Local recruitment: WASH Engineer-1

World Vision (WV)

Chaghcharan, Afghanistan 🇦🇫

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

Job Description:

Job Purpose:

WASH Engineer is responsible for overall Survey, design, implementation, monitoring of WASH construction projects in the districts of Faryab province. She/he will provide technical guidance and support to the Construction Engineers and other field teams to ensure all rehabilitation/construction work for water and sanitation facilities is done according to approved design, drawings, BoQs, time lines and technical requirements. She/he is also responsible for ensuring the smooth project implementation and timely reporting on project progress in coordination with MEAL colleagues and the Project manager.

MAJOR RESPONSIBALITIES :

Technical Tasks

  • Prepare/develop quality design package (drawings, BoQs and technical specifications) for the construction and rehabilitation of water supply networks (gravity fed and solar powered systems) and sanitation facilities.
  • In close collaboration with the provincial DRRD ensure the details of the BoQs and drawings are finalized and stamped.
  • Together with village Shura conduct community consultation meetings in each target community to verify the locations for water infrastructure improvements and households for rehabilitation/construction of sanitation facilities. Women Shura will conduct separate meetings with women in the village to ensure that the selection of site fits women’s needs and can be easily and safely accessed by women. The final decision on selection should include women’s feedback and women Shura agreement.
  • Follow up pre-, during and post-construction water quality testing for each water source identified for construction (WV WASH guideline is to have 3 water quality checks).
  • Final community selection subject to passing pre-construction water quality test for key parameters.
  • Develop construction work plans and schedules for each location and type of intervention.
  • Ensure all facilities rehabilitated/constructed are gender and disability inclusive (safe, provide for privacy, easily accessible and usable for both women and men, children and persons with disability).

Quality Control and supervision

  • Conduct training on water system and sanitation facility maintenance for members of water management groups from the targeted locations. 2 members of each group will receive training on maintenance.
  • Develop the tendering documents (Bids, BoQs, and TOR/contracts for Construction Companies) and ensure that other requirements and guidelines by Supply Chain department are adhered to.
  • Prepare precise implementation plans for construction works.
  • Ensure all required resources for every single construction project at community level are well estimated and planned for procurement.
  • Ensure quality control within construction/rehabilitation work by providing necessary on the job training for skilled labour.
  • Develop all necessary monitoring and supervision tools used for construction & rehabilitation projects.
  • Ensure quality implementation of construction works with respect of specifications and timeline of implementation.
  • Check the quality of the materials provided by the construction company and make sure all materials are new and free of defects and in good condition and the final product, materials and construction meet the minimum standards as described in the subcontract documents and technical specifications.
  • Ensure that water, sanitation and hygiene program is fully and timely implemented in accordance with community needs and standards in the project-targeted areas.

Reporting planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Review and confirm the payment claims made by the construction company and assess the work executed for the release of contractor’s payment
  • Other necessary inputs concerning construction activities.
  • Coordinate joint monitoring visits with DRRD.
  • Providing good quality monthly progress reports of the construction works.
  • Prepare & process completion report by end of each infrastructure completion.
  • Prepare & process infrastructure hand over documents with community and line governmental departments in Ghor & Faryab provinces.
  • Prepare on time monthly, quarterly, semi-annual & annual report to the relevant governmental departments in Ghor & Faryab.
  • Ensure that separate databases are developed to capture all quantitative details for each project and are up-to-date.
  • Monitor and provide inputs in procuring construction materials.
  • Proper documentation of project technical documents such as drawings, BoQs, Specifications, completion report, hand over forms etc.
  • Ensure safety of materials and equipment during construction work.
  • Liaise with project manager & other relevant technical staff on progress of construction/rehabilitation works.
  • Monitor/supervise construction work in the field and ensure they meet the project objectives in terms of quality of work and within the agreed timelines.
  • Work with M&E to regularly track and report on progress towards WV water, sanitation and hygiene targets.

Capacity building of community structures

  • Ensure establishment of water management committee (WMC) per each village for project sustainability and proper operation & maintenance of infrastructure ensuring that women’s representation is considered.
  • Ensure that WMC get enough on site practical training during construction phases of work in order to get technical orientation of all constructed parts.

Other

  • Adhere to WV Child and Adult Safeguarding policy and standards.
  • Adhere to WV accountability standards.
  • To be aware and prepared to implement WV Afghanistan Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs plan under the context of (Faryab) interventions.

Applicant Types Accepted: Local Applicants Only


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IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development