Save the Children , Mudug, Somalia
Infrastructure Engineer -Mogadishu- Somali-National only
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SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: Project Coordinator with technical reporting to the DRSLPII Chief Eningeer
Number of direct reports: None
Dimensions: Save the Children has been working in Somalia for more than 60 years. The Country Office has over 600 staff across 14 field offices (Boroma, Burao and Hargeisa in Somaliland; Bossaso, Garