Irrigation Engineer (Haiti AVANSE program)


Haiti 🇭🇹


Background & Objective:

USAID-funded Haiti AVANSE program works to catalyze inclusive, sustainable economic growth in a potentially highly productive agricultural area.

The program is based in Haiti’s Northern Corridor/ Cap-Haitian and will work to increase agricultural incomes by achieving the following results:
IR 1. Agricultural Productivity Increased;
IR 2. Watershed Stability above Selected Plains Improved;
IR 3. Agricultural Markets Strengthened;

The AVANSE project is currently recruiting engineers with experience in irrigation and drainage works.


Specific Tasks:

The Engineer will specifically:

  • Develop and finalize terms of reference for the recruitment of study firms or consultants for the preparation of the proposed irrigation systems’ technical files;
  • Ensure quality control and field supervision of all the irrigation and drainage activities, implemented by the firms and/or the consultants contracted;
  • Prepare quantity estimates and draft budgets;
  • Ensure the implementers selected are applying recognized civil engineering standards when performing construction of the irrigation and drainage systems;
  • Ensure compliance with USAID environmental standards in the execution of works related to the AVANSE infrastructure component;
  • Assist in the preparation of tender documents, studies review, oversight of the execution plans submitted by the implementers and the monitoring of activities throughout the work course;
  • Write field visit reports documenting progress and highlighting any issues;
  • Participate in the preparation of periodic AVANSE project reports (quarterly, semi-annual and annual) highlighting the progress of the irrigation program activities;
  • Perform any other related duties as assigned by the Chief of Party or his designee.


Candidates should have the following qualifications:

  • A University Degree in civil engineering or related sciences or it’s professional equivalent;
  • Experience in the field assessment, design and construction of irrigation and drainage systems;
  • Possess an excellent knowledge of field civil engineering works and practices in Haiti;
  • Have a strong sense of responsibility and demonstrate rigor in monitoring activities;
  • Preferably at least five (5) years of relevant professional experience in the field of civil engineering and irrigation systems;
  • Relevant experience working in multidisciplinary teams and donor projects;
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills and the ability to summarize complex information;
  • Good computer skills, especially in the use of computer-assisted design software;
  • The ability to work under pressure and independently;
  • Fluency in English and French required, verbal skills in Creole preferred;
  • The ability to produce reports and quality work in a timely fashion.


The Engineer(s) will report to the Chief of Party or his designee.

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please submit your application including motivation letter, resume and copy of diplomas to: [email protected] mentioning the position “Engineer” in the subject line.