Vacancy Announcement


Forum for Community Upliftment System Nepal (FOCUS-Nepal) Dhading a NGO working in diversified field in Dhading, District.

Job Information

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    Duty Station Dhading
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : 3+ years
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    Job Category Development & Project
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    Job Qualification : Diploma
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    Posted Date : Aug 15, 2022

Job Description

Forum for Community Upliftment System Nepal (FOCUS-Nepal) Dhading a NGO working in diversified field in Dhading, District. Currently, it is looking for the potential candidates for the following position:

1) Position: Sub-Overseer – 1 

REPORTS TO: Project Engineer, FOCUS Nepal/AMM project

WORKING LOCATION: Based in WSS implemented Rural Municipalities (i.e. Benighat Rorang and Jwalamukhi )

FOCUS Nepal has been implementing Alternative Management Model (AMM) project with technical and financial support from Oxfam. The project aims to pilot the business model for water system management that supports local government in delivering safe water regularly through reliable, accountable and efficient service-delivery mechanism at affordable rates.

To carry out shortlisting of the water supply schemes, conduct survey,  design, estimation and preparation of BOQ, , and geo-referencing of the shortlisted water supply scheme, FOCUS Nepal is going to hire one Sub  Overseer

Under the overall guidance of Project Engineer, the Sub- Overseer will carry out the survey, design, estimation & supervision of the designed led schemes as per the prevalent technical specification and prescription by Oxfam.

The prospective consultant should-

  • Demonstrates commitment to FOCUS-Nepal core values.
  • Display cultural, gender, religious, ethnicity and age sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Prioritise the Work, be able to multitask and have a will to go the extra mile to support the job demands.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy confidentiality concerning with technical part of project.


The main objectives of this assignment are as follows: –

  • To carryout survey & support to Engineer for drawing, design, estimation, preparation of BOQ, breakdown of the materials and geo-referencing of water supply scheme of respective RM.
  • Support to Engineer for clarify the details of each projects while survey, design and estimation
  • Sub overseer should carry out survey by using NWASH application. (Inventory and sustainability).
  • Sub overseer is expected to report all the findings in the field through a report.

The Sub overseer shall, however, ensure that the services carried out fully adequate to attain the objective set out in above Key Responsibility of this Term of Reference (TOR).


  • The sub overseer would be fully involved and support to engineer in planning, need assessment and Survey of Water Supply Schemes and support to Engineer on technical aspect.
  • The Sub-overseer be responsible for clarification of any data, survey, and design at any time.
  • Jointly formulate monitoring checklists and plan together with Engineer.
  • Sub-overseer   is expected to have a close coordination with the project technical staff and community people in the respective field and should offer any suggestion related to the project for the betterment.
  • The position holder  has to assist the Engineer in data collection


  • The Sub- overseer reports to Engineer on all aspects of job performance.


  • Water Supply Schemes will be selected based on the indicators and field assessment carried out by FOCUS Nepal.
  • Support to prepare a  standard report of survey as per prescribed format
  • Support on Geo-referencing data will be collected and well documented in a form of report & submit to Engineer.


The estimated time for the assignment is for 6 months and possibilities of extended as per project need. The contract shall be terminated if the project does not need the services due to the project’s internal management or unsatisfactory performance of the consultants as evaluated by the organization.

  • FOCUS Nepal will serve fifteen (15) days’ written notice to the Sub-Overseer if to terminate his/her service and the same would be applicable for the consultant if to terminate the contract with FOCUS Nepal.

Required Qualification & Experience


  • Minimum TSLC (18 Month course) – have at list 4 years of experience on WASH sectors


  • Diploma in Civil Engineering (3 years course) – have at list 2 years of experience in working in WASH sector with sound knowledge in survey, estimation and preparation of BOQ’s  of RWSS.
  • Ready to movement on hard to reach area of rural context
  • Good knowledge in documentation, report writing.
  • Good Knowledge of WSS scheme supervision of the construction.
  • actfulness and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Having knowledge on Auto CAD, SW Map, Microsoft Office package and other relevant WSS designing software is advantage.
  • Good communication skills both in English and Nepali
  • Ability and willingness to work in team and to work under pressure and in remote/difficult circumstances


  • Committed to rights based approach and gender sensitive work
  • Commitment to basic workplace values and policies
  • Work according to the objectives of organization and donors
  • Able, willing and committed to work with people of different backgrounds
  • Contribute constructively to a working environment based on mutual respect, trust and commitment
  • Have high regards towards accountability


  • Application letter
  • An updated CV with (Name, Designation, Email address, Phone no. and Organisation) of at least 2 reference.
  • Experience letter, Academic Documentation & Council Certificate
  • Copy of PAN registration certificate, Copy of Citizenship
  • Detailed contact address including telephone, mobile, email etc.


The consultant agrees with the basic values, vision and mission of FOCUS-Nepal and agrees to adhere to the policies of FOCUS-Nepal and will respect to the workplace policies and norms of FOCUS-Nepal and Donors.

How to Apply

Interested Nepali applicants with required qualification & experiance are requested to submit an application letter, updated CV with two referees through email: by 25th August 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further process. Applications will proceed as soon as we receive. FOCUS Nepal reserves the right to reject any or all applicants. Woman and candidates from marginalized castes and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.

Telephone enquiries will not be entertained.