Wash Infrastructure Engineer

  • Full Time
  • Lilongwe
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World Vision International

World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Our 42,000+ staff members working in more than 90 countries are united through our ethos, mission and shared desire for all individuals, especially children, to overcome poverty, inequality and injustice.

World Vision International in Malawi therefore is currently looking for dedicated professional Christians to fill the positions below that have fallen vacant. If you are passionate about child wellbeing and you are considering a career with a calling, we would love to talk to you.

1. WASH INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEER (Grade 15)- Based at National Office

Purpose of the position:

In charge of the water supply unit comprising of Piped Water Supply Teams that is responsible for provision of, sustainable community demanded and community managed water supply and sanitation systems and other infrastructures as a means of supporting APs in implementing key programs that will lead to increased access to sustainable safe water and environmental sanitation and improved livelihoods.

Major Responsibilities

    1. Lead and guide WASH Water Supply section team in line with existing WV policies, for effective delivery of safe and portable water to targeted communities across all APs for the attainment of Child Well Being Aspirations.
    1. Manage and lead implementation of all WASH program water supply and sanitation deliverables through proper development and execution of implementation strategies and schedules so that Malawi WASH (MWASH) major outcomes are met within scope, time, quality and budget
    1. Manage all resources, equipment and finances assigned to the water supply section, leading to machine operation effectiveness and sustainable and prolonged delivery of portable water to targeted communities.
    1. Champion networking and collaboration with WASH local and regional key stakeholders to enhance the promotion of best practices and compliance to existing and or new local and regional statutes that come to be so that MWASH is responsive to the sector demands
    1. Design and/or analyse new or existing WASH infrastructure for technical, financial and social compatibility in line with WASH and National standards leading to WASH interventions that are demand driven and of structural and environmental soundness
    1. Manage data collection, processing and storage for all WASH infrastructure units in World Vision Malawi for purposes of knowledge, local and global reporting and institutional memory.
    1. Reinforce equity, safety and sustainable environmental management in World Vision Malawi by promoting major cross cutting themes, including advocacy, environment and gender so that child well-being aspirations as wholesomely tackled

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Water Resources Management/ Civil Engineering or related field.
  • At least 6 years progressive experience in the water sector


  • Practical hands on knowledge of design and construction of structures and water supply systems.
  • Experience in working with communities in demand driven community managed projects is a plus.
  • Project management and design experience, as well as project implementation and monitoring & evaluation.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and time management skills.
  • Public relations, marketing, and communications skills in both English and Chichewa.
  • Strong detail orientation.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of MS Office, Lotus Notes and engineering software.


To view the complete Job Description and requirements please visit: https://www.wvcentral.org


Send a cover letter with a detailed Curriculum Vitae with three traceable referees to: wvm_humanresources@wvi.org not later than 15th July 2019. Only short listed candidates will be acknowledged.

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