Working under the direct supervision of the Water Mission - Tanzania Country Program Director, position is responsible for applying sound engineering principles, project and program management techniques, and excellent written and verbal communications skills to manage scopes of work, schedules, and budgets of a large solar powered safe water project in western Tanzania covering multiple locations, water sources, treatment and storage installations, and access points. This role will require establishing residence in Kasulu, Tanzania (in the Kigoma region) for a minimum of three years. Given the required location, travel to and from the applicant’s country/location of permanent residence will be provided once per year .
Position Requirements and Responsibilities:
Participate in a minimum three-month study and orientation period including travel to other Water Mission country programs in East Africa. The duration of stay in countries outside Tanzania is expected to be one month.
Study, embrace, advocate, and lead staff to understand and adhere to Water Mission vision, mission, standards, and values in all areas of office and project operations
An active Christian faith: responsible to lead staff by example and in devotions and prayer
Abide by the policies and requirements of the Water Mission Code of Conduct and Staff Policy Manual for Tanzania (a copy available upon request)
Work in a team environment to provide leadership, direction, and assistance for engineers, technicians, community development staff, administrative personnel, and volunteers
Prepare written proposals and cost estimates
Manage multiple simultaneous projects in different locations
Maintain good communications with Water Mission staff and partner organizations
Ensure that each portion of the work is executed according to an agreed upon Scope of Work, Design, Schedule and Budget to a best-in-class level of excellence
Prepare and submit agreed upon Project Status Reports
Provide training to staff of other organizations regarding maintenance and operation of implemented solutions
Provide approval of all office and project related expenses and purchase orders
Conduct field inspections and site assessments
Participate in disaster response activities as needed
Prepare and make presentations to the Operations Team, Strategic Partners, donors and volunteers
Bachelor’s Degree in Civil, Chemical, Environmental, Mechanical or other Engineering field. Other degrees considered are Construction Management, Science or Mathematics.
Minimum 7 years of progressive engineering, including project management experience of large engineering projects
Advanced skills with MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) and familiarity with engineering software such as MS Project, AutoCAD, etc.
Well grounded, active Christian faith consistent with Water Mission statement of faith (see here)
Excellent analytical skills
Excellent project management skills
Excellent relationship and conflict resolution skills
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
P.E. license preferred
The position is contingent upon successfully applying and being granted a permit to work in Tanzania on a full time extended basis