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Job Title:     
 Water Engineering Officer
Organization: Cordaid
Duty Station: Uganda

About US:
Cordaid is a Dutch Catholic Non-profit Organization for Relief and Development Aid. We aim at a just and sustainable world for everybody. Where we share our Global Common Goods, where we make space for diversity and where we work together with everyone who shares our values, interests and a common purpose.

About CORDAID Project:
CORDAID is implementing a WASH project in the settlement of Imvepi and Omugo in West Nile Sub-region working in collaboration with other WASH partners to provide safe WASH services to the South Sudanese refugees.

Job Summary: The Water Engineering Officer should have hands-on experience in project planning and implementation, designing and developing BoQs, supervision of WASH related hardware works as detailed below.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Project planning and implementation
  • Work with Cordaid WASH team to undertake Sanitation and Hygiene detailed needs assessments and analysis at project implementation level and design appropriate project interventions to meet the needs on ground based on UNHCR and Sphere standards.
  • Develop Designs and Bills of Quantities for the WASH hardware works
  • Take lead on the supervision and provision of hands-on technical back stopping to Cordaid’s contractors during construction but also giving appropriate instructions to improve on the work quality.
  • Work with the WASH Officers to monitor the distribution of HH latrine construction materials and support/guide beneficiaries to construct their latrines especially in rocky and flooding sites.
Monitoring and evaluation of the project
  • Actively take part in the inspection and certification of the contractors’ works and evaluate the performance of the contractors ensuring that quality work is delivered.
  • Actively take part during the joint monitoring visits to the areas where Cordaid is implementing hardware works
  • Work directly with Cordaid’s contractors on a daily basis on-site to ensure that the client is well represented and attend to all the issues that may arise during construction
Documentation and reporting
  • Document all field activities, prepare and submit timely reports to line manager. This will range from daily, weekly progress updates to monthly, quarterly and end of project reporting.
  • Represent Cordaid at the WASH coordination working group meetings (much emphasis on the Water Supply Technical Working Group) and interagency when delegated.
  • Ensure that all the WASH construction documents are filed and kept safe
  • Any other duty as assigned by the supervisor/line manager from time to time based on the identified needs and urgency and note that this ToR is not exhaustive.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Cordaid Water Engineering Officer job vacancy should hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Civil, Environmental Engineering
  • Knowledge of Sanitation and Hygiene promotion in a refugee setting is desirable
  • Three years of experience working in the WASH sector with a bias in water supply systems’ contracts management and water supply standards.
  • Proficient in using computer aided engineering software for designing WASH related designs e.g WaterCAD, AutoCARD, EPANET and GIS

Desired start date: ASAP

How to Apply:
Please send your application letter and a CV that contains three referees in English with the position title in your subject line to RBA@cordaid.org

Deadline: 25th April, 2018 by Midnight

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