Public Announcement – Water Supply Transmission Line Shutdown

Public Announcement

NAWEC wishes to inform the public that The Water Distribution Unit will embark on water supply system improvement works on the Marina Parade distribution line on Sunday the 29th of January 2023 between 10 am to 2 pm. During this period, the transmission line will be shut down and water supply to Banjul will be interrupted.

We apologize for any inconvenience during this period.

Thank you.





Country: The Gambia

Company: National Water and Electricity  Company ( NAWEC)

Sector: Water Business Unit ( WBU )

Financing: NAWEC and The Government of The Gambia

Reference: REOI/ICB/WBU/ NAWEC /001/2022



The National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC) intend to fix the damaged sea outfall pipe which is an important component in the management of Banjul sewage.  In February 2019 works to re-lay and sink the sea outfall was commissioned, the works of which were completed in May 2019. The pipe is currently broken and floating which is yet to be repaired and or re-sunk.

Currently and instead of sewage being pumped through the sea outfall pipe it is being pumped directly into the drains of Banjul. This poses health and environmental concerns as people come in direct contact with contaminated raw sewage, in particular, at the outlet of the Polder Pump station – a recreational area popular with children for fishing and swimming. The floating pipe also poses navigational risks to fishing and other boats operating in the area.

A quick intervention is therefore required to have a functioning disposal system for wastewater generated within the Banjul area. Therefore, the main objective of this assignment is to secure a consultant who will investigate, assess, make recommendations as to the most feasible option and design the option to address the issues outlined above.

The Consultant Firm will be required to complete this assignment in eight (8) weeks.

Scope of Assignment

The consultant is expected to:

Phase 1

Task 1:  Infrastructural Assessment/Study – The firm shall do an initial desktop study of the sea outfall infrastructure which shall be followed up by site visits and a detailed assessment which will enable the consultant to make an informed decision as to the best options.

Task 2: Preferred Solution Design: Provide all the designs for the preferred solution to address having a functioning sea outfall pipe.

Task 3: Development of bill of quantities, technical specifications, and Tender Document: Prepare a tender document with clear specifications and bills of quantities as well as a schedule plan for works implementation.

Phase 2

Task 4:  Manage Tender Process and Supervise Works Implementation: Project manages the entire project cycle from the recruitment of a contractor, and implementation of physical works to completion of all works.

Task 5: Preparation of Completion Report, As-built Plans and Operations Manual: Once work is complete the firm will be required to prepare a completion report on the works implementation as well as as-built plans.

NAWEC now invites eligible Consultancy Firms to indicate their interest in providing this service. Interested Consultancy Firms must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (description of similar assignments, experiences in similar conditions and availability of appropriate professional skills, etc.). The Shortlist criteria will be as follows:

  1. Information about firm’s capacity and number of years in business in this field – 5 points
  2. Technical and managerial organization of the firm – 5 points
  3. General qualification and experience of the firm – 10 points
  4. Specific Experience of the firm in relation to similar assignments conducted in the past – 30 points
  5. Qualification and Experience of the key staff (the Expert identified to lead on this project should hold relevant qualifications with in-depth experience in conducting similar assignments) – 50 points

Interested consultants may obtain further information including the Terms of Reference at the address below during office hours Monday to Thursday 8.00 am to 4.00 pm and Friday 8:00 am – 12:30 pm. Firms are required to submit Technical and Financial Proposal.

Eligibility criteria, establishment of the short-list and the selection procedure shall be in accordance with the Gambia Public Procurement Authority “Rules and Procedures for the use of Consultants’’ GPPA Act 2014 Amended & 2019 Regulation which is available on the GPPA website.

Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below by Tuesday 16th August 2022 at 16:00hrs Gambian Time and mention Recruitment of a Consultancy Firm to assess, propose and design most preferred Option for Sea outfall Pipe.

Attn: Managing Director

National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC)

Mamadi Maniyang Highway, Kanifing

P.0.BOX 609


Tel: +220 3449757 /9957957

Email: ;


About NAWEC:

At NAWEC we’re proud to live in and work for our country.  Our vision is to be among the top best managed and financially viable water and electricity companies in West Africa by the year 2025.  Key to achieving this vision is having competent and healthy staff that can deliver on the task in order for us to meet the current and future requirements of the Gambia.  That’s where you come in!

