PURPOSE OF POSITION:
In collaboration with the MIWASH field Coordinator, hardware coordinator is responsible for implementing water supply systems’ construction as well as alternative ways for water treatment systems in communities. He is the primary focal point of both water quality management and alternative systems for access to water. He is fully responsible for the management of the budget allocated to his section.
Ensure pumping test are implemented and water quality of drilled boreholes is in compliance with national and WHO standards.
Ensure that objectives under the construction of water supply systems including hand pumps, well mechanization, roof rain water harvesting systems, pond improvement, and micro dame are well studied, planned and implemented according to the project plan of action, annual targets, standards and guidelines and budget limit.
Work closely with the team to prepare, plan and allocate budget to each activity planned under the hardware.
Ensure that small scale irrigation systems including but not limited to drip irrigation, clay pot irrigation are well studied, planned and implemented according to the project plan of action, annual targets, standards and guidelines and budget limit.
Ensure the wells with high percentage of arsenic, iron, plumb, aluminum and fluoride are identified and treatment systems properly installed.
Ensure regular monitoring of the quality of water (physico-chemical and bacteriological) as well as interpretation of the results of the water quality tests from laboratories.
Work closely with the procurement officer and team leaders and ensure materials, tools, equipment needed for the project implementation are ordered on time with adequate specifications.
Work closely with the workshop mechanic and ensure that all vehicles allocated to his section are well maintained and repaired and spare parts available for replacements.
Provide adequate technical and strategic assistances to his team members for the successful implementation of the project’ activities in the field.
Participate in the development of proposals, budgets, action plan, and conduct need assessment where necessary.
Ensure that good, respectful and fruitful relationship is developed and maintained with all project stakeholders including communities, government and national and international NGOs or associations.
Develop tools and ensure their use off for project monitoring/evaluation, data collection and updates in and from the field.
Fulfil any other task in line with the mission and vision of WV upon request from the project manager, Integrated programs manager or country Director.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Minimum Qualification required: BAC + 4 years in Hydraulic infrastructures, Hydrology, hydrogeology, irrigation or any other related field.
Experience: Minimum 7 years’ experience in the field WASH project implementation, small scale irrigation systems
Technical Skills & Abilities:
Good computer knowledge and practices
Knowledge in Data processing
Good planning and organizational skill
Capacity of reflection and fast comprehension
Working knowledge in proposal writing, concept paper, need assessment and monitoring and evaluation.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
Knowledge of animation techniques
Opening of idea
Ability to integrate the communities
Working Environment / Conditions:
Travel: 15 %
On call: 5%