Water

Deadline: Ongoing

Location: Nampula, Mozambique

Plan International is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Officer.
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.
Responsibilities
  • Spearhead rapid/field needs assessment, including baseline surveys in WASH activities and determining most technically appropriate water supply and sanitation options
  • Supervise the development and/or rehabilitation of appropriate WASH infrastructure in the IDPs accommodation centre and host communities
  • In consultation with the district government, conduct feasibility studies, design and prepare tender documents (including bills of quantities) and technical guidance
  • Prepare and submit sitreps/monthly/quarterly progress reports to the project coordinator, programme area manager and Plan International disaster risk manager
  • Lead preliminary hydro-geological and topo surveys and compile data on the existing water sources in close liaison with district government’s water department
  • Sensitise the staff on environmental impact assessment (EIA) issues and the mitigating factors, so that the organisation’s operations can meet the minimum standards as set by the water resources management authority, national environment management authority, and in conformity with the water national legislation
  • Provide technical inputs with regard to community-based water management structures
  • Ensure staff and other water users understand the need to conserve water by using methods geared towards the general environmental conservation
  • Promote safe water storage and good sanitation and hygiene practices at the household level
  • Review monthly and circumstantial reports to the supervisor
  • Participate in writing monthly sitrep reports and the weekly highlights
  • Ensure supervision of the construction processes of different water infrastructures
  • Document and disseminate best practices on water resources management in WASH coordination and other meetings in field
  • Carry out any other related responsibilities as assigned by the project coordinator

Requirements

  • Diploma in Civil and Structural Engineering/Water Resource Engineering
  • Bachelor’s degree in the aforementioned field will be a plus
  • Three years, minimum, of relevant work experience in rural community
  • Experience in design and supervision of water schemes, borehole development and rehabilitation, and constitution and training of water management committees
  • Experience working in Meconta district with the local government
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated relevant technical skills in analysing quantitative and qualitative data
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team, to coordinate and/or lead the efforts to effectively meet deliverables

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: World Bank Photo Collection

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