The WASH Officer will be responsible for the Technical implementation of the WASH project in the district ensuring that water, sanitation, and hygiene project and safe water supplies are implemented effectively, professionally, and in accordance with the culture and practices of the local population. S/he will also contribute to health improvement though improved access to sustainable WASH services to host communities
- Support the provision of support in water, sanitation, and hygiene promotion programming, in broad coordination with other sectors
- Participate in the technical assessments of piped water schemes, borehole drilling, Capacity testing of water supply sources
- Coordinate the preparation of Bill of quantities for all related WASH projects
- Support deblocking of sewer mains
- Conduct predelivery inspection (PDI) of water supplies materials and respective post distribution assessments
- Training of Water point Committees (WPCs), Pump operators and Pump mechanics using national standard guidelines
- Analyse functionality of water points using various data sets such as the Rural WASH Information Management System (RWIMS)
- Design of water reticulation layout plans, (ability to calculate water supply demend)
- Participates in Water Quality Monitoring trainings
- Work with gender and safeguarding focal points on mainstreaming gender, protection, and safeguarding in project and program activities
- Ensure financial accountability for float requests, acquittals of floats and contribute to compilation of quarterly procurement plans.
- Preparation of weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual programme reports.
- Any other duties as directed by the line manager
Requirements (Person Specification)
- Possession of a National Diploma / Higher National Diploma in Water Resources Engineering
- At least 4 years’ experience in WASH in emergency programmes working within Government, DDF and NGO set up
- Strong appreciation of the importance of urban and rural WASH Hardware and Software and community participation in project activities.
- Knowledge of potable water quality monitoring techniques (both bacteriological and chemical parameters)
- Computer literacy in Microsoft packages
- Ability to apply the following software: Auto CAD, EPANET, Google Earth and Quick Grid
- Good oral and written communication skills of which ability to speak at least two local languages namely Shona and Ndebele or any other minority languages is a strong asset
- Evidence of maturity and experience in working in community development programmes.
- Understanding of mainstreaming principles and experience of working on mainstreaming activities of People Living with Disabilities (PLWD), Gender, HIV/AIDS and Child Protection, Environmental protection, resilience and protection of elderly people.
- Ability to work under pressure, with minimum supervision.
- At least 26 years of age
- Adaptability &Flexibility
- Accountability & Dependability
- Attention to Detail
- Creative & Innovative Thinking
- Ethics & Integrity
- Influencing Others
- Interpersonal Skills
- Planning & Organising
- Problem Solving
Deadline: 21 December 2020