About The Gambia:

The Gambia known as ‘The smiling coast of Africa’ is situated in West Africa. It is the smallest country within mainland Africa and is surrounded by Senegal, except for its western coast on the Atlantic Ocean. We have an awesome coastline on our doorstep, plus plenty of cafes, restaurants, along with some amazing provincial villages which makes it a great choice whether you’re seeking a quieter, more rural environment or a greater sense of community, Gambia has a lot to offer.

Projects & Planning Engineer

The Role

The Projects and Planning Engineer will bring his/her experience in project management and asset planning to: assist with the inhouse investigation and delivery of all capital and operational projects and the management of the water supply and wastewater asset planning process to enable effective decision making and long-term planning.

The Person

Must have a degree in Engineering with extensive knowledge in project management and experience working in the Utility Sector. For detailed information click on the link below.

Projects and Planning Engineer (Job Description)

Payment Manager

The Role

The Payment Manager has overall responsibility for Water and Sewerage payments and processes and for revenue reconciliation for Key accounts.  The post holder should have a strong functional relationship with the Group Director of Customer Services and her team.

 The Person

A recognized Professional 3rd Level Qualification ideally to Masters level with extensive experience and exposure in a Water utility preferably at a senior level with 5 years’ experience. For detailed information click on the link below.

Payment Manager (Job Description)

Manager – Non-Revenue Water

The Role

Responsible to lead effective performance of water resource and distribution networks through proactive system monitoring, analysis and operational water resource modelling to support the strategic direction of minimizing and managing water loss.

The Person

Bachelor’s degree in related operational or functional field such as Chemical, civil, hydraulic engineering or data science is desired with extensive experience in the Utility Sector. For detailed information click on the link below.

Manager Non-Revenue Water (Job Description)

Hydraulic Modeler

The Role

The Hydraulic modeler will be responsible for the development, maintenance and operations of water supply hydraulic models and contribute to the development of operations and capex proposals.

The Person

Must have a Degree in Engineering / Environment Science and extensive knowledge of water supply progressive hydraulic modelling and master planning experience. For detailed information click on the link below.

Hydraulic Modeler (Job Description)

Human Resources & Admin Manager

The Role

The HR’s Manager will provide strategic HR and people leadership advice and guidance across the business to ensure staff are motivated to get to work, carry out their work and to return home safely at the end of the day

The Person

Must have a Master’s Degree or with CIPD with clear visions for Human Resource Management and ability to lead the organisation towards the vision while managing the day-to-day activities. For detailed information click on the link below.

HR & Admin Manager (Job Description)

Procurement and Materials Manager

Procurement and Materials Manager (Job description)


GERMP Scholarship Award



GERMP Scholarship Award


The National Water and Electricity Company of the Gambia (NAWEC) and the Gambia Technical Training Institute (GTTI), supported by the World Bank through the Gambia Electricity Restoration and Modernisation Project (GERMP) are pleased to announce the establishment of the GERMP Scholarship Award.


  1. What is the GERMP Scholarship Award?

The GERMP Scholarship Award is a joint initiative by NAWEC and GTTI to promote a diversified workforce in the Energy and Water sectors in The Gambia, by increasing the number of women and girls working in institutions in these sectors.


  1. Who can receive a GERMP Scholarship Award?

The GERMP Scholarship Award is directed at:

  • Female students who want to pursue a career in the energy and water sector and have no previous experience in these fields.
  • Female students who want to advance their studies in these fields (including former and current GTTI students).
  • Women already working in the energy and water sector in the Gambia who want to advance their careers (including but not restricted at NAWEC).

The GERMP Scholarship Award only targets Gambian nationals.


  1. What is in the GERMP Scholarship Award Package?

The GERMP Scholarship Award covers for each scholar:

  • The full cost of the training fee, for the training course selected and accepted for each scholar.
  • A monthly stipend of D2.000 (two thousand) to cover transportation and any other related costs (this applies only during the active period of the academic year, and it does not cover for the Holiday period).

The GERMP Scholarship Award also includes a paid internship at NAWEC, in specific training areas, for the scholars with the best academic performance. It should be noted that the final number of annual internships will be subject to NAWEC’s Human Resources Needs.



