Local recruitment: Project Officer (WASH & Infrastructure)

World Vision (WV)

Hargeisa, Somalia 🇸🇴

With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places.

Come join our 34,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!

Employee Contract Type:Local – Fixed Term Employee (Fixed Term)

Job Description:

Project Officer – WASH & Infrastructure

The Role:

To supervise construction works and help and facilitate in formation and training of water committees with a view of improving accessibility to safe and sustainable water, and enhancing hygiene and sanitation practices in the project area.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with all stake holders in conducting periodic assessment, baseline studies, context analysis of field realities and operational environment with the view to advocate for maximum stakeholder participation and beneficiaries’ selections by engaging community leaders
  • Make innovative ideas of implementing sustainable and appropriate safe water and sanitation solutions. Discuss with the community and local authorities, Regional WASH coordinators from MOWR and make recommendations on innovative ways that beneficiary communities should adopt for improved management and sustainability of community water and sanitation facilities.
  • Follow up, inspect and ensure project material are delivered measure to specified   deliveries at field level in timely way, and make follow with you supervisor those not delivered as per requisition. Ensure proper distribution of water trucking and jerry cans to the beneficiaries.
  • Preparation of end of month narrative progress reports for activities undertaken, following months work plan, Cash projections weekly updates and availing same to immediate supervisors within the agreed deadline.


  • Educational level required:   Degree in any of the following – Civil Engineering, Water Engineering, Hydro Geology, Building Construction or Community Development.
  • Technical Training qualifications required:  Skills in Community Total Lead Sanitation (CLTS) and/ or   Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Methodology (PHAST) tools.
  • Experience:  2 years of experience in Project implementation preferably water and sanitation or/ health.
  • Others:
  • Proficiency in using computer software e. g MS office, AutoCAD and internet.
  • Fluency in Somali language and English is required

Working Environment:

The position is field based in Hargeisa, Somaliland with frequent travel to other target project locations.

World Vision adheres to strict child and adult safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks which will include criminal background checks. They will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.  Academic certificates will be verified with the issuing institution.

Applicant Types Accepted: Local Applicants Only