Nepal nationals: District Engineer (Purnima WaSH)

Various, Nepal
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
3-4 Years
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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The Role

District Engineer – Purnima WaSH is responsible for enabling OXFAM to respond quickly to the WaSH requirements through implementation of water supply system and ensuring the affected households meets their demands for safe drinking water, sanitation. Work will involve supervision, monitoring and supporting partners for construction of the community-based water supply systems. This includes detail survey, design and estimation of water supply schemes, prepare construction plan and ensure timely construction of  structures/components of systems as per design and specification.

What we are looking for

District Engineer- Purnima WaSH will require to be exceptional, dedicated, and highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to Oxfam's values and beliefs with the following qualification and competencies:

  • Graduate in civil engineering/ water engineering that provides an understanding of community-based water supply systems and construction of such systems.
  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience with practical delivery of sustainable community-based water supply systems.
  • Strong command on selection, designing and estimation of water supply system including gravity and pumping (Including deep well in hill area)
  • Practical experience in working with partners and monitoring the construction team at field.
  • Have knowledge and experience on delivering the community level training like preconstruction, operation and maintenance training to village maintenance workers, tariff setting, water safety plan
  • Practical and management experiences in any of the following fields, participatory approaches and tools, field assessment tools and its analysis, monitoring, public health and ODF post ODF concept.

We offer

This role will provide you with an opportunity to make a difference in Oxfam by working closely with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their field of Gender, WASH and Water Governance, Resilience and Climate Justice and so forth along with the national and international training and development opportunities. Our offer consists of fair pay and competitive benefits package.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.


All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job 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 his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

How to apply 

If this sounds like you, click ‘apply for this role’ button below. 

Application for the above position can be sent by 8 December 2020, Tuesday. If you would like to learn more about this role, please refer to job profile.

As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile. Your application will be shortlisted based on your CV.

About us

Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.

Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. 

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