WASH Project Engineer – Hargeisa, Somaliland


WASH Project Engineer – Hargeisa, Somaliland


Jobe Details






Somaliland/Hargeisa with travel duties


FundsPro cost allocation


Job name

Expert(m/f) for Technical and Social Issues

Focus: Engineering



WASH Project Engineer


Salary Group



Immediate Supervisor

Head of Project


Subordinate position(s)




To be decided on relevant occasions

10. Contrac persiod

One year

11. Contract type

Service Contract

II.  Organization and Position Overview

Welthungerhilfe is a German-based international non-profit humanitarian and development organization. The ultimate vision of Welthungerhilfe is to see a world without hunger and poverty. WHH has been working in four regions of Somaliland (Awdal, Maroodi-jex, Sahil and Toghdeer) since 2001 with multisector interventions. It secures funding mainly from German Government external cooperation (BMZ, AA and WFP) and private donors of Germany for its interventions in Somaliland.

WHH seeks to engage an experienced engineer in both WASH and low-cost road rehabilitation, to provide overall design, supervision and site management for ongoing construction works. These includes water supply projects, solar installations and low-coast road rehabilitation through CFW with keen interest in water harvesting from the road surfaces.

Implementation of project activities according to the specified deadlines and organizational, contractual and financial directives.

Depending on the specialist division, the Expert is responsible for carrying out procurement activities, implanting technical measures and / or implementing social components within the framework of the specified project assignment.

III. Duties and Areas of Responsibility

In close collaboration with other project engineer and the project manager, he will provide regular supervision of ongoing works at critical stages and provide technical recommendations regularly to contractors to ensure strict adherence to the signed contract.

He will ensure good quality of water structures under construction, by providing close monitoring to ensure usage of quality construction materials such as cement, ballast sand pipes, fittings, solar and pumps in line with the signed contract agreement.

In close collaboration with the other project engineer and the project manager, the engineer will conduct joint technical assessment with the MoWRD for newly targeted villages and develop drawings and BoQs.

H/She will make sure that all ongoing construction works meets set deadlines by pushing contractors and providing required support to do so in timely manner.

Ensures that workers, e.g. plumbers and masons have all the right tools and equipment for the right job in all construction sites.

H/She will ensure that plumbers are using the required pipes and fittings in the right direction in all sections of the piping system

For direct implementation (not so much encouraged) H/She will perform the registration/tracking of materials such as cement, pipes and fittings in and out of the store in every construction site and update head of project regularly.

H/She will compile a short report and provide briefing on daily basis on progress made, material used with photos as evidence.

H/She will register all daily workers and ensure they sign the daily attendance sheet, to support their payments.

H/She will work in liaison with the administration of the town and water committee to establish a close collaboration to finalize the activities as planned.

Regularly monitor and accurately quantify all manner of works to be done according to current market rates in all assigned sites and share with the Head of Project

In close collaboration with WHH Project Engineer, monitor and measure completed works at required stages and submit payment release reports to the finance and the head of project.

Prepare site progress reports, ToRs, success stories and any other site related literatures and submit to the Head of Project

Update price list of commonly used construction materials and submit to the Head of Project.

Low-cost road rehabilitation roles

Conduct technical assessment for the proposed roads to be rehabilitated and suggest durable low-cost techniques that can be adopted by the locals easily for maintenance.

Train selected locals on how to maintain the rehabilitated roads using local materials and equipment.

The engineer will estimate required materials, raise PRFs and support procurement process within the current market rates.

Provide periodic supervision at the sites and guide the selected local workers on the road rehabilitation works

In collaboration with local community workers, the engineer will suggest suitable adoptable tools and equipment that fits in the local context for the road construction and future rehabilitation.

The engineer will provide technical guidance to the local workers during construction of dry masonry drifts, which are slightly raised above the

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ground level and constructed of impervious structures, to avoid water absorption but harvest it instead.

Documentation of relevant technical and procurement processes in accordance with the co-financing agreement or welthungerhilfe directives (such as Assignment Allocation Regulation, AAR)

Fulfillment of any other tasks which are assigned by the management and correspond in general with the character of this position.

The engineer will form part of Technical Working group and will provide updates and lessons learnt for improvements.

IV. Requirement

Education and Experience

Degree in Water/ Civil engineering.

More than 3 – 5 years’ experience in both WASH engineering and low-cost road construction in Somaliland

Experience in material costing for both WASH engineering and low-cost road construction

Experience in surface rainwater harvesting technologies

Highly experienced in waterproofing technologies

Experience in managing many workers in different construction sites simultaneously.

Experience in report writing.

A sober team player individual

Proficiency in both English and Somali languages

Native in Somali and Fluent in English

How to apply

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should submit their application (Cover letter, updated CV and contacts of 3 professional referees) by email to info.somaliland@welthungerhilfe.de with the subject of the email as “Application for WASH Project Engineer” by no later than on 13th June 2021.

All applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the next stage of the selection process.




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