WASH Engineer


Azaz, Syria 🇸🇾

General Description of the Programme:

GOAL has been working in Syria since 2013, responding to the acute needs of conflict-affected communities. GOAL is working in Idleb Governate, both through direct implementation and through partners, delivering food, non-food programming to highly vulnerable populations, and provision of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) through support to Water units, as well as emergency support to recently displaced households.

GOAL has been working in North Aleppo Governate since 2019, through direct implementation and through partners, delivering food, non-food programming to highly vulnerable populations, as well as emergency support for recently displaced household.

Job purpose:

The WASH Engineer will be based across GOAL’s office’s in Azaz, northwest Aleppo, Syria, reporting to the WASH Project Manager in Azaz. He/she will be part of technical team who is responsible to develop technical studies, conducting needs assessments and ensure work plan is in place within programme’s area of operation.

The WASH Engineer is responsible for developing WASH assessments, technical studies, schemes, BOQs, and all related projects technical documents under the supervision of the WASH PM (Project Manager). He/she will also be responsible of ensuring that the implementation of WASH activities in the field are in place and are being monitored and followed up based on the work plan and project requirement.

The WASH Engineer will be the key role for setting technical specification for all activities related to WASH projects under the supervision of the WASH Manager. Also, he/she will be responsible for developing contracts’ terms to assure best quality services and materials will be provided.

Duties, objectives and competencies

  • Technically assist the WASH PM to collect information and needs assessment of WASH needs in camps and the area of operation.
  • Assist WASH PM to prioritize required water network rehabilitation and expansion projects, water network construction in camps and communities, sanitation projects and waste management projects to be conducted.
  • Develop technical studies, schemes, and BOQs for water network projects, sanitation projects and waste management projects starting from needs assessment and project objectives.
  • Develop technical terms of all contracts, documents, and all formal agreements of civil and construction activities.
  • Assist WASH PM preparing WASH purchase orders.
  • Prepare weekly reports and share it with Project Manager.
  • Support the WASH PM in Donor reporting (monthly, quarterly, and final).
  • Ensure that policies and guidelines as laid down in GOAL manuals and policies are always adhered to.
  • Ensure adherence to GOAL’s Code of Conduct and Child Protection Policy and standards of integrity, as well as uphold GOAL’s whistleblowing mechanisms.
  • Ensure adherence to the financial guidelines as per the GOAL Financial Manual.
  • Ensure compliance against all donor requirements, including timely quality reporting, as applicable to the project.
  • Other related tasks at the request of the WASH PM.

Requirements (essential)

  • Degree level qualification in Civil engineering.
  • Minimum 1 year experience in related field.
  • Experience in WASH projects implementation in camps and communities.
  • Experience in preparing bill of quantities, technical term of reference, standard of process, and other related documents.
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritise work when under pressure.
  • Commitment to beneficiary accountability and humanitarian principles.
  • High level of computer skills especially Excel.

Requirements (desired)

  • Knowledge of GOAL’s target areas in Azaz, north-northwest Aleppo, Syria.
  • Proven ability to build the capacity of staff, partners, and local organisations.
  • High level of engineering designing programs (AutoCAD, Water CAD, GIS, Revit, SAP, ETABS, etc.)
  • Experience in designing and implementing water , sewer networks and concrete water tanks.
  • Good written and spoken English.

Interested? Then apply for this position via clicking on the “apply now” button and fill out the application form. All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in English. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Application deadline is 30 November 2021.  

General terms and conditions


Children and vulnerable adults a must be safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.

Accountability within GOAL

Alongside our safeguarding policy, GOAL is an equal opportunities employer and has a set of integrity policies. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability:

  • Comply with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, Code of Conduct, health and safety, data protection and confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behavior protocols.
  • Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area.
  • Report any concerns about inappropriate behavior of a GOAL staff or partner.

This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. GOAL reserves the right to change this document. Any published closing dates are estimated.  Due to the nature of GOAL’s work we aim to fill vacancies as quickly as possible.  This means that we will close adverts as soon as we have found the right candidate, and this may be before the published closing date.  We would therefore advise interested applicants to submit an application as early as possible.

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Apply by 30 November, 2021