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WASH Project Civil Engineer Berdale

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Terms of reference

Job title

WASH Project Civil Engineer

Duty station


Starting date

February 2020

Contract duration

4 Months

Reporting to


Supervision of

Program Staff and suppliers



2. Job description

A. General context of the project

General context of the project

INTERSOS is implementing a new humanitarian interventions in Berdale involving activities on WASH. The project entitled “Provision of Emergency WASH Response to the floods affected population in Berdale District of Bay Region, Somalia.” Intend to provide lifesaving emergency WASH assistance to 6500 HH from the most vulnerable population affected by the floods in Berdale district to improve the access of clean and safe water through provision of water tracking, hygiene promotion and shallow wells rehabilitations.

B. General purpose of the position, responsibilities and tasks

General purpose of the position

The civil engineer will be part of INTERSOS staff supporting the WASH activities in Berdale. He/she will report to the WASH project manager in the accomplishment of the main responsibilities and tasks. He/she will coordinate and supervise all the activities, which requires specific civil engineering knowledge (in particular construction of WASH facilities, community mobilisation, trainings etc).

Main responsibilities and tasks

Main responsibilities include the following:

  • Prepare, check and revise construction-related BOQs considered for the construction and or rehabilitation of shallow wells, latrines and hand washing facilities.
  • Support designing of the construction of boreholes, shallow wells, latrines and hand washing facilities.
  • Support in reporting construction-related details and inputs for all construction in the area of intervention.
  • Prepare or adapt sketches and design of civil and hydraulic works for the execution of construction works, as required by the project and according to the instructions of WASH Project Manager and according to the cluster guidelines.
  • If necessary, revise the technical documentation in every tender dossier related to constructions, water storage, water network pipeline etc
  • Oversee and supervise the actual construction activities on sites as well provide technical guidance and expertise to the manpower in charge of the works.
  • Submit required reports on construction activities to the WASH Manager.
  • Establish contacts with counterparts (technical coordinators from other humanitarian agencies) and share with them techniques, knowledge, approaches related to construction works.
  • Support in re-scheduling construction/rehabilitation works component of the project work-plan, and monitor that the implementation of the construction activities respects the time-table milestones and deadlines.
  • Support in conducting WASH assessments to understand the gaps of the vulnerable communities in Bay.
  • Quickly react to changes – of any kind – in the context in which the project activities are being implemented, inform the senior management about them and contribute to finding proper adjustments.
  • When needed, represent INTERSOS in coordination meetings related to her/his duties.
  • Any other task, necessary for the project implementation, as requested by the WASH project manager.

3. Position requirements


  • BSc / MSc in Water / Environmental Engineering or Civil Engineering
  • 5 years post-qualification professional experience in a relevant field with particular reference to construction and rehabilitation of wash infrastructures.

Professional experience

  • Previous experience in WASH programme in a humanitarian context
  • Knowledge and understanding of humanitarian standards such as Sphere.

Professional requirements

· Excellent computer skills (particularly Office package, GIS, Google Earth, Database management, Software for Water-Wastewater networks designing) are mandatory

· Knowledge of mobile data collection tools (ODK toolkit)

· Aptitude for community mobilisation and capacity building

· Excellent numerical, report writing, analysis and proposal writing skills.


· Fluency in written and spoken English and Somali langaugaes

· Knowledge on (Maay-Maay) is essential.

Personal requirements

Integrity, Honest, Professional, Transparency, Accountable and Communicative.

As a general input to this section, not mandatory requirements are followed by the word ‘‘desirable’’ in brackets. All other requirements are considered as mandatory.


Application process:

Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit their applications through email to with subject line as “WASH PROJECT CIVIL ENGINEER” by 6th February 2020.

The application should be a cover letter and CV as one document and indicate the title of the position on the subject line this will ensure we capture your application in the right way.

Applications should include contact details of three professional referees. One referee must be the applicant’s Immediate supervisor.

INTERSOS is an Equal Opportunity Employer Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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