Water and Sanitation Technicians (3 positions)

United Nations Volunteers (UNV)
Juba, Wau, Kuajok, South Sudan
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
Junior (3-4 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Task description

Under the direct supervision of and liaising frequently with the Project Manager and/or in close coordination with the Field Engineer of the Engineering Section; the UNV Water and Sanitation Technician is required to function within the framework of water and sanitation works in the mission for South Sudan, and will perform the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Installing, operating and maintaining, servicing and repairing water supply systems, water treatment plants, water storage facilities, sewerage network, sewerage treatment plants, pumps, control panels of all plants/pumps and other allied equipment of new construction projects within a sector of the Mission area;
  • Managing the daily tasks of plumbers and other staff working in the unit;
  • Performing surveys and preparing technical reports, drawings and material quantities;
  • Ensuring that the installation of new systems and maintenance of existing systems meet the safety and environmental standards in accordance with international codes and regulations;
  • Providing lists of spare parts for water supply and sewerage works control panels as well as necessary tools and equipment, well in advance;
  • Estimating material requirements and tools or equipment needed to perform the job;
  • Detecting possible defects in plumbing and mechanical systems;
  • Carrying out scheduled periodic and emergency maintenance services on all installations and equipment;
  • Reporting on the proper delivery of related services to the Supervisor, Water and Sanitation Unit;
  • Receiving and acting on Engineering Work Order Requests (EWRs),
  • Designing simple water and sanitation installations and providing the necessary diagrams for laying water supply and sewerage pipe lines installations and maintenance work;
  • Conducting regular physical, chemical and bacteriological water quality tests to comply with WHO Guidelines;
  • Building capacity through coaching, mentoring and formal on-the-job training of national staff and counterparts;
  • Performing any other related water and sanitation duties as needed or assigned.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:- Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day)- Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country- Provide annual and end of assignment reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities using UNV’s Volunteer Reporting Application-Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.- Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers-Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

Results/Expected Outputs

  • Responsibilities carried out successfully, safely and within specified time and allocated resources;
  • Submission of daily, weekly, monthly and annual reports within the allotted time as requested by the Field Engineer/Head of the Water and Sanitation Unit and/or Chief Engineer;
  • Proper design and implementation of various projects assigned to the UNV Water and Sanitation Technician to the highest standard and minimum cost to the Mission;
  • Quality of water supplied to clients meets the WHO standards at all times;