WASH Engineer – Tagum (Filipino Nationals Only)

Acción contra el Hambre España

Duration : 6 months
Start date : ASAP

You’ll contribute to ending world hunger by …

As part of the Action Against Hunger Philippine Mission WASH and Program operational areas, the WASH Engineer will oversee all technical activities related to water supply, sanitation (WASH) and will ensure the efficient and smooth implementation of the water supply, sanitation (WASH) projects in Action Against Hunger targeted areas.

Commit to abide and promote the organization’s Charter of Principles, Code of Conduct, ethical policies (Safeguarding, Harassment, Anti-Bribery, Fraud, Corruption, etc.), sectorial policies and security protocols.

Be available to respond to any emergency response assessments or projects should there be a need.

Key activities in your role will include

  • Objective 1: Programming
    • Take the lead in the conduct of water supply, sanitation (WASH) engineering assessments at field level, including analyzing, presenting, and reporting the results and recommendations to the Technical Team
    • Participate in joint sector assessments, surveys, and evaluations to focus on water supply, sanitation (WASH) and its contribution and impact on the other sectors.
    • Support supervisors to lead the feasibilities, design, and preparation, and analysis of Bill of Quantity (BOQs) development for water supply, sanitation (WASH), related intervention.
    • Facilitate and plan construction-related activities in the assigned sites making sure that beneficiaries and vulnerable groups such as women, girls, elderly, and people with special needs are consulted and involved in the process of the construction phases such as protection concerns during nighttime use sanitation facilities, provision access aids for elderly and among others.
    • Implement and monitor day-to-day activities according to BOQs and drawings/schematic diagrams in collaboration with skilled and unskilled labor.
    • Conduct regular water quality testing and monitoring of water facilities prior to and after the repair/construction works and at the household level and provide feedback to the community and LGU.
    • Apply and ensure Build Back Safer and Do No Harm principles in the designing planning and implementing construction activities.
    • Guarantee that activities don’t contribute or impact the environment and the community such as construction waste, contamination of sanitation facilities to surface water and water points and among others.
    • Monitor and secure functionality of WASH, if needed, replace parts or repair WASH to ensure continuous use.
    • Ensure a good respect for working conditions while in the field, especially the respect to Action Against Hunger’s Code of Conduct and standard operating procedures for the area of operation and safety rules on the construction site.
    • Issue and sign the work done certificates as per Action Against Hunger design.
    • Conduct Capacity building for WASH Committee/BAWASA for the sustainability of built WASH facilities as well as water safety plan.
    • Represent Action Against Hunger with different community stakeholders at field level.
    • Maintain good communication with beneficiaries and partner organizations in the field.
  • Objective 2: Reporting, Monitoring, Accountability
    • Monitor and report implementation of water supply, sanitation (WASH) and shelter.
    • Archiving project technical documents systematically to facilitate organizational level learning, memory, and reporting.
    • Consolidate annual technical reports of Action Against Hunger project teams and of partners.
    • Prepare regular reports on the detailed progress of construction for the assigned sites.
    • Ensure the quality and quantity of material at the field as per BOQs and according to waybills.
    • Ensure safety procedures and rules are respected in the field by all workers.
    • Support the conduct of 3rd party monitoring of WASH and shelter before turn-over to the community/LGU. Provide needed documents such as BoQs and Design to the monitors. Finding on the technical results of the monitoring should be readily addressed.
    • Collection and achieving of SoVs’ based on the activities, indicators, and agreed format/tools and submit to Head of Project
    • Ensure proper Turn-over of WASH infrastructures to LGUS and/or community-based committees such as BAWASA, WASH committee.
    • Ensure completeness and quality of construction work based on the work plan and schedules.
    • Ensure as-built designs are available and documented and shared with relevant partners/LGUs.
  • Objective 3: Finance and Admin responsibilities
    • Prepare the daily workers payment sheet and payment documents for workers/contractors as needed.
    • Support to line manager for timely submitting daily payments sheets.
    • Organize day-to-day logistics, administration, and personnel activities.
    • Manage all related program equipment and materials in close consultation with the logistics/procurement officer. Maintain and ensure proper project asset register.

Do you meet the profile required criteria?

  • University/college graduate of civil engineering, or other relevant degrees, and technical qualification
  • Licensed Civil Engineering
  • Technical Knowledge:
    • Technical engineering knowledge of civil, structural, and/or water supply, sanitation (WASH), and shelter
    • Familiarity with the water supply, sanitation (WASH), and shelter humanitarian standards e.g. Sphere, Philippine Laws and LGU ordinances
    • Familiar with water systems, chlorination, water testing and plumbing, and carpentry workloads
    • Significant proven work experience in engineering (designing, preparation of BOQ and/or supervising) for water supply, sanitation, and shelter.
    • Experience in implementing water supply, sanitation, and disaster risk reduction and livelihood infrastructures projects through Cash for Work modality is an asset, including supervising CfW workers.
    • Familiarity with the local culture, ability to develop respect from a wide range of people, and strong ability to communicate effectively in line with WASH and shelter.
  • At least three 3 years’ experience in humanitarian organization, especially in the WASH and shelter
  • Languages: Excellent English and Filipino
  • IT systems:
    • With good working knowledge on how to use Microsoft Office package e.g. Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, and TEAMS.
    • Proficiency in the use of AutoCAD and SketchUp
  • Valuable prior experience in issues related to the promotion of gender equality and child rights or personal commitment to gender equality and child rights.

Our remuneration package:

  • Compensation based on Action Against Hunger salary grid and candidate’s previous experience
  • Benefits: Health insurance, accident and life insurance, leave entitlements, government-mandated benefits
  • Project-based employment

Action against Hunger is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work such as but not limited to sexual harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and/or financial misconduct; We expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through endorsing our code of conduct and other related policies and only those who share our values and code of conduct will be recruited to work for us.

How to apply

Interested candidates meeting the requirements should apply to the link provided below on or before 28 March 2024.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview by the HR Department.

Note. – Given the urgency of this position, the vacancy may close on or before the deadline.

Action Against Hunger provides equal opportunities to candidates regardless of their origin, nationality, race, gender, regional and sexual orientation. This vision aims to integrate equal treatment and opportunities among females and men in all HR processes and policies within the organization.

Deadline: 28 Mar 2024

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