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WASH Site Supervisor (Imo) at Mercy Corps Nigeria

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We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: WASH Site Supervisor

Location: Owerri, Imo
Supervisory Responsibility:No direct supervision
Employment Type:


Program / Department Summary

  • The Small-Town Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (STWASH) Activity is a five-year initiative funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The Activity is to support sustainable improvements in access to basic water and sanitation that are necessary to facilitate ongoing recovery, peacebuilding, and economic development within Nigeria. The program has three interrelated areas of intervention.
  • As a foundational approach, STWASH focuses on expanded access to water and sanitation facilities and strengthening capacity for small-town water governance covering the states of Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe (BAY) in Northeast Nigeria. The overarching vision of the activities in the BAY states is to facilitate the economic recovery of some crisis-affected communities and bolster the capacity of the state governments to provide essential WASH services and create and sustain enabling environments for Small Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Agencies and Water Consumers Associations to operate effectively. In addition, the STWASH Activity expanded to implement water utility infrastructure projects in the three southern states of Abia, Delta, and Imo.

General Position Summary

  • Reporting to the State WASH Utility Engineers, the WASH Site Supervisors will be responsible for ensuring the on-site supervision of high-quality WASH infrastructure in Imo State, maintaining set engineering standards, codes and protocols, and Mercy Corps quality standards for all STWASH construction activities. The successful candidatewill support the implementation of the planned Southern Expansion WASH infrastructure inImo State.
  • S/he will support the State Water Agencies (SWAs) and State government focal ministries to deliver on the project’s goals and objectives. S/he will work closely with the respective State WASH Utility Engineer to ensure that the works are rehabilitated, improved, and constructed in line with the design, specification, scope, and national guidelines/standards. In addition, s/he will also support the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) team, Governance and Capacity Building Specialist, and communication team in carrying out specific WASH infrastructure data collection, assessments, and documentation of success stories as well as preparing rehabilitation/improvement/construction progress supervision reports.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Provide technical assistance in WASH construction/improvement/rehabilitation activities, including day-to-day monitoring/supervision of all WASH infrastructure construction/rehabilitation works in the proposed Otamiri Water Supply Scheme and Egbeada Booster Pump Station in Imo State.
  • Responsible for on-site day-to-day quality checks and management of infrastructure supervision activities, to ensure compliance and effective use of project resources, and suggesting results-based construction supervision solutions to the WASH Utility Engineer and Senior Infrastructure Manager.
  • Implement control measures to accurately measure the works completed by the contractor for the State WASH Utility Engineer to certify.
  • Support the State WASH Utility Engineer in managing contractors by reviewing progress, measurement of works, and ensuring adherence to contractual obligations and organizational policies and standards.
  • Record and maintain a daily register and site reports.
  • Contribute to weekly/monthly/quarterly progress reports to record construction progress, payments, and issues covering the water supply schemes in the state and submit them to the WASH Utility Engineer.
  • Attend regular site meetings about issues related to the works contracts and associated work and related activities.
  • Check the correctness and completeness of As-built drawings submitted by the contractor and submit comments for correction to the WASH Utility Engineer.
  • Ensure accuracy and completeness of records and ensure that works are implemented per the agreed schedule of work, scope, and budget.
  • Support with commissioning of works and drafting of completion certificates.
  • Support the State Water Agency in following up with the supervision, operation, and maintenance of the completed works and facilities.
  • Support the State WASH stakeholders to ensure compliance with quality standards.
  • Work closely with the communications team on the documentation and dissemination of lessons learned, best practices, and success stories from the project.
  • Work closely with the Governance and Capacity Building Specialist to build the capacity of the SWA on the operation and maintenance of the facilities.
  • Carry out any other work or assignments as instructed by the WASH Utility Engineer and Senior Infrastructure Manager.

Organisational Learning:

  • As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient, and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

Accountability to Beneficiaries

  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, construction supervision, monitoring, and evaluation of our field projects.
  • Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs, and MC’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.


  • Reports Directly To:State WASH Utility Engineer.
  • Works Directly with:The State WASH Utility Engineer, technical team, MEL team, Governance and Capacity-Building Specialist, and Communication Officer.

Key Working Relationships

  • Internal:Supervision of quality work and ensure compliance with agreed standards. Also liaise with MEL staff, and other technical staff to ensure tracking and documentation of infrastructure-specific indicators.
  • External:Key functions include representing MC in various forums and forging relations with the government, sector stakeholders, and the beneficiaries. Also, work with the Infrastructure Quality Assurance Advisor to ensure that the STWASH mandate for quality service delivery is implemented in tandem with the project documents.

Knowledge and Experience

  • BSc in Civil / Water Engineering / Construction Engineering or related field with significant knowledge and experience in the supervision of WASH facilities and systems. Excellent knowledge of design and visualization software such as AutoCAD, and Civil 3D Prokon.
  • At least 5 years of progressive experience implementing and supervising WASH and other WASH-related projects in South-South and South-East Nigeria, preferably in an NGO setting.
  • Have solid working knowledge and practical skills in WASH infrastructure design, construction supervision, and site management.
  • Knowledge of water quality, water supply, sustainability management, and stakeholders’ management
  • Have a good understanding of State WASH Policies and Guidelines.
  • Have a good grasp of the challenges facing WASH in urban settings.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of the South-South and South-East’s geographical terrain, culture, and language.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and process information into actionable and implementable strategy.

Skills and abilities:

  • Proven ability for quality delivery
  • Ability to transfer skills and knowledge through, training, mentorship, and accompaniment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and in teams.
  • Excellent written and oral communication.
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office), WASH data collection software, etc.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:

  • Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

  • Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have a sustained global impact. We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, colour, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.

Safeguarding & Ethics:

  • Mercy Corps is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to the core principles regarding the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary-General and IASC and have signed on to the Interagency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and adhere to the Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policiesand values at all times. Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of Conduct e-learning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.

Application Closing Date
8th December, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • Applicants should have their CVs and Cover Letters in one document addressing the position requirements.
  • Female candidates who are qualified are strongly encouraged to apply.