Ended WASH Engineer

The Job

Job Title:  Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Engineer

Department: Program Department

Reports To: Program Manager

Location:   Aden, Yemen


Through Integrated Modalities to Promote Agriculture, Cash for Work and Training (IMPACT) in Yemen, Global Communities aims to provide humanitarian assistance and early recovery need of vulnerable and conflict-affected populations in southern Yemen. Global Communities is using a holistic approach to bolstering food security and livelihoods, improving water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) outcomes, and promoting economic opportunities in Aden, Lahj, and Dhale Governorates. The WASH Sector of Global Communities aims to improve access to safe water supplies, sanitation facilities, and improved hygiene practices in targeted communities in Aden, Lahj and Al Dhale Governorates. The rehabilitation of Community water and Sanitation facilities are mainly carried out through Cash for Work (CFW) modalities using both skilled and non -skilled laborers.


The WASH Engineer will be overall responsible for the design, management and supervision of all water-related rehabilitation activities. He/She will also be responsible for all Non –WASH community rehabilitation projects using Cash for Work Modalities. The position is based in Aden but the candidate is expected to travel to project sites in different governorates to work with governorate representatives on the implementation and training of all water-related rehabilitation activities. The detailed duties and responsibilities of the position are as follows:

  • Undertake a field level needs assessment /survey/ data collection of proposed water-related rehabilitation and other none WASH rehabilitation activities, in coordination with Community Mobilizers.
  • Prepare detailed report of assessment/ survey findings.
  • Develop summary bill of quantities (BOQ) and drawings for the selected community projects;
  • Design curricula and oversee implementation of all water-related rehabilitation and other none WASH activities and follow up Cash-For-Work (CFW) beneficiaries to make sure the workload is reasonable, and will make adjustments to the timeframe accordingly.
  • Ensure that all water-related rehabilitation and other non-WASH activities are implemented in adherence with Global Communities, USAID, and/or other recognized international construction quality, environmental mitigation and safety standards.
  • Ensure timely and accurate water quality testing for Community rehabilitated Water projects.
  • Oversee, supervise, and monitor all water-related rehabilitation activities, ensuring compliance with technical quality, cost effectiveness and timeliness of construction projects.
  • Ensure quality and integrity of implementation, including adherence to technical guidelines, administrative systems, and established deadlines.
  • As required, coordinate and/or assist contractors with procurement and logistical requirements to ensure timely completion of construction works.
  • Evaluate the relevance and appropriateness of current and future programming in relation to all water-related rehabilitation activities in the local context.
  • Coordinate with other partners that are working in the water-related rehabilitation activities in the same target areas by attending the WASH cluster meetings and other relevant humanitarian/recovery coordination meetings, conferences, and/or trainings.
  • In collaboration with relevant program implementation staff, prepare, oversee, and update the work plan for all water-related rehabilitation activities.
  • Prepare required progress/weekly reports for the Program Manager.
  • Assist in program development and proposal preparation as requested by Program Manager and Program Director.
  • Due to the nature of the program’s activities, the abovementioned tasks are indicative only and are subject to change. Others/additional tasks may be delegated to meet programmatic objectives.
  • Keep soft and hard documents related to all water-related rehabilitation activities.


  • Bachelor degree preferably in engineering (Civil or WASH engineering) is required and 1-2 years of experience in a related area or a related field in a similar setting and capacity is required.  
  • Minimum of 2 years practical experience in designing and /or constructing medium to large community water projects will be preferred.


  • Technical Knowledge and Experience in conducting WASH related assessments, designing WASH BOQs and drawings.
  • Technical Expertise in Conducting Water Quality Analyses and treatments thereof.
  • Knowledge of solar powered community water systems and their applications.
  • Extensive knowledge and working experience on Cash for Work Modalities.
  • Previous knowledge and experience with WASH sector of USAID OFDA Grants are desirable.
  • Very Good Report Writing and Presentation Skills
  • Very Good organizational and communication skills and teamwork-oriented.
  • Very Good analytical, problem solving and organization skills.
  • Able to set clear goals and develop plans to work towards as a team.
  • Very Good in written and verbal English and Arabic is required. Must be able to read and interpret documents, and communicate with others as necessary to perform job duties effectively.
  • Proficient in standard Microsoft Office package (Word, Excel, Outlook) and typing.
  • Ability to travel as required within Yemen.
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage personal stress levels.
  • Sense of neutrality and ability to work across Yemen, in cooperation with all parties to the conflict.
  • Previous experience in field offices is a plus.


From September 2019 until March 31, 2020 with possibility of extension.

How to Apply
  • Application should consist of a one page cover letter and detailed resume or CV.  Cover letter should include the applicant’s earliest date of availability to begin work with Global Communities.
  • Resume or CV should include the applicant’s detailed work and educational history.
  • Applications should be submitted to https://podio.com/webforms/21463955/1491567       
  • Applications submitted after 15th of September 2019 will not be considered. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
  • Employer: Global Communities
  • Category: Engineering
  • Location: Aden
  • Posted on: 9 September 2019
  • Deadline: 15 September 2019