Water Engineering Field Officer Non-profit Jobs – Innovation: Africa (iA)

 

Job Title:    
Water Engineering Field Officer

Organisation: Innovation: Africa (iA)

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to: Local Project Manager & Country Director
in Israel

 

About US:

Innovation: Africa
(iA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose team of dedicated problem
solvers work together to bring solar and water technologies to rural
communities in Africa in need living in rural African villages. We use solar
energy to pump clean water and provide schools, orphanages, and medical clinics
with light and refrigeration to store vaccines and medicines. iA has completed
over 270 solar, water, and agricultural projects, providing light, clean water,
food and proper medical care to more than 1.7 million people in Ethiopia,
Tanzania, Malawi, South Africa, Uganda, Cameroon, Senegal and the Democratic
Republic of Congo..

 

Job Summary: We
are seeking a highly trained and qualified individual to join our Uganda team
as a Water Engineer to be based in Mbale district. This position works under
the supervision of the local Project Manager and is responsible for overseeing
iA’s solar water pumping systems, technical implementation, liaison with local
contractors and in-house engineers, as well as providing technical support in
all sites post completion. The Water Engineer will also be responsible for all
iA field activities, including identifying and selecting the beneficiaries of
our projects, actively engaging in community mobilization and sensitization,
establishing and maintaining regular communication with the communities we
serve, implementing project-related activities, providing regular reports and
ongoing monitoring of the projects. Candidates should expect frequent travel to
the field to identify new projects, oversee the construction and implementation
of ongoing projects, and monitor completed projects.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Oversee
all field operations related to solar powered water projects, including
prospective project search, water project construction/implementation, and monitoring
and evaluation

·       
Work
closely with the local contractor to plan and design all solar water pumping
systems

·       
Work
closely with the local contractor and in-house engineers to plan, design and
implement solar water supply systems

·       
Oversee
technical implementation of all water supply systems and serve as technical
point person for all system designs

·       
Manage
on-site work during all stages of the system construction and installation e.g.
borehole survey, drilling, installation, and water distribution

·       
Independently
assess needs for maintenance work (post-installation) in projects where a
malfunction exists

·       
Generate
and manage budgets relating to construction and maintenance works

·       
Conduct
community technical trainings and sensitization to all iA water beneficiaries

·       
Continually
monitor the progress of ongoing field installation and maintenance activities

·       
Maintain
regular contact with Innovation: Africa’s engineers in Israel to successfully
implement and monitor new solar water technologies and remote monitoring systems

·       
Appropriately
sensitize the communities we work with, including establishing project steering
committees and small solar-related businesses to maintain the project

·       
Support
the Project Manager to manage relationships with local, national, and international
stakeholders

·       
Send
daily updates and regular progress reports to international management team
regarding prospective projects, construction and implementation of current
projects, and monitor existing projects

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

·       
The
applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Water Resources Management, Water
Engineering, Civil Engineering, Biosystems Engineering or any closely related
field

·       
A post
graduate diploma in project planning and management is an added advantage

·       
The
ideal candidate is a dedicated team-player with strong interpersonal skills and
a background in solar powered water supply systems. Applicants must have
competitive experience in community development and mobilization, as well as
experience working with international stakeholders. The candidate must
demonstrate a proven passion for working with the community and possess strong
detail orientation and problem-solving skills.

·       
Ability
to design systems using various design applications; e.g. AutoCAD, ArchiCAD,
GIS and GPS applications, WaterCAD, Epanet, Protastructure, etc.

·       
Technologically
oriented with excellent computer skills, including proficiency in email and
Microsoft Office software

·       
Driver’s
license

·       
Ability
to commit to flexible working hours

·       
Live and
speak Lugisu, and/or other Bantu local language(s)

·       
High
proficiency in English; both written and spoken

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should send an updated cover letter and CV as a single PDF attachment to apply@innoafrica.org. The file name
should be saved as your full name.  In
the subject line of the email please specify which job position and country you
are applying for.

 

NB: Female
candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

 

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