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Junior WASH Engineer - Welthungerhilfe

Date Posted: May 15, 2024
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    2 Year
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    May 28, 2024

Job Description

The position is to be filled as soon as possible, with an initial contract duration of six months. Employment location will be Borama, Somaliland. The position is paid according to SG4_1/Mid.




 Your responsibilities 

[[Duties and area of responsibility Duties with own area of responsibility In close collaboration with the Head of project, the engineer will conduct joint technical assessment with the MoWRD for newly targeted villages and develop drawings and BoQs in line with assessment findings as instructed by the Head of the project. In close collaboration with the project manager, h/she will provide regular supervision of ongoing works at critical stages and provide technical recommendations regularly to contractors to ensure strict adherence to the contract. Ensure good quality of structures by closely monitoring quality and quantities of construction materials such as cement, ballast sand pipes, fittings, solar and pumps in line with the contracts. Ensures that workers, e.g., plumbers and masons have all the right tools and equipment for the right job in all construction sites. H/She will ensure that plumbers are using the required pipes and fittings in the right direction in all sections of the piping system. In close collaboration with the Project Manager, S/he will monitor, and measure completed works at required stages and submit payment request reports to finance and head of project. Regularly monitor and accurately quantify all manner of works to be done according to current market rates in all assigned sites and share the details with the Head of Project Register all daily workers and ensure they sign the daily attendance sheet, to support their payments. Prepare site progress reports, ToRs, success stories and any other site related literatures and submit to the Head of Project. In an event of direct implementation, h/she will perform the registration/tracking of materials such as cement, pipes, and fittings in and out of the store in every construction site and update head of project regularly. H/She will compile a short report on daily basis on progress made, material used with photos as evidence for sites which are directly implemented without engaging contractors. Specific Activities and duties of the position The engineer will form part of the Technical Working group and will provide updates and lessons learnt for improvements. Conduct technical assessment for the proposed boreholes, shallow wells and Barkeds to be rehabilitated and suggest durable techniques that can be adopted by the locals easily for maintenance. Train selected locals on how to maintain the rehabilitated water source using local materials and equipment. The engineer will estimate required materials, raise PRFs and support procurement processes within the current market rates. The engineer will provide technical guidance to the local workers during construction of dry masonry senses, which are slightly raised above the ground level and constructed of impervious structures, to avoid water absorption but harvest it instead. Documentation of relevant technical and procurement processes in accordance with the co-financing agreement or Welthungerhilfe directives (such as Assignment Allocation Regulation, AAR) Fulfillment of any other tasks which are assigned by the management and correspond in general with the character of this position.]]

Experiences and Qualifications

Your profile 

[[Professional/ formal qualification Degree in Water/ Civil engineering or related fields. Training with additional qualifications (e.g. technician, vocational college) Job-related professional experience More than 2 – 3 years’ experience in both WASH engineering and construction in Somaliland Experience in material costing for both WASH engineering and construction. Experience in surface rainwater harvesting technologies. Highly experienced in waterproofing technologies Experience in managing many workers in different construction sites simultaneously. Experience in report writing.]]

 Our offer 

We offer you the opportunity to work in a responsible and interesting field as part of an extremely dedicated team. Welthungerhilfe attaches great importance to the personal and professional development of its employees. Remuneration is based on our gender-independent salary scale.

How To Apply

Please send your application via our online recruiting system by May 28, 2024. Welthungerhilfe is committed to fighting terrorism in all its activities. Accordingly, any applicant who is offered employment will be screened against lists of known and suspected terrorists.

*Welthungerhilfe values diversity and ensures an inclusive, non-discriminatory working environment. We welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community.


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Company Overview


Welthungerhilfe is one of the largest private aid agencies in Germany; politically and religiously independent. The organisation fights for "Zero Hunger by 2030". Since being founded in 1962, it has provided funding of EUR 4.2 billion for more than... Read More

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