Water Source Engineer Job Careers – Whave

Job Title:     Water Source Engineer
Organisation: Whave
Duty Station:  Uganda
About US:
Whave is a Ugandan social enterprise working with communities,
government, and civil society organisations to find and demonstrate solutions
to poverty and environmental issues. Our team includes both local and
international experts with professional capabilities ranging from engineering
to social science.
About Whave Programme:
Whave implements a Safe Water Security Programme which develops a
self-sustaining rural water service through a localized results-based financing
and public-private partnership. Our approach includes rehabilitation of water
sources, regular monitoring through a comprehensive set of indicators,
operation and maintenance services for reliability assurance and hygiene and
sanitation promotion. The aim is to improve health and productivity of local
communities through a reliable supply of clean water and improved hygiene.
Job Summary:  The Water Source Engineer will support
the implementation of Whave’s project in Kamuli and Nakaseke to improve access
to safe water in rural areas.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
·        
Take
lead in assessing and technical rehabilitation of water sources
·        
Developing
supply chains of spare parts stocks
·        
Build
the capacity of local hand pump mechanics to maintain water sources
·        
In
charge of developing maintenance schedules for water sources
·        
Keeping
accurate records of costs and obtaining accurate records from mechanics
·        
Managing
technical work by local hand pump mechanics
·        
Work
closely with the local officials from the district and sub-counties
·        
In
charge of the development and promotion of water treatment and other
sanitation and hygiene technology
·        
Development
of life cycle tools assessments
·        
The Water Source Engineer is also expected to
provide admin support in addition to the above duties. This includes sharing
your skills with other members of the team, general administration and keeping of
accounts.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The
applicant must hold a Degree level education in engineering
·        
A
minimum of three years’ experience installing and/or maintaining rural water
sources in Uganda
·        
High
level communication and interpersonal skills
·        
Lusoga
/ Luganda preferable
·        
Good
computer skills such as knowledge of Excel and Word
·        
Ability
to drive and ride a motorbike preferable
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
updated CVs and covering letters to recruitment@whave.org. Please describe why
this post interests you and why you think you can achieve good results in your
covering letter.
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