Watsan & Public Health Engineer

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Concern International

Location: Tonkolili District with frequent travel to the field

Reference No: MM/WPHE/SL

Contract Length: 2 Years

Start Date: ASAP

Contract Terms: Unaccompanied

Language Requirements: Fluent English

Job Purpose:

  • Manage all WatSan construction projects within the Tonkolili and new district operational areas;
  • Assist the Engineering Coordinator with other construction projects as work load/need demands.
  • Manage and initiate further development in the soft side of Watsan, i.e. hygiene promotion.

    Main Duties And Responsibilities:

  • Manage the Watsan Construction component, staff and budget in Tonkolili District and new District 2006 – 2008.
  • Prepare engineering designs, technical drawings, contract documents and bill of quantities for works to be undertaken.
  • Selection of competent contractors through standard bidding procedures.
  • Coordination of software component associated with Watsan Construction such as hygiene promotion and well maintenance committees including community choice of technology with sustainability/ ability to pay considerations;
  • Assist in the recruitment and training of national staff construction team in management techniques and provide technical guidance and ideas on construction issues; includes overseeing the training and technical guidance of target communities in latrine and other construction.
  • Take the lead on the Watsan component in assessments of new villages and in the also in the new District in 2007 for implementation in 2008;
  • Attendance at the INGO WatSan forum in Freetown and input into the development of the National Watsan policy and Concern WatSan policy.

    Person Specification


  • Civil engineering qualification with emphasis on water & sanitation and other community structures.
  • At least 2 years field experience in WatSan activities in a development context
  • Collaboration skills with local, national and civil society stakeholders; patience and understanding at working with local community groups; Good interpersonal skills; Good understanding of development issues with emphasis on participation and sustainability;
  • Sense of humour; Common sense and team approach
  • Experience with the software components associated with WatSan construction work: organising community groups; capacity building & training on both technical and institution building aspects.


  • Training/ post graduate qualification in public health matters and use of participatory methods – assessment/ management & monitoring etc
  • Monitoring and Evaluation abilities; participatory training methods

    Vacancies Contact

    hrenquiries [at] concern.net

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