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About the Company
  • Company: SNV Nepal
  • Industry: I/ NGO
  • Address: Jawalkhel
Job Overview
  • Engineer
  • Full Time
  • 5+ years
  • 1
  • Please check vacancy details
  • Dailekh

Detailed Job Description / Requirements

Company Description

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation with long-term, local presence in over 30 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our team works with local partners to equip communities and businesses with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services. SNV works across three sectors: Agriculture, Renewable Energy and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.

Since SNV opened its first Asia office in Nepal in 1980, we have been able to reach out to more than 4 million people in some of the poorest pockets in far-western Nepal. Our team operates in 34 districts through a country office in Kathmandu and various project offices across the districts. From 2011, SNV has designed impact-oriented programmes in the following sectors: Agricultural and Forest Products, Energy, and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene. These programmes are aligned with the development priorities of the government of Nepal, and focus on increasing livelihood opportunities, food security, access to energy, and access to water, sanitation and improved hygiene.

SNV is seeking qualified and energetic Nepalese nationals for the position of WASH District Advisor (Engineer) for the project “Beyond the Finish Line - Inclusive and sustainable rural water supply services”.

Programme Summary

The project “Beyond the Finish Line - Inclusive and sustainable rural water supply services” is funded by DFAT (Australia) as part of the Water for Women fund which seeks to lead practice globally in gender and socially inclusive analysis, design and program delivery in WASH.   The project follows the Rural Water Supply programme approach of SNV and is being implemented in partnership with Institute of Sustainable Futures (ISF)/University of Technology Sydney. The project period is from July 2018 – December 2022 and aims to contribute to improved health, gender equality, social inclusion, and well-being of the rural communities in Nepal by supporting inclusive, sustainable, and resilient rural water supply services and hygiene promotion in two districts directly benefitting 40,000 people and 30 institutions. These districts are strategically chosen in two new provinces, with a total of 6.5 million people, and include both gravity-fed and ground water systems. SNV’s WASH programmes are based upon the principle that access to water, sanitation and hygiene is a human right, and that local government is the duty bearer of that right. SNV’s role is to strengthen the capacity of local actors and systems to enable these rights within the population in their area. The project outcomes are as follows:

  • Improved capacity of local government to lead multi-stakeholder sector planning, monitoring and targeting of investments following the human rights principles using evidence-based, transparent, and gender and socially inclusive decision-making.
  • Improved performance of rural water supply implementers (construction of schemes) and operators of waters supply services to provide gender and socially inclusive, resilient, and sustainable water supply services.         
  • Strengthened post-construction support services, on technical, management, financial and social aspects for operators to deliver gender and socially inclusive, resilient, and sustainable water supply services.
  • Improved capacity of local government to implement evidence-based inclusive and accessible hygiene SBCC around key behaviours such as hand-washing with soap (HWWS), MHM, cleanliness of toilets, safe water use and conservation at households, schools, and health facilities, and address social norms and attitudes.
  • National learning and harmonisation by using project learnings to develop role models for gender and socially inclusive, resilient, and sustainable services and wider gender and socially inclusive outcomes.
  • Improved leadership, voice, and choice of women, people with disabilities, and people who are socially excluded in households, communities, and institutions by mainstreaming the “GESI lense” in all programme components and targeting tailored initiatives for people who may be disadvantaged.

The project will work extensively with all the stakeholders at the village, rural/urban municipality, district, provincial and national level to strengthen stakeholder ownership, activate stronger governance structures and establish a solid base for the project sustainability.

Overview of the Position

The District Advisor is responsible for the strategic planning, budgeting, implementation, monitoring of all project activities in the districts. H/she will follow the programme approach of RWS and donor requirements and accordingly develop the necessary activities that lead to the desired outcomes of rural water supply sustainability.  H/she will use advisory and networking skills as well as technical expertise to strengthen sector governance and implementation capacities at the provincial, district, local body, and community levels.  H/She will engage will all sector stakeholders especially, government, private sector, civil society, potentially disadvantaged groups (e.g. people with disabilities), and media, as required. 

The District Advisor will strengthen the capacities of local NGOs as implementing partners (Local Capacity Builder) and oversee their activity and financial progress.  S/he will identify training needs for professional and organisational capacity building of stakeholders and implementing partners and take action accordingly. 

S/he will support SNV’s process of evidence-based advocacy and use lessons learnt from practice to strengthen national and sub-national policies, strategies, and guidelines.  S/he will support all required monitoring and evaluation processes for measuring activity progress, outputs, outcomes and impacts.  S/he will develop recommendations and implement required activities to further improve project results.

The positions will report directly to the W4W Programme Leader and work in close coordination with the thematic, and the other W4W district advisor.  S/he will also work in close collaboration with other WASH Sector team members. 

The positions will be based in Dailekh. The position will have core engineering expertise and work together with the advisor based in Sarlahi with core social development and GESI expertise.  Each position will require mutual exchange and travel to the other district.

Job Description

  • Advisory services for sector strengthening while being responsive to structural changes in the new federal system;
  • Networking and collaboration with sector stakeholders;
  • Strategic planning, budgeting, implementation, and monitoring, following the RWS programme approach to achieve programme outcomes;
  • Supporting implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities (data collection, meetings, recommendations, verification and sharing with stakeholders etc.);
  • Reporting for stakeholders and project as required;
  • Supporting capacity building events for sector stakeholders, project partners, and/or implementing partners (local NGOs, consultants);
  • Paying special attention to integration of gender and social inclusion in all programme components.
  • Paying special attention to environment protection and DRR in the project cycle;
  • Coordinating and collaborating with other SNV projects and supporting their implementation where required;
  • Following all donor requirements of branding, marking, and communication in project implementation;
  • Contributing to the team-building and enabling environment within SNV WASH Sector;
  • Perform other duties as needed.


  • Bachelor’s or higher level degree in WASH/engineering;
  • Minimum of five years’ experience working in a development organization in WASH sector (experience with international organization is desirable);
  • Demonstrated knowledge of GESI and environmental issues;
  • Knowledge and skills in project planning, budgeting, monitoring, and reporting;
  • Ability to implement qualitative and quantitative monitoring and evaluation processes as per project guidance;
  • Adequate IT skills and proficiency in Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint to be able to complete project monitoring and reporting requirements;
  • Ability to provide advisory services to and support multi-stakeholder forums for sector strengthening;
  • Excellent facilitation and communication skills in multi-stakeholder environments;
  • Experience working with local partners, including governmental agencies, development partners, civil society organizations, private sector, and potentially disadvantaged groups;
  • Proven ability to understand and facilitate capacity building activities;
  • Aspiring for good service delivery with strong people centred skills, and interpersonal skills, committed, pro-active and dynamic;
  • Demonstrated creativity, willingness to innovate, and to think systematically and strategically;
  • Willingness to travel in remote areas;
  • Commitment to child protection principles and practice;
  • Team player

Additional Information

Contract Type: Employment Contract

Duty Station : Dailekh District, Nepal

Expected Start Date : As soon as possible

No. of required position : 1 (one)

Position Duration : up to 31 December 2019 (with possibility of extension)

How to Apply: If you are interested, we invite you to apply by uploading your CV and motivation letter at by 25 November 2018.


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