Engineering Assistant Job Careers – World Vision International

Organisation: World Vision International
Reports to:  Project
Coordinator/WAS Coordinator
Duty Station: Uganda
About WVU:
Vision Uganda is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government
Organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to
overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in
Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not
employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children. All
employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable
background checks, including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision
for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will
to make it so.”
Job Summary: The Engineering Assistant will oversee and
regularly monitor the technical aspects of drilling works ensuring quality
implementation of water supply and sanitation projects in line with the
standards addressing the particular response. The incumbent will also play a
focal role in the implementation of the Sanitation and Hygiene activities at
the grass root. He/ She will be required to participate in the daily
implementation of the above components of the WASH project, providing an
insight into cultural sensitivity and thoroughness of communication to
beneficiary community, as well as assisting to see that the activities are
implemented in an all in all inclusive, timely and participatory manner.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Carry out routine verification/ assessment of
    Water situation in villages
  • Guide the community in expression of water
    needs to the responsible authorities
  • Carry out community mobilization to
    participate in water development (drilling) to ensure ownership of these
  • Supervise and monitor the technical aspects
    of drilling works ensuring quality implementation of water supply and
    sanitation projects in line with the standards addressing the particular
  • Actively facilitate formation and training of
    WASH Committees
  • Carry out routine monitoring of WASH
    facilities put in place by the project
  • Take part in routine water quality
    surveillance and testing and train stakeholders on CLTS And PHAST
  • Work closely with the District Extension
    Staff, identify villages with Sanitation needs
  • Work in liaison with the PM & PC and
    district extension staff  to mobilize
    communities initiate CLTS/ PHAST approaches and conduct follow up in the
    identified villages
  • Gather/ collect WASH related information
    vital for project intervention
  • Support WASH Project activities in Sub-county
    i.e Child-to-Child approach, SMC/ PTA trainings, etc
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Work Vision Engineering
    Assistant career opportunity should hold a Higher Diploma in Civil/Water
    Engineering or a University Degree in Water or Civil Engineering.
    Possession of a Post Graduate Qualification in a relevant field is an
    added advantage.
  • A minimum of three years of previous
    experience in Water & Sanitation projects supervision, Designs and
    Construction Works supervision with an INGO.
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, and
    GPS mapping software is an added advantage.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to ride a Motorcycle with a
    clean permit
How to Apply:
suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World
Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.
NB: Please follow instructions on How to Create
Account and Profile at World Vision’s e-recruitment portal.  Qualified female candidates are particularly
encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 18th March, 2016

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