Water Technician , Longido Community Development Organization (LCDO)

Longido Community Development Organization (LCDO) is a membership, nonprofit organization based in Longido District, Arusha. The organization works towards the empowerment of the most vulnerable Pastoralist Maasai communities through promoting access to quality education, health awareness, access to safe and clean water, human rights and economic empowerment.

LCDO would like to recruit qualified candidates to fill the position of Water Technician. He/She will be working under the leadership/ guidance of the Coordinator to implement various donor funded programs/projects in Longido District. He/She will also be accountable for professional and technical contribution on programs management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, budget preparation, reporting and documentation. He/She  will also contribute to documentation of most significant change stories and general progress against outcome indicators as well as facilitate the documentation and communication initiative.

Position: Water Technician
Location: Arusha, Longido District
Duration: 12 months (renewable based on satisfactory performance/availability of funds)
Reporting to: Coordinator

Within delegated authority, The Water Technician will be responsible for the following duties:
- Supervise construction of dams and repair of surface water intakes and wells
- Plan scheduled maintenance on all the installations and equipment related to water supply, sanitation and treatment systems.
- Oversee emergency works and repairs of various water supply, sanitation and treatment systems.
- Prepare and analyze the reports related to the performance of water equipment in the field including wells, pumps, main supply, storage tanks and distribution networks.
- Provide guidance and practical hands-on training to staff working under his/her supervision.
- Ensure smooth implementation of the water and sanitation project
- Ensure the availability of accurate, complete and up-to-date project information required for implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation.
- Ensure proper and continuous monitoring of the progress and completion in accordance with the implementation schedule, regularly visiting sites with representatives of partners in order to identify difficulties
- Team with all business and technical project partners to exchange information on the sanitation project implementation and status
- Preparation of weekly reports, monthly, quarterly and annual activity reports
- Perform any other duties related to the field/organization as directed by the coordinator

- Professionalism: Demonstrated professional competence and in-depth knowledge of civil engineering practice. Well-developed technical skills; knowledge of water and sanitation standards, methods, practices and materials.
- Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
- Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

Education – BSc. in Civil engineering or equivalent qualification
Work Experience - At least five (3) years of experience

The deadline for receiving applications is 23rd April 2016

Interested persons should apply in writing and submit copies of certificates, current curriculum vitae and the names of two referees to the email address provided below.

Email:  lcdolongido@gmail.com

NB: Only shortlisted candidates should be contacted for interview

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