AAH Wash Engineer - Jobs in Uganda

AAH Wash Engineer - Jobs in Uganda

Job Summary:

The Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) Engineer will be responsible for running and
supervising water, sanitation and hygiene programs at all stages of the project management
cycle.

He/she is also responsible for accomplishing the program objectives and outcomes within
the contextual constraints.

The WASH Engineer will ensure the overall success of the program by making sure the WASH team complete the defined activities while adhering to internal standards and contractual obligations; and that the program is completed on time, within budget and with acceptable quality.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conduct technical assessments to establish the specific aspects of repair and rehabilitation of water systems in target locations and prepare strategies for corrective action including rehabilitation and development of new sources as needs demand.
  • Implement effectively and within time and budget WASH program as per the project
    proposals and project requirements.
  • Coordinate with beneficiary leaders to ensure community participation and ownership.
  • Develop, nurture and sustain relationships with relevant local stakeholders including local
    government and ministries, donors, NGOs and other agencies working in areas of project
    implementation.
  • Coordinate with other NGOs in the region to ensure sharing of knowledge and resources
    and develop relationships with project partners and key stakeholders in project
    implementation.
  • Manage the WASH team human resources and provide technical support, training and
    capacity building.
  • Develop and ensure the use of appropriate techniques and materials for hygiene
    promotion and training.
  • Carry out water quality analysis and train local staff in water quality monitoring.
  • This includes developing regular water quality monitoring schedules and keep records of
    water quality surveillance of all water points in the target locations.
  • Write and compile high quality narrative and technical reports of the WATSAN project
    activities within agreed reporting schedules in line with project objectives and AAH
    reporting guidelines.
  • Work with contractors and hydro geologists to identify locations for new water points,
    create a linkage in the operation and maintenance of water points and sanitation facilities, and ensure that all work done conforms to minimum standard in engineering design, and workmanship in compliance with contract documents and project guidelines.
  • Recruit a team of volunteer Community Hygiene Promoters and prepare training programmes for community /village based pump-mechanics on installation of pumps for newly hand dug wells.
  • Support the development of funding proposals as appropriate in line with AAH resource
    mobilisation policies and guidelines.

    Qualifications, Skills and Competencies
  • Bachelors’
    degree in Engineering Field (Environmental, Water or Public Health
    Engineering) relevant to WASH projects.
  • WASH experience in a development, emergency or post-disaster setting with a good
    understanding of water (especially water networks, gravity flow systems), sanitation and/
    or solid waste management.
  • Minimum 3 years of progressively relevant professional working experience in WASH
    related activities.
  • At least 1 year of this experience should be with an international humanitarian organization dealing with large scale emergencies or displaced/refugee situations and, should be directly relevant to the current position.
  • Experience in WASH/environmental health related training/mentorship/programme
    development.
  • Excellent understanding of low cost and environment friendly sanitation.
  • Applied knowledge in programme management, project formulation, programme cycles
    and reporting standards.
  • Expertise in planning, formulation, implementation, monitoring and reporting on
    humanitarian operations.
  • Ability to coordinate a range of diverse actors and activities to achieve a common
    objective in the area of WASH is essential.
  • Knowledge and experience of working with local partner agencies with a capacity to
    provide formal and informal training.
  • Good experience of conflict management at field level.
  • Knowledge of English and local dialect.
  • Have excellent understanding of technical drawings.
  • Proficiency in basic computer software such as MS Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word,
    water modeling software, GIS.
  • Ability to ride motorcycle, with a valid rider permit

    How to Apply
  • Interested candidates should email application letters and CVs (with 3 suitable referees, their
    telephone contacts an emails.) to recruitug@actionafricahelp.org to be received by 25th June, 2019.
  • The email Subject Line must show the job title of the position applied for.
  • AAH-I is an equal-opportunity employer. We thank candidates for their high interest in the
    opportunities we publish on our website.
  • Due to the high number of applications we receive, we will only get back to shortlisted candidates.
  • AAH-U does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process nor does it use recruitment agents.
  • For more information and job application details, see; AAH Wash Engineer - Jobs in Uganda

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