WASH Engineer at World Vision International Rwanda

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WASH Engineer

World Vision is a child-focused Christian humanitarian organization implementing development programmes in 28 Districts of Rwanda. Our interventions are currently reaching more than 1.5 million people.

World Vision Rwanda seeks to hire a highly-qualified, dedicated, and experienced national for the role of WASH Engineer. This critical position will be based in Gihembe and Nyabihecye refugee camp, reporting to WASH Project Manager

Purpose of the position:

To supervise, conduct design, studies, and review water resource, sanitation, and hygiene projects. And closely follow up and ensure the implementation of water resource development projects are in line with the plan, design, available standards, to address the needs of the most vulnerable communities.  The job holder is responsible for the overall WASH and Health projects management as well as representing the WASH sector at camp level within World Vision Rwanda and also projecting our position .

The major responsibilities include:

% Time

Major Activities

End Results Expected


WASH Infrastructures study and design

  • Perform water resources development studies and conduct design review as required;
  •  Review and conduct detail investigation on water resource development projects sites
  • Ensure the continuous services of the WASH & Health infrastructures and services in refugee camp
  • Prepare/Review technical terms of reference (TOR), Architectural drawings (buildings), technical designs (water facilities) (Feasibility, preliminary/semi detailed and detailed engineering designs), Bill of Quantities (BoQs)/ cost estimate, specifications/ and tender documents for water resources, sanitation, and hygiene facilities and development infrastructures and services;
  •  Water resources development studies and designs meet the required standards.
  • Water resource investigation reports are well produced.
  •  WASH and Health infrastructure services are well maintained in Refugee camps
  •  Bill of quantities/ cost estimates, specifications and tender documents are prepared timely and with high quality


Learning, innovation, accountability, and reporting

  • Keep abreast of WASH sector developments in Rwanda, especially those that may affect on-going program activities
  •   Ensure that WASH and projetcs are meeting their administrative, quality, programmatic goals, outcomes, and outputs on time and on budget, towards realization of Sustainable development goals, WVR universal coverage, and Rwanda’s Government commitment to achieve universal access to basic water and sanitation coverage
  • Advise the Project Manager on the development and maintenance of the water, sanitation, and hygiene infrastructures in camps ;
  • Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly, biannual, and annual progress reports of WASH status in the Region and in accordance with donors and WV Rwanda requirements.
  • Supervise contractors/suppliers during implementation to ensure quality workmanship, safety, and value for money is achieved within scheduled times
  •  Take lead in dispossessing, handing over and commissioning of projects
  • Update to date information regarding WASH and Health infrastructures that may affect program activities is continuously provided.
  •  Timely monitoring of WASH, health, and development projects to ensure they meet intended goals and strict adherence to the Rwanda government regulations, WHO, and the SPHERE standards.
  • Clear plan for the development and maintenance of WASH infrastructures is the region is available and regularly updated.
  •  High-quality report are produced
  • Report on the progress of the project on a regular basis as required by the reporting schedule i.e. weekly, monthly, semiannually, and donor reports.
  • All completed WASH and health infrastructures are timely branded and handed over to the district or institutions for post management,


Financial and risk management

  • Review tender documents both for design and construction of water resource projects;
  •  Review and verify construction estimations and actual costs for WASH projects in the Region
  •  Ensure that resources assigned are properly and efficiently utilized
  • Provide support to SC/HO in bids evaluation, submitted by bidders.
  • Ensure that all WASH infrastructures hard and soft copy related documents are well kept
  •   All tender documents meet the desired technical and financial specifications
  •  Construction costs are verified to make sure that they are realistic
  •  Maintain WASH resources efficiency within the Region
  •  Bid evaluation are timely done as per SC requirements
  • All WASH infrastructures documents are

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training.

Minimum education and experience required :

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Water Engineering, Sanitary Engineering or related fields
  • At least 2 years experience in WASH sector.
  • Experience in using MS Officer , excel , PPT, and other computer skills
  • Experience in using engineering softwares: AUTOCAD ,Covadis, ARCHICAD , Artlantis (perspective), GIS(Arc view, Arc map), EPANET
  • Experience in project design, proposal writing, needs assessments, surveys, and information management.
  • Experience with refugees’ camps context in Rwanda
  • Experience in supervising/ inspecting construction projects and WASH infrastructures

Preferred Skills, Knowledge, and Experience:

  • Experience in water in the review and conduct detail investigation on water resource development projects sites around the camp;
  • Prepare bill of quantities, specification and cost estimate for water resources, sanitation, and hygiene facilities and services; conducting site meeting   and elaboration of construction site visit reports
  • Prepare hydraulic calculation, technical designs
  • Data collection and its analysis and technical study reparation and presentation report
  • Coordinate site yard works
  • Verification of attachments and invoices submitted by the contractor.
  • Monitor, supervise, and evaluate project progress on monthly basis.
  • Approve the executed works according to the drawings and standards.

 Travel and/or Work Environment Requirement

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel to the field from time to time .


The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

NB: Women are highly encouraged to apply.

Method of Application

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here Closing Date : 8th January, 2021.

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