Watsan & Public Health Engineer
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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
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.
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
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