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Technical Officer - WASH (HSBC) Neluwa

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
1-2 Years

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision is dedicated to working with the world’s most vulnerable people regardless of their religion, caste, gender or ethnicity. World Vision has been in Sri Lanka since 1977 working in relief and development projects in 20 districts across the country.

At World Vision we are passionate about children and are committed to bringing fullness of life to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Every day for forty years, that is what our team at World Vision has been doing.

We are looking for dynamic individuals to join us on our journey of caring


Location: Neluwa with extensive travel

Job Profile

World Vision Lanka (WVL) in partnership with HSBC (Sri Lanka) through this special project, seeks to improve equitable access to safe water and sanitation & improve knowledge & adoption of safe hygiene practices within the given local context and environment in the Neluwa Area Development Program(ADP). Working under the direct supervision of the Project Manager & the relevant stakeholders the project seeks to improve coordination, capacity & governance amongst the local WASH actors for sustained service to the beneficiary community.

The position will provide technical support for the design implementation and monitoring of the HSBC funded Water, Sanitation Hygiene (WASH) Infrastructure interventions in the given area, in order to ensure WATSAN infrastructure deliverables meet required technical quality standards within World Visions Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) program with the goal to improve the public health of the target population.


  • Provide close supervision of all project construction work of the water project/s (buildings , purification/treatment unit ,pipe laying out , and other) ,supervision of maintenance work ,check and recommend documents submitted for payments

  • Carry out community driven WASH initiatives in order to maximise impact and sustainability of rural WASH solutions implemented in Area Program.

  • Prepare technical documents for micro level WASH infrastructure development and ensure quality of the construction.

  • Develop the project detail implementation plan (DIP) and Monitoring methodologies for rural water supply & distribution project activities related to the project, following the indicators identified in the project detail design document, the M&E plan and the contract agreement.

  • Develop terms of reference (TOR) for project evaluation and consultations. Participate in regular AP Meeting and provide regular feedback to the AP Manager on the progress of the project, according to detailed implementation plan

  • Established network with external stakeholders for smooth implementation of the project, such as government technical officers and other partners.

  • Work with the Area Program Coordinator, develop technical bulletins, work progress,s, monitor contracts and report on the project as required.

Required key qualifications, experience & competencies

  • Diploma in Civil Engineering or related field, preferably BSC/Civil Engineering /Construction & related discipline

  • Working Knowledge and experience of WASH (Water ,Sanitation and Hygiene ) programming and /or water related Development or Environment programming preferred

  • Technical experience: – At least 3 years of experience in community based water and irrigation system design, construction and management in the field of WASH

  • Basic Project Management experience is required.

  • Computer literate in MS Office Suite, email and internet.

  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills and 2 year work experience in Community development preferred

  • Ability to communicate in at least one local language and good communication skills in English preferred

  • A team player with good interpersonal skills with cross-cultural sensitivity, & commitment to World Vision Core Values and Mission Statement

World Vision Lanka offers a competitive remuneration package based on individual competence and skills. If you meet the required criteria and wish to apply for this or any of the available vacancies, select the position you wish to apply for & submit your on-line application with your CV and details of three non-related referees on or before the given closing date.

Closing Date: 17th July, 2018

Only short listed candidates will be notified.

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.

This offer of employment is made contingent upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.