Water Quality Laboratory Manager - World Vision



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With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Come join our 34,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!

Key Responsibilities

Purpose of the position:

Under the limited supervision of the Project Manager, this position is responsible for the operation and administrative functions of the Lab in a comprehensive water quality monitoring and analysis, and performs related duties as required.

Major Responsibilities

  • Direct supervisory personnel overseeing professional staff engaged in collecting water samples, conducting water quality investigations, laboratory research and regulatory impact analysis.

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  • Reviews water quality reports and analytical results from bacteriological and chemical analysis for regulatory compliance and water quality investigations.
  • Manages the response to water quality emergencies and complaints by investigating water compliance incidents and assigning personnel to investigate and determine corrective actions for implementations
  • Oversees compilation of the Annual Water Quality Report
  • Oversees regulatory compliance to safe drinking water regulations
  • Prepare and administers the budget for the Water Quality Division
  • Develops work standards and conducts performance evaluations of supervisory personnel
  • Oversees laboratory quality assurance program required for laboratory certification
  • Liaisons with external regulatory agencies and member agencies, as it relates to operational activities that may affect water quality or compliance with regulations
  • Manages the cataloguing of information to various periodicals and responds to technical or more complex questions or complaints related to water quality

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science or related field with 5-7 years of progressively responsible experience. A background in microbiology is preferred

Technical Skills & Abilities

  • Laboratory Analysis – Extensive Knowledge of chemical and bacteriological principles, terminology, analytical techniques and method, laboratory instrumentation and equipment pertaining to the analysis of water and drinking water samples. Through knowledge of EPA and regulations that apply to drinking water. Knowledge of the processes and treatment stages involved in drinking water treatment.
  • Laboratory Instrument – Thorough knowledge of laboratory instruments such as ICP, ICP-MS, GC, GC-MS, IC, TOC, or automated colourization analysers. Ability to perform troubleshooting of instrumentations and equipment including performing general maintenance and repairs.
  • Supervision – Knowledge of leadership techniques, principles and procedures to assign work, schedule, supervise, train, and evaluate the work of assigned staff.
  • Safety – Thorough knowledge of safety procedures for handling and testing samples.

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Other Competencies/Attributes

  • Community entry and mobilization skills
  • Basic planning and organizational skills
  • Basic computer skills

Work environment: Field-based

  • Travel: 60 % Domestic/international travel is required.
  • On-call: 5%
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