Technical Specialist - WASH Engineer (SOUTH)

World Vision (WV)

Doolow, Somalia 🇸🇴

Baidoa, 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 33,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!

Key Responsibilities:


The position will provide technical leadership for World Vision Somalia’s WASH /INFRASTRACTURE sector programming, ensure quality of designs and implementation, and oversee the capacity building of staff and partners in implementation of programs so that the portfolio promotes child wellbeing and community resilience.

The position will also strengthen the visibility and credibility of World Vision’s WASH programming with regulatory authorities, donors, World Vision, the UN, and other technical and coordination forums at both regional and national levels.  

S/he will support the project teams by providing the technical direction to ensure high technical quality of projects implementation.


  •  Identify gaps in knowledge and skills of staff and partners, and develop and implement capacity building plans to address them;
  • Provide guidance, mentorship, training and technical assistance to staff.
  • Coach and mentor staff to adopt best practices and innovative designs.
  • Strengthen linkages between local field teams and partners, learning and research institutions and World Vision Technical Teams for purposes of learning and capacity development.
  • Provide technical guidance to project teams during project implementation to ensure projects meet or supersede established standards.
  • Provide technical guidance during design, assessment and evaluation exercises for  programs
  • In close collaboration with QA&S, develop evidence base for different sector technical approaches through evaluations, case studies, feasibility assessments, impact reports, pilot approaches and emerging best practices
  • Maintain effective project quality assurance mechanisms, including monitoring system for tracking of project progress against indicators, activities and key project milestones, reporting, evaluation, and communication systems.
  • Provide technical input in indicator development to ensure they adhere to design and sector standards.
  • Ensure WV WASH technical approaches and models align with government priorities, UN Cluster standards, and emerging NGO good practices.
  • Monitor and ensure sector/project quality; and contribute to the development of a monitoring, evaluation and learning framework to track progress and results
  • Lead and advice the sector team and other stakeholders in the design and rollout of implementation tools; 
  • Take lead in scoping and proposal development processes within their technical field of expertise; and develop technical approaches and emergency response concept notes to pre-position proposal development, ensuring context relevance and promoting innovation
  • Provide technical input in the development of proposals;
  • Provide support in developing proposal in collaboration with Operation team and PDU team
  • Liaise with relevant government ministries, UN Cluster, WV entities (SomRep & EARO/GC) to ensure that technical approaches align with standards.
  • Represent World Vision in engagement opportunities with the donor, the State government, UN agencies, clusters, implementing and technical partners and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Establish networks with key Sector donors and leading NGOs and their technical staff in collaboration with PDU and PDQA-D


  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in in Civil, Hydraulic, Water Engineering or relevant Field  with more than 5 years international experience
  • Postgraduate studies in relevant filed will be an added advantage
  • Above average computer skills, with knowledge of industry standard engineering and design software such as AutoCAD, Revit, Pipeflo Expert, and Water CAD.
  • Strong experience in GIS mapping using mWater
  • Strong writing skills: Able to draft case studies, project reports, concept notes, and other program materials in clear and concise English, and under tight deadlines.
  • High capacity to review, absorb and apply emerging evaluations and studies from the Somalia WASH sector to WV’s approaches
  • Proven networking abilities: Able to quickly connect and build mutual trust and collaborative working relationships with WASH sector donors, NGO staff and leadership, Government representatives, and community leaders.
  • Demonstrates well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as negotiation skills
  • 7 years’ experience in a humanitarian or development context, preferably with experience in fragile context.
  • Experience working and living in a different country or cultural context
  • Training in Humanitarian standards, Design for Behavior Change, Donor rules and regulations training (USAID, EU, DFID, etc.) is desirable
  • Good trainer with proven facilitation skills
  • Ability to navigate complex relationships and negotiations from working in difficult contexts.
  • Ability to work closely with field based national staff and experience in various staff training and development approaches

Applicant Types Accepted: Local and International Applicants (IA’s) Accepted





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