SNV WASH Engineer Jobs in Ethiopia

SNV WASH Engineer Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 226925

Category: Engineering, Water and Sanitation

Location: shire, Tigray

Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)

Employment Type: Full time


Job Description

SNV, Netherlands Development Organization, is Dutch based, non-for profit foreign charity operating in Ethiopia since the 1970s. SNV has gone through many phases and evolutions in its 53-year history.

This has enabled us to remain relevant in a changing world. We have a great complement of nearly 1,300 staff in our 28 offices around the world in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. We aspire to scale our impact.

To step up to solidify our position as a premium organization. We will remain a global organization with a local presence (rather than a loose association of country outfits).

Currently SNV Ethiopia is working in the eight+ regional states of Ethiopia which includes– Addis Ababa, Afar, Somali, Gambella, Benishangul, SNNPR, Oromia, Amhara and Tigray regional states, providing technical assistance and program implementation in the major 3 sectors including Agriculture, WASH and Energy.

For more information on SNV’s operations, visit our website:

Background of the project

Inspiring water entrepreneurship in Tigray (iWET) has been running for the past two years putting in place local service providers in 12 project woredas of Tigray.

Experience from countries of the same socio-economic set up revealed lessons worth adapting to our context.

SNV Ethiopia is looking for dynamic, experienced, talented, energetic, flexible, open and ready to learn candidates for the position of WASH Engineer for Inspiring water entrepreneurship in Tigray (iWET) Project.

Job Description

The Role

  • The successful appointee will have access to start-up resources and some ongoing support and will be encouraged to apply for his/her own skills, knowledge and experience. This position is fully responsible

  • To coordinate, supervise and provide technical inputs to all aspects of construction and maintenance works of WASH projects being implemented by the consortium in Tigray region;
  • To ensure quality control of all construction projects by travelling regularly to all construction/ maintenance sites ensuring that all constructions are in accordance with set norms and standards;
  • Ensure constructive cooperation and collaboration
    with other construction project key stake holders, including international and local NGOs and local authorities;
  • Support the cluster coordinator and project manager in project proposal preparation of WASH related construction projects;
  • Coordinate all contract management activities for all major contracted works, to ensure adherence to contract specifications, terms and conditions, including timely issuing of completion certificates and payments;
  • Conduct technical assessments and prepare designs and Bill of Quantities (BoQ) for new and maintenance projects as appropriate;
  • In close collaboration with finance unit, ensure construction expenditures are within approved budgets by regular monitoring of both physical work progress and actual expenditure, as relates to the provisions in the BoQs;
  • Ensure quality control of all contracted and directly implemented construction works by travelling regularly to all construction sites to ensure adherence to contract specifications and / or workmanship specifications and adherence to set completion dates;

    Job Requirements


  • Relevant diploma or BSc degree in engineering fields (hydraulics, civil, water resources etc)


  • At least 5 year experience in the field of WASH and Community Development programs
  • Extensive work experience within the field of WASH particularly in design and construction supervision of water supply and sanitation and hygiene projects.
  • Experience in working with International NGO’s is an asset.
  • Experience in living and working in a multi-sector, remote area environment, under team conditions.
  • English language (written and spoken) essential
  • Tigrigna language is an advantage

    How to Apply

  • Position Description
  • Should you need to review the full job description, please find attached or click in the link here:

    Candidates should apply by sending:

    i) A motivation letter including one page summary of experience (mandatory)

    ii) An updated Curriculum Vitae, (mandatory)

    iii) Names and contact details of three professional referees.

    If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by submitting your application Using ethiojobs website, by uploading your CV on or before 31 October 2019.

    The Title of The Position You are applying for MUST be mentioned on the subject of your motivation letter.

    Women candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

    Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

    SNV WASH Engineer Jobs in Ethiopia

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