Programme Officer- Engineer

Date Posted: 22 June 2023

Job Title

Programme Officer- Engineer

About WaterAid

WaterAid (WA) Bangladesh is an international non-government organization determined to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene a normal part of everyday life for everyone, everywhere. To know more, please visit:

Job Purpose

This position is responsible for guiding, facilitating and supporting WaterAid programmes for implementing Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) projects in different geographical context through partner organisations. S/he will support and coordinate projects/programmes for designing and implementing context specific, innovative and demand-based WASH infrastructures implemented by partner organisations. S/he will develop technical designs, BOQs, modules and guidelines for ensuring the smooth implementation of projects ensuring desired quality within the given timeframe. This role will also be responsible for ensuring that organisation’s technical design manual standard and policies are met by project interventions.

Key Responsibilities

• Play the key role in initiating, guiding, facilitating, and supporting the implementation of different projects and programmes to ensure quality output • Develop relevant operational and technical guidelines and modules of WASH interventions. • Identify and support the implementation of demand-based (Urban/Rural) WASH technologies, • Prepare bill of quantity (BoQ), estimation, etc. of WASH-related interventions. • Ensure Health & Safety (H&S) policies adhere to during construction and support programmes/projects on this matter. • Support programmes and projects planning, budgeting, developing, and implementing in line with WaterAid’s mission, vision, values, and principles. • Monitor progress, process, and quality of project interventions and take necessary corrective measures throughout the project cycle to support partners • Continuous review of progress on implementing WASH interventions through partners against the plan, identify loopholes and provide appropriate feedback & support to ensure smooth and effective implementation of the projects • Drive, achieve, and maintain agreed quality and standards during construction for sustainability • Coordinate with other teams of WaterAid Bangladesh to ensure providing necessary support to the partner organisations on their needs • Suggest context-specific innovations especially on environmental sanitation, biodiversity, and wetland revival • Facilitate in piloting interventions, action research, etc. and share best practices/disseminate learning and contribute to knowledge management of the organization

Requisite qualifications, experience, and attributes

• B.Sc degree in Civil (will be preferred)/ Environmental/ Water Resources Engineering from any recognized/reputed University of Bangladesh or abroad. A master's or equivalent degree will be an added advantage • Minimum 02 (two) years demonstrated working experience in the engineering field with development sector, preferably in Urban WASH • Understanding of technical, social, and institutional issues relating to water, sanitation, and hygiene education in developing countries • Proven experience in independently designing infrastructures including WASH facilities • Experience in preparing project work plans and budgets; and implementing projects through partner NGOs • Experience in working with municipalities/city corporations/WASAs will be considered an added advantage • Excellent computer skills, and hands-on experience with computer-aided design platforms and analytical software like CAD, GIS, etc. • Strong analytical skills, and capacity to meet tight deadlines • Admirable leadership, interpersonal, facilitation, and presentation skills • Written and verbal communication skills both in Bangla and English • High level of pro-activeness and creativity, positive attitude, and ability to work independently with minimal supervision • Ready to undertake extensive field visits as required

Reportable To

Programme Lead - Universal Access (UA) Programme


Dhaka, Bangladesh

Working Hours

Full time (05 days in a week, minimum 37.5 hours per week)

Contract Tenure

Fixed Term, around 03 years, with a possibility of extension

Salary & Benefits

Monthly gross salary is BDT 61,000/- flexible to the deserving candidates corresponding to higher credentials. Benefits include provident fund, gratuity, festival bonus, life insurance for self, health insurance scheme for self, spouse and children, cell phone allowances etc. as per policy provision.

Apply Instruction

If you are passionate to improve lives of the people in the transforming climate context, courageous to bring positive impact through your proficiencies, confident to meet organisation’s expectations and fulfil the above-mentioned requirements please visit the following link and apply: Apply Now

Application Deadline: 02 July 2023

Candidates will have to go through an extensive selection process.
Any lobbying will be considered as disqualification

WaterAid is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

WaterAid is committed to ensuring that wherever we work in the world there is no tolerance for the abuse of power, privilege or trust. WaterAid reinforces a culture of zero tolerance towards any form of inappropriate behaviour, abuse, harassment, or exploitation of any kind. The safeguarding of our beneficiaries, staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf, is our top priority, and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff and volunteers are required to share in this commitment through our Global Code of Conduct.
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Job Snapshot

  • Job Type:
    Fixed Term
  • Location:
    Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Date Posted:
    22 June 2023