Sanitation Engineer Consultant

PSI is a leading global health organization using private sector techniques to address a variety of health and social issues in Vietnam including safe water & hygiene, tuberculosis, HIV & AIDS, nutrition, hypertension, viral hepatitis, malaria and demand for rhino horn. PSI provides life-saving products, clinical services and behavior change communications that improve the health and well being of underserved communities, and simultaneously contribute to social issues including environmental conservation. For more information:

PSI currently seeks an experienced Sanitation Engineer Consultant to work with our team to fill gaps in the rural sanitation supply chain to improve access to quality, affordable hygienic sanitation among rural families in select provinces.

Job Title: Sanitation Engineer Consultant

Report to: Country Director

Type of Appointment: Part-time, June – December 2015

Job summary: The Sanitation Engineer Consultant will be responsible for ensuring all aspects of PSI sanitation programming are consistent with national guidelines and best practices related to quality installation of hygienic latrines, including lower cost, appropriate models endorsed by the MOH. S/he will be responsible for providing technical oversight to ensure all manual/guidelines, training curricula and quality checklists used by PSI are consistent with quality standards and best practices.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Review existing national guidelines and assist with the design of streamlined instructions to enable rural, ethnic minority households and mason assistants with minimal training to install lower cost, hygienic latrine models in compliance with quality standards and sanitation engineering best practices.
  • Train PSI team, including Field Officers, to support and assess compliance with quality hygienic latrine installation standards for lower cost models.
  • Design materials for use by PSI team to train local masons and sanitation entrepreneurs to build capacity to comply with quality hygienic latrine installation standards for lower cost models.
  • Plan, lead and document field-based assessments of compliance with quality standards, post-installation in 2 provinces.
  • Engage with relevant government/local partners to effectively foster the coordination and partnerships with partners/stakeholders

Selection criteria

  • At least 5 years of experience in sanitation engineering in Vietnam, including field-based experience in rural provinces
  • Masters degree in engineering or another relevant filed
  • Strong knowledge of the rural sanitation sector, especially in the areas of project design, implementation and evaluation; familiarity with the water, sanitation, and hygiene sector in Vietnam desirable;
  • Excellent verbal and written English, as well as Vietnamese communication skills

A competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate

Interested candidates are requested to submit detailed curriculum vitae (CV) with a letter of interest indicating the position you are applying for as well as copies of relevant certificates/degrees 8 May 2015 to HR/Adm Department, PSI Vietnam; Address: 11th Floor, VINAFOR Building, 127 Lo Duc, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi; Email:[email protected] or fax: (04) 3944 6323; Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Please do not contact via telephone.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
PSI Vietnam
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2015-05-08