WASH Technical Officer

WASH Technical Officer


Job Summary: GOAL is
currently seeking to hire a competent person to join our Uganda team. This is
an exciting opportunity for you to join an extremely dynamic International NGO
and to use your skills. If you are familiar with working within the
international development aid sector and have a strong background in the areas
mentioned, then you are the one we are looking for!


The WASH technical officer will work in a team context to complete
engineering designs and drawings, estimates and technical specifications of
project outputs. The position will also support the procurement of works as
well as the supervision and certification of the works.


Note that this position is contingent on funding.


Key Duties and Responsibilities

Supervise new borehole siting 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
  • 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
  • Implement/supervise approved sub-project designs

Monitoring and documentation

  • Participate in baseline and end line data collection on project
  • 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
  • To ensure that there is an accurate list of all GOAL-funded water
  • 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

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a positive
attitude to work and open to continuous learning and change. You should have 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.
Experience can be substituted by good/higher academic qualifications.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • A suitable qualification in civil engineering (OTD, HTD in building and
    civil engineering, Water Engineering, or related discipline. Experience may
    substitute for qualifications, but not the other way round.
  • Demonstrated experience supervising borehole drilling
  • Demonstrated experience repairing/renovating boreholes
  • Ability to carry out boreholes assessment and develop bills of
  • Knowledge of the following community-based approaches is an added
    advantage; CLTS, Sanitation marketing, Hand Pump Mechanics Associations
  • Knowledge of WHO standards for drinking water quality
  • Basic knowledge of potable water tests
  • Basic knowledge of sources of well contamination and remedial actions
  • Experience working with international organisations and international
  • 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


Established in 1977, GOAL is an international humanitarian agency, with
a global team of 2,400 personnel, dedicated to alleviating the needs of the
most vulnerable communities. Currently operating in 13 of the world’s most
vulnerable countries, GOAL delivers a wide range of humanitarian and
development programmes, ranging from humanitarian relief in disaster
situations, to focusing on nutrition, food security, and building greater
resilience and sustainable livelihoods.


General description of the
country programme:

GOAL has a Staff Code of Conduct and a Child Protection Policy, which
have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants
and children from exploitation. GOAL also has a confidentiality policy ensuring
the non-disclosure of any information whatsoever relating to the practices and
business of GOAL, acquired in the course of duty, to any other person or
organisation without authority, except in the normal execution of duty. Any
candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to these policies
any job offer made is also subject to a range of background checks. GOAL is an
equal opportunities employer.


How to Apply:

Interested applicants who meet the requirements should submit their
applications by email with at least 3 reference contacts (current or former
Line Manager) from the last three employers 
a copy of your riding permit and daytime contact number to; The Human
Resource Manager, GOAL: recruitment@ug.goal.ie 
indicating the title “WASH Technical Officer”  in the subject line by 1st January 2021.  PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH CERTIFICATES.


Deadline: 1st January


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