Yemen nationals: WASH Engineer Officer

Save the Children

Aden, , YE

Save the Children in Yemen is looking for eligible candidates for the position of

WASH Engineer Officer – Aden, Lahj and Al Dalea’a

Position Objectives:


Provide support and engineering expertise for the successful and timely completion of works related to rehabilitation, construction and reparation of WATSAN facilities in selected sites within the project areas. The WASH engineer officer will ensure implementation and successful completion of a WASH related construction/rehabilitation project or components in the field office and the surrounding geographic coverage’s managed through this office. He/she will be overseeing implementation of the hardware (water and sanitation) component parts of WASH with special focus on water and sanitation components in health facilities and managing and implementing the software (hygiene promotion) component parts of WASH.

The WASH engineer officer will be working within the frame work of Save the Children’s programming principles and approaches drawn on relevant best practices and lessons learned, work towards enabling children to attain their rights, while compliant with donor regulations. As part of Save the Children’s dual mandate, the WASH engineer officer will participate in emergency preparedness activities and be ready to respond in the event of an emergency, as required.  


Program Implementation

•    In collaboration with the WASH Coordinator, directly assess or coordinate WASH engineers assistants for assess the WATSAN facilities for rehabilitation requirements.
•    Develop technical studies (detailed bills of quantities (BOQ), drawings, estimated budgets  for the construction/Rehabilitation works required at the water schemes (projects) and water & sanitation facilities in the health centres and schools, based on assessment and program requirements, ensuring that recommended work is child-friendly, gender and environmental sensitive and within the minimum SPHERE standard.
•    Work with WASH Coordinator/ Log Team to draw up works tender documents and provide technical support to Bid Committees.
•    Supervise the construction/rehabilitation process and directly ensuring that it is completed within timelines, according to approved BOQs and quality outcomes and in compliance with Save the Children construction policy.
•    Where necessary, take samples for laboratory testing of materials and workmanship
•    Ensure that variations are approved by WASH Coordinator/WASH manager according to SC procedures before giving work order to the contractor
•    Verify incoming materials are of the highest quality and from acceptable country of origin.
•    Certify achievement of contractual milestones, and provide report to WASH Coordinator so payment to contractors can be processed 
•    Develop and implement safety standard checklists ensuring that children’s safety is central 
•    Seek and obtain appropriate government sign-off on works at the critical stages; especially at the start and completion
•    Ensure the Contractor is compliant with Statutory Law and SC safety and security protocols on all construction/rehab sites.
•    As appropriate, ensure that the contractor maintains proper inventory control systems of commodities/goods transactions
•    Technical training of WASH engineer assistants, community volunteers, members of WASH committees, governmental staff on how to use and maintain the WATSAN facilities.  
•    Coordinate WASH construction activities with other local actors (governmental and non-governmental).  Build strong relationship with local and government partners, Local Water and Sanitation Company, GARWP (the General Authority for Rural Water Projects and Water Cooperation.
•    Write and submit weekly activity reports and filed visit reports at critical points of the construction/rehabilitation works.
•    Ensure compliance to child safeguarding rules and principles.
•    Support the WASH coordinator/ WASH manager in regular update of WASH achievements in  IMPACT (Information Management Platfor)
•    As required, support emergency planning processes and response in regards to WASH.  
•    Participate in developing contracts equitable terms and conditions. 


•    Deliver results in line with the current proposals and Save the Children’s strategy 
•    Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
•    Ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.
•    Perform such other responsibilities as agreed with line management



• holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

• holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


• sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same

• widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

• future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


• builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters

• values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength

• approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


• develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

• willing to take disciplined risks.


• honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity



• University Degree in Civil or Structural Engineering or Architecture or relevant disciplines, or equivalent field experience.



• At least 2 years of experience in planning and implementation of small scale construction works, mainly community based water and sanitation or related works. 

• Previous experience of working effectively as part of a project team.

• Experience in supervision of contractors and contract administration.

• Effective use of computers – Word and Excel and preferably a design and drawing software

• Commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability

• Good knowledge of safety standards and legislation related to construction and rehabilitation in Yemen

• A good team worker willing to learn from others, listen and provide sound technical advice on construction that will benefit children 

• Strong organizational and planning skills with good communication skills

• Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy

• The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.

• Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support.


• Oral and written Language skills in English

• Registration with a relevant professional authority in Yemen

Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts NGO or humanitarian programming experience

This position is open to Yemeni nationals only

We are looking for both men and women from Yemen with enthusiasm and commitment to improve the protection and promotion of the rights of all children in YemeAll applicants will be subject to Save the Children’s Child safe guardian Policy and Reference Checking Process.