WASH Engineer

at Somali Relief and Development Action
Published August 17, 2022
Location Mogadishu, Somalia
Category Engineering  
Job Type Full Time  




The Project Engineer is responsible for coordinating and implementation of Water, Hygiene and Sanitation and water delivery system including daily management of program activities and program staff, and ensuring appropriate systems and support mechanisms are in place to track, analyze and report on results. S/he is responsible for coordinating and implementing the necessary water and sanitation (WASH) facilities constructed for the IDPs and Host community and will serve as a strong team leader, able to develop and mentor team members in Luuq and Dolow with the skills of an effective communicator, able to work with internal and external stakeholders to achieve common objectives. The Project Engineer is responsible for managing relationships with local partners, beneficiaries and partners representatives. S/he has the ability to effectively lead and implement water and sanitation infrastructure project in an emergency setting for IDP camps in less than ideal conditions as well as the ability to develop an effective implementation plan and alternative project delivery methods to meet very tight construction schedule. S/he has the experience dealing with multiple contractors to ensure projects are done on-time and within budget.




Design and Planning


Contribute to the analysis of the humanitarian and development WASH needs in the district and provide technical input to the Director of Programs for design of appropriate, technically sound WASH programming.

Ensure quality WASH programming through regular monitoring and evaluation of the project activities and providing technical support to the WASH team on the field and the local communities.

Lead the WASH team and ensure their co-ordination with other departments (Logistics, Admin and Finance, etc).

Introduce strategic program integration (WASH, Nutrition, and Food Security programs) through joint assessments and work plan development.

Enhance SRDA’s technical contribution to the WASH sector through improving coordination, networking, and research and policy engagement with other agencies at the national and regional level.

Enhance and ensure adequate WASH capacities at Dolow office and field depending on the development and humanitarian needs.

Ensure WASH approaches are technically sound and appropriate for the context and environment of interventions (IDPs)

Implementation and Programs Coordination


Design and introduce innovative approaches and activities in the WASH sector leading to a comprehensive and integrated WASH strategy.

Identify strategic research issues from program and sector level challenges in the country that SRDA can address and contribute at program and policy levels.

Plan and develop appropriate development and emergency WASH interventions for the areas where SRDA operates as well as identify new emerging opportunities for program expansion.

Provide strategic management of SRDA WASH objectives and promote strong linkages with other cross cuttings themes (gender and resilience, etc).

Develop appropriate targeting criteria and mechanisms for WASH interventions to ensure the needs of identified vulnerable groups are met

Take the lead in designing, managing and implementing WASH programs in the region.

Support and lead the WASH Team in developing and implementing acceptable WASH infrastructure designs, using appropriate technology.

Ensure SRDA WASH team and local contractors follow standard policies, protocols and guidelines.

Make sure all WASH activities are properly integrated into other programming considerations.

Support logistics in developing technical tender/bid documents related to WASH activities.

Approve and Review WASH related procurement requests.

Support the WASH Team in developing and reviewing activity based budgets for all WASH program activities.

Implement monitoring, evaluation and learning activities, including the development of tools for WASH programming in coordination with Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEAL) teams.

Contribute to related donor reports and proposals and information sharing as appropriate.



Represent SRDA in meetings and discussions on all WASH sect oral issues with other implementing actors and donors.

Ensure all WASH activities are carried out in accordance with local government policies and do not duplicate or interfere with activities proposed or carried out by the government and/or other NGOs.

Actively participate and represent SRDA in different WASH forums and networking including the WASH Cluster.

Attending monthly and WASH Cluster meeting at regional and national level.

Fill in WASH Cluster monthly 4W matrix

Safety, Security and Access


Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by the safety and security department.

Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies, Procedure and SOPs.



BSc degree in Civil/Water/ Environmental Engineering or Public Health or other related field, MSc preferred.

3 years experience of design and construction of water and sanitation infrastructure experience

Experience working in development and emergency contexts with humanitarian organizations, in a similar position.

Experience in working with local contractors and communities in a volatile context.

Experience of contract management on medium-large scale WASH projects

Demonstrated ability to manage and communicate effectively with team members of varied work styles.

Experience in chairing/ moderating forums and Workshops.

Ability to conduct rapid, needs and baseline assessment and have strong analytical skills and report writing

Excellent computer skills including familiarity with Autocad (latest version), ARC GIS, Microsoft Word and Excel.

Excellent oral and written English skills required; proficiency in Somali is a plus.

Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Experience of Integrated Water Resource Management

Experience of Public health promotion and community mobilization

Strong knowledge of and ability to train others on CHAST, PHAST and CLTS approaches


How to apply


Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their CV and motivation letter clearly indicating the Position by email.


Please be informed only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please indicate 'WASH Engineer' as the subject

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