Water Construction/ Design Engineer – NGO Job Vacancy Ethiopia

Posted on: Thursday Mar 14 , 2:47 PM , 2019
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Job/Task Description


As a part of the Vision of a Healthy Village (VHV) program, the WASH Construction Engineer is responsible for ensuring the highest technical standards for all WASH hardware in communities, health facilities and schools – in the construction and rehabilitation of existing points. They do this through supervising and providing oversight of construction, ensuring water quality is tested and potable, and documenting all processes through Lifewater’s AKVO system. They are responsible to follow Lifewater’s ‘software first’ approach by following planned program timelines and supporting Water Committees and community involvement before and during construction as appropriate.


  • Lead all hardware construction efforts by providing technical support, supervision, and quality assurance to ensure that all work is completed to the highest possible standards
  • In collaboration with colleagues, ensure high level of community participation in the project
  • Oversee water quality sampling at all sites immediately after construction is completed, before handover to community and document all construction using Lifewater’s Akvo forms
  • Support Lifewater’s ‘software first’ approach by cEnsure proper handover of all the constructed water systems to the concerned government bodies with full of recording data like GPS location, beneficiary, yields of the water system, history of the water system in well documented manner and at the right time. Support colleagues as needed in training Water Comm
  • Monitor assigned program hardware and water committees using appropriate Akvo forms.
  • Follow the detailed quarterly monitoring schedule set by the RPM for water committees, water sources, and school hardware that is efficient and effective.
  • Perform quarterly monitoring of assigned community water points and water committees – both during the project and those in sustainability monitoring.
  • Perform quarterly monitoring of assigned school hardware (latrines, handwashing stations, and water points).
  • Perform water quality testing at water points at the frequency required by Lifewater’s water quality testing standard.
  • Accurately capture monitoring data digitalloordinating with the Sanitation and Hygiene Promoters before constructing water systems
  • Coordinates with focal persons/experts at district water, education and health offices during construction, supervision, community mobilization and formal handover of completed hardware
  • Support internal and external reporting by completing all AKVO reports for construction and monitoring at appropriate times
  • Support the Program Manager in preparing necessary and regular reports to appropriate government bodies about water points and school latrines, as well as associated water quality testing or monitoring data.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:       One-year contract with possibility of extension and probation period of 45 working days.

NUMBER:   Two, one is for the Nensebo district

Job Requirements


  • University Degree in Water Engineering, Civil Engineering, Hydrogeology, or related Engineering field. A post graduate qualification preferred but not required. Additional training in Water quality testing, drilling, also preferred but not required
  • Strong ICT skills especially Microsoft Office applications and other engineering software such as Water Cad, AUTO CAD, GIS, etc.
  • Competence in writing high quality reports, exhibiting detailed and professional attributes
  • Analytical skills and decision-making abilities even in complex and sensitive situations
  • At least 3 years of experience in delivering rural safe water solutions, including previous experience in WASH construction works, planning and budgeting, supervision. Experience with boreholes, rainwater harvesting systems, gravity and on spot springs construction, and school latrines is required. NGO experience is preferred.


  • Commitment to the mission, vision, and core values of Lifewater International
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing environments
  • Honest and dependable in all areas, including finances
  • Strong desire to work in and serve rural communities

How to Apply

Deadline: March 24, 2019

Candidates who fulfill all the requirements are invited to submit their CV, copies of relevant credentials and application letter to: ethiopia@lifewater.org within 10 consecutive days of this announcement.

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