Engineer/WASH Construction Supervisor (Sub-Engineer)/RM Health Sector Support Officer

Rural Women Upliftment Association (RWUA)

Detailed Job description / requirements:

Vacancy Announcement

Published date: 15th October 2020

Rural Women Upliftment Association (RWUA) established on 2050 B.S. at Sarlahi District of Province 2, Nepal. It is a non-governmental and non-profit social organization. It is a well-established and prominent organization which works as a change agent in the area of women empowerment and community development in Sarlahi district. The long-term experiences in the area of community development and women upliftment has made the organization easy to organize community for positive changes. It works with a mission to improve the lives of people through economic, social, cultural and physical transformation.RWUAhas been working as local partner of SNV Nepal for implementation of the DFAT Australia’s Water for Women Fund supported - Beyond the Finish Line (BFL) - Inclusive and Sustainable Rural Water Supply Services project in four Rural Municipalities of Sarlahi.Currently, RWUA is planning to implement WfW- COVID -19 New initiative in Health Facilities (focusing on upgrading/construction of WASH facilities and capacity building in infection prevision) in one of the currently working Rural Municipalities.

Therefore, RWUA is seeking applications from experienced Nepali for the following positions to take the following role (upon receiving donor approval) under the new COVID-19 initiatives and support strengthening of the overall BFL project. Interested and eligible candidates (Nepali citizen only) who are reliable, accountable, and have the ability to deliver results with the highest level of integrity for the following positions, are invited to apply.

Project Overview

SNV and RWUA aim to support Health Facilities (HFs) in order to address COVID-19 related challenges, by supporting infection prevention in all the HFs in one target RM in line with DFATCOVID-19 priorities. This includes improving capacity and facilities for both WASH infrastructure and infection prevention practices. The project complements the Beyond the Finish Line’s objective to improve access to water supply, handwashing with soap and menstrual hygiene management, by adding further focus on HFs and COVID-19 prevention, and to develop the capacity of RMs for WASH in HFs.

1.  Position: Engineer

Report to: Project Coordinator BFL-ARWSS, RWUA

Required Number of Position: 1

Work Station: Sarlahi District

Expected Start Date:  as soon as possible

Contract Type: as per RWUAHR policy

Contract duration: approx. 8 months (till June 2021)

Overall Roles:

  • Support one RM with technical support and capacity development for ensuring design, implementation and operation of accessible WASH infrastructure in HFs that also meets the requirements of the government’s infection prevention protocols, with a focus on COVID-19 mitigation. 
  • Support two health facilities in the selected RM with construction/upgrading of WASH infrastructure as a means of building “practical” capacity for the design, implementation and operation of adequate WASH facilities in HFs. This will represent a model of inclusive and accessible WASH services in health facilities for future replication in other facilities or areas. 
  • Support integration of theory and practice from the new COVID-19 initiatives in the mainstream BFL project to strengthen project activities on WASH in HFs.

Job description

Engineer will be responsible for capacity building, implementation, and quality control of: survey, design, drawing, cost estimates, construction and operation of accessible WASH infrastructure improvement works in the health facilities in selected Rural Municipality of Sarlahi. The Engineer will work under the technical guidance and follow the quality parameters of SNV’s WASH Engineer for COVID 19 initiative. The infrastructure improvement works will include new construction/renovation of water supply system from source to point-of-use in HFs, toilets and on-site sanitation system, handwashing facilities, drinking water facilities, menstrual hygiene management, drainage, and onsite collection, treatment and disposal of health care waste.  All WASH infrastructure will be in compliance with the service parameters of national guidelines on WASH in HFs, COVID-19 protocols, accessible infrastructure and demonstrate best practice. Accessible/inclusive WASH infrastructure is based on universal design principles and addresses the needs of all users, including women, children, and people with disabilities.  

Engineer will directly report to the BFL Project Coordinator at RWUA and work closely with the project teams at RWUA and SNV WASH Engineer and District WASH Advisor. S/he will engage closely with stakeholders from RM including elected officials, technical staff, Health Facilities and Disability People Organizations.

