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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Programme Engineer Job at Water For People - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Programme Engineer 

Jobs at:
Water For People 

Deadline of this Job:
24th August 2018 by 5:00 PM 

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Date Posted: 13th August 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time


Job Title: Programme Engineer
Reports To Programme Manager
Location: Kampala with frequent travel to Districts of Operation
Supervisor Duties: , Clerk of Works
No. of working hours: 40 hours in a week

Water For People is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) that works with people and panners to develop innovative and long-lasting solutions to the water, sanitation, and hygiene problems globally. The organization strives to continually improve, experiment with promising new ideas, and leverage resources to multiply its impact.

The Programme Engineer provides overall technical oversight tor planning, implementation, and supervision of delivery of water and sanitation services across the progmmme area. The Programme Engineer works with private sector partners, Ministry of Water and Environment and local government funding agencies, and provides leadership in; technical and non -technical support in design, building and implementation of water and sanitation projects. The Programme Engineer provides support to these entities in the
areas of capacity building and training.

  • Technology innovation and Research in new water and sanitation technologies.
  • Technical Advisory Role to Private Operators and Water User Associations Hand Pump Mechanics in managing water schemes.
  • Quality Assurance of technical designs, bills of quantities, technological surveys for the design and building of both private sector operated and community managed water schemes in the programme area.
  • Promote technological innovations conducive to Private Sector participation
  • Coordinate technical interventions made by our partners and Local Government in the districts of Kamwenge and other districts selected by the programme.
  • Lead in development of design plans, working drawings. technical specifications, bill of quantities as per approved standards by the Ministry of Water & Environment; supervision of implementation and contract administration of water supply development including water supply installation and borehole drilling, Water supply construction, and Water Spring Protection works, and sanitation facilities and waste disposal systems.
  • Mainstreaming of private sector management approaches in all water related interventions.
  • Providing technical advisory support to private sector operators of hand pump and gravity fed piped water systems and user committees of community managed water schemes.
  • Assist community based projects to integrate sustainable O&M practices in management of WFP supported water schemes.
  • Assist Local government authorities, Water Boards and User committees to prepare tender documents for purposes of soliciting bids/tenders from contractors, and engagement of entrepreneurs to manage the privately-run water schemes.
  • Liaise with supply chain department in selection of contractors through cost effective ways.
  • Supervise contractors overseeing construction and rehabilitation of water schemes and sanitation facilities for both the privately managed and community managed water scheme 3CCOid11§ to government set standards ensuring quality control.
  • In the case of community managed water schemes. coordinate community mobilization with view to participating in availing labour and locally available construction materials etc as required.
  • Prepare project documentation including monthly project reports on implementation/ construction status.
  • Ensure that the “Everyone, Forever" strategy in Kamwenge has adequate support for design and implementation of water supply and sanitation activities after exit of Water for People. Tasks in this regard may include but not limited to the following;
  • Planning delivery of water projects with partners (water boards and water user committees; sub county and town council local governments; private sector operators, mid-western umbrella organisations, SNV. Water and Sanitation Development Facility-WSDF).
  • Monitoring and evaluation implementation of water facilities.
  • Support the M&E officer in conducting annual data collection including; water quality, service levels.
  • Commit to constant learning and development and keep up to date with professional advancements in own field.
  • To contribute to the compilation of donor proposals and reports in conjunction with the appropriate staff.
  • Liaison with local government and sector agencies at the district level to jointly plan and implement projects.
  • Set up mechanism for Follow-up support to the communities for ten years and handover to district line agencies then after.
  • Build Capacity of local government and district sector agencies in planning and monitoring water and sanitation facilities.
  • Lead in technical assessments of water situation in the program area and recommend appropriate interventions.
  • Review partner proposals and provide guidance by giving recommendations on technical proposals.
  • Support partners in design and implementation of operation and maintenance training activities for project stakeholders and water users.
  • Review latrines designs ensuring that they are appropriate to each given context; aspects such as cost, environmental standards, sustainability should be considered.
  • Keep database of all water supply and sanitation projects implemented under the county program including gee-coordinates of water points, water quality, quantity and depths of boreholes and shallow wells etc.
  • Offer technical guidance to the development of innovative sanitation technologies, working closely with the sanitation engineers.
  • Contribute to regional and national level engagements with the ministry of Water and Environment, regional entities, stakeholders and development partners. Engaging in profiling water for people approaches including; investment planning, assets analysis, payment for water innovations, metering among others.

  • Connects to the Mission —Embraces the mission of Water For People and is passionate about advancing the dynamic role it plays leading social impact in international development.
  • Demonstrates Ethics and Integrity a Understands ethical behavior and business practices, and ensures that own behavior is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization.
  • Manages through Ambiguity —Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability in responding to change and ambiguity.
  • Demonstrates Cultural Awareness
  • Able to engage the wide range of stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.
  • Action-oriented —Maintains an attitude or open, curious and proactive learning, continually expanding own area of understanding and expertise. Connects with Others —Listens and fosters open communication through questioning, dialogue, and information sharing. Self-confident-Demonstrates humility, mature confidence and courage to innovate, risk, and lead in own role.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Water and Sanitation Engineering Civil Engineering, Water Resource Engineering or Environmental Engineering.
  • Minimum of 2 years‘ work experience required.
  • Computer literacy particularly in AutoCAD, MS Word, Excel, Power point, and SPSS.
  • Ability to lead and work as part of a team.
  • Flexible, adaptable and patient.
  • Ability to plan own work, setting priorities and completing it under pressure or when faced with competing demands.
  • Ability to communicate clearly both when speaking and writing in English and a distinction in Mathematics
  • Ability to develop innovative approaches to development problems.
  • A commitment to Water for People Uganda’s approach and values.
  • Commitment to work in a team and supportive to other team members through ideas and skills.
  • Commitment to learn from others and appreciation of others strength.
  • A commitment to excellent documentation and dissemination of project experiences.
  • Ability to work effectively in a sometimes-pressured environment.
  • Ability to spend significant periods of time away from your workstation and travelling in remote and / or rural environments.
  • Demonstrable analytical and conceptual skills to plan projects, timetable agreed activities and oversee activities.
  • Position is based at Water For People's Uganda office.
  • Position requires regular travel to program sites in Uganda.
Job application procedure
If you are both qualified and Water For People interests you. Please send us your resume and cover letter that introduces you to us and provides insights into both your experiences and how you are the ideal candidate. Detailed CV and certified Academic certificates plus three (3) referees and their contacts. Applications must be addressed to: The Country Director, Water for People Uganda P.O. Box 1420, Kampala Uganda Please submit all applications in soft copy to: Email:  Deadline: Not later than 24th August 2018 by 5:00 PM