WASH Engineer Assistant

The Job

Job Title: WASH Engineer Assistant

Department:  Program Department

Reports To: WASH Engineer

Location:  Al Dhale, Yemen


Global Communities is a global development organization committed to working in partnership with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable, impactful changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable. Development is not something we do for people; it is something we do with them. We believe that the people who understand their needs best are the community itself. Global Communities’ Department of Humanitarian Assistance (HA) has developed a strategy for the organization’s response to the Yemen crisis, anchored in a field presence. Specifically, HA is responding directly in Yemen, intensifying Global Communities’ assistance to vulnerable Yemenis. Global Communities, with its more than 60-year experience in over 80 countries, has the commitment to be a strong part of humanitarian response to Yemen by building up the capacity of vulnerable groups and strengthening their resilience to improve their living conditions with a long-lasting, positive and community-based change.


The WASH Engineer Assistant will participate in design, manage and supervise all WASH and Non-WASH rehabilitation projects.  Based in Al Dhale, this candidate is expected to travel to project sites in different districts to work with governorate representatives on the implementation and training of all WASH and Non WASH rehabilitation/CFW activities. 


  • Participate in a field level needs assessment/survey/data collection of proposed WASH and Non WASH rehabilitation activities, in coordination with Community Mobilizers; develop summary bill of quantities (BOQ); prepare detailed report of assessment/survey findings.
  • Participate in the implementation oversight of all water-related rehabilitation activities.
  • Follow up the Cash-For-Work (CFW) beneficiaries.
  • Ensure that all water-related rehabilitation activities are implemented in adherence with Global Communities, USAID and/or other recognized international construction quality, environmental mitigation and safety standards.
  • Ensure quality and integrity of implementation, including adherence to technical guidelines, administrative systems, and established deadlines.
  • Prepare required progress/weekly reports for the WASH Engineer.
  • In collaboration with relevant program implementation staff, prepare, oversee, and update the work plan for rehabilitation activities.
  • 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 WASH and Non WASH rehabilitation activities.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Bachelor degree preferably in engineering (Civil or any related field) is required and 1 year of relevant professional experience in a similar setting and capacity will be preferred.


  • Excellent organizational and communication skills and teamwork-oriented.
  • Good in written and verbal English and Arabic is required.
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and organization skills.
  • Proficient in standard Microsoft Office package (Word, Excel, Outlook) and other civil software.
  • Ability to travel as required within program sites.
  • 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 August 2020 until 30 June 2021 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 9 August 2020 will not be considered. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
  • Employer: Global Communities
  • Category: Engineering
  • Location: Al-Dhale’e
  • Posted on: 23 July 2020
  • Deadline: 9 August 2020