ToR Consultancy Services Wash Engineer Turkana County

Terms of Reference Consultancy Services Wash Engineer

Organization: Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe

Closing date 4 May 2023

Project Name: A contribution to breaking the cycle of food insecurity in Turkana County, Kenya

Project Area: Nasinyono Village, Nanam Ward Turkana County

Type of Consultancy: Individual Consultancy Contract


Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe eV. is a German International Humanitarian Non-Governmental Organization that provides international assistance through its Johanniter International Assistance department and its country offices. Johanniter International’s 2027 Strategic Programme objectives include Health, Livelihoods, and Disaster Response and Preparedness for communities affected by conflict and disaster.

Project Background

Johanniter International Assistance and its partner AIC-Health Ministries (AICHM) are currently implementing a food security, nutrition and WASH project in Nasinyono village Nanam ward in Turkana County. The overall objective of the project is to contribute toward breaking the cyclic nature of food insecurity in Turkana County.

Specific objectives of the projects are:

  • To increase sustainable food production by promoting drought-resistant and environmentally viable crops.
  • To strengthen community resilience by preventing moderate acute malnutrition through improved access to quality and adequate locally produced food and enhance the self-help capacities of the target group to cope with the negative impacts of natural disasters.

Purpose of the Consultancy

The WASH Engineer shall:

  • Provide technical support to Johanniter’s implementing partner in in the supervision of the construction of the water pan, setting up of the reverse osmosis plant and the setting up of the drip irrigation system.
  • Ensure the successful contractor complies with the terms of the contract, safety, environmental requirements and the specified technical requirements for the construction of the water pan, irrigation system and reverse osmosis plant.

4. Timeframe of the Consultancy

Expected Project duration: 45 days staggered over 7 months

  1. Scope of Work

Under the supervision of the Johanniter International Assistance Programme Manager, the WASH Engineer will be responsible for carrying out the following functions and tasks;

  1. Support the day-to-day supervision of the construction works for the water pan, set up of irrigation systems and the installation of the reverse osmosis plant ensuring that the works comply with the technical requirements as per the Bills of Quantities and designs
  2. Lead the development of Standard Operating Procedures on management of the structures including leak detection, repair and distillation, failure of machine operation, repair and maintenance among others.
  3. Review the flow analysis, including yield of water source, discharge amount, and the development/provision of flow data. This should be accompanied by prediction of wet and dry season flow.
  4. Ensure that the systems give priority to sustainable water production, utilization and management.
  5. Ensure compliance with national laws and regulations such as NCA, WRMA, NEMA, safety requirements etc. as well as international water and environment compliance procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

The proposals submitted must possess;

  1. A Bachelors’ degree in Civil Engineering, Water Engineering or related field with over 10 years of progressive work experience, including within the last 5 years.
  2. ESSENTIAL: 5 years of experience in WASH – with a biased experience in the latest technologies for water systems geared towards livelihood systems and livelihood production in ASAL/dryland setups.
  3. 3 years of the experience must relate to knowledge and management of water projects targeting community/rural water structures.
  4. Excellent knowledge and experience in the setting up and management of complex water systems. Must have experience in reverse osmosis, drip irrigation, water recharge systems and solar power system equipment.
  5. Full contact details of your 3 most recent references for similar works (within the last 5 years).
  6. Registration with a relevant professional body (e.g. Engineers Registration Board).
  7. Experience working with International NGOs on WASH projects in the ASAL Counties in Kenya is an advantage
  8. Experience working with Local NGOs and County Governments in WASH and infrastructure projects in Kenya is also an advantage
  9. Experience working with Local Communities and structures in WASH related projects.
  10. Ability to design, plan and analyze infrastructure projects.
  11. Ability to meet the agreed timeline and provide technical feedback during the implementation period.
  12. Excellent communication skills.
  13. Excellent Computer literacy skills (Auto Card, HEC-RAS/HEC-HMS, MODFLOW)
  14. Knowledge of the local language is desirable but not a must.

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