Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Engineer at Living Water International- Rwanda: (Deadline 22 October 2020)

Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Engineer at Living Water International- Rwanda: (Deadline 22 October 2020)
  • Full Time
  • Rwanda

Living Water International

Living Water International

Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Engineer at Living Water International- Rwanda: (Deadline 22 October 2020)


Living Water Living Water International (LWI) is a faith-based non-profit organization that helps communities in developing countries to create sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs in response to the global water crisis. Living Water International has been operating in Rwanda since 2007and it is currently implementing WASH Programs in Ruhango and Nyanza Districts. LWI Rwanda is hiring for Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Engineer position to support its WASH Programs in Rwanda. Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the WASH Engineer will lead the technical design, planning, and implementation of piped water projects, Borehole drilling, protected springs, and construction of sanitation facilities in the Districts where LWIR operates. The WASH Engineer will ensure on-site supervision of Water and Sanitation construction activities and technical studies/surveys to ensure that every work is done in compliance with Living Water Quality Standards and Government policies and procedures. The position will also require the involvement and collaboration with local authorities, District WASH Board members, and other WASH stakeholders. S/he will maintain a professional working relationship with all relevant actors in order to ensure efficient delivery of WASH program services and provide timely reporting. The WASH Engineer will provide direct supervision to Drillers and Water Technicians and S/He will work collaboratively with other LWIR Staff to provide WASH services to the communities and institutions. This position is based in the WASH Program Area with regular travels to the country office.

 Key/Major responsibilities:

  • Design and implement water, sanitation, and hygiene schemes, both initial outlines and full plans, including piped water systems, protected springs, borehole drilling, and construction (with hand pumps or motorized pumps), rainwater harvesting projects, mini-water treatment projects, institutional sanitation facilities (the scale of the design may range from an initial outline to a full, detailed design);
  • Design or guide pumping test and perform pumping test analysis for shallow and deep wells/boreholes;
  • Perform water demand analysis and water projects allocation to ensure equity among the needy communities;
  • As part of the WASH Program Area (WPA) design team, take part in WASH situational analysis of program areas inside and outside of the Geographical Focus Area and WPA;
  • Analyze potential and unintended impacts of the work on communities, particularly children and vulnerable groups of people, and factor those in the design and planning of WASH infrastructures to ensure inclusion;
  • Supervise the repairs and maintenance of water projects;
  • Prepare operation and maintenance manuals of the water systems that have been constructed or repaired;
  • Prepare and conduct technical trainings for community groups such as water user committees, pump mechanics, and public-private operators who are responsible to manage water systems installed in their respective communities;
  • Comply with Living Water International Quality Standards and procedures, government policies and guidelines related to WASH services;
  • Develop Bill of Quantities (BoQ) and tender documents as a basis for the construction of water and sanitation infrastructures;
  • Collect GPS coordinates and produce Water and sanitation projects’ maps;
  • Review technical tender documents for WASH constructions;
  • Work hands in hands with District Watsan Officer and WASAC _Water engineers during identification, design, implementation of piped water systems, sanitation projects, and boreholes constructions;
  • Take part in the groundwater investigations such as hydro- geophysical surveys in the sites where boreholes are to be drilled
  • Represent Living Water International Rwanda in the technical meetings such as District WASH Board meetings, Water and Sanitation Technical Working Group meetings, and Water Resource Thematic group meetings
  • Liaise with various bodies and individuals during WASH technical studies and execution of water and sanitation infrastructure projects
  • Contribute towards WASH -MIS in the districts where Living Water International Rwanda Operates;
  • Work collaboratively with Church and Community Mobilization staff, Sanitation and Hygiene staff, M&E staff, and other LWIR staff
  • Keep up to date with environmental protection matters, and be aware of policy and developments in this area;
  • Prepare and present WASH technical data or project results to the stakeholders;
  • Prepare and timely submit project progress reports, monthly reports, quarterly reports, technical reports, and annual reports;
  • Attend and supervise WASH project in the field from beginning to end – from design through construction and handover, including oversight of contractors and updating design, drawings, maps as per field requirements;
  • Take regular records and inspection of water and sanitation materials, tools, and equipment;
  • Supervise staff, including drillers, water technicians, and site workers such as plumbers, casual labors, etc.
  • Prepare weekly plans /reports of activities to the supervisor
  • Support the program manager in all technical matters related to the WASH program management;
  • Perform any other work-related tasks assigned by the program manager/supervisor.

   Minimum job requirements (Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Competencies, and Experience):

  • At least a bachelor’s degree in fields of Water and Environment Engineering, Water and Sanitation Engineering, Water supply Engineering, Civil Engineering with tight/hands-on experience in water supply;
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working in hydraulic design and construction of small and medium-scale WASH structures;
  • Experience in GIS software and its application in WASH activities;
  • Skill in Civil and Water Engineering Design Software (AutoCAD, EPANET, etc.);
  • International Non-Government Organization or donor-funded project work experience is desired;
  • Familiar with the WASH sector in Rwanda;
  • Well informed about SGDs and being able to utilize WASH data from global WASH organizations such as JMP, WHO, UNICEL, UN_WATER, Etc.
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills in English and Kinyarwanda languages;
  • Able to work well in a team and lead the team’s effectively
  • Experience in preparing the project budgets
  • Experience in composing informative technical documents
  • Experience in working with multi-disciplinary equipment such as drilling rigs, resistivity meters, Etc.
  • Experience in preparing diagnostic and feasibility reports of WASH Projects
  • Able to use Microsoft Office products (word, excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to manage a high demanding workload and prioritize deadlines
  • Knowledge of GIS software with practical skills in the use of GPS gadgets and Google Maps to locate water and sanitation projects
  • Self-driven, being able to work remotely
  • Having a motor vehicle driving license, Category A or B

How to apply:

Qualified candidates can submit a cover letter (no more than two pages), explaining how they qualify for the position. A resume (C.V) with details of qualifications and work experience including 3 traceable referees, with their telephone and email contacts; one of them should be your church leader and a previous employer;  attach copies of academic papers- Degrees, relevant professional trainings/certification, and other relevant certificates. All offers of employment are made contingent upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks. Applications should be submitted via email to [email protected] and a copy to [email protected]. Please merge all application papers in one single word or PDF format document and put your name followed by the Position applied for, in the subject matter line.

The closing date for receiving applications is on Thursday 22nd October 2020 at 5:00 PM.

Note: Hard copies are not accepted.

Done at Kigali, on, 7th October 2020

 Mr. Hastings Banda –Country Director, Living Water International- Rwanda


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