The Sahrawi refugee camps located in Tindouf (South-West of Algeria) have developed over the past 47 years into semi-permanent settlements with a full array of public services. The refugees are distributed in five camps. The camp administrative structure is organized, up to neighbourhood level. There is peace and social stability in the camps, and Sahrawi refugees live in peaceful coexistence with local communities in Tindouf.
Water is distributed to refugees with two mechanisms: a fleet of water trucks and a water distribution network. Currently, SI-A in collaboration with other humanitarian organisations work to extend the water distribution network in the five camps, and the focus of the work proposed in this position will include field verification and monitoring of the water distribution extension.
Who we are and what we do?
Solidaridad Internacional Andalucía (SI-A) is a Spanish NGO that supports the Saharawi Refugee population in Tindouf camps since 2002. SIA, contribution is through the delivery of Humanitarian assistance projects in order to guarantee daily supply of potable water to all Sahrawi refugees living in the five camps in Tindouf, Algeria.
Over these years, SI-A is working in close collaboration with various WASH actors present in area including UNHCR, ECHO, AICIED, WASH INGOs, and the Ministry of Water and Environment of the RASD present in the camps.
Following step forwards and recommendations from the 2019 WASH strategy and Multiyear plan to improve the water supply system in the Sahrawi camps. A technical study has been developed in 2020 to extend the water distribution in the five camps, and the 2021 SIA’s WASH project includes the installation of a water distribution network in one camp.
The WASH Engineer will be conducting field activities and at least 50% of his /her time will be dedicated for coordination, digitalizing of monitoring tools and reporting. The main objective of this position is to ensure correct implementation of new projects and regular operation and maintenance of the existing water facilities in addition to regular monitoring and reporting.
Other considerations :
Location: Sahrawi refugee camps Tindouf, Algeria.
Contract type: TA (6 months with possibility of extension).
This role reports to: Head of the Project.
Staff reporting to this post: NA.
Position open to: Hydraulic Engineers, Civil Engineers, Irrigation Engineers, Automation Engineers, Hydrogeologist Engineers, Hydrologist Engineers, Electromechanical Engineer.
Closing date: 10/06/2023.