Borehole Supervisor

August 5, 2022
Application ends: August 12, 2022

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Job Description


GOAL Sierra Leone


Job Title:                          Borehole Supervisor (1 Position)
Country: Sierra Leone
Location:                         Kenema
Contract Duration:                         5 months (with possible extension)
Reports to: WASH Engineer 


General Description of GOAL’s Work in Sierra Leone

GOAL has been present in Sierra Leone since 1999, with an overall aim to contribute to poverty and vulnerability reduction through the implementation of integrated, multi-sectoral interventions, with a primary focus on improving Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent health (RMNCAH) specifically addressing teenage pregnancy. GOAL is also improving rural water supply, urban WASH focusing on faecal sludge management and promoting social inclusion, empowerment and the promotion of decent work through systems-based programme approaches and community led social and behavioral change. GOAL currently operates in Western Area Urban (Freetown), Kambia, Bombali, Koinadugu, Moyamba and Kenema Districts, with funding from Irish Aid, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the European Union, Charity: Water and DFID. 


General Description of the Programme

GOAL has been engaged in implementing charity water funded project in rural communities in Gaura, Tunkia Dama, Koya Noma Simbaru, Wandor and Gorama-mende chiefdoms in Kenema district since early 2018.

In line with Government of Sierra Leones Water and Sanitation policy, the National Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Programme as well as the Sustainable Developmental Goals, GOAL is contributing towards government’s efforts of increasing access to safe and sustainable water to the rural population of Kenema by refocusing its strategy which seeks to strengthen its relationship and service delivery through a Public and Private Partnership approach. Therefore, GOAL have been closely working with Ministry of health and Sanitation, Ministry of Water Resources and Kenema District Council (KDC) through in ensuring that the above Government goals are met



Overview of the role:

The role of the Borehole Supervisor is to supervise the construction of boreholes by the contractors and to support the demand creation approach being developed by the programme. This position will coordinate the work with the local community and the local leaders and government. The Borehole supervisor is ultimately responsible for ensuring the timely completion of high-quality borehole construction in his/her designated operational area, and for regularly reporting progress and challenges to the WASH Engineer.



Main responsibilities:

  • Coordinate monitor and supervise the drilling and construction of boreholes in communities, schools, and healthcare facilities.
  • Conduct on-site supervision of borehole construction in the assigned operational areas. Strictly monitor and supervise all contractors hired for construction.
  • Develop action plans and supervision tools for the borehole construction in each community.
  • Track and monitor the supply of equipment and materials to the worksites, and monitor the functionality of all equipment
  • Support the Engineer and Programme Manager with assessments, specifications and BOQs for new WASH works 
  • Support the WASH team with the demand creation approach (i.e., creating the platform that will allow communities take the lead in water supply interventions and demand improved services, play the lead role in the project to choose which facilities they want and how they want to manage them.)                                                 
  • Ensure compliance by the contractors to the National Standards for WASH infrastructure at the community, SPHERE standards and other Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). 




Formation and training of Water, school, and facility Management committees (WMC, SMC &FMC):

  • Guide community, schools, and healthcare facility on how to identify potential committee members 
  • Help facilitate discussions and meetings with committee members and make visits to follow up on action plans
  • Receive and co-facilitate training of WMC SMC and FMC, including helping to organize training logistics 
  • Conduct regular follow up meeting with committee members 
  • Liaise and collaborate with community leaders and other community agencies to gain local buy-in for the project and facilitate local ownership of WASH infrastructure at the community level


Reporting and compliance :

  • Submit weekly summary reports to the WASH Engineer on progress and challenges.
  • Carry out any other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the WASH Engineer Programme Manager.
  • Always comply with GOAL’s Child Protection Policy.
  • Ensure Gender is maintained at all stages of project Implementation 



  • Maintain safe working environment for all staff/beneficiaries.
  • Ensure risk mitigation measures are in place and adhered to.
  • Ensure staff/beneficiaries fully understand Safeguarding reporting procedures.
  • Ensure Safeguarding measures are implemented within areas of responsibilities
  • Ensure do-no-harm to children and vulnerable adult we meet.
  • Follow-up, and address, Safeguarding issues appropriately.



Requirements (Person Specification):


  • The candidate must have a minimum of technical diploma in Geology/Engineering or related field of study, or third level city and guilds qualification  
  • Have a minimum of two years working with reputable borehole drilling company or supervising borehole drilling while working with another organization or institution 
  • Have a minimum of two years working on WASH programmes with an International NGO or related training or experience
  • Previous experience supervising the construction or rehabilitation of the any listed water point sources (boreholes, hand dug wells and gravity fed system).  
  • Ability to supervise contractors and ensure that standards and specifications are being followed
  • Experience working with local communities on infrastructure projects and involving community members at all stages of a project




  • Ability to ride a motorbike on rough terrain or willingness to learn is an advantage 
  • Good English language skills 
  • Basic computer skills with ability to use Microsoft word, 
  • Ability to speak in Mende, or other local language spoken in Kenema District

If you have these skills and interested in joining our committed and dynamic WASH team, please send your cover letter and up-to-date CV to on or before 5:30 pm – 12th August, 2022




Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.


A commitment to GOAL values and GOAL’s integrity framework is critical to working with GOAL. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability: 1) Comply with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behaviour protocols; 2) Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area; 3) Report any concerns about inappropriate behaviour of a GOAL staff or partner.

Children and vulnerable adults who come into contact with GOAL as a result of our activities must be safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.

GOAL provides equal opportunity in employment and prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, sex, colour, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability.