Water Technical Officer

Winrock International

Monrovia, Liberia 🇱🇷

POSITION TITLE:      Water Technical Officer

Location:Monrovia, Liberia

UNIT:                          Water

Reports to:                Deputy Chief of Party/Technical

Water Technical Officer

Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International is recruiting applicants for the Water Technical Officer for the Improved Access to Safe Drinking Water in Liberia Activity; responsibilities, duties and qualifications are described in the attached position description.  

GENERAL:

Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to increase economic opportunity, sustain natural resources, and protect the environment. Winrock matches innovative approaches in agriculture, natural resources management, clean energy, and leadership development with the unique needs of its partners. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.

SALARY:

The annual salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

APPLICATIONS:

Applicants should go to Jobs page at http://www.winrock.org/join-us/careers/to submit their application, consisting of a current resume and cover letter referencing Liberia Water Tech Officer, Liberiaby January 13, 2022.

Winrock International is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

PROGRAM SUMMARY:

Winrock is seeking candidates for a Water Technical Officer to strengthen technical and engineering skills of local stakeholders for the USAID Improved Access to Safe Drinking Water in Liberia Activity. The USAID/Liberia-funded Activity will strengthen water sector governance, create scalable models for equitable water service delivery, and mobilize collaborative action to improve access to clean water services. The purpose of the project is to move Liberians in Montserrado and Margibi counties to a basic level of water services.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assess technical and engineering capacity of local stakeholders such as water service providers, county WASH teams, and community WASH committees
  • Develop and implement capacity building plans for target stakeholders to address the identified technical capacity gaps
  • Lead feasibility studies and the development of bill of quantities and construction plans for water points in target counties
  • Oversee construction activities, including management of construction sub-contractors, monitoring visits (directly or through field staff), and quality control
  • Ensure compliance to the Construction Quality Assurance and Control Plan and the Environmental Monitoring and Mitigation Plan, and provide written reports accordingly in line with USAID requirements
  • Contribute to learning activities in support of the MEL and Technical teams
  • Contribute to communications materials and project deliverables

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQURIEMENTS:

Education:           B.S. or equivalent university degree in civil or hydraulics engineering, water resource management, or related field.

Experience:         The ideal candidate will have the following experience:

  • At least 5 years of experience in managing WASH-related activities in Liberia
  • Minimum 3 years of experience designing and overseeing water point rehabilitations and construction required
  • Experience conducting capacity building activities with local partners strongly preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with fluency in English required

Winrock is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people and value diversity and inclusiveness. Winrock recruits, employs, trains, promotes and compensates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law.

At Winrock we have a clear mission: Empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity and sustain natural resources through unwavering dedication to accountability, equity, innovation, integrity and transformation.

Winrock knows that its success comes from the hard work and steadfast dedication of its diverse workforce. Winrock remains committed to maintaining diversity, inclusion and equity across the entire organization


POSITION TYPE

ORGANIZATION TYPE

EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

DEGREE REQUIRED

IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development