Friday, July 11, 2014

Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI) Water Technician Job in Baidoa, Southern Somalia

Organization: Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI) is an International NGO founded in Italy and implementing programs with the focus to contribute to the process of fight against poverty and growth of the communities with which it cooperates with all over the world, intervening in situations of emergency, reconstruction and development.
Position: Water Technician
Reporting to: Project Engineer
Duration: 3 Months
Location: Baidoa District, Bay Region, Southern Somalia
Main Activities carried out
Supervision of Implementation of WASH focusing mainly on:
  1. Construction or rehabilitation of WASH infrastructure in target communities to improve access to WASH services particularly for the vulnerable groups;
  2. Capacity building of relevant local institutions and organizations to enhance capacities in Administration, Operation and Maintenance (AOM) of WASH services in the target areas;
  3. Hygiene and sanitation awareness promotion using participatory approaches to reduce incidence of WASH related diseases.
Key Tasks
  • Conduct technical assessments and identify suitable options for water and sanitation development interventions in collaboration with the communities;
  • Preparation of designs, technical drawings, specifications and BoQs;
  • Participate in all procedures related to procurement of works, supplies and services;
  • Supervise the project on going realizations at the sites according to the implementation contracts with contractors and communities; Supervision is done in collaboration with authorities and target groups;
  • Follow up works progress and ensure that technical designs and specifications are adhered to by the contractors / artisans/foremen;
  • Certify works that have been completed satisfactorily and in accordance to technical designs and specifications and authorize the issue of interim and completion certificates for payments as necessary.
  • Elaboration of training manuals for technical training and in particular Water management, Operation & Maintenance and Basic construction for local artisans trainings;
  • Conduct and/or participate in technical training for water users;
  • Reporting on progress of works.
  • Diploma in Water/Civil Engineering or equivalent;
  • Experience in design and supervision of construction of water and sanitation facilities;
  • Good communication, interpersonal, decision-making and organizational skills;
  • Good knowledge of English (spoken and written);
  • Computer skills;
  • Field experience in Somalia is an added advantage;
  • Knowledge of Somali language is an added advantage.
Start Date: 1st August 2014
Application: Send 1 page letter of expression of interest and updated CV by the Closing date: 15 July 2014 to the following address:

The Regional Representative,
Cooperazione Internazionale,

Note: Only short listed candidates will be contacted

Ensure you indicate:”Water Technician” as subject to your application email.