Job Opening | WASH Engineer

Description:  WASH Engineer

The WASH Engineer coordinates and supervises all the activities that require specific civil engineering knowledge (in particular water and sanitation engineering).  This position will also act as line manager for community mobilizers / PHAST team, and will work closely with the entire programming team.  

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  • Working with the District Water Office and line Ministry to approve designs for schemes and Sanitation facilities.
  • Hydraulic design of water schemes (Gravity Flow Schemes) using Excel,  EpaNET or WaterCAD and using Google Earth imagery. 
  • Preparing drawings for construction of tanks,  sanitation facilities and pipe schematics.
  • Overseeing water quality testing for sources before and after development working with the ACTS’ water quality technicians. Propose recommendations for the water treatment systems.  Ensure that this is updated in online field reports.

Assessments & Reports

  • Conduct field visits to the proposed areas to identify WASH infrastructure rehabilitation needs.
  • Conduct Environmental Impact Assessments, pre and post-project.
  • Management of Water Quality Testing, and keeping of reports.
  • Compile Assessment reports and work plan for implementation of the proposed activities.
  • Conduct need assessment for all water, sanitation infrastructure (Latrine, water supply system, water treatment units etc.) in targeted areas.


  • Knowledge of Results-Based Management / evidence-based program frameworks an asset.
  • Collaborating in the research and writing of technical proposals.
  • co-creating WASH strategy development.
  • Co-creating program budgeting process.
  • co-creating work plans for project implementation and WASH staff teams.

Integration, coordination and transversal aspects

  • Work with a community mobilizer team to ensure that construction work is integrated with hygiene promotion and community participation component, to ensure sustainability of the infrastructure built.
  • Work closely with the program team and government stakeholders throughout a process of graduating communities to Open Defecation Free certification.
  • Listen to voice and the suggestion of the community and provide technical guidance and support feedback to provide better understanding of the between ACTS and Community.
  • Oversee or create a community-based oversight system for all engineering works done by contractors.
  • Ensure a safe working environment for all people involved in project implementation.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning

  • Work with the M&E Manager on the program Performance Measurement Framework (PMF)  and other program logic models as part of the Senior Leadership / Program teams.
  • Ensure that WASH infrastructure construction and rehabilitation works are carried out according to BOQs, drawings, quality standards established by ACTS through quality checklists. 
  • Weekly reporting of data in order to follow up the standard project and strategic indicators are being tracked.

Personal values & qualities

  • Team Player: Appreciates and strengthens the team effort. 
  • Innovative leadership: Inspires program innovation, and inspires teammates toward high performance.
  • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well


  • Bachelor/Graduate degree in Civil engineering, Environmental or public health engineering or equivalent.
  • Experience: Experience of minimum 3 years in the field of construction, including 1 year in WASH infrastructure sector. Experience related to water & sanitation engineering in a humanitarian setting, including direct experience of repairing and constructing water tank filtration systems. Technical expertise should also include water quality analysis, sanitation, structural design and/or construction.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should submit their Cover Letters detailing their experiences and skills, Curriculum Vitae, Copies of relevant academic documents and 3 references to:

The Administrative Officer, Africa Community Technical Service, P.O Box 901, Ruharo, Mbarara.  Documents can be delivered by hand or Email on no later than 13th May, 2022, 5:00 pm (East African Time)

Note: In your application provide: Your name, email, address, reliable telephone numbers.