  1. What are the application criteria?

The application criteria for the courses offered within the framework of this Program are:

  • For BSC in Engineering: 6 Credits including Math, Further Math, Chemistry, Physics, English Language and credits in the relevant areas of interest.
  • High National Diploma (HND) Programs: 5 Credits including English and Math or at least 4 credits.
  • Technician Programs: 4 Credits including English & Math.
  • Certificate Programs: 4 Credits with a Pass in either Math & English.

For the Technician and Certificate Programs, students can also apply if they have acquired skills and/or have previous experience in the sectors. These skills will be evaluated during the Interview Panel.


  1. What are the training courses covered by the GERMP Scholarship Award?

The GERMP Scholarship Award will be available for the following courses offered by GTTI:

  • Solar Water Heating System (6Months)
  • Technician Certificate in Construction (1Yr)
  • Certificate in Electrical/Electronics (1Yr)
  • Certificate in General Engineering I and II ( Mechanical Option + Electrical Option) (1Yr)
  • Certificate in Plumbing & Gas Fitting (1Yr)
  • Diploma in Electrical Electronics (1Yr)
  • Diploma in Renewable Energy Eng. (Photo-Voltaic) (1Yr)
  • In Plumbing & Gas Fitting (1Yr)
  • Diploma in General Engineering (Mechanical Option + Electrical Option) (1Yr)
  • Technician Diploma Construction (2Yrs) (Skills and Competence in Construction provided)
  • Ordinary National Diploma (OND) – Mechanical Engineering (2Yrs)
  • OND Electrical Engineering (2Yrs)
  • High National Diploma (HND) -Mechanical Engineering (2Yrs)
  • HND-Civil Engineering & Architecture (2Yrs)
  • HND-Electrical/Electronic Engineering (2Yrs)
  • BSc Electrical/Electronic Engineering (3Yrs)



  1. How many GERMP Scholarship Award will be given?

The total number of scholars who will receive the GERMP Scholarship Award is estimated at 54. The initiative is expected to happen every academic year until 2024/2025 but can be ended before, if the number of scholars is achieved before then

The final number of scholars will depend on the number of applications received that comply with the criteria and are selected according to the selection procedure.


  1. Can the GERMP Scholarship Award be terminated?

In the event a scholar is found to be in violation of the national laws, including statute or regulations of GTTI, or is convicted of any criminal offence, or due to unsatisfactory progress (as determined by the GTTI), then, after consultations with NAWEC, the Scholarship may be terminated.


  1. Where and when will the trainings take place?

The training will take place at GTTI Kanifing Main campus. The training will start in January 2022, for the academic year of 2022.


  1. How can I apply to a GERMP Scholarship Award?

To apply for the GERMP Scholarship Award, potential scholars are required to apply to their selected training course at GTTI. This includes the submission of the completed forms to GTTI which  are available at the GTTI Cashier’s desk at a cost of D200 (two hundred). For the selected scholars, this cost will be refunded with their first stipend.

  • For the Technician and Certificate Programs: Students applying based on their acquired skills and/or previous experience in the sectors, will have to submit their Curriculum Vitae and a letter from their employer or any other relevant document attesting to their experience.
  • For BSc and HNDs programs: the potential scholar must also submit a written document stating the justification for the application to the GERMP Scholarship Award.

Further to these, a birth certificate to make proof of nationality will also have to be submitted by all candidates.

All scholarship applications must be submitted to GTTI’s Admissions Office. Interest in this Scholarship must be shown through the admission form in the section provided for this purpose.


  1. How will the selection be made?

The selection process is as follows:

  • Phase 1: Verification of the administrative procedures, which includes review of the submitted forms and verification that the potential scholar fulfills the criteria to the selected training. This verification will lead to the development of a shortlist of potential scholars.
  • Phase 2: An Interview Panel will be held with the shortlisted. GTTI and NAWEC staff constitute the Interview Panel.
  • Phase 3: Notification of the scholars awarded the GERMP Scholarship Program.


  1. What is the timeline for the attribution of the GERMP Scholarship Award?

The most important dates for the GERMP Scholarship Award for the Academic Year 2022 are:

  • Deadline for applications: October 31st, 2021
  • Evaluation process (Shortlist and Interview): between 17th to 31st November 2021 
  • Communication to the scholars: December 15th, 2021
  • Start of the training: 3rd 2022 (final date to be confirmed)