WASH Technical Officer- Borehole Construction & Rehabilitation NGO Job Careers – GOAL International

Organisation: GOAL
Duty Station: Bugiri, Uganda
Reports to: WASH Programme
About US:
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.
About GOAL Uganda WASH
GOAL has been implementing WASH programs in Uganda since 2003.
Historically, GOAL Uganda (GU) started implementing WASH projects in Northern
Uganda (Pader District) during emergency response to the insurgency caused by
Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels. As the context changed in 2007 GU focused
on implementing WASH to support transition and crisis recovery for vulnerable
individuals returning to their homes and/or new settlements closer to their
places of origin. In 2012, GU WASH programming changed from direct
implementation to working through national civil society partners. Currently
the GOAL’s WASH programming is operational in 5 districts including Abim,
Kaabong (Karamoja – North East), Agago (Acholi – North), and Bugiri and
Namayingo (Busoga – South East).
Job Summary: The WASH
Technical Officer- Borehole Construction & Rehabilitation is responsible
for supervising construction of new boreholes and repair of existing boreholes
in Bugiri/Namayingo districts under the charity water fund. He/she will work
hand in hand 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
Supervise new borehole sitting and construction:
  • Responsible
    for directing contractors to identified beneficiary villages for new
    borehole installations
  • Work
    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
  • Check
    and record actual depths of drilled boreholes
  • Ensure
    boreholes of specified diameter are drilled
  • Ensure
    screen used is as specified and correctly placed
  • Ensure
    sufficient and specified gravel is used
  • Ensure
    grout is placed in boreholes
  • Ensure
    sufficient borehole development
  • Ensure
    proper well development and that wells are successful
  • Ensure
    that only specified pumps are installed
Selection and repair of existing boreholes:
  • Ensure
    that suitable villages are selected to benefit from renovations of
    existing boreholes according to set criteria
  • Conduct
    assessments on existing boreholes to determine quantities for renovation
  • Supervise
    renovations of existing boreholes
Monitoring and Documentation:
  • 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
  • Provide
    Monthly Logframe reports/activity reports to the Programme Manager
    using agreed formats
  • The
    jobholder will 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
  • The ideal candidate for the GOAL International
    WASH Technical Officer- Borehole Construction & Rehabilitation job
    opportunity should 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
  • Prior
    experience in supervising borehole drilling
  • Demonstrated
    experience repairing/renovating boreholes
  • Ability
    to carry out boreholes assessment and developed bills of quantities
  • Extensive
    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 desirable
  • Basic
    knowledge of potable water tests is an added advantage
  • Basic
    knowledge of sources of well contamination and remedial actions
  • Experience
    working with international organisations and international NGOs
  • 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.
How to Apply:
All 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: recruitment@ug.goal.ie
NB: Please do not attach certificates and indicate the Position applied
for in the email subject.
Deadline: 7th March

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