WASH Engineer NGO Jobs – Welthungerhilfe (WHH)

Job Title:    WASH Engineer
Organisation: Welthungerhilfe (WHH)
Duty Station: Yumbe, Uganda
Reports to: Project
About US:
Welthungerhilfe (WHH), founded in 1962, is today one of the
biggest non-governmental aid and development agencies in Germany. The objective
of the program in Uganda is to improve livelihoods of the most vulnerable
population in rural areas through interventions that increase their Food and
Nutrition Security, improve sustainable access to WASH services and support the
employability of the youth through vocational and life skills training. We understand
that livelihoods of the rural population in Uganda have improved in a
sustainable way when people are able to meet their basic food needs, have
access to clean drinking water and safe sanitation, live in a healthy
environment and take up opportunities to earn and diversify a decent income.

In Uganda, Welthungerhilfe currently operates in the
districts of Arua, Yumbe, Moroto, Nakapiripirit, Napak, Amudat, Fortportal,
Katakwi, Amuria, Mukono, Wakiso and country office in Kampala.
About Project:
Welthungerhilfe is currently implementing the project:
Capacity Building of local WASH structures and Improving Sanitation and Hygiene
in Bidibidi Yumbe district.
Job Summary:  The WASH Engineer will implement the WASH
Infrastructure interventions within Welthungerhilfe’s Water, Sanitation, and
Hygiene project in Yumbe, Bidibidi Refugee settlement, with the goal to improve
the public health of the target population.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Assess health risks, water and sanitation needs,
available resources and the capacity of the existing systems for the
Identify suitable water sources, confirm quality
and quantity of water available and obtain relevant government approvals.
Consult with relevant stakeholders about access,
design and management of water systems and sanitation facilities as well as
hygiene promotion needs.
Design and implement sanitation systems for
household, institutions and other community facilities, including drainage and
vector control in close coordination with relevant authorities.
Assess and deliver capacity building needs of
the local WASH structures.
Assess conditions and set up maintenance
systems, train staff and arrange repairs of tanks, pumps, generators, pipe
networks, drainage systems and water quality testing equipment.
Prepare technical drawings, BoQ, specifications
for water and sanitation infrastructure.
Develop, negotiate and supervise contracts with
service providers (including preparation of tender documentations and
evaluating capacity and quality of the contractors).
Liaise with other agencies / government bodies /
donors to ensure coordination and works suitability.
Prepare and submit reports weekly, monthly and
when deem necessary by the supervisor.
Participate in joint monitoring and coordination
Note: – The role of WASH Engineer cannot be limited to the
specific duties and tasks detailed herein. The success of the WHH humanitarian
mission is the highest priority and all issues which arise must be addressed
accordingly. Therefore, she/he will be required to manage all unforeseen issues
and circumstances and remain flexible to perform any other duties, as and when

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant must hold a University degree in
Civil Engineering or other relevant field(s) and at least 3 years of practical
hands – on experience in water treatment and supply, sanitation, public health
with minimum of 2 years’ experience in emergency response.
Good command of English and knowledge of local
language is desirable.
Able to work in difficult conditions,
independently and in a team.
Strong cross-cultural communication and
resilience skills are very important.
Experience in supervising and mentoring of other
Design software for water supply scheme.
Excellent computer skills in MS Word, Excel,
ArcGIS, AutoCAD, ArchiCAD.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Valid riding permit.
Work conditions: The
position is based in Yumbe but with travel to Welthungerhilfe country office in
Kampala and other project locations. The work start date is 10th February 2020.
Duration: Six months with possibility of extension depending
on the availability of funding.
How to Apply:
Qualified and interested applicants should submit via email
their application letter and detailed curriculum vitae (max. 3 pages)
containing contact details and telephone numbers of 3 work related reference
persons to uga.kampala.office@welthungerhilfe.de. Files should be submitted in
single email with standard file types like MS Word(.doc) and Adobe Acrobat
(.pdf) and should not exceed 2MB.
Please indicate the position for which you are applying for
in the subject line of your E-mail. Kindly note that only shortlisted
applicants will be contacted. Welthungerhilfe is an equal opportunity employer;
qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 24th
January 2020 by 5:00pm
Job applicant’s privacy notice: All the information you
provide during the process will only be used for the purpose of progressing
your application, or to fulfil legal or regulatory requirements if necessary.
We will not share any of the information you provide during the recruitment
process with any third parties outside of this purpose.
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