WASH Technical Officer

GOAL is currently seeking to hire a competent person to join
our Uganda team. This is an exciting opportunity for you to join an extremely
dynamic International NGO and to use your skills. If you are familiar with
working within the international development aid sector and have a strong
background in the areas mentioned, then you are the one we are looking for!
WASH Technical Officer
About the Role
The WASH Technical Officer will be involved in the synthesis, design, procurement of
consultants and contractors, supervision of construction, and support the
monitoring and evaluation of the programme activities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
of engineering projects
  • Be involved in the preliminary planning of
    engineering projects; needs assessment, WASH surveys, technical data
    collection and desk studies
  • Be involved in the collection of data,
    data analysis, manipulation and simulations to use in the design of
    engineering structures
  • Be involved in the write-up of planning
    and design reports
  • Develop technical drawings, BOQs and
    technical specifications for projects
  • Be involved in the approval processes of
    engineering designs following established professional protocols
  • Keep abreast of relevant technical design
    guidelines, project implementation guidelines, design standards and
    national policies in the water and sanitation and construction sector.
and Supervision
  • Effective supervision of contractors to
    execute works in accordance with the technical specifications
  • Be responsible for directing contractors
    to identified beneficiary villages for new construction projects
  • Work with the contractor’s Hydrogeologist
    in siting wells
out assessments on existing boreholes for rehabilitation
  • Oversee general construction works under
    the project
  • 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
and Learning
  • Provide activity, weekly, monthly,
    quarterly and progress reports
  • Oversee the implementation of new
    technological innovations in WASH
  • Provide Monthly Log-frame reports/activity
    reports to the Programme Manager using agreed formats
  • Collect and document all snags on the
    works and ensure their rectification as per the contract terms
  • Ensure that communities are involved in
    the monitoring of the construction
the water points database
out forms required by the DWO to update the Water Atlas and standard
supervision forms
strategic development support
  • Be involved in feasibility studies of
    proposed projects
  • Be involved in the design, implementation
    and evaluation of pilot projects
  • Contribute to the WASH strategy and
and Finance
  • Aid the procurement of all construction
    projects and observe compliance on all procurement procedures
  • Prepare completion certificates for works
  • Be involved in the planning of budget
    activities and their periodic review

Skills and Experience
  • Degree/ Higher Technical
    Diploma in Building and Civil Engineering/ Water Engineering or related
  • Demonstrated experience in
    the design and supervision of construction works especially WASH projects
  • Ability to establish and
    maintain effective working relationships in a multi-cultural environment
  • Excellent ability in use
    of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and aptitude to learn to use new
  • Ability to use drafting
    and design tools; AutoCAD, Epanet etc
  • Highly organized and able
    to manage multiple, simultaneous demands and able to work in a fluid
    environment and adhere to deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal English language
  • Possession of a riding permit (Class A) and
    Ability to ride a motorcycle is required for this job
  • Demonstrable, relevant
    experience in an international NGO and/or in developing countries.
  • Specific technical
    knowledge or experience of INGO approaches, thematic areas or countries
  • Knowledge of the following
    community-based approaches is an added advantage; CLTS, Sanitation
    marketing, Hand Pump Mechanics Associations
Children and vulnerable adults who come into contact with
GOAL as a result of our activities must be safeguarded to the maximum possible
extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at
risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways
that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous
background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.
Accountability within GOAL
Alongside our safeguarding policy, GOAL is an equal
opportunities employer and has a set of integrity policies. Any candidate
offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas
of accountability:
  • Comply
    with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, code of
    conduct, health and safety, confidentiality, do no harm principles and
    unacceptable behavior protocols.
  • Report
    any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any
    wrongdoings within our programming area.
  • Report
    any concerns about inappropriate behaviour of a GOAL staff or partner.
  • Responsible for all
    partnership documents; maintain and ensure proper filing of partner
    related documents in both hard and soft copy
  • Keep a record of all the
    monthly grants management meetings;
  • File all financial reports
    and other related partner documents in an orderly manner
  • Maintain an updated
    partner database;
Established in 1977, GOAL is an international humanitarian
agency, with a global team of 2,400 personnel, dedicated to alleviating the
needs of the most vulnerable communities. Currently operating in 13 of the
world’s most vulnerable countries, GOAL delivers a wide range of humanitarian
and development programmes, ranging from humanitarian relief in disaster situations,
to focusing on nutrition, food security, and building greater resilience and
sustainable livelihoods.
General description
of the WASH programme:
GOAL has
been implementing WASH programs in Uganda since 2003. Historically, 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).
programming in Uganda focuses on six thematic areas of (1) safe water supply,
(2) Sanitation Promotion (3) Hygiene Promotion, (4) Operation & maintenance
(5) Coordination & Networking and (6) Mainstreaming cross cutting issues.
These thematic areas are complementary and essential for effective WASH Programming
and contribute towards reduction in morbidity and mortality associated
diarrheal diseases.  By implementing
these interventions, the WASH Programme consequently improves the health status
and quality of life of the poor and vulnerable within the targeted communities
in GOAL’s 5 WASH programme districts of Uganda.
Remuneration Package
and Benefits
Our package includes a competitive salary, health insurance
cover for up to 3 dependents, comprehensive 24 hour personal accident cover,
terminal benefits equivalent to one month for each completed year of service
and our working hours provide for a half day on Fridays.  GOAL promotes a learning and development
environment with training & study opportunities aligned to our staff
development policy.
How to
Interested applicants who meet the requirements should submit their applications by email with at least
4 reference contacts (3 from the last three employers, and 1 character reference),
and daytime contact number to; The Human
Resource Manager, GOAL Uganda:
recruitment@ug.goal.ie  indicating the title for the position applied
for in the subject line by 3rd January 2020.  PLEASE
Deadline: 3rd January 2020
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