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Grants Coordinator_WASH

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
Less Than 1 Year


The purpose of this position is to support implementation of Water, Sanitation and hygiene /construction projects that are directly implemented by World Vision or through partners by coordinating and managing all aspects of water, Sanitation and hygiene /construction activities. The incumbent is responsible for providing technical support and quality control in design, implementation and monitoring of Water and Sanitation/Construction projects. For increasing access to water, Sanitation and Hygiene services, World Vision works in remote areas through rehabilitation or construction of gravity led system, electrical and or solar pumping water systems, rehabilitation and drilling of borehole, construction of publics VIP latrines and promoting household’s latrines construction through community mobilization. Currently, it has been working to provide water, sanitation and hygiene in the IDP and refugees camps through extension of distribution network, construction of sanitation and hygiene facilities in partnership with others partners such us UNHCR, COPED and others. This position holder will be mainly responsible for providing technical support overall WASH activities in Kinama refugee camp and others refugees and any other areas as may be assigned.

The WASH project coordinator will be required to effectively plan, implement and monitor WASH project in Kinama refugee camp and others refugees camp innovatively.

Major responsibilities

Key Outputs/Responsibilities

(Accountabilities and results)

Weight (%)

  1. Engineering Designs, Drawings and Bills of Quantities

Produce appropriate technical & engineering sketches and produce relevant engineering drawings/designs and present to the WASH Technical Manager for Approval. Such structures include; Office buildings, Classrooms, VIP Latrines, water distribution networks, Water storage tank towers, Underground water tanks, water catchments, hand dug-wells, Pump houses, Water retaining and conservation structures etc.


Prepare schedule of materials and Bills of Quantities for the relevant designs and present to WASH Technical Advisor for approval


Conduct feasibility studies, engineering surveys and measurements necessary for the design of structures and their construction and ToRs. He/she should also maintain up to date GPS Coordinates, location maps and route plans of all infrastructure projects.


Participate in baseline surveys or rapid assessments to establish existing gaps, priorities, capacity and justification for intended/proposed project



Contract management and procurement of services and supplies

Provide input documentation (tendering and contract) related to procurement of works and services contracts


Facilitate, the process of contract tendering, recommendations regarding awarding contracts in coordination with WASH Technical Programme Manager


Supervise construction activities in close coordination with WASH Technical Programme Manager and Cluster Programme Manager


Conduct regular site visits and provide technical instructions and guidance to the contractors and implementing partners and develop clear monitoring plans and conduct field monitoring visits and prepare work progress reports


Conduct measurements and certify accomplishments on contracted works as per the conditions of contract and recommend to supervisor for payment


Provide technical support to WASH department on timely preparation of Supply Requests for procurement of technical services for example construction materials, pipes and fittings, pumps and generators


Sample and verify suitability of materials in terms of engineering specifications and validity and recommend delivery/receipt to stores. This include logistic department support by providing technical details and specification to facilitate collection of local market prices for technical items


Ensure timely and efficient monitoring and evaluation of project activities, compile project reports highlighting project impact against indicators and contribute to field based reports to WVB and/or external donors



Community Mobilization and capacity building

Facilitate on job skills transfer or training workshops for artisans, technicians and Water and Hygiene and Sanitation management committees.


Prepare simple training or instruction manuals for water supply structures or activities for training/skills transfer purpose, provided such documents have been approved by the WASH Technical Program Manager


Assess capacity of partners and establish/keep updated list of preferred partners in program areas and beyond and Build capacity of partners on technical aspects and work and support them for timely accomplishment of set program targets


Ensure participation and involvement of local authorities and the beneficiary community in program implementation so that programming occurs in a consultative, participative and gender sensitive way



Monitoring and Evaluation and reporting

Provide monthly technical updates to the WASH Technical Program Manager with physical recordings of accomplishments and Provide technical recommendations on problems encountered at the construction sites


Monitor on operation and maintenance of implemented projects and make follow up visits and provide support, if needed including water quality testing following the parameters and frequency as agreed in the proposal and prepare precise report with recommendations


Maintain documents on not limiting to following information on each borehole either rehabilitated or drilled by WVB with Project location with GPS Coordinates, tested yield including test methods and protocols and dates for testing, people served and other uses for each source, pump information, type and power supply, pumping head, capacity at head, Information on drilling equipment used including equipment for yield testing


Ensure timely and efficient monitoring and evaluation of project activities, compile project reports highlighting project impact against indicators and contribute to field based reports to WVB and/or external donors and prepare completion report with work certification



Others responsibilities

Provide inputs to the WASH Technical Program Manager in the development of new proposals by providing technical information or developing draft proposals and concept note


Any other ad hoc duties as may be assigned by the WV that is consistent with the nature of the job



Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position:

  • B.Sc. Civil and Water Engineering or Water Resources Engineering or Civil Engineering Experience and technical and professional skills in designing and implementation, monitoring of different options/types of water and sanitation projects.  Possess thorough knowledge of national policies and international standards for water and sanitation projects/activities and their application

  • Minimum Diploma in Water, Sanitation, Civil, Construction or Mechanical Engineering with 5 years of similar experience with an INGO, or Construction company.

  • Computer literacy –MS Word, Excel and Power point, using design software including AutoCAD and ArchiCAD.

  • An additional qualification or experience in Community Development or Disaster Mitigation is an added advantage.

  • Flexibility, teamwork spirit and sensitivity to the socio-cultural setting of Burundi.

  • Good communication skills and command of English, both written and verbal.

  • Experience in Staff Safety and Security and working in Burundi

  • Emergency project experience preferred with proven experience in gender based and participatory approaches to development

  • Strong adherence to World Vision values;

  • Strong character traits, including emotional stability, adaptability, ability to handle stress, cultural and gender sensitivity and integrity;

  • Proven experience of managing donor (s) funded projects or programs;

  • Working knowledge of proposal writing and negotiation skills

  • Knowledge and Experience in CLTS-H, SLTS-H, and DBC Framework;

  • Appropriate skills and experience in the capacity building and training of staff and partners;

  • Experience in budget preparation, timeframe and report writing.

Additional work experience required as a minimum qualification for this position.

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

  • Key Competencies/Attributes:

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written English and sensitive to other cultures.

  • Creates and encourages a climate of team-working and collaboration in a multi-cultural environment.

  • Consistently achieves high-level results, managing and delivering projects on-time and on-budget.

  • Has high-level leadership and supervisory skills; provides others with a clear direction; motivates and empowers others; recruits staff of a high caliber; provides staff with development opportunities and coaching.

  • High ability to engage with Donors and market WV Burundi profile on Sanitation, Hygiene and Water

  • Analyzes and integrates diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources.

  • Sets, develops and revises organizational strategy and develops clear visions for the WASH sector future potential.

  • Actively nurtures good relationships with people across all organizational levels and boundaries, and with government leaders and stakeholders.

  • Identifies urgent and potentially difficult decisions and acts on them promptly; initiates and generates team- and department-wide activities.

  • Negotiates effectively by exploring a range of possibilities.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, and ability to work with a wide range of people from different backgrounds.

  • Emotional and spiritual maturity and ability to lead a team of professionals.

  • Commitment to World Vision Core Values and Mission Statement.

  • High level of integrity and ability to exhibit exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in specific local cultural context.

  • Ability to work under stressful conditions

  • Agreement with World Vision’s Christian ethos and participation in devotions.

Work Environment:

  • Domestic Travel: Regular internal travel to project areas is required

  • On call: As required

  • Position will work directly with project staff and implementing partners

  • Huge work load may requires work beyond regular office time

  • Child friendly working environment exits in the project team

How to apply

Should you wish to apply for this position, please go to If this is your first time applying online via the World Vision International careers website, you will need to register an account along with your application details. This site will provide you with additional functionality, such as saved searches and email alerts. Registration requires minimal information to create your account. Further details will be collected during the application process. All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will NOT be considered.

In case you face challenges applying through the online system, please call HR department for support. The closing date for submission of applications (Updated and signed CV, motivation letter, certificates of service, and Certified Degrees) is May 10, 2018 no late applications will be accepted.

Important Note:

  • World Vision Burundi does neither use employment agencies nor does it charge money for recruitment, interviews or medical checks.

  • As a child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children.

  • Although all applications will be considered on their individual merit, suitably qualified women are especially encouraged to apply.