Kennedy Jackson Malunga
History: Young Expert at Vitens Evides International - Malawi
YEP period 2016 - 2017, batch 8
Position after YEP
Civil/Hydraulic Engineer at Lilongwe Water Board, Malawi
As a young professional, I worked on developing hydraulic models for Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) with technical assistance from VEI. I was also responsible for water network analysis and design. My mate, Ante Zoric was coaching me on how to use GIS along with hydraulic modelling applications. I transferred my technical skills to the newly recruited engineers at LWB. My other responsibility was sharing general issues on Malawian culture and how it impacts the organisational behaviour, security and tourism. With the introduced Young Water Professionals at LWB, I was geared to represent the YEP and share its goals. I was also one of the Young Water Professionals initiate its establishment at National level.
Keywords for career-related skills and interesting fields
civil engineering, hydraulic structures, wastewater, drinking water, hydraulic modelling in Epanet, structural analysis and design, GIS, sustainable development, technical research, hydrology, technical drawings, project management and planning, water resources planning and management
- Chewa: fluent
- English: full working knowledge
- EPANET – hydraulic modelling
- MS Project– project management and planning
- AutoCAD – technical drawings
Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering, the Malawi Polytechnic.
Experience before YEP
Water network analysis and design, hydraulic modelling, supervising construction works, structural analysis and design, project planning and management, technical proposal writing, tendering of construction works.