Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Unit
Roles and Functions
The rudimentary water systems are managed by locals appointed to water boards. The Boards carry out various function related to the supply of water.
As a means of fulfilling government’s mandate the Rural Development through the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Unit continues to drill for new water sources for the villages.
The Unit is comprised of:
Rural water, Electricity and Sanitation Officers
(Romeo Rosado, Roel Chan and Neville Wade)
Well rig operators – Felix Gonzalez and Ronaldo Coc Assistant Operator – Evarisho Coh
Maintenance Manager – Edward Day
Third Hand Helpers – Gilberto Ucan- Jaheed Sandoval- Jamar Loague- Alfredo Cucul
The Rural Water, Electricity and Sanitation Officer is a technical position responsible which requires project management skills. The post requires monitoring of activities related to the operations of Water and Wastewater electrical & mechanical systems in rural communities. The technical Officer should be highly engaged with the Ministry’s and specifically the Rural Development Section’s Mission, Vision, Core Values and Strategic Objectives and programme of work. The Technical Officer must demonstrate excellent communication skills and the ability to work successfully in a team environment.
Roles and Responsibilities
1. Assess the operations and maintenance of all Water and wastewater systems including infrastructure, water collection and distribution, revenue collections and reporting of water boards to the RCDOs.
2. Plan training sessions to sensitize water Boards on operations and maintenance on water systems and participate in execution of training where necessary
3. Establish records and keep a log of all wells, water, wastewater and electrical systems in the zone assigned
4. Ensure that proper records are maintained and in a timely and consistent manner and continue to add data to the Rural Development databases
5. Work as a team with the RCDOs and other Technical Officers to provide timely reports on water, wastewater and electrical failures, distribution problems and other urgent matters etc and ensure that any interruption into supply for maintenance or leaks are reported immediately and the National Coordinator and CEO are kept informed.
6. Conduct analysis on all components of the systems to ensure maximum efficiency and productivity.
7. Report emergency situations to ensure timely and adequate response.
8. Carry out all required duties on a prescribed timescale and ensure that all compliance to required standards
9. Prepare monthly reports of the systems under zone.
Ministry of Labour, Local Government and Rural Development