Borehole Construction Officer NGO Job Opportunities - GOAL International


Organization: GOAL International  
Duty Station:  Bugiri, Uganda
Reports to:  Senior Project Manager
Monthly Salary: UGX 2.6m Gross

About US:
GOAL International is an international non-profit organization that was founded in 1977 and works to promote the realization of the fundamental rights of the poor, the vulnerable, and those affected by humanitarian crisis. GOAL currently works in 16 countries, with our head office in Dublin, Ireland.

Job Summary: The Borehole Construction Officer will support the WASH programme in GOAL which has been adapting and changing through the exploration and inclusion of various technological options and new methods of both water supply and sanitation and sustainability. This role will therefore be both exciting, exploratory and challenging. There will be learning opportunities within the programme. The Technical Officer will work as part of the team in implementing these changes. The following are some of the roles for this position.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Supervise new borehole sitting and construction
  • Be responsible for directing contractors to identified beneficiary villages for new borehole installations
  • Work with the contractor’s hydrologist
  • Ensure that well tests are conducted and results are acceptable
  • Recommend successful completion of wells
  • Check and record actual depths of drilled boreholes
  • Ensure boreholes of specified diameter are drilled
  • Ensure screen used is as specified and correctly placed
  • Ensure sufficient and specified gravel is used
  • Ensure grout is placed in boreholes
  • Ensure proper well development and that wells are successful
  • Ensure that only specified pumps are installed
Selection and repair of existing boreholes
  • Ensure that suitable villages are selected to benefit from renovations of existing boreholes according to set criteria
  • Carry out assessments on existing boreholes to determine quantities for renovation
  • Supervise renovations of existing boreholes
Research, Design and Implementation
  • Participate in project technical design/sub-project technical design activities as may be required
  • Participate in project/sub-project research activities as may be required
  • Implement/supervise approved sub-project designs
Monitoring and Documentation:
  • Participate in baseline and end line data collection on project interventions
  • Ensure that the drilling contractor collects and submits required technical data in a timely manner
  • Conduct frequent field-level monitoring and provide feedback to the WASH programme manager 
  • Provide Monthly reports/activity reports to the Programme Manager using agreed formats
  • Collect and document all snags on the works and ensure their rectification during the defects period
  • Ensure that communities are involved in the monitoring of the construction
  • To ensure that there is an accurate list of all GOAL-funded water points
  • To work in close cooperation with the District water and health authorities to help improve hygiene, water provision, water testing and mapping of water, WUC functionality and recording of hygiene in the District


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the GOAL International Borehole Construction Officer job opportunity should hold a suitable qualification in civil engineering (OTD, HTD in building and civil engineering, Water Engineering or related discipline.
  • Previous experience can be substituted by good/higher academic qualifications.
  • Previous demonstrated experience supervising borehole drilling
  • Be a highly motivated individual with a positive attitude to work and open to continuous learning and change.
  • Possess a riding permit/ be willing to learn to ride as most site visits will be by motorcycle.
  • You should have a good background knowledge in civil engineering.
  • Demonstrated experience repairing/renovating boreholes
  • Ability to carry out boreholes assessment and developed bills of quantities
  • Knowledge of the following community based approaches is an added advantage; CLTS, Sanitation marketing, Hand Pump Mechanics Associations
  • Extensive knowledge of WHO standards for drinking water quality is desired
  • Basic knowledge of potable water tests
  • Basic knowledge of sources of well contamination and remedial actions
  • Previous experience working with international organisations and international NGOs
  • The ideal person must be hard working, flexible and willing to learn. They must be open to new ideas and able to work under pressure.
  • Possession of a riding permit (Class A) and Ability to ride a motorcycle is required for this job

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications which must include at least 4 reference contacts (2 professional, 2 character references, including your supervisor and the most recent/previous employer), and daytime contact number to; The Human Resource Manager, GOAL Uganda on the email: recruitment@ug.goal.ie. Please do not attach certificates, indicate the job title in the subject line.

Deadline: 11th March 2018

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