Sub-WASH Engineer

ACTED , Sri Lanka
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Job Summary

Job Description

job Purpose

The Sub-WASH Engineer is responsible for the implementation of ACTED’s WASH program off camps area, especially WASH-related infrastructure and services.

Chain of Command

Under the authority of: WASH Engineer

Responsible for:


Work Relations:


  • Logistics Officer

  • PR Officer

  • AME Officer – WASH


  • Services Suppliers

  • Local Authorities

  • Implementing partners

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Daily Field supervision of construction, and rehabilitation activities of the WASH facilities, and infrastructure.

  • Field monitoring of the implementation of water and sanitation infrastructure operations.

  • Contribute in the technical assessments, engineering studies and designs for various WASH facilities and infrastructure.

  • Ensue health and safety precautions measures are being taken by all parties in the construction sites.

  • Help in Preparing understandable BOQs for various services in collaboration with the WASH Engineer.

  • Maintain good communications and working relations with other stakeholders.

  • Share program-related information on the status of activities and achievement to WASH Engineer.

  • Contribute in rapid/ need assessments for new sites.

  • Submit frequent reports to line managers as required from WASH manager.


  • Minimum of Bachelor degree in Engineering (Civil, Mechanical, Water or environmental, Electrical or solar power ) .

  • Minimum 1 years of Engineering experience. Working in Humanitarian Organization in WASH department is highly desired.

  • Experience in and willingness to work and live in a rural environment

  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, working with as a team member.

  • Strong initiative and self-motivated, with a strong commitment to teamwork and humanitarian principle

  • Ability to multitask with competing demands under tight deadlines and work under pressure.

  • Fully computer literate (Microsoft Office) and AutoCAD is a must and other engineering software knowledge is an asset.

  • Fluency in Arabic (written and spoken), English skills is desired.