Technical Lead – Water & Wastewater Management

Country: Mali
Organization: CTG
Closing date: 9 Sep 2021

CTG overview:

  • CTG stands for Committed To Good. With an ethical approach at the heart of all that we do, it is a description that makes us proud. Respect for the fundamental human rights of our staff, and those our staff encounter, is a cornerstone of our values. We strive for gender equality, inclusion and diversity, providing fair and equal opportunities for all. We take a zero tolerance approach to corruption and stay true to local labour laws and all local statutory requirements. In operation since 2006, today we are honoured to serve clients in 15 fragile and conflict-affected states assisting with disaster relief, peace building, humanitarian aid and development programmes through our specialised recruitment, HR management and operational services.

Overview of position:

  • The Technical Lead will provide hands on water, wastewater management & strategic advice on the operational management of water & wastewater treatment within challenging operational contexts. The Technical Lead manages all the Site Managers across Mali, travelling between the different locations to control the operations, the maintenance procedures & the safety requirement.
  • The Technical Lead is the interface between the Project Manager & the Site Managers for the maintenance & the operations of the Water Treatment Plants (WTP) & the Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTP).

Role objectives:

  • Interprets instructions & documentations from the Project Manager, transferring them into tangible work plans & actions for the different sites.
  • Setting up work sites with health & safety as a top priority, including placing warning signs, barriers & warning flags.
  • Installing or maintaining repairs & replaces all job related to WTP & WWTP installations.
  • Inspecting tools & equipment to meet the required safety standard.
  • Following all project rules, procedures, safety requirements, including wearing required safety equipment.
  • Troubleshooting recurrent equipment & site performance problems.
  • Undertaking review of & / or conducting risk assessments, root causes & developing appropriate risk mitigation measures.
  • Training / capacity building of local staff as required.
  • Provide technical advice to Site Managers.

Project reporting:

  • The Technical Lead will report directly to the Project Manager.

Key competencies

  • Advanced University Degree (Master's or equivalent) in Water & Wastewater, Mechanical, Civil, Chemical or Environmental Engineering.
  • At least 7 years’ technical experience in the design, planning, installation & commissioning of water & wastewater projects in similar environments.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in engineering project management & the leadership & / or capacity building of engineering & technical teams.
  • Experience in all aspects of water & wastewater management.
  • Experience in fieldwork in remote sites, fragile states & post conflict settings.
  • Experience within the UN system is desirable.
  • Fluency in both English & French in writing, reading & speaking is required.

Team management:

  • The Technical Lead manages all the Site Managers across Mali.

Further information:

  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply for this role.

How to apply:

Candidates interested in applying for this role need to register on CTG website as a candidate and apply for this role using the below link:

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