Resilient WASH Engineer

Plan International

Honiara, Solomon Islands 🇸🇧

Date: 08-Mar-2023

Location: Honiara, Soloman Islands

Company: Plan International

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 85 years, and are now active in more than 80 countries.

The role repots to WASH Project Manager based in Honiara, Solomon Island.

Do you have what it takes to be successful in this role?

  • Attain Diploma or Bachelors in Civil Engineering or relevant qualifications with 3-5 years of experience in project management in the Solomon Islands
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in working with partners and community members and/or community-based organisations.
  • Demonstrated experience in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of WASH programs.
  • Experience/understanding of WASH tools such as Community-led Total Sanitation, Water Safety Planning, UNICEF 3-Star School standards, WASH in Schools and WASH Construction.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to produce succinct written reports in English.
  • Organized and self-motivated to adapt and adjust to implement activities effectively within changing power dynamics and community priorities.
  • Openness and enthusiasm for learning the new tools and approaches, and then being able to facilitate the learning of others in the Project tools.
  • Openness to continual self-reflection and learning.
  • Excellent interpersonal, relationship-building and social analysis and influencing skills specific to cultural and political context of Solomon Islands
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team and with upper management
  • Knowledge of the use of word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Able to work well under pressure and meet all deadlines

Location: Honiara, Solomon Island

Type of Role: Resilient WASH Engineer

Reports to: WASH Project Manager


Closing Date: 2nd April 2023

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates. 





IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development