Borehole Construction Officer NGO Job Opportunities – GOAL International

Organization: GOAL International  
Duty Station:  Bugiri, Uganda
Reports to:  Senior Project Manager
Monthly Salary: UGX 2.6m Gross
About US:
GOAL International is an international non-profit organization that was
founded in 1977 and works to promote the realization of the fundamental rights
of the poor, the vulnerable, and those affected by humanitarian crisis. GOAL
currently works in 16 countries, with our head office in Dublin, Ireland.
Job Summary: The Borehole
Construction Officer will support the WASH programme in GOAL which has been
adapting and changing through the exploration and inclusion of various technological
options and new methods of both water supply and sanitation and sustainability.
This role will therefore be both exciting, exploratory and challenging. There
will be learning opportunities within the programme. The Technical Officer will
work as part of the team in implementing these changes. The following are some
of the roles for this position.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Supervise new borehole sitting and construction
  • Be responsible for directing contractors
    to identified beneficiary villages for new borehole installations
  • Work with the contractor’s hydrologist
  • Ensure that well tests are conducted and
    results are acceptable
  • Recommend successful completion of wells
  • Check and record actual depths of drilled
  • 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
  • Ensure proper well development and that
    wells are successful
  • Ensure that only specified pumps are
Selection and repair of existing boreholes
  • Ensure that suitable villages are selected
    to benefit from renovations of existing boreholes according to set
  • Carry out assessments on existing
    boreholes to determine quantities for renovation
  • Supervise renovations of existing
Research, Design and Implementation
  • Participate in project technical
    design/sub-project technical design activities as may be required
  • Participate in project/sub-project
    research activities as may be required
  • Implement/supervise approved sub-project
Monitoring and Documentation:
  • Participate in baseline and end line data
    collection on project interventions
  • Ensure that the drilling contractor
    collects and submits required technical data in a timely manner
  • Conduct frequent field-level monitoring
    and provide feedback to the WASH programme manager 
  • Provide Monthly 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
  • To ensure that there is an accurate list
    of all GOAL-funded water points
  • To 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 ideal candidate for the GOAL
    International Borehole Construction Officer job opportunity should hold a
    suitable qualification in civil engineering (OTD, HTD in building and
    civil engineering, Water Engineering or related discipline.
  • Previous experience can be substituted by
    good/higher academic qualifications.
  • Previous demonstrated experience
    supervising borehole drilling
  • Be a highly motivated individual with a
    positive attitude to work and open to continuous learning and change.
  • Possess a riding permit/ be willing to
    learn to ride as most site visits will be by motorcycle.
  • You should have a good background
    knowledge in civil engineering.
  • Demonstrated experience
    repairing/renovating boreholes
  • Ability to carry out boreholes assessment
    and developed bills of quantities
  • Knowledge of the following community based
    approaches is an added advantage; CLTS, Sanitation marketing, Hand Pump
    Mechanics Associations
  • Extensive knowledge of WHO standards for
    drinking water quality is desired
  • Basic knowledge of potable water tests
  • Basic knowledge of sources of well
    contamination and remedial actions
  • Previous experience working with
    international organisations and international NGOs
  • 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:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates 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 on the email: Please do not attach certificates,
indicate the job title in the subject line.
Deadline: 11th March 2018
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