Title and Location as the subject of the mail.
Submit their Applications addressed to "The Human Resource Officer" at:
The Head Office,
No 5 Yola Road, Jimeta,
Adamawa State.


  • Provide contact details (name, position, email address and tel. no.) of 3 professional non-related referees, whereas 1 must be from the latest Employer. Please do not attach any written recommendations.
  • Only applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications, sent together with a CV, will be considered. CV-only applications will not be considered. Please note: The position title and location must be written in the subject line of the e-mail otherwise will not considered.
  • J-HF considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, gender, colour, religion, age, marital status, or disability.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • Due to the large numbers of expected applicants, J-HF will only inform shortlisted candidates for written test and oral interview.
  • For general information about J-HF, please consult: www.jamialhakeemfoundation.org
  • Women and PLWDs are strongly encouraged to apply.