Job Summary

Will be responsible for all tasks related to design, drilling/exploration, construction, maintenance, and maintenance of water and sanitation projects in targeted communities in Uganda.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

About US:

East African Ministries|4africa is a faith-based organization that exists to exalt Jesus Christ by restoring and empowering people to become good stewards of their community and country- imparting biblical principles through sustainable clean water and preventative health initiatives while educating future leaders, all with a heart for service. 

EAM|4africa has programs in Uganda and South Sudan and support offices in the US and Australia. EAM|4africa is seeking qualified candidates to fill the following vacancies:  

REPORTS TO: WASH/Health Manager  

PROJECT LOCATION: Northern Uganda 

JOB TYPE: Full time  

REMUNERATION: Attractive/Undisclosed 

DEADLINE: 20th October 2021, 4:00 pm 


JOB SUMMARY: 

This position works under the supervision of the WASH/Health Manager. He/she will be responsible for all tasks related to design, drilling/exploration, construction, maintenance, and maintenance of water and sanitation projects in targeted communities in Uganda. 

Must be able to communicate 4africa’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that’s an example to others. 


ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

Supervise new borehole sitting and construction: 

• Be responsible for directing the drilling team to identified beneficiary villages for new borehole drilling and installations. 

• Work with a hydrologist to ensure that appropriate sites are surveyed. 

• Ensure that water quality analysis is for all the wells (new and rehabilitated).

• Recommend successful completion of wells. 

• Keep detailed records and documents of drilled and rehabilitated boreholes. 

• Ensure boreholes of specified diameter are drilled.

• Ensure the screen used is as specified and correctly placed. 

• Ensure sufficient and specified gravel is used. 

• Ensure grout (sanitary seals) is placed in the boreholes. 

• Ensure proper good development and that wells are successful. 

• Ensure the boreholes are test pumped to the required standard. 


Selection and rehabilitation of existing boreholes: 

• Carry out assessments on existing boreholes to determine quantities and quality of water for rehabilitation. 

• Supervise rehabilitation of existing boreholes. 


Research, design, and implementation: 

• Participate in project technical design/sub-project technical design activities as may be required. • Participate in project/sub-project research activities as may be required. 

• Implement/supervise approved sub-project designs. 


Monitoring and documentation: 

• Participate in baseline and end-line data collection on project interventions.

• Ensure that the drilling and completion team collects and submits required technical data in a timely manner in the data capture system (taroworks, smart sheet, or salesforce). 

• Conduct frequent field-level monitoring and provide feedback to the WASH Program Manager.

• Provide weekly and monthly activity reports to the WASH Program Manager using agreed formats.

• Collect and document all technical problems on equipment and ensure their rectification during the defects period. 

• Keep up-to-date records of drilling supplies and make recommendations for purchases of drilling supplies in time to avoid downtime due to lack of supplies. 

• To work in close cooperation with the district water and health authorities to help improve hygiene,  water provision, water testing, and mapping of water among others. 

• Advise on the results of the water quality tests. 

• Oversee chlorination and disinfection where appropriate. 


REQUIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES 

• Excellent problem-solving and critical thinking skills. 

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 

• Ability to design safe, efficient, and effective treatment systems. 

• Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software, Computer-Aided Design (CAD)  software, and other relevant analytical, scientific, or monitoring software. 

• Thorough understanding of applicable government environmental and safety regulations. 


QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE 

• Should hold a suitable qualification in civil engineering, water engineering, or related discipline.

• Training in drilling and hydrology will be added advantage. 

• At least five years of related experience supervising borehole drilling is required.

• Experience in preparing and managing budgets.

• Experience in hydrogeological sitting and surveying 

• Proven experience in management and leadership role 

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office packages (Ms. word, Excel, etc.) 

• Knowledge of GPS and location of projects using Google Maps. 

• Experience in working in multidisciplinary equipment including drilling equipment.

• Experience can be substituted by good/higher academic qualifications. 

• Ability to carry out boreholes assessment and developed bills of quantities.

• Knowledge of WHO standards for drinking water quality is desired. 

• Basic knowledge of potable water tests. 

• Basic knowledge of sources of good contamination and remedial actions. 

• Previous experience working with national and international NGOs. 

• The ideal person must be hard-working, flexible, and willing to learn. They must be open to new ideas and able to work under pressure. 

• Possession of a riding permit (Class A) and driving permit (class B) is required for this job. 

 

HOW TO APPLY: 

Please submit a Cover Letter and CV only as one file in PDF through Brightermonday Portal by Clicking on the 'Apply Now ' section


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