Civil Engineer to support on WASH activities of the ENUFF project

  • SNV
  • Vientiane, Laos
  • 16/07/2022
Full time


The civil engineer will be responsible for survey, design and overseeing construction of the water schemes, improving access to water, improving toilet and hand washing stations and providing training on water management to the community, Health Centres and Schools based on the ENUFF project priorities. The civil engineer will be responsible to coordinate with Provincial and district Namsaat Offices to conduct the technical survey-design and supervise the construction.

The WASH activities are being implemented in Viengxay and Xiengkhor Distrtct of Houaphan province. The WASH activities will be rolled out in 60 target villages. The interventions should help community members improve their water and sanitation status.

The following are the key responsibilities of the civil engineers.

  • Conduct detailed assessment of all schools and health centres to design and estimate investment to improve access to water, toilets, and handwashing stations in line with national norms.
  • Develop and coordinate sanitation improvement plan in the schools and health centres.
  • Facilitate signing of agreement of cooperation with the school, health centre, village, and district authorities to implement the improvement plan including construction of facilities.
  • Coordinate awareness raising campaign in WASH in schools and health centres.
  • Facilitate development of BOQ, procurement and transportation of material to the sites.
  • Supervise quality control of the construction/rehabilitation of gravity fed water systems, storage facilities, handwashing stations and toilets in line with (inter) national norms.
  • Provide training to teacher, health centre staff, community members on Operation & Maintenance.
  • follow up on operation and maintenance of water system and facilities.
  • Participate in team meetings.


  • Technical design -BOQ of water schemes in Community, Health Centre and Schools based on project objectives.
  • Technical design - BOQ of toilets and Hand Washing Stations in Health Centre and Schools.
  • Budget planning that related with WASH activities.
  • Involve for procurement and bidding for WASH construction materials.
  • Overall supervision of the construction of the water schemes, toilets, and hand washing stations.
  • Training tools / hand out related with WASH activities.
  • Training of Trainers on WASH, especially for Operation and Maintenance of water schemes, hygiene and sanitation promotion in Health Centres and Schools.
  • Coaching to Village Nutrition Team-WASH, Health Centre staff and Teachers.
  • Monitoring and follow up of WASH activities in Health centres and schools.
  • Work with ENUFF / SNV team to document and share the information Progress reports


  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from a recognized University.
  • Five years’ work experience in construction including survey, design, BOQ and supervision.
  • Experience in implementing WASH activities in community, schools, and health centers.
  • Knowledge of and experience in farmer training on water management including operation and maintenance of water schemes.
  • Demonstrable capacity to design and implements contextual interventions in improving WASH in community, schools and health centers including construction of water reserve tanks to be used in dry season.
  • Pro-active attitude and results oriented but also patient and have the ability to work well in cross-cultural teams.
  • Good English language (spoken and written).
  • Ability to write clear, effective project reports.
  • Good computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)

Additional Information

Contract TypeNational Employment Contract

Contract Duration: One-year initial term, with strong possibility of extension, contingent on funding availability.

Duty location: Samnuea, Houaphan Province

Expected Start Date: Preferably 1 September 2022 but negotiable

Key Steps in the Selection Process

1.        Submit your application letter and CV in English via SmartRecruiters until July 26, 2022 if you wish to be considered for this position. All information will be in the strictest confidence. 

2.        We will revert to you as soon as feasible when we have reviewed your application and your profile matches the specific position requirements to be considered.

3.        During the recruitment process, we will require that you provide us with the full details of three people willing to act as referees.  We will not contact these referees without your explicit permission. Please note that reference checks may be conducted before your face-to-face interviews.

4.        Should SNV wish to proceed with your application, the selection process will only be communicated to the shortlisted candidates.

5.        After your interviews with the Selection Committee, we will advise you of the Committee’s decision as soon as possible. Please note that the successful candidate must furnish SNV with original copies of their qualifications before an offer is extended.

How to Apply:

If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by uploading your CV and application letter in English by clicking link "I am interested"

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