Field Officer WASH Plastic Fischer Project

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Field Officer WASH Plastic Fischer Project

  • Post Date:May 30, 2022
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  • Career Level Officer
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 3-5 Years
  • Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

Location: Waterfalls
Supervisor: Family Strengthening Coordinator with Technical Reporting Line to Plastic Fischer Technology Advisor
Job ref: SOS/16/5/22


Established in 1949, SOS Children’s Villages International (CVI) is a dynamic, international social development organization working globally to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of children without parental care and those who are at the risk of losing it.

SOS Children’s Villages Association of Zimbabwe is a member of SOS International – a worldwide children’s social welfare organization, providing vulnerable children without homes with a family home and educational opportunities as well as strengthening families to reduce poverty.

Mission of the position

The Field Officer WASH (Environmental and Plastics Pollution Management, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene) role will support and advise the program management in the development and implementation of SOS CV Zimbabwe Environmental and Plastics Pollution Management through development activities.

Key performance areas and main responsibilities

The field officer will work under the guidance and supervision of the respective Family Strengthening Coordinator in the assigned geographical areas by performing following tasks:

  • Conduct initial situational and technical assessments of WASH situations and infrastructure in the designated points;
  • Overly project management and budget monitoring and controlling;
  • Facilitate sourcing WASH related materials and identifying workshops / contracts for manufacturing the technology;
  • Setting up the sorting facility;
  • Overseeing manufacturing deployment and maintenance of technology; Supervision of subcontractors and vendors / quality control;
  • Documenting and reporting of progress to Plastic Fischer and SOS Children’s Villages Zimbabwe;
  • Conduct physical verification of progress / completion of implementation of project / programme activities;
  • Inspect warehouses of partners to verify quantities of plastic collected in the rivers and surrounding communities;
  • Participate in WASH coordination meetings at local and district level and other WASH functions as may be delegated by FSP Coordinator;
  • Coordinate with the government counterparts / NGOs / CBOs for documentations that are necessary for project / programme identification and selection, implementation; processing confirmation / verification of completion of project/programme activity;
  • Promote safe WASH practices, in the designated areas assigned;
  • Facilitates and compiles training and orientation materials for those involved in programme implementation, including partners;
  • Reports on the assigned tasks regularly / weekly and monthly basis and / as requested;
  • Hiring and managing collection and sorting staff;
  • Surveying sites and carrying out site measurements
  • ; Organizing, improving, and ensuring all necessary logistics.



  • Team Player;
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision;
  • Has experience in managing field operations;
  • Ideally has a degree in Civil / Mechanical / Environmental Engineering;
  • Has experience in manufacturing/construction projects or waste management;
  • Is used to make independent decisions, can take up operational responsibilities, and come up with creative solutions to solve technical challenges;
  • Has team-leading and communication skills;
  • Is able to communicate fluently in English (in addition to the local language);
  • Is interested in developing new skills;
  • Is eager to work in the environmental sector and improve the livelihood of the people of Harare;
  • Effective communication skills in various contexts: project planning, mentoring, training and making presentations;
  • Ability to build strong relationships with youth and external actors.


  • University degree in Water / Civil / Environmental / Management;
  • Has minimum 4 years working experience in manufacturing / construction projects or waste management;
  • Ability to make informed decisions in a complex environment;
  • Has strong interest to work in the environmental sector and improve the livelihood of the local people.

To apply

If you believe you are the right candidate for any of the above position, please send your detailed curriculum vitae (CV), and photocopies of certified academic certificates. Applications should be submitted electronically indicating the position you are applying for in the subject line and sent to the address given. All applications should be submitted not later than 3 June 2022. Please note the applications will be reviewed as they come in.

Applications that are late do not have a CV or certified certificates attached will be disqualified. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. E-mail applications should bear the reference number of the position in the subject line of the email. Email applications including at least three traceable referees should be sent electronically to [email protected]

SOS Children’s Villages Zimbabwe is an equal opportunities employer and encourages all eligible applicants to apply without any consideration to sex, cultural consideration, disability or creed. Every child belongs to a family and grows with love, respect and security SOS Children’s Villages Zimbabwe holds strict child safeguarding principles and a zero-tolerance policy for conducts of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse in the workplace and other places where the organization’s activities are rendered. Parallel to technical competence, recruitment, selection and hiring decisions will give due emphasis to assessing candidates value congruence and thorough background checks, police clearance reference check processes.