WASH Engineer (West)

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.



World Vision International (Rwanda) is a child focused Christian humanitarian organization implementing development programs in 24 Districts of Rwanda.

World Vision Rwanda seeks to hire two highly qualified, dedicated and experienced nationals for the positions of WASH Engineers. The two positions will be based in Huye District, one WASH Engineer for West Region office reporting to the Regional Managerand another WASH Engineer forFood For Education Project reporting to the Deputy Chief of Party for the project.

Purpose of the position:

To supervise, conduct design, studies and review water resource, sanitation and hygiene development projects. And closely follow up and ensure the implementation of water resource development projects are in line with the plan, design, available standards, to address the needs of the most vulnerable communities. The job holder is responsible for the overall WASH projects management as well as representing the WASH sector at a strategic level within WV Rwanda and also projecting our position at a Regional level.

The major responsibilities include:

% Time

Major Activities

End Results Expected

WASH Infrastructures study and design


  • Perform water resources development studies and conduct design review as required;

  • Review and conduct detail investigation on water resource development projects sites

  • Ensure the continuous services of the WASH & Healthinfrastructures and services

  • Prepare/Review technical terms of reference (TOR), Architectural drawings (buildings), technical designs( water facilities )(Feasibility, preliminary/semi detailed and detailed engineering designs), Bill of Quantities(BoQs)/ cost estimate, specifications/ and tender documents for water resources, sanitation and hygiene facilities and development infrastructures and services;

  • Water resources development studies and designs meet the required standards.

  • Water resource investigation reports are well produced.

  • WASH and Health infrastructure services are well maintained

  • Bill of quantities/ cost estimates, specifications and tender documents are prepared timely and with high quality

Learning, innovation, accountability and reporting


  • Keep abreast of WASH sector developments in Rwanda, especially those that may affect on-going program activities

  • Ensure that WASH ,health and development projects are meeting their administrative, quality, programmatic goals, outcomes, and outputs on time and on budget, towards realization of Sustainable development goals, WVR universal coverage and Rwandas Government commitment to achieve universal access to basic water and sanitation coverage

  • Advise the Regional manager on the development and maintenance of the water, sanitation and hygiene infrastructures;

  • Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly, biannual and annual progress reports of WASH status in the Region and in accordance with donors and WV Rwanda requirements.

  • Supervise contractors/suppliers during implementation to ensure quality workmanship, safety and value for money is achieved within scheduled times

  • Take lead in dispossessing, handing over and commissioning of projects

  • Up to date information regarding WASH and Health infrastructures that may affect program activities is continuously provided.

  • Timely monitoring of WASH, health and development projects to ensure they meet intended goals and strict adherence to the Rwanda government regulations, WHO and the SPHERE standards.

  • Clear plan for the development and maintenance of WASH infrastructures is the region is available and regularly updated.

  • High quality report are produced

  • Report on the progress of the project on regular basis as required by the reporting schedule i.e. weekly, monthly, semiannually and donor reports.

  • All completed WASH and health infrastructures are timely branded and handed over to the district or institutions for post management,

Financial and risk management


  • Review tender documents both for design and construction of water resource projects;

  • Review and verify construction estimations and actual costs for WASH projects in the Region/Project.

  • Ensure that resources assigned are properly and efficiently utilized

  • Provide support to Supply Chain/Head Office in bids evaluation, submitted by bidders.

  • Ensure that all WASH infrastructures hard and soft copy related documents are well kept

  • All tender documents meet the desired technical and financial specifications

  • Construction costs are verified to make sure that they are realistic

  • Maintain WASH resources efficiency within the Region

  • Bid evaluation are timely done as per SC requirements

  • All WASH infrastructures documents are field in a proper manner.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following knowledge, skills and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training.

Minimum Qualification required:

  1. Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Water Engineering, Sanitary Engineering or related fields

  2. At least 2 yearsexperience in WASH sector.

Additional Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

Ability to demonstrate the following desired knowledge, skills, technical capacity and professional competency

  1. Experience in using MS Officer , excel , PPT and other computer skills

  2. Experience in using engineering softwares: AUTOCAD ,Covadis, ARCHICAD , Artlantis (perspective), GIS(Arc view, Arc map), EPANET, ….

  3. Experience in project design, proposal writing, needs assessments, surveys, and information management.

  4. Experience in supervising/ inspecting construction projects and WASH infrastructures

  5. Experience in water in the review and conduct detail investigation on water resource development projects sites around the camp;

  6. Prepare bill of quantities, specification and cost estimate for water resources, sanitation and hygiene facilities and services; conducting site meeting and elaboration of construction site visit reports

  7. Prepare hydraulic calculation , technical designs

  8. Data collection and its analysis and technical study reparation and presentation report

  9. Coordinate site yard works

  10. Verification of attachments and invoices submitted by the contractor.

  11. Monitor, supervise and evaluate project progress on monthly basis.

  12. Approve the executed works according to the drawings and standards

  13. Effective in written and verbal communication in English and Kinyarwanda

    Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  14. Water Resources/ Hydraulic engineering technical training

  15. Having experience in working by NGO or other institutions recognized for WASH expertise is an added advantages.

  16. A team player, capable of building staff and community capacity in Water, Sanitation and hygiene projects through training.

  17. Ability to take initiative, a team leader able to work with minimum supervision

  18. Good understanding of SPHERE , WHO standards , Rwanda building construction regulation and standards and other international standards.


  • The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience:

N:B: Women are highly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Should you wish to apply for this position, please go to http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-rwanda

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The closing date for submission of applications is March 21, 2019; no late applications will be accepted

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. All employment is conditional upon successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks