Who is Water Mission?

Water Mission is a nonprofit Christian engineering organization that designs, builds, and implements safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areas. Guided by love, excellence, and integrity, we are driven to share clean, safe water and God’s love with all. We have served more than 8 million people in 59 countries. Working at Water Mission is as much a calling as it is a career, and we are searching for people with the courage, passion, and drive to help us change the world. Read more about our Statement of Faith and Christian Mission.

What is the opportunity?

Reporting to the Senior Projects Engineer, the Projects Engineer directly supports Water Mission’s
vision of providing safe water and an opportunity to share God’s love with all. This position entails
providing technical guidance and support to Water Mission Malawi (WMM) assigned Engineering
Technicians following the Water Mission Malawi country Program’s established standards and procedures. This is a full-time position that requires residency in Lilongwe, Malawi. The position
might require frequent travel to remote locations within Malawi and occasionally outside of
Malawi to carry out assessments and to support some of the technical aspects of the organization.
As a key leader in Water Mission Malawi,, the Projects Engineer is responsible for leading staff in
developing a biblical worldview culture that leads to God honoring excellence in all their work and
to reinforce the following: providing accurate data, empowering staff to have the skills and mindset
needed to acknowledge mistakes or problems as opportunities to find appropriate solutions, and
empowering staff to consistently work for excellence in solutions that are consistent with Water
Mission’s mission, vision, values, and standards.

The successful Project Engineer will:

  • Maintain a strong Christian witness and model servant leadership to colleagues, partners, the
    communities we serve, and the public.
  • Engage and participate in prayer before and after team meetings.
  • Lead and participate in biblically based staff devotions.
  • Promote, encourage, and model Water Mission’s mission, vision, and values to the technical
    team members and all other staff members.
  • Conduct engineering field work and design, according to established engineering principles
    and standards to a high degree of excellence and dependable accuracy.
  • Perform engineering tasks including water system hydraulic design, solar and electrical design,
    and development of plans, specifications, and drawings.
  • Undertake onsite visits for the purpose of quality assurance & control and instruction of
    Technicians and sub-contractors in support of approved projects.
  • Carry out assessments in communities, including topographical survey, appraisal of existing
    structures, water quality and other aspects as may be required.
  • Lead assigned technical team members to provide oversight, review and assistance to ensure
    quality of output and adherence to established standards and procedures.
  • Provide disaster response support and work in other countries as needed.
  • Support technical and systems innovation that seek to further Water Mission’s mission.
  • Write and submit timely project reports including monthly and assessment reports as per
    specific assignment guideline.
  • Work in collaboration with Water Mission staff members and departments to ensure
    successful completion of every area of project implementation and sustainability.
  • Prepare and conduct presentations to strategic partners, donors, and team members.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What is required?

  • Personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Alignment with Water Mission’s Statement of Faith and core values of Love, Excellence, and
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering – Water, Civil, Irrigation or Mechanical are preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in Water and/Wastewater Engineering or related field.
  • Must be registered as a Graduate Engineer with the Malawi Engineering Institution (MEI).
  • Advanced skills with office computer programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and familiarity
    with design & modeling programs (EPANET, AutoCAD, Power CADD, SolidWorks, ProE).
  • Personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Alignment with Water Mission’s Statement of Faith and core values of Love, Excellence, and
  • Must be standards and detail-oriented with ability to plan.
  • A strong work ethic.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English.
  • Excellent analytical skills, process design skills and project planning and relationship skills.
  • Impeccable integrity and stewardship that demonstrates to those who invest in WMM a sense
    of security and trust that their gifts are well used and invested.
  • Ability and willingness to travel for fieldwork between 25-50% of the time. This includes
    overnight trips and disaster responses could be several weeks at a time.
  • Legal authorization to work in Malawi without sponsorship.
  • Commitment to ending the global water crisis

Application instructions

  • Applications should be online through the Water Mission Website: https://watermission.org/careers/
  • https://watermission.bamboohr.com/careers/337

    Closing date for submission is 15th March 2024.

    Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interview.