UK-Med Register – WASH Engineer

Are you an experienced WASH Engineer professional looking for a diverse and exciting role?

Role: WASH Engineer

Hours:UK-Med Register role, no guarantee of any work, but if deployed work will be full-time

Duration: Register members who deploy will be offered fixed-term contracts. The duration will depend on the requirements of the response, but most responses are between 4 and 12 weeks

Pay: £3500 – £4025 as per calendar month

Location:Internationally / any of the UK-Med response including Ukraine and or to various other locations.

UK-Med is a frontline medical aid charity. Born of the NHS, we’ve been working for over 30 years towards a world where everyone has the healthcare they need when crises or disasters hit.

Our responses are staffed from our Register of surge responders.  Register members undergo extensive training and vetting in advance, so they can be quickly deployed to where they are most needed.  Register members who join a response team are offered a fixed-term contract for the response and paid in line with our globally benchmarked pay scales.

We are seeking several new talented people to join our teams in various locations, to be available to deploy in WASH Engineer roles, you will be responsible for the identification, design, implementation, monitoring and reporting on the progress of community construction and rehabilitation projects in the assigned districts.  S/he is Responsible for day-to-day field management, supervision, and provision of regular technical backstopping to WASH and Community projects.

Our ideal candidates will be experienced WASH Engineers who have demonstrable understanding of supporting in ensuring the quality and effectiveness of programming in accordance with grant proposal and guidelines.

You will have proven experience of ensuring implementation and successful completion of WASH related construction/rehabilitation projects or components as assigned by line manager.

You will be determined, high performing, compassionate and collaborative, as well as being committed to learning and supporting others to learn.  Language skills will be an advantage.

We offer excellent learning opportunities and occasional opportunities to work in international humanitarian responses, should you decide to join our Register at a later date.

To apply:

We strongly recommend that you read the Candidate Information Pack before applying for this role.

To apply, please complete the questions and submit your CV below as soon as possible.

This vacancy will close as soon as we have received enough strong applications, and no later than 2 August 2023.

The questions you will be asked to answer are:

  • How many years of experience do you have in humanitarian WASH roles?
  • Please describe any experience you have of managing WASH in health facilities in low resource environments (150 words maximum)
  • Please describe any experience you have of design and delivery of technical components of WASH in humanitarian responses (150 words maximum)
  • Please explain how you plan to be available for deployment with UK-Med i.e. what are your commitments e.g. work, family and how can you be confident that you can leave these at short notice? (150 words maximum)

UK-Med is committed to safeguarding of our personnel and beneficiaries and has a zero tolerance approach to sexual exploitation and abuse.  We conduct thorough vetting before any appointment is confirmed.

UK-Med is committed to the principles of diversity, equality, and inclusion.  We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive environment where employees feel respected and supported to be able to fulfil their potential.

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