Living Water International (LWI) is a global non-governmental organisation that exists to demonstrate the love of God by helping communities acquire desperately needed clean water, and experience “living water” (the gospel of Jesus Christ) which alone satisfies the deepest thirst. Living Water in Africa is providing safe drinking water, Christian Witness, Sanitation and Hygiene Education to communities across Africa.  A vacancy exists in the Zambia Office, based in Lusaka for the position of Hardware Coordinator/Water Engineer:
Reporting To: Operations Director
Remuneration: Annual Base Salary range of K93 780 – K107 600
Key Responsibilities
  • Supports the Country Office Strategic plan regarding Water Supply Development initiatives.
  • Manage the water supply development operations in country program
  • Supports the recruitment process for hardware staff.
  • Design and review water and sanitation structures in an effort to provide access to safe water and sanitation.
  • Prepare bill of quantities, bid documents and terms of reference for the professional service and company contracts for hardware projects such as drilling works, gravity flow scheme, water treatment projects, diversion weirs, rain water harvesting projects, hydrogeological studies to mention some.
  • Participate in grant proposal writing.
  • Advise the country office on current government and global WASH standards, procedures and polies in a timely manner.
  • Provide direction and execution of construction of projects in accordance with, verifying that the execution complies in accordance to the Quality Standards for Programs and donor requirements.
  • Takes control in the execution of the projects and report the same in accordance with the internal and external clients’ requirement.
  • Organize joint monitoring and evaluation of LWIZ infrastructure projects with stakeholders such as communities and sector government offices etc.
  • Manage and supervise   qualified personnel in his docket such as drilling crew, engineers, construction workers, plumbers, hydrogeologists etc..
  • Capacity building of communities and local authorities responsible for the administration and operation of each water system, over the aspects of operation and maintenance, disinfecting and chlorinating the water for consumption. Prepare contextualized operation and maintenance manuals of the water systems that have been constructed or repaired.
  • Perform the rate analysis with their respective blocks of consumption for each project.
  • Prepare technical reports as required by his/her supervisor. Promotes excellence and comply with Living Water Quality Standards and Procedures and government standards. Mainstream gender equity and child protection in all the hardware projects/activities.
  • Guarantees that assigned resources (human and material) are utilized effectively and in an efficient manner
  • Offer technical assistance for strengthening the entities or administrators of the system in reference to the Operation and Maintenance of the system.
  • Build staff capacity in the area of water infrastructure development.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned by his supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience
  • Degree in Civil Engineering, Water Engineering, or any related engineering field (with experience in water construction projects). However, in lieu of a degree, a Diploma in the above fields with more than 5 years in the WASH Sector is accepted.
  • At least 3 years’ experience working in construction of potable and sanitary water systems and other civil work
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills
  • Experience in managing water supply operations preferably water supply drilling operations.
  • Ability to work well as a team and lead a team effectively
  • Experience in preparing and controlling budgets
  • Experience in composing informative technical documents
  • Experience in preparing diagnostic and feasibility reports of clean water projects
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office packages
  • Knowledge of GPS and location of projects using Google Maps
  • Member of Engineering Association of Zambia
  • MUST be a committed  Christian with personal relationship with Christ Jesus
Application Procedure
Applicants should submit a 1 page letter clearly indicating how the candidate meets each of the qualifications, skills and experience above.
Updated CV (not more than (4) four pages)- starting with the most recent role to:
lwizambiarecruitment@water.cc or hand delivered to our office Plot 4146, Teak Road Rhodes Park Lusaka
The deadline for receipt of application letters is 18 May 2016 By 17: 00 hours, Zambian time
We encourage you to visit our website: www.water.cc  for more information about our work.
Note: Please do NOT apply if you do not meet all the qualifications, skills and experience stated above
LWIZ is an equal opportunity employer.
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