WASH Engineer-Myebon Township (Rakhine State)
Date: 7thMarch 2019
Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization working in roughly 20 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.
Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way— emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships and a focus on civic skills. In
this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.
Number of Position:
Myebon Township, Rakhine State
Application Dead Line:
20th March 2019
- Take the lead or assist on the WASH technical side with the design and implementation of needs assessments and initiate the tasks on community participatory approaches to access WASH needs in target communities according to SPHERE standards.
- Provide professional technical input and advice to WASH Manager (When in-country) on design and construction of WASH facilities in target communities according to SPHERE standards.
- Manage all WASH related construction
- Prepare and submit budget estimations to respective WASH Manager (When in-country), or to Health Program Manager. When neither are in country submit to Head of Response, Rakhine.
- Monitor WASH construction to ensure that procedure, materials and equipment comply with approved project plans and specifications, as well agreed standard quality.
- Monitor and evaluate work progress and performance: make recommendations to improve the quality of all WASH construction.
- Provide training for community volunteers on maintenance of WASH infrastructure. Coordinate with Hygiene Promotion Officer to train volunteers on proper hygiene.
- Develop monthly work plans in coordination with the WASH Manager ( when in-country ) or to the Program Manager Health. In the absence of these individuals supervision is form Head of Response, Rakhine.
- Participate and inform in regular meetings and workshops on progress of project activities and achievement of results.
- Meet with local government officials and community groups to inform them of project work plans, facility designs and current and future activities; receive their input to ensure open dialogue and appropriate suggestions and approval.
- Maintain a safe working environment at all the times.
- Assist with the design and implementation of baseline and follow up surveys.
- Assist M&E Officer, or any M&E consultant teams in the collection of data for needs assessment and evaluations.
- Communicate closely with established camp committees to:
- Know current WASH situation
- Understand ongoing needs.
- Monitor UNHCR indicators ( separate document ) in order to provide data to Myanmar government and UN agencies to ensure IDPs have adequate facilities, healthcare, access to livelihoods, education and other provisions as outlined in the indicators.
- Supervise WASH Project Assistant and all construction workers, contractors or companies.
- Coordinate in a collegial manner WASH Hygiene Promotion Manager on Logistics activities to coordinate assistance from Logistics Assistant ( Shared between WASH Engineer and WASH Hygiene Promotion Officer )
- Travel to Sittwe to meet with department of heads and Head of Response, Rakhine, as needed to facilitate project implementation and troubleshooting.
- File all reports, requests and paperwork as requested, and in the manner and format specified, by Country Director, Head of Response for Rakhine, Program Manager Health, Finance ( Yangon and Sittwe ) , HR ( Yangon and Sittwe ) and Logisitics ( Yangon and Sittwe ) in a timely manner, according to RI procedure and on the date required.
- Attend WASH cluster meeting in Sittwe as requested by immediate supervisor, or Head of Response, Rakhine.
- Perform any other related duties as assigned by immediate supervisor, or Head of Response, Rakhine.
- Educational, Technical and language requirements or skills, as appropriate.
- Years and type of previous experience, as appropriate.
- Excellent analytical and organization skills. Ability to think critically and creatively.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including patience, diplomacy, willingness to listen and respect for colleagues. Must be capable of working both individually and as part of a team.
- Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, stressful environment. Must be flexible, willing to perform other duties and work irregular hours.
Interested candidates should send their cover letter, CV and names of three referees to Relief International at firstname.lastname@example.org or deliver to Relief International at No. 202, U Wisara Road, West Shwegonedine, Bahan Township, Yangon quoting “WASH Engineer -Myebon” in the subject line.
The position will be advertised no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 20, 2019.
Due to the nature of our work we aim to fill the vacancy as quickly as possible. This means that we will close the advert as soon as we have found the right candidate and this may be before the published closing date. We would therefore advise interested applicants to submit an application as early as possible. Only shortlisted candidate will be notified.
Relief International is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, ethnic origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation or disability. In an effort to improve the gender balance within the organization, qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities. We value: Inclusiveness, Transparency and Accountability, Agility and Innovation, Collaboration, Sustainability.
Accountability, Equity and Inclusion
Relief International values accountability, equity and inclusion in all aspects of program and project activities, and fully respects “Do No Harm” principles. Its staff is committed to ensuring the non-discrimination of marginalized groups in the management and allocation of resources, and fostering local participation, accountability, integration of services and strategic partnerships.