Field Hydrogeologist  Job Vacancy

Background
Innovation: Africa (iA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose team of dedicated problem solvers work together to bring solar and water technologies to rural communities in Africa in need living in rural African villages. We use solar energy to pump clean water and provide schools, orphan­ages, and medical clinics with light and refrigeration to store vaccines and medicines. iA has completed over 300 solar, water, and agricultural projects, providing light, clean water, food and proper medical care to more than 2 million people in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Malawi, South Africa, Uganda, Camer­oon, Senegal and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Seeking Hard-Working, Dedicated Problem-Solver Field Hydrogeologist in Tanzania Innovation: Africa

Job Summary

We are seeking a highly trained and qualified individual to join our Tanzania team as a Field Hydrogeologist to work in the Dodoma Region of Tanzania. This position works under the supervision of the local Project Manager and is responsible for overseeing geophysical surveys, drilling of boreholes, technical implementation of iA solar water pump­ing systems, liaise with local solar water contractors and in- house engineers, as well as providing technical support in all projects. The Field Hydrogeologist will also be respon­sible for all iA field activities, including identifying and se­lecting the beneficiaries of our projects, actively engaging in community mobilization and sensitization, establishing and maintaining regular communication with the communities we serve, implementing project-related activities, providing regular reports and ongoing monitoring of the projects. As this is predominantly in-the-field work, candidates should expect frequent travel to the field to identify new projects, oversee the construction and implementation of ongoing projects, and monitor completed projects.

Reports To: Local Project Manager & Country Director in Israel

Responsibilities
    Oversee and lead activities related to the supervision, data capturing and analysis of all stages of the imple­mentation of iA solar water pumping systems
    Work closely with the local contractor to plan and imple­ment all solar water pumping systems
    Manage on-site work during all stages of the system construction and installation that is: geophysical sur­vey, borehole drilling, installation and water distribution points
    Supervision of geophysical survey, drilling, development of the borehole, yield testing and water quality analysis from initial testing through to final reporting
    Independently assess needs for maintenance work (post-installation) in projects where a malfunction exists, and provide sustainable solutions
    Maintain regular contact with Innovation: Africa’s engi­neers in Israel to successfully implement and monitor new solar technologies and remote monitoring systems
    Research and implementation of best survey practices and borehole drilling & development equipment in all iA projects
    Conduct community technical trainings and sensitization to all iA water beneficiaries on water management for water and agricultural use
    Support field team and conduct effective sensitization to all iA water beneficiaries, including establishing project steering committees
    Support the Project Manager to manage relationships with municipal officers, local leaders, and international stakeholders
    Send daily updates and regular progress reports to in­ternational management team regarding prospective projects, construction and implementation of current projects, and monitor existing projects

Qualifications
The ideal candidate is a dedicated team-player with strong interpersonal skills and a background in solar powered wa­ter systems. Applicants must have competitive experience in community development and mobilization, as well as ex­perience working with international stakeholders. The can­didate must demonstrate a proven passion for working with the community and possess strong detail orientation and problem-solving skills.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience.

Requirements
    Bachelor’s Degree or professional diploma in Geohy­drology or closely related field
    Master’s Degree an advantage
    At least 10 experience supervising borehole drilling and borehole development
    Experience supervising drilling and borehole develop­ment in NGO focusing on community development proj­ects
    Technologically oriented with excellent computer skills, including proficiency in email and Microsoft Office soft­ware
    Driver’s license and off road driving experience
    Ability to commit to flexible working hours, including weekends
    High proficiency in English; both writing and speaking
    Ability to relocate to Dodoma Region in Tanzania
    Able to speak Swahili and with a good personality


Field Officer Job Vacancy

Seeking Hard-Working, Dedicated Problem-Solver Field Officer in Tanzania Innovation: Africa

Job Summary
We are seeking a highly trained and qualified individual to be our Field Officer in Dodoma, Tanzania. The Field Officer is part of the Program Team and is responsible for imple­menting Innovation: Africa’s field project activities. The Field Officer works under the supervision of the Project Manager and will support activities related to the identification and implementation for new projects in Tanzania and shall be responsible for tasks related to selection of beneficiaries, implementation, reporting and liaison with the community. You will regularly report progress and weekly activity report, share the number of beneficiaries reached and actively en­gage in community mobilization, coordination and sensitiza­tion. Candidates should expect to travel to the field to search for new projects, mobilize and ensure the communities fos­ter responsibility and ownership in ongoing and completed projects, as well as monitor projects already established.

Reports To: Local Project Manager & Country Director in Israel

Responsibilities
    Oversee all operations in-field throughout the project’s lifespan: prospective project search, project implemen­tation, monitoring and evaluation
    Appropriately sensitize the communities, establishing steering committees, coordinating the establishment and management of income generation activities for the sustainability of the projects
    Support the Project Manager in managing relationships with district and other government officials
    Fully participate in visits from the international team, do­nors and guests
    Send updates and reports to international management team of implementation for on-going projects and mon­itor projects already established

Qualifications
The ideal candidate is a dedicated team-player with vast experience in community development work. Detail orienta­tion, problem-solving, and passion for human development are a must. Those with a Bachelor’s Degree are encouraged to apply. If you’re the right person for this position, you will have general knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience.

Requirements

    Bachelor’s Degree or relevant Diploma – strong advan­tage
    A minimum of 3 years of previous experience working in the sector of community development
    Experience working in community-based water and so­lar projects – advantage
    Experience working in WASH programs – advantage
    Educational background in international development or community development is a benefit.
    Excellent computer skills, including email and Microsoft office software
    Driver’s license and off road driving experience
    Ability to commit to flexible working hours, including some weekends
    High proficiency in English; both writing and speaking
    Ability to relocate to Dodoma Region in Tanzania
    Able to speak Swahili and with a good personality

Application Instructions
Please send your cover letter and CV as a single PDF at­tachment to lerian@innoafrica.org. The file name should be saved as your full name and please specify which job position you are applying for in the subject line of the email.

As an international organization, our team works in New York, Israel, and Africa, and is constantly on the move. To maintain close contact despite our travel schedules, we regularly use technology solutions, such as WhatsApp and Skype. The ideal candidate thrives in this type of fast-paced environment and is comfortable working with colleagues in different time zones and continents.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply