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Senior Engineer

Innovation: Africa   (Cameroon)

Posted : 26 December, 2023
Category : Engineering    Location : Cameroon
Job type : Full Time

Seeking Hard-Working, Dedicated

Senior Engineer in Cameroon

Innovation: Africa



Innovation: Africa (iA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose team of dedicated problem

solvers work together to bring solar and water technologies to rural communities in Africa. We

use solar energy to pump clean water and provide schools, orphanages, and medical clinics

with light and refrigeration to store vaccines and medicines. iA has completed over 950 solar,

water, and agricultural projects, providing light, clean water, food and proper medical care to

more than 4.2 million people in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Malawi, South Africa, Uganda, Cameroon,

Senegal and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Job Summary

We are seeking a highly trained and qualified individual to join our Cameroon team as a Senior

Engineer. The Senior Engineer works under the supervision of the local Project Manager and is

responsible for overseeing iA’s solar water pumping systems, technical implementation, liaison

with local contractors and in-house engineers, as well as providing technical support in all sites

post completion. The Senior Engineer will also be responsible for all iA field activities, including

identifying and selecting the beneficiaries of our projects, actively engaging in community

mobilization and sensitization, establishing and maintaining regular communication with the

communities we serve, implementing project-related activities, providing regular reports and

ongoing monitoring of the projects.


Reports To

Project Manager and Country Director



? Oversee all field operations related to solar powered water projects, including

prospective project search, project construction/implementation, and monitoring and


? Work closely with the local contractor to plan and design all solar water pumping

systems, blueprints and implement all civil construction works

? Oversee technical implementation of all water systems and serve as technical point

person for all system designs, water tower construction works, water distribution point

construction, structural design analysis and checking materials used during


? Supervision and support to all engineers in our team, including:

? Support and supervision of the project design process - Epanet, KMZ, TDH

? Assessment of a community’s water needs and calculation of available water supply to

properly size the system’s submersible water pump

? Support and supervision of all construction inspection activities, especially enforcing

work plans, timelines and quality control

? Scheduling and managing our third-party inspections

? Support and supervision to reporting requirements

? Support to project manager and deputy, including:

? Finding new contractors

? Negotiating BOQs

? Independently assess needs for maintenance work (post-installation) in projects where

a malfunction exists

? Maintain regular contact with Innovation: Africa’s engineers in Israel to successfully

implement and monitor new solar technologies and remote monitoring systems

? Conduct community technical trainings and sensitization to all iA water system

beneficiaries on water management

? Appropriately sensitize the communities we work with, including establishing project

steering committees to maintain the project

? Submit daily updates into the iA phone application and send regular progress reports

to international management team regarding prospective projects, construction and

implementation of current projects, and monitor existing projects

? Manage relationships with municipal officers, local leaders, and international


? Manage and fully participate in visits from the international team, donors and guests

? Respond to any communication such as email or Slack within a timely manner (24




The ideal candidate is a dedicated team-player with strong interpersonal skills who has a

background in engineering, community development and mobilization, and working with

international stakeholders. The candidate must demonstrate a proven passion for working

with the community and possess detail orientation and problem-solving skills.



Commensurate with experience.



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