WASH Careers – Technical Officer (Borehole Construction and Rehabilitation) at GOAL International

Organisation: GOAL International
Duty Station: Bugiri, Uganda
Reports to: WASH Programme Manager
About GOAL:
is an international humanitarian agency dedicated to alleviating the suffering
of the poorest of the poor.  We are a
non-denominational, non-governmental and non-political organisation. GOAL
Uganda country project focuses on two of GOAL’s three strategic sectors: Health
(including WASH and health accountability programming); and Livelihoods. GOAL
Uganda mainstreams HIV, gender, child protection and the environment/DRR across
all programming. GOAL works on a district focused approach, and uses a mixture
of direct implementation and partnerships with local civil society
organisations, private sector partners and District Local Government to give
effect to our mission.
Job Summary: The Technical Officer (Borehole Construction and
Rehabilitation) will be responsible for supervising construction of new
boreholes and repair of existing boreholes in Bugiri/Namayingo districts under
the charity: water fund. The incumbent will closely and with the WASH manager,
Programme manager and the local authority to identify suitable communities to
benefit from the project using set selection criteria.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Supervise new borehole
siting and construction:
  • Responsible for directing contractors to
    identified beneficiary villages for new borehole installations
  • Work closely with the contractor’s
    hydrologist in locating wells
  • Ensure that well tests are conducted and
    results are acceptable
  • Recommend successful completion of wells
    according to agreed conditions
  • Regularly check and record actual depths of
    drilled boreholes
  • Ensure boreholes of specified diameter are
  • Ensure screen used is as specified and
    correctly placed
  • Ensure sufficient and specified gravel is
  • Ensure grout is placed in boreholes
  • The jobholder will ensure sufficient borehole
  • Ensure proper well development and that wells
    are successful
  • Ensure that only specified pumps are
2. Selection and repair
of existing boreholes:
  • Ensure that suitable villages are selected to
    benefit from renovations of existing boreholes according to set criteria
  • Conduct regular assessments on existing
    boreholes to determine quantities for renovation
  • Supervise renovations of existing boreholes
3. Monitoring and
  • Gather required baseline and end line data on
    project interventions
  • Ensure that the drilling contractor collects
    and submits required technical data in a timely manner
  • Carry out frequent field-level monitoring and
    provide feedback to the WASH programme manager
  • Prepare and submit monthly Logframe
    reports/activity reports to the Programme Manager using agreed formats
  • Collect and document all snags on the works
    and ensure their rectification during the defects period
  • Ensure that communities are involved in the
    monitoring of the construction
  • Ensure that there is an accurate list of all
    GOAL-funded water points, that they have DWD numbers, GPS coordinates and
    that they are listed correctly on the WME database
  • Work in close cooperation with the District
    water and health authorities to help improve hygiene, water provision,
    water testing and mapping of water, WUC functionality and recording of
    hygiene in the District
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants should preferably hold a higher
    technical diploma in Building and Civil Engineering or Water Engineering
    or related discipline. Certificate in a related discipline with
    significant experience supervising borehole drilling/well construction can
    apply. Experience may substitute for qualifications, but not the other way
  • Significant experience in supervising
    borehole drilling
  • Proven experience repairing/renovating
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out boreholes
    assessment and developed bills of quantities
  • Working knowledge of the following community
    based approaches is an added advantage; CLTS, Sanitation marketing, Hand
    Pump Mechanics Associations
  • Knowledge of WHO standards for drinking water
    quality is desired
  • Basic knowledge of potable water tests is
  • Basic knowledge of sources of well
    contamination and remedial actions is desired
  • Previous exposure and experience working with
    international organisations and international NGOs is an added advantage
  • Proven ability to communicate in Kiswahili,
    Lusamya and Lusoga is an added advantage
  • The ideal person must be hard working,
    flexible and willing to learn. They must be open to new ideas and able to
    work under pressure.
  • Possession of a riding permit (Class A) and
    ability to ride a motorcycle is required for this job
How to Apply:
suitably qualified and interested applicants should send their applications
which must include at least 4 reference contacts (2 professional, 2 character
references, including your supervisor and the most recent/previous employer),
and daytime contact number to; The Human Resource Manager, GOAL Uganda via
E-mail to: AdminKampala@ug.goal.ie
NB: Please Do Not Attach Certificates and indicate
the Position applied for in the email subject.
Deadline: 24th February, 2016
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