Job Description

* SSD-South Sudan-Unity State


Job Title:               WASH Program Engineer

Department:          Projects - IFS

Reports To:           WASH Program Manager

FLSA Status:         Exempt

Date Prepared:     13 June 2018

SUMMARY: The WASH Program Engineer will work within Unity State, South Sudan, mainly in Ajoung Thok and Pamir Refugee camps, and in its host communities with possible travel to needed areas. The main responsibilities will include working to design and improve the technical engineering implementation aspects of the SP WASH program in Unity State, and managing a staff of Water and Sanitation Engineers and  teams of Water Technicians in all areas of water and sanitation technology including designing, quantifying, specifying of boreholes, preparing contractual documents and managing them, managing geophysical studies, submersible and hand pump installation and repairs, submersible and hand pump repair and maintenance training, designing and constructing water distribution systems, pump testing, water quality testing, hand dug well construction, and/or latrine construction. The WASH Program Engineer will also be responsible in coordinating and leading any emergency relief situations involving WASH efforts, creating and drafting technical designs, and submitting regular reports on the work being completed.     


Team Management

  • Make the most effective use of the people involved with the project
  • Hire needed staff
  • Assign work responsibilities that comply to the scope of the project
  • Ensure that staff are informed of their reporting structure
  • Conduct Performance Reviews

Schedule Management

  • Monitor the events/outputs to ensure the timely completion of the project

Scope Management

  • Ensure that the program stays within the work plan and within the scope of overall SP South Sudan WASH programming

Information Management

  • Make sure that weekly/monthly reporting is completed on time and is fully detailed
  • Collect all necessary reports from project staff
  • Organize the entry and storage of all data and conduct data analysis as needed

Quality Management

  • Make necessary visits to field sites to ensure that quality work is being completed
  • Ensure the project will satisfy the needs of the beneficiaries Provide oversight of water source construction and sanitation projects to ensure quality
  • Uphold a high standard of quality

Ensuring the training of national staff in technical areas including water quality testing, and building and maintaining quality water point structures Conducting feasibility studies, borehole pumping tests analysis & reporting Drafting technical designs, specifications and helping to determine best technical practices Coordinate and lead WASH Emergency Relief efforts

  • Conducting Rapid Assessments
  • Construction of water and sanitation facilities
  • Coordination with other WASH sector partners

Maintain a Christian witness to staff and the communities. With a generous and serving spirit perform all other tasks and responsibilities assigned for the benefit of Samaritan’s Purse. Assess, manage, and report critical physical, emotional, or spiritual concerns of supervised staff. Represent SP WASH program in coordination meetings with UNHCR and other camp management meetings


Manages and oversees WASH Engineering staff in the area assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must maintain a personal relationship with and be a consistent witness for Jesus Christ, as well as able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education, knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Bachelor’s degree in either of water supply and sanitation engineering, hydraulic engineering, civil engineering, and or related field
  • At least three years’ work experience in WASH and similar role
  • Proficient in Auto CAD, EPANET 2, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Able to be diplomatic in communications with all NGO, governmental, and community partners
  • Demonstrated flexibility and adaptability in an ever changing environment
  • Must be culturally sensitive and respectful of church leaders from all denominations
  • Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Ability to speak or quickly learn Arabic and/or Dinka


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram, form, and deal with several abstract and concrete variables


(The nature of physical effort leading to physical fatigue)

Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting, standing, and walking for extended periods of time; moderate and heavy lifting; adequate vision and hearing required; pulling, reaching, bending, climbing, and kneeling; use of fingers, both hands, and both legs required.


(The nature of adverse environmental conditions affecting the incumbent)

The WASH Mechanic must work outside in all different weather conditions including extreme cold and extreme heat including exposure to all weather when conducting field visits. He/she may at times be exposed to dangerous and/or toxic substances; exposure to fumes, odors, gasoline, solvents, cleaners, oils, and other related liquids. Environment involves noise and work with moving objects and vehicles.

Samaritan’s Purse Distinct Objectives:

PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL - EXALT Christ and share the Gospel while working in His Name around the world

SERVE WITH EXCELLENCE - EXCEED the world’s standard while serving the purposes of God’s kingdom

RESPOND WITH COMPASSIONATE ACTION - EXPEDITE our response to needs as the Lord reveals opportunities to minister

DEMONSTRATE BIBLICAL INTEGRITY - EXHIBIT character and integrity personally, at home and work

WALK IN BOLD FAITH - EXPECT God to do the impossible

Samaritan's Purse Mission Statement:

Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Samaritan's Purse Statement of Faith:

* We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.  (1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17)

* We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.   (Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6)

* We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.   (Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4 and 1:29; Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 and 4:15)

* We believe that all men everywhere are lost and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit. (Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 and 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7)

* We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life.   (John 3:5-8; Acts 1:8 and 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:6-10)

* We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment.  (1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20:11-15)

* We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the church.  (1 Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23)

* We believe that the ministry of evangelism and discipleship is a responsibility of all followers of Jesus Christ.   (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15; 1 Peter 3:15)

* We believe God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other.  God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society.  For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female.   (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9)

* We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of evangelism.   (Matthew 9:35-38; 22:37-39, and 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15 and 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10; Colossians 2:6-10; 1 Peter 3:15)

* We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellowmen.   (Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10)

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