SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation that applies practical know-how to make a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty. We use our extensive and long-term in-country presence to apply and adapt our top-notch expertise in agriculture, energy and WASH to local contexts. SNV has over 1250 staff in more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organisation that uses project financing to implement our mission. This requires us to work efficiently and to invest in operational excellence.
In its new Strategic Plan period (2019 – 2022), SNV will more explicitly aim for systems change during project preparation and implementation - by strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets that help many more to escape poverty beyond our projects. We will continue to position ourselves as a premium organisation and invest in making knowledge flow to and from the frontline.
Under WASH sector, one of the projects being implemented in Dailekh and Sarlahi districts by SNV Nepal is Beyond the Finish Line- Inclusive and Sustainable Rural Water Supply Services.
The DFAT Australia’s Water for Women Fund supported - Beyond the Finish Line (BFL) - Inclusive and Sustainable Rural Water Supply Service project is being implemented in four Rural Municipalities (RM) of Dailekh and four Rural Municipalities of Sarlahi. SNV is working with its local partners Everest Club, Dailekh and Rural Women Upliftment Association RWUA, Sarlahi. In line with DFAT priorities for New COVID 19 initiatives, SNV aims to support Health Facilities (HFs) in order to address COVID-19 related challenges, by supporting infection prevention in all the HFs in one target RM in each of the current two working districts, Dailekh and Sarlahi. This includes improving capacity and facilities for both WASH infrastructure and infection prevention practices. The project complements the Beyond the Finish Line’s objective to improve access to water supply, handwashing with soap and menstrual hygiene management, by adding further focus on HFs and COVID-19 prevention, and to develop the capacity of RMs for WASH in HFs.
SNV Nepal is seeking an experienced Nepali for the position of WASH Engineer to lead the following work under the new COVID-19 initiatives and support strengthening of the overall BFL project:
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:
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
How to Apply:
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.
ONLY SHORTLIST CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.
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Starting from 2011, SNV has designed scalable and impact oriented programmes within four sectors that are aligned with the Government of Nepal’s development priorities.
The three key sectors SNV works in are Agricultural and Forest Products; Renewable Energy; and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.
We explicitly emphasise institutional development and local ownership of programmes. In order to enhance our impacts, we actively seek partnerships for funding, joint programme implementation and knowledge sharing.