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Technical Officer - WASH (Adverse SW Monsoon Response)

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

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 worlds most vulnerable people regardless of their religion, caste, gender or ethnicity. World Vision has been in Sri Lanka since 1977 and has invested over USD 380 million in relief and development projects in 20 districts across the country.

At World Vision we are passionate about children and committed to bringing fullness of life to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Every day for thirty five 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.


Technical Officer - WASH (Adverse South West Monsoon Response)

Location: To be based in Ratnapura, Kalutara & Galle with extensive travel

Period: July to October 2017

Job Profile

World Vision Lanka (WVL) together with its Project partners UNICEF, OFDA (USAID) & IOM is seeking to recruit qualified individuals for its Adverse South West Monsoon Response project. The project aims to assist communities affected by the landslides and floods to support their recovery efforts, specifically through rehabilitation of essential WASH infrastructure. In addition the project will carry out hygiene related interventions to compliment and prevent spread of disease among the affected communities.

Working under the direction of the Operations Lead, the Technical Officer will provide technical, operational and administrative support for the effective implementation of WASH components of the project in the affected districts. The Technical Officer will be responsible for providing technical assistance to partners and districts, supporting implementation, and monitoring of planned activities of Response Programme.

  • Develop the monthly advance plan and Monitoring and Evaluation methodologies for WASH program activities. following the indicators identified in the project document, the M&E plan and the contract agreement.

  • Prepare Feasibility study, BoQ, Design and other supporting documents for well cleaning, emergency latrine construction and construction of bathing facilities for camp

  • Interface and network with government technical officers and other partners to ensure the implementation of Emergency Humanitarian Response programme

  • Provide technical guidance for purchase of water filters, segregation bins and solar panel and support for distribution

  • Monitor and evaluate all construction programme – well cleaning, bathing construction, latrine construction and other relevant construction

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

  • Work with Project Coordinators, Project manager and the Operations Lead to develop technical bulletins

  • Perform other duties as required by Operations LEAD

Knowledge, skills & abilities

  • A Diploma in Civil Engineering. Or equivalent

  • Minimum five years related experience preferably in

  • Experience in WASH (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene) facility construction is highly desirable.

  • Fluency in spoken and written English, Sinhala

  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office and Autocad

  • Ability to work with diverse stakeholders.

  • Self motivated and able to work with minimum supervision.

  • Read drawings and prepare BOQ

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, you may submit your on-line application via the link given below OR by forwarding your CV to the email address given below with three non-related referees.

To apply online please refer to:

Email applications: vacancies_[email protected]

Closing Date: 30th June, 2017

Only short listed candidates will be notified.

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

World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children

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