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Program Engineer

Published on 25.02.2020


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Position : Program Engineer

The WASH Program Engineer will work within ,South Sudan, mainly in Ajoung Thok and Pamir Refugee camps, and in its host communities with possible travel to needed areas. The main responsibilities will include working to design and improve the technical engineering implementation aspects of the SP WASH program in Unity State, and managing a staff of Water and Sanitation Engineers and teams of Water Technicians in all areas of water and sanitation technology including designing, quantifying, specifying of boreholes, preparing contractual documents and managing them, managing geophysical studies, submersible and hand pump installation and repairs, submersible and hand pump repair and maintenance training, designing and constructing water distribution systems, pump testing, water quality testing, hand dug well construction, and/or latrine construction. The WASH Program Engineer will also be responsible in coordinating and leading any emergency relief situations involving WASH efforts, creating and drafting technical designs, and submitting regular reports on the work being completed.


Team Management

  • Make the most effective use of the people involved with the project
  • Hire needed staff
  • Assign work responsibilities that comply to the scope of the project
  • Ensure that staff are informed of their reporting structure
  • Conduct Performance Reviews

Schedule Management

  • Monitor the events/outputs to ensure the timely completion of the project

Scope Management

  • Ensure that the program stays within the work plan and within the scope of overall SP South Sudan WASH programming

Information Management

  • Make sure that weekly/monthly reporting is completed on time and is fully detailed
  • Collect all necessary reports from project staff
  • Organize the entry and storage of all data and conduct data analysis as needed

Quality Management

  • Make necessary visits to field sites to ensure that quality work is being completed
  • Ensure the project will satisfy the needs of the beneficiaries Provide oversight of water source construction and sanitation projects to ensure quality
  • Uphold a high standard of quality

Ensuring the training of national staff in technical areas including water quality testing, and building and maintaining quality water point structures Conducting feasibility studies, borehole pumping tests analysis & reporting Drafting technical designs, specifications and helping to determine best technical practices Coordinate and lead WASH Emergency Relief efforts

  • Conducting Rapid Assessments
  • Construction of water and sanitation facilities
  • Coordination with other WASH sector partners

Maintain a Christian witness to staff and the communities. With a generous and serving spirit perform all other tasks and responsibilities assigned for the benefit of Samaritan’s Purse. Assess, manage, and report critical physical, emotional, or spiritual concerns of supervised staff. Represent SP WASH program in coordination meetings with UNHCR and other camp management meetings


Manages and oversees WASH Engineering staff in the area assigned.

Required profile for job ad : Program Engineer

To perform this job successfully you must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education, knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Bachelor’s degree in either of water supply and sanitation engineering, hydraulic engineering, civil engineering, and or related field
  • At least three years’ work experience in WASH and similar role
  • Proficient in Auto CAD, EPANET 2, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Able to be diplomatic in communications with all NGO, governmental, and community partners
  • Demonstrated flexibility and adaptability in an ever changing environment
  • Must be culturally sensitive and respectful of church leaders from all denominations
  • Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Ability to speak or quickly learn Arabic and/or Dinka


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram, form, and deal with several abstract and concrete variables


(The nature of physical effort leading to physical fatigue)
Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting, standing, and walking for extended periods of time; moderate and heavy lifting; adequate vision and hearing required; pulling, reaching, bending, climbing, and kneeling; use of fingers, both hands, and both legs required.


(The nature of adverse environmental conditions affecting the incumbent)
The WASH Mechanic must work outside in all different weather conditions including extreme cold and extreme heat including exposure to all weather when conducting field visits. He/she may at times be exposed to dangerous and/or toxic substances; exposure to fumes, odors, gasoline, solvents, cleaners, oils, and other related liquids. Environment involves noise and work with moving objects and vehicles.

Job criteria for job ad : Program Engineer
Job category :
Accounting, controlling, finance
R&D, project management
Industries :
Health, pharmacy, hospitals, medical equipment
Services other
Social, public and human services
Employment type :
Permanent contract
Region :
Al-Damar - Al-Damazin - Dunqula - Ed Daein - El Fasher - El Fula - El Obeid - Gedarif - Geneina - Kadugli - Kassala - Khartoum - Nyala - Port-Soudan - Rabak - Sannar - Wad Madani - Zalingei
City : Bentiu
Experience level :
2 to 5 years
Educational level :
Number of Position(s) : 5

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