WASH Engineer

Posted 9 months ago by World Vision
Location Nineveh Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector NGO
Provide support in the development, planning, implementation and monitoring of School Rehabilitation projects in Nineveh / Sinjar District. And to supervise, conduct design, studies and review school rehabilitation projects including Water, Sanitation and Hygiene development. And closely follow up and ensure the implementation of school rehabilitation projects are in line with the plan, design, available standards, and community needs in returnee areas. The WASH Engineer is responsible for the overall WASH and school rehabilitation projects operations and avails the engineering drawings for related WASH facilities to be implemented.
WASH Project Supervision
  • Assess the needed rehabilitation works in schools including the WASH needs.
  • Supervise the implementation of the school rehabiltation Projects in Ninewa / Sinjar District.
  • In coordination with project coordinator, implement project activities in accordance with the project guidelines and targets
  • Create BoQ and design and assist in tendering documents.
  • Review designs, specifications, BOQ and conditions of contract issued by Directorate of Education and attend all site level meetings with Contractor, Directorate of Education and Education Department in Sinjar District.
  • Provide supervision, technical assistance and project management skills to local staff within operational areas of Ninewa in Sinjar District.
  • Coordinate, manage resources and implement school rehabilitation activities, including rehabilitating water supply and sanitation systems and promoting good hygiene practices to the returnees within operational areas.
  • Monitor and inspect private contractor work at vital construction milestones per project schedule
  • Conduct rapid needs assessments in the field.
  • As a result of the assessments, assist with identification of specific project locations, design and implementation of appropriate interventions for school rehabilitation in coordination with WASH Technical advisor and Project coordinator
  • Assist in the preparation of the specifications and documentation for the procurement of key WASH related supplies in coordination with the Sector Manager.
  • When required, assist in establishing and maintaining UN led coordination’s through WASH cluster for WASH interventions both at National and field level.
  • Prepare project technical reports, and assist Sector Manager in project proposals and periodic reports.
  • Assist in facilitation of the promotion of WASH program impact on and potential for conflict between beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries, and adjust program accordingly
  • Develop design plans, working drawings, technical specifications, bill of quantities as per approved standards by the Directorate of Educations for all construction works outlined on the project designs for the said projects, including emergency sanitation facilities.
  • Ensure delivery of the qualitative work and that all the components in the designed BoQ of the signed contract implemented as per the project papers, standards and within the project budget.
  • Develop, negotiate and manage contracts with service providers (may include preparation of tender documents for purposes of soliciting bids/tenders from contractors for the said project.
  • Assist in ensuring the close liaison and consultation with the representatives from directorate of education and school head masters during the implementation of the Rehabilitation work in schools.
  • Under take water quality (microbial, physical and chemical) analysis of treated water using potable water quality kit, as per water quality technical guidelines approved by the government/WHO and other donors.
  • Coordinate and supervise implementation works including managing construction contracts.
  • Coordinate and participate in projects start up meetings and end of Project Evaluations
  • Facilitate Consultant during school administration engagements.
Work quality outputs and budget controls
  • Assist in establishing and oversight of implementation of systems for efficiently controlling the quality of technical works; closely tracking works progress against payment and work plans, and controlling the quality of the final construction outputs as per donor and user community expectations.
  • Maintain construction budgets components to ensure appropriate and efficient use of resources in the project and area of operation.
Coordination with local community groups/ Government Departments/ Other stake holders (Internal and External)
  • When required, in collaboration with Project Coordinator, Represent World Vision at interagency coordination - Representing the organization and actively participate in the WASH and Education Clusters Meetings in the areas in Sinjar District
  • Coordinate day-to-day operation and financial management of the construction works and re-measured all implemented works in the field in accordance with the approved project work plans and liaison with WASH Sector Manager.
  • When required and in collaboration with Zonal Manager and Project Coordinator, Represent WVI KRI WASH projects on internal WV CoPs ( Community of practices) , working groups within Iraq
Reporting and communication
  • Ensure that project documentation is prepared, including weekly and monthly project reports on implementation/ construction status, as per requirements of World Vision
  • Conduct regular development inspections highlighting potential area of concern
  • Support Project Coordinator in liaising with Finance and Grants team in tracking WASH component project expenditure, reviewing financial reports, and addressing queries of related expenditure in timely manner.
  • Other tasks as requested by the Line Manager and/or Response Manager
Safety and Security responsibilities
  • Responsible of own security and actively contribute to a positive security culture
  • Abide by the security policies and procedures and report any incidents or breaches to line manager and / or security manager.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering.
  • Master’s degree in above related fields are preferred.
  • Experience in designing and putting bill of quantities, rehabilitation activities and WASH facilities like toilet, bathing cubicles, water supply lines and hygiene promotion for affected people in particular in schools.
  • Understands and have implemented PHAST, FOAM and other participatory methodologies in emergency settings
  • Demonstrated experience in managing WASH grants is preferred.
  • Experience in working on Bill of Quantities and design for water and sanitation facilities in particular in schools
  • Experience of working with cross-functional teams.
  • Experience in coalition building and ability to rally coalitions and networks to take positions on specific policy issues.
  • Experience in water conservation awareness raising campaigns.
  • Fluency in Arabic and Kurdish.
  • Working knowledge of English and ability to write reports in English.
  • Successful track record in project coordination.
  • Ability to manage a wide range of work assignments and changing priorities in high pressure and demanding environment
  • Strategic, creative and innovative thinking.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the NGO sector, public sector planning in MEER countries.
  • Ability to work in high tension and high security risk situations and be able to adapt to rapidly changing contexts
  • Knowledge of and adherence to the Red Cross and NGO Code of Conduct and capability of incorporating standards in design, implementation and evaluation of relevant projects
  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, psychologically stressful environments, and physical hardship conditions with limited resources
  • Ability to respect and relate appropriately to people of other faiths.
  • Understands work from a process point of view and uses measurement and accountability systems effectively.
  • Excellent time-management and prioritization
  • 1-3 years of experience focused in the management of humanitarian programs involving rural communities to promote humanitarian response.
  • Experience in project management and programming knowledge in WASH in addition to Livelihoods.
Work Environment
  • Complete Travel and/or Work Environment statements if applicable.
  • Up to 60 Per Cent domestic travel.

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