Mercy Corps Nigeria WASH Engineer (Adamawa) Jobs

Mercy Corps Nigeria WASH Engineer (Adamawa) Jobs

General Position Summary

  • Mercy Corps is looking for a strong Senior WASH Engineer to oversee the planning and implementation of all Small-Town WASH activities and set high-quality performance targets ensuring quality, adherence to technical standards, best practices and donor guidelines

  • This position also involves maintaining and strengthening MC WASH partner relations including the private sector, WASH stakeholders and other civil society organizations with whom Mercy Corps has a common vision.

    Essential Job Responsibilities

    Strategy & Vision:

  • Recognize opportunities for innovative action and create an environment where alternative viewpoints are welcomed.

  • Develop and organize activities to secure resources for programs and convince stakeholders to provide support.

    Program Management:

  • Under the guidance of WASH Advisor, the WASH Engineer will supervise and manage all aspects of Small-Town WASH program design, planning, implementation, quality, accountability and improvement of WASH infrastructure in targeted areas.

  • With guidance from the WASH Advisor, design and oversee technical and social WASH assessment tools.

  • Provide technical support to the Program WASH stakeholders, contractors and ensuring that they are working according to design, activity plans and with the high-quality construction of STW infrastructures.

  • Plan, implement and monitor project activities with the stakeholders and ensure compliance with the Program documents.

  • Conduct and design WASH activities with the utmost sensitivity for safety and wellbeing of beneficiaries, national staffs and with regards to political contexts.

  • Conduct WASH assessments to identify the critical requirement for the ST WASH program with a particular focus on women, girls and vulnerable populations.

  • Analyze assessment data and develop appropriate messaging related to water, sanitation and hygiene behaviours change in targeted communities;

    Team Management:

  • Assist team members with information, tools and resources to improve performance & reach objectives.

  • Promote accountability, communicate expectations and provide constructive feedback informally and formally via regular one on ones and performance reviews.

  • Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence.

    Finance & Compliance Management:

  • Ensure compliance with donor and Mercy Corps regulations related to MC programming.

  • Assist Chief of Party & WASH advisor in Managing the WASH program budget, including approval of appropriate program expenses (within approval limit), tracking of program spending and financial obligations, verification of monthly budget-vs-actual reports, estimation of projected spending and submission of monthly cash forecasts, etc.

  • In collaboration with the Chief of Party and WASH advisor, ensure compliance with all donor and Mercy Corps finance regulations and procedures.

  • In collaboration with the Chief of Party and WASH advisor, contribute to WASH sector activity budgets and project monthly cash flow.

  • Process documentation for payments and ensure timely payments of completed Small Town WASH activities.

  • Drafting scope of work to hire and manage any third-party services i.e. vendors, labour contractors and suppliers, including review for technical efficacy and contract budget.


  • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.

  • Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.

  • Adhere to all MC policies related to security, operations and transport/ logistics information related to programming

    Organizational Learning :

  • As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.


  • Mercy Corps has zero tolerance of every form of abuse and expects team members,
    operations and programs to not harm the people and communities with which we work or put anyone, especially vulnerable populations at risk of abuse or exploitation.

    Accountability to Beneficiaries:

  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

  • Team members are expected to conduct themselves professionally and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

    Knowledge, Qualification and Experience

  • Master's Degree in Water and / or Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Public Health or other relevant backgrounds and / or relevant experience in water and sanitation that related to slum upgrading program.

  • At least 5 years of experience in community-based water and sanitation project. Preferably in an urban context.

  • Experience in water supply systems: boreholes, pumping, basic hydraulics, etc.

  • Fluency in both verbal and written English highly preferred. Fluency in Kanuri is required

  • Multi-tasking, coordination, organization, prioritization skills essential. Demonstrated strengths in analytical skills, monitoring and evaluation, and report writing

  • Highly-developed computers skills, with strong familiarity with MS Office, Powerpoint, Outlook, Excel, Word, and infrastructure design software

  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively in an ethnically and culturally diversified team.

  • Ability to work under pressure and supervise, mentor and coach a diverse team.

  • Strong interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills.

  • Knowledge of Sphere standards and other training in humanitarian response preferred.

    Success Factors

  • The successful WASH Engineer will combine curiosity and strong technical skills in WASH programs

  • S/he will be an effective communicator, with dedication towards community work, commitment to work long hours in the field conditions with limited access to resources

  • S/He will be highly motivated and capable to work with limited direct supervision.

  • S/He will also have a good understanding of early recovery principles and their application to program implementation is required. Ideally, s/he will have previous experience in working in large-scale emergency/early recovery programs in insecure and conflict-affected contexts, including remote management and capacity development. S/he will be willing to conduct several days-long field travels.

    How to Apply

  • Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to submit their CV and Cover Letter in one document, addressing the position requirements to:



  • All applications must include the position title and Reference Number in the subject line

  • Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview

  • We are an equal opportunity organization so women are strongly encouraged to apply for this position

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