Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Engineer

  • Full Time
  • Chipata, Zambia
  • N/A / Month
  • Applications have closed

Website Eastern Water and Sanitation Company Limited


Eastern Water and Sanitation Company Limited was incorporated as a private company limited by shares, under the Companies Act (Cap 388 of the Laws of Zambia) on 12th May 2008.  The Company’s mission is to effectively provide safe, adequate and affordable water supply and sanitation services with maximum efficiency to the existing and potential clients in the urban and peri-urban areas of Eastern Province.

In order to achieve its mandate Eastern Water and Sanitation Company is advertising for the position of:


Reporting to:  Technical Manager


Responsible for the community engagement, planning, design, coordination, monitoring, operating and supervision of all Rural Water piped systems mechanised project and all Sanitation projects undertaken in the Company, in order to ensure that projects completion is within timeframe, cost and quality specifications for improved service delivery and operationalisation rural water and its operational and maintenance for sustainability in the rural set up.

Key responsibilities

  • Prepares Terms of Reference and specification for plans of works to be carried out by external contractors and consultants Sanitation projects and cooperating partners.
  • To spearhead the implementation of the company Sanitation Strategy which will include planning and management of the Sanitation operations of the company.
  • Analyse Sanitation operations and advising on planning, design, construction  and maintenance of Sanitation facilities.
  • Develop Standard Operation Procedures for all sanitation categories (ON SS, FSM, Off SS), and Private Vacuum Tanker Contracts / MOUs.
  • To supervise the management of onsite sanitation services, to ensure that faecal matter and waste water generated in onsite facility (e.g.  soak away Septic tank e.t.c) are effectively contained, collected, transported, treated, and disposed of reused in a safe matter so as to protect public health and the environment.
  • To undertake Sanitation service promotions and marketing activities in order to enhance  and increase Sanitation service coverage and  access respectively.
  • To supervise the management of off – site sanitation service (i. e Piped sewerage system)to ensure that feacal matter and waste water are in compliance with the provisions or standards prescribed by Zambian regulations or laws related to sanitation management.
  • Undertakes timely computer aided design by using Auto-Cad, GIS and Google earth to design and map the piped water networks to aid network expansion and maintenance works and come up with BOQs engineers cost estimates.
  • Prepares and implement community Sensitization programs for all ear-marked growth centres under rural water in collaboration with cooperating partners and EWSC Public Relation Officer.


  • Degree of Engineering in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Water, Sanitation, Environmental  or equivalent
  • Member of the Engineering Institute of Zambia (EIZ with a valid operating license.
  • Valid driver’s licence obtained not less than 2 years.
  • At least 3 years work experience in similar role or equivalent
  • Excellent communication and written skills
  • Ability to work well with all levels of management, build partnerships and direct teams.

Only those candidates who meet the above requirements should submit their application letters, Certificates, CVs and day-time telephone numbers to:-

The Human Resources and Administration Manager

Eastern Water and Sanitation Company Limited

Parerenyatwa Road Eastern South of Zanaco

PO Box 510646


Applications can also be submitted by email to: [email protected]


Eastern and Sanitation Company Limited is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications should reach the EWSC by the close of business on 12th July, 2024

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