SNV Nepal

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation is a not-for-profit international development organisation. Founded in the Netherlands in 1965, we have built a long-term, local presence in countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors work with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development. SNV has been working in Nepal since 1980 and is active in Agriculture, Renewable Energy and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.

SNV is seeking qualified Nepalese for Project Leader position to implement a project called “Austria-Nepal Renewable Energy Blended Finance Facility” (REBFF) in Sudoor Paschim Province of Nepal.

SNV Nepal with the financial support of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) will be implementing a project called “Austria-Nepal Renewable Energy Blended Finance Facility” (REBFF) in Sudoor Paschim Province of Nepal. The main objective of the project is to support development and upscaling of innovative financing by establishing a Credit Guarantee Fund (CGF) to finance renewable energy projects and strengthening capacity of stakeholders involved. However, access to energy to the rural households through financing will be the main outcome of the project.

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WASH Engineer


Apply Before : 2020-08-08 (Closed)

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Job Description:

The WASH Engineer will lead and ensure 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 Municipalities of Dailekh and 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 Engineer will report to the BFL Project Leader and work closely with the project district teams including the WASH Advisors and the local NGO teams.  S/he will also engage closely with stakeholders from RM including elected officials, technical staff, and Disability People Organisations.

Responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Develop and implement trainings and provide follow up and mentoring for quality monitoring of survey, technical design and BOQ, and construction for inclusive WASH infrastructure for rural HFs (with standard formats for environmental assessment, accessibility audit, detailed design, BOQ, construction quality) in the two RMs.
  • Develop the detailed designs and BOQ for inclusive WASH infrastructure, ensure their timely construction with quality and within estimated budget, establish operation and maintenance protocols, and ensure functioning of all systems, in the 4 target HFs.  WASH infrastructure survey, design, budget estimation and construction must ensure:
    • Quality/accuracy of survey, design, estimation and drawings.
    • Quality of works at sites are as per the drawings and the Engineering Norms & Standards.
  • Complete survey, detailed design, and BOQ for inclusive WASH infrastructure improvement for all HFs in the two RMs, and build practical capacity of local RM teams during the process.
  • Guide the NGO and RM teams (Engineer, Overseer, Sub-overseer, site supervisor) in all processes to ensure better quality works.
  • Coordinate with SNV WASH Advisors and Local NGO partner teams regarding the coordination with RMs and Health Facilities.
  • Strengthen capacity of two RMs for ensuring inclusive and functioning WASH infrastructure for all HFs in their jurisdiction.
  • Use theory and practice to support strengthening of mainstream BFL project.
  • Coordinate for progress reporting including learning and GESI inclusive case story preparation.
  • Work closely with project leader BFL-ARWSS and thematic Advisors (GESI, BCC, MEAL and Market Development) at country office.
  • Any other engineering works required to achieve expected inclusive outcomes as assigned by Supervisor.

Additional Information

Report to: Project Leader of the Project BFL-ARWSS, SNV Nepal

Duty Station: Kathmandu with frequent field visits to Sarlahi & Dailekh Project Area (Approx 70%)

Expected Start Date: September 2020

Contract Type: Employment Contract

Contract Duration: 10 months

Required Number of Position: 1

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience in projects monitoring implemented by communities and local government (health facilities) will be given priority.
  • Experience in Gender and Social Inclusion in WASH service provision will be added value.
  • Willingness and ability to travel frequently to construction sites.
  • Good communication/teamwork skill.
  • Ability to work under pressure and within the tight timeframe

Education + Experience

  • Bachelor in Civil Engineering with minimum 4 years’ experience in survey, design, estimation, drawing and construction of building and WASH projects.

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If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by uploading your CV (not more than 3 page) with motivation letter (not more than 1 page) by clicking on the " I'm interested" button before 9 August 2020


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