Afghanistan nationals: Environmental Health Site Engineer

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Paktia, Afghanistan 🇦🇫

Requisition ID: req20376

Job Title: Environmental Health Site Engineer- Afghan Nationals Only

Sector: Environmental Health

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Paktya, Afghanistan

Job Description

  • Ensure quality construction of all water supply infrastructures and ensuring good maintenance and sustainable processes are put in place.
  • Identify gaps in the infrastructure in the project sites and recommend appropriate corrective actions and follow up on functionality.
  • Carry out Surveys, need assessments, make designs, and supervise constructions of boreholes, shallow wells, water yard facilities, pipe scheme networks rehabilitation, and another area where required.
  • Review and validate as-built technical drawings, BOQs, and scope of work for all planned constructions and rehabilitations of the related project activities.
  • Take lead in timely preparation and submission of project progress reports
  • Participate in project beneficiary characterization and mapping
  • Conduct water quality tests for the water points constructed or rehabilitated by organizations at the community and schools’ levels.
  • Be a good steward by ensuring that project materials and resources are used effectively.
  • Ensure that WASH activities are integrated with other activities for the optimum benefit of the beneficiaries.
  • Ensure that cross-cutting issues such as protection, gender, and other environment are addressed and mainstreamed in the project.
  • Participate in WASH Cluster meetings at provincial levels and site meetings on the construction sites
  • Ensure that the most vulnerable people also are covered by the project activities.
  • Support team in sanitation and medical waste management activities when required
  • Following up the procurement process with supply chain team at field and Kabul level
  • Conduct meetings with contractors, CDCs, and School’s management shuras regarding the progress and quality of construction activities
  • Ensure that all the WASH activities are finished within the allocated time, budget, and scope
  • Conduct meetings with contractors, CDCs and School’s management shuras regarding the progress and quality of construction activities
  • Take lead for selection of communities with relevant Govt departments and other stakeholders for WASH interventions
  • Perform any other duties as required or asked to do.


  • Water, Civil or Sanitation Engineer, or related university degree or diploma in water engineering/Civil engineering with at 2 years experience in the field.
  • Minimum 2 years experience in managing and implementing Water and Sanitation programs in war-affected areas or rural and remote environments
  • Good knowledge of Engineering design software AutoCAD, EPANET, Familiarity or experience with SPHERE Standards
  •  Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Ability to work in unstable insecurity environments and tight schedules
  • Ability to adapt to changing requirements
  • Ability to work independently and in a team good knowledge of the dynamics of the social, cultural dynamics of the intervention area, and is willing to travel to far districts of the provinces.
  • Having the skills and ability to work within a team
  • Good written and spoken English and can Speak/understand/write the local language





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