Responsibilities will include but not limited to: 

  1. Organize and implement trainings at RM level for quality assurance of inclusive WASH infrastructure planning, design, and construction.
  2. Provide follow up and mentoring support to RM stakeholders for quality monitoring of inclusive WASH infrastructure planning, design, and construction 
  3. Conduct survey, detailed design, and BOQ for inclusive WASH infrastructure in the 2 target HFs.  WASH infrastructure survey, design, and budget estimation as per the technical guidelines.
  4. Ensure all field level activities for construction in 2 target HFs are completed with quality, on time (including stakeholder engagement, labour and material procurement, orientation to construction site team, storage/stock keeping, site documentation, progress monitoring, payments, conflict resolution, etc.) 
  5. Supervise quality of construction and provide guidance to Construction Supervisor during construction in the 2 target HFs, and build practical capacity of local RM stakeholders in quality assurance during the process.
  6. Organize and implement trainings for RM and HF stakeholders for operation and maintenance of the improved WASH infrastructure in the 2 target HFs and use them for building capacity of RM for ensuring inclusive and functioning WASH infrastructure for all HFs in their jurisdiction.
  7. Conduct survey, detailed design, and BOQ for inclusive WASH infrastructure improvement for all HFs in the selected RM and build practical capacity of local RM team during the process.
  8. Collaborate with SNV WASH Engineer and District WASH Advisor for technical aspects in order to better support RM and Health Facilities.
  9. Use theory and practice to support strengthening of mainstream BFL project. 
  10. Complete all documentation, reporting as per Project requirements.
  11. Any other engineering works required to achieve expected inclusive outcomes as assigned by line manager. 

Qualification Required:

  1. Civil Engineering with minimum 2 years’ experience in survey, design, estimation, drawing and construction of building and WASH (Tube well, RWH, Gravity fed schemes) projects.
  2. Experience in monitoring projects implemented by communities and local government (health facilities) will be given priority. 
  3. Experience in conducting trainings of RM stakeholders and multi-stakeholder engagement.
  4. Experience in Gender and Social Inclusion in WASH service provision will be added value.
  5. Willingness and ability to travel frequently to construction sites.
  6. Good communication/teamwork skill.
  7. Ability to work under pressure and within the tight timeframe

2.  Position: WASH Construction Supervisor (Sub-Engineer)

Report to: Engineer, RWUA

Required Number of Position: 1

Work Station: one of the WfW -BFL working Rural Municipality, Sarlahi District

Expected Start Date:  as soon as possible

Contract Type: as per RWUAHR policy

Contract duration: approx. 7 months (till June 2021)

Job description

The WASH construction supervisor will ensure the construction site level capacity building, implementation, and quality control of: construction, measurement bills, skilled masons mobilization, record keeping, construction materials stock management and operation of accessible WASH infrastructure improvement works in the health facilities in selected Rural Municipality of Sarlahi. The infrastructure improvement works will include new construction/renovation of water supply system from source to point-of-use in HFs,   toilets and on-site sanitation system, handwashing facilities, drinking water facilities, menstrual hygiene management, drainage, and onsite collection, treatment and disposal of health care waste.  All WASH infrastructure will be in compliance with the service parameters of national guidelines on WASH in HFs, COVID-19 protocols, accessible infrastructure and demonstrate best practice. Accessible/inclusive WASH infrastructure is based on universal design principles and addresses the needs of all users, including women, children, and people with disabilities.  

The WASH Construction Supervisor will report to the Engineer at RWUA and work closely with the project teams at RWUA.  S/he will engage closely with stakeholders from RM including elected officials, technical staff, Health Facilities and Disability People Organizations.

Responsibilities will include but not limited to: 

  • Daily quality monitoring of inclusive WASH infrastructure construction and assist the Engineer to prepare BOQ for selected rural health facilities (with standard formats for environmental assessment, accessibility audit, detailed design), 
  • Ensure timely construction of inclusive WASH infrastructure as per detailed designs with quality and within estimated budget, support to establish operation and maintenance protocols, and ensure functioning of all systems, in the 2 target HFs.  Support in WASH infrastructure survey, design, budget estimation and construction must ensure: 
    • Day to day management for the construction works
    • Quality of works at sites are as per the drawings and the Engineering Norms & Standards.
  • Support in data collection, survey, detailed design, and BOQ for inclusive WASH infrastructure improvement for all HFs in the select RM and build practical capacity with HCF officials and Ward Offices.
  • Construction site level meetings and other events facilitation and coordination.
  • Technical support to strengthen capacity of skilled/ unskilled masons and their mobilization
  • Ensure the quality construction materials, stock management, record keeping and all documentations
  • Timely reports to the Engineer regarding construction progress, challenges and any other issues regarding the construction 
  • Any other site level engineering works assigned by line manager. 

Qualification Required:

  1. Diploma in Civil Engineering with minimum 2 years’ of experience (OR TSLC in Civil Engineering with at least 5 years of relevant experience) in survey, construction supervision and measurement and bill preparations of accessible WASH facilities (Tube well, Gravity/Lift water supply schemes, health post toilets, hand washing stations, waste management, house plumbing etc), 
  2. Experience in construction supervision and site level management implemented by communities and local government (health facilities) will be given priority. 
  3. Experience in Gender and Social Inclusion in WASH service provision will be added value.
  4. Willingness and ability to be in the construction sites.
  5. Good communication skill.
  6. Ability to work under pressure and within the tight timeframe

3.  Position: RM Health Sector Support Officer

Report to: Project Coordinator BFL-ARWSS, RWUA

Required Number of Position: 1

Work Station: one of the WfW-BFL working Rural Municipality, Sarlahi District

Expected Start Date:  as soon as possible

Contract Type: as per RWUAHR policy

Contract duration: approx. 8 months (till June 2021)

Overall Role:

  • Support system strengthening and capacity building of RM stakeholders in one RM to ensure proper infection prevention practices in all HFs in their jurisdiction.
  • Support all health facilities in the selected RM for improving health workers’ hygiene practice and client counselling for infection prevention. 

Job description

RM Health Sector Support Officer will be responsible for capacity building, institutional strengthening, and quality oversight for: updating knowledge; clarifying roles and responsibilities; developing plans; ensuring availability of equipment and supplies; implementing improved practices and protocols; and monitoring progress, on infection prevention at all HFs in the target RM.  The RM Health Sector Support Officer will work under the technical guidance of SNV experts.      

The RM Health Sector Support Officer will report to the BFL Project Coordinator at RWUA and work closely with the project teams at RWUA and SNV experts and District WASH Advisor.  S/he will engage closely with stakeholders from RM including elected officials, technical staff, Health Facilities and Disability People Organizations.

Responsibilities will include but not limited to: 

  1. Organise Master training on IP/PBCC for HF and RM staff, and participate in the training to be able to provide follow-up.
  2. Support HF-Incharge to form HFQIC in each HF, for quality oversight of IP and PBCC.
  3. Organize and monitor quality of whole site/on-site orientation at HF level and support action planning.
  4. Support HFs to assess and prepare IP supply package and install IEC materials to strengthen infection prevention in all HFs
  5. Strengthen HFQIC functioning for quality monitoring and improvement.
  6. Strengthen HFOMC operation processes (including SOPs, maintenance).
  7. Build capacity of RM health sector staff for improving infection prevention practices and quality assurance in all HFs.
  8. Strengthen RM-wide quality monitoring process with activation or operationalization of RM-QAWC.
  9. Use theory and practice to support strengthening of mainstreaming BFL project,
  10. Prepare the progress reports and case study on strengthening GESI processes and outcomes through COVID-19 response,
  11. Any other task required to achieve expected inclusive outcomes as assigned by line manager.

Qualification Required:

  1. Bachelors in public health or equivalent.
  2. Minimum 2 years’ experience in implementing public health-related projects with local government or with health sector at district/municipal level. 
  3. Experience in capacity building on infection prevention in HFs is desired.
  4. Experience in Gender and Social Inclusion integration is desired. .
  5. Willingness and ability to travel frequently throughout RM
  6. Good communication/teamwork skill.
  7. Ability to work under pressure and within the tight timeframe

How to Apply:

All applications must be submitted to the following email address: rwuabflvacancy@gmail.com with the following information on the subject line: Application for the position (you are applying for)

Applications sent by post will not be reviewed. Please include an application letter, updated CV (4 pages maximum) with email, telephone and/or skype contact details, and a minimum of 2 work related referees.  Please state your expected salary on the cover letter. Applications without requested information will not be reviewed. OR

Hard copy submission to Rural Women Upliftment Association (RWUA), Central Office at Haripur-2, Sarlahi within 30th of October 2020 by 5:00 PM. RWUA reserves right to qualify/disqualify applications in any circumstances. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Telephone and email queries will not be entertained.

Job Overview

Category Engineer, Development and Project
Openings 3
Position Type Full Time
Experience Please check vacancy details.
Education Please check vacancy details
Posted Date 15 Oct, 2020
Apply Before 30 Oct, 2020
City Terai Region