WASH Site Engineer


North Idleb, , SY

General Description of the Programme:

GOAL has been working in Syria since 2013, responding to the acute needs of conflict-affected communities. GOAL is working in North West Aleppo both through direct implementation and through partners, delivering food, non-food programming to highly vulnerable populations, and provision of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) through support to Water units, as well as emergency support to recently displaced households.

Job purpose:

The WASH Site Engineer will be based in Harem or Darkosh, Syria, reporting to the WASH Deputy Programme Manager-implementation and working in close coordination with Water Units in Harem, Salqin, Darkosh and Idleb city and Local Councils.

The WASH Site Engineer is responsible for the delivery of GOAL’s WASH programme activities, under the supervision of the WASH DPM-implementation. This includes the rehabilitation, operation, and maintenance of water systems (water networks and pumping stations). This will involve activities site overseeing, developing agreed maintenance plans, timelines, pumping schedules and providing technical support during the implementation to water units staff. The WASH Site Engineer will ensure the efficient delivery of materials required for water systems operation and maintenance to site with the required technical quality..

The WASH site Engineer will ensure clear communication between Water Units and GOAL, providing technical oversight of repairs and maintenance works through supporting the development of technical best practices, process, and reports, with regular field visits to project sites.  

Duties, objectives, and competencies

  • Supervise construction sites, feeding back to the WASH DPM on any challenges or delays encountered and working with Water Units to develop appropriate solutions to same;
  • Provide technical support and capacity building to Water Units staff with regards to planning, design and implementation of repair and maintenance works; 
  • Act as a focal point between GOAL Procurement Team and Water Units to ensure the necessary materials are procured and delivered to site, according to agreed work-plans and with adequate notice provided to ensure procurement processes can be completed in line with GOAL policies; 
  • Support Water Units to develop detailed long-term maintenance plans, including budget and staffing needs for implementation of the same;
  • Support Water Units to develop most possible efficient operational processes of water station and monitoring water production to meet served communities needs and updating them to maintain water demand flocculation. This includes developing pumping schedules at water stations level;
  • Support Water Units to keep highest level of water network regulation and provide technical consultation to achieve best possible practice of water provision. This includes daily supervising and rapid maintenance of water networks and pumping stations;
  • Monitor the implementation of all engineering works in terms of outputs against activity plans and take all-necessary action, in association with Water Units and the WASH DPM, to ensure the works are completed to the highest technical standard within the allotted time and budget;
  • Following up the received complaints that related to water status within the operation areas of water units and coordination with WASH technical team to find suitable solutions to improve water status and water networks;
  •  Regular monitoring and calibration of gensets fuel consumption in water stations and prepare periodical calibration reports;
  • Ensure that policies and guidelines as laid down in GOAL manuals and policies are always adhered;
  • Ensure adherence to GOAL’s Code of Conduct and Child Protection Policy and standards of integrity, as well as uphold GOAL’s whistleblowing mechanisms;
  • Ensure adherence to the financial guidelines as per the GOAL Dublin Financial Manual;
  • Ensure compliance against all donor requirements, including timely quality reporting, as applicable to the project;
  • Other related tasks at the request of the WASH DPM.

Requirements (essential)

·         Degree in mechanical or electrical engineering (a university graduate).

  • Excellent experience in water systems (all equipment of pumping stations and water networks).
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in related field.
  • Experience of programme implementation.
  • Prepared to work in insecure environments with significant time spent in the field.
  • Commitment to beneficiary accountability and humanitarian principles.
  • High level of computer skills especially excel.

Requirements (desired)

  • English language skills (spoken and written).
  • Very good knowledge of water system equipment and materials (pumps, generators, networks pipelines and its accessories, etc.).

·         Good knowledge in Goal’s working context area.

  • Proven ability to build the capacity of partner/ local organisations an advantage.
  • Previous experience working with NGOs (WASH field) or public water authorities a distinct advantage.
  • High level of engineering designing programs (AutoCAD, Water CAD, etc.).

Interested? Then apply for this position via clicking on the “apply now” button and fill out the application form. All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in English. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

General terms and conditions


Children and vulnerable adults a must be safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.

Accountability within GOAL

Alongside our safeguarding policy, GOAL is an equal opportunities employer and has a set of integrity policies. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability:

·         Comply with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, Code of Conduct, health and safety, data protection and confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behaviour protocols.

·         Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area.

·         Report any concerns about inappropriate behaviour of a GOAL staff or partner.

This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. GOAL reserves the right to change this document. Any published closing dates are estimated.  Due to the nature of GOAL’s work we aim to fill vacancies as quickly as possible.  This means that we will close adverts as soon as we have found the right candidate and this may be before the published closing date.  We would therefore advise interested applicants to submit an application as early as possible.

Deadline to Apply: 16th July 2020.

Thank you.





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