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Assistant Technical Specialist, WASH, HCMP

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  • Cox's Bazar
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BRAC is a global leader in developing cost-effective, evidence-based programs, and has been ranked the #1 NGO in the world for the last five years consecutively by NGO Advisor.


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Job Context

    BRAC is one of the world`s leading development organization. Since 1972 BRAC is dedicated to alleviating poverty and empowerment of the poor. In continuation to that, BRAC has taken Humanitarian Crisis Management Project in Ukhia and Teknaf Upazila of Cox`s Bazar district to support the displaced people arriving from the Rakhine state of Myanmar.

Job Responsibilities

  • Prepare detailed design and construction specifications (AutoCAD), BoQ/Cost Estimates and Tender documents for all WASH infrastructures
  • Assist design and revise the construction/rehabilitation works component of the project work-plan, and monitor that the implementation of the construction/ rehabilitation activities respects the time-table milestones and deadlines
  • Verify the work done at site and recommend for the payments to contractor(s)/casual labors etc
  • Develop technical resources (e.g. strategic framework, standard operating procedures (SOPs), manuals) to guide BRAC WASH Infrastructure interventions, drawing from international best practices, along with field specific observations
  • Develop clear infrastructure monitoring tools (e.g. checklists)
  • Define the reference standards to be adopted in the planned WASH infrastructure
  • Regular monitoring of ongoing construction activities to ensure that all the activities are executing as per design, specifications and work schedule
  • Develop and maintain good relationships and lines of communication with relevant local authorities and communities, prior to intervention explaining BRAC role as an NGO and liaising with them during all phases of the project
  • Keep close coordination with contractors through regular meetings
  • Extend all possible technical support to other team members and contractors when and where required
  • Working in harmony with all other project staff and field team for the effective and efficient day-to-day management of the WASH project
  • Coordinate with other stakeholders on the ground for smooth, efficient and effective implementation of the activities
  • Preparation of weekly, monthly work plans and construction progress reports
  • Preparation of feasibility studies/ reports, borehole pumping tests analysis & reporting and completion certificates
  • Ensure that all WASH infrastructure data is well managed and provides an accurate representation of the reality on the ground.
  • Submit regular reports related to the project’s WASH infrastructure to the Project Manager.
  • Conduct trainings regarding operation and maintenance of water supply and sanitation facilities for beneficiaries and Water management committees
  • Conduct trainings for project staff and ‘Community WASH Focal Points’ on WASH infrastructure monitoring, operations, and maintenance.
  • Attend and participate in capacity building trainings locally and internationally, if any
  • Monitor expenditures, budgets, and track activity expenses; ensure that appropriate action is taken in a timely fashion
  • Ensure the safety of team members from any harm, abuse, neglect, harassment and exploitation to achieve the programme’s goals on safeguarding implementation. Act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment.
  • Practice, promote and endorse the issues of safeguarding policy among team members and ensure the implementation of safeguarding standards in every course of action.
  • Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place, encourage others to do so.

Employment Status



  • Work at office

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Civil Engineering

Experience Requirements

  • At least 3 year(s)

Additional Requirements

  • Good knowledge of water and sanitation issues, and hygiene practice.
  • Good knowledge in engineering designs of WASH infrastructure.
  • Knowledge of MS Office, MS Excel and AutoCad.
  • Good communication skill in both English and Bengali.
  • Leadership skills & teamwork spirit
  • Have good understanding of Humanitarian WASH activities.
  • Have good negotiation skills

Job Location

Cox’s Bazar



Compensation & Other Benefits

  • Weekly 2 holidays, Insurance
  • Festival Bonus: 2

Company Information


Address: BRAC Centre, 75 Mohakhali, Dhaka:1212


Business: BRAC’s vision is a world free from all forms of exploitation and discrimination where everyone has the opportunity to realise their potential. The organization was founded in Bangladesh in 1972 and acts as a catalyst, creating opportunities for people to transform their lives. BRAC believes in integrity, inclusiveness, effectiveness, and innovation in all areas of work. BRAC uses an integrated model to change systems of inequity, through social development programs, humanitarian response, social enterprises, socially responsible investments, and a university. It operates in conflict-prone and post-disaster settings in 12 countries across Asia and Africa.

BRAC is a global leader in developing cost-effective, evidence-based programs, and has been ranked the #1 NGO in the world for the last five years consecutively by NGO Advisor.

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