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Water Engineering Field Officer

Published on 11.09.2020

Company

Website : http://www.innoafrica.org
Industries :
Electricity, water, gas, nuclear, energy
Engineering, development studies
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Innovation: Africa (iA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose team of dedicated problem solvers work together to bring solar and water... read more

Job Ad & Profile Description

Position : Water Engineering Field Officer

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.

Reports To

Local Project Manager & Country Director in Israel

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

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.

Compensation

Commensurate with experience.

Application Instructions

  • 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
  • Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply
Required profile for job ad : Water Engineering Field Officer

Requirements

  • 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
  • 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

As an international organization, our team works in New York, Israel, and Africa, and is constantly on the move. To maintain close contact despite our travel schedules, we regularly use technology solutions, such as WhatsApp and Skype. The ideal candidate thrives in this type of fast-paced environment and is comfortable working with colleagues in different time zones and continents.  

Job criteria for job ad : Water Engineering Field Officer
Job category :
Management
Public buildings and works professions
Services
Industries :
Education, training
Electricity, water, gas, nuclear, energy
Engineering, development studies
Public buildings and works sector, construction
Social, public and human services
Employment type :
Permanent contract
Region :
Mbale
City : Mbale
Experience level :
2 to 5 years
Educational level :
Bachelor
Spoken language :
englishfluent
Number of Position(s) : 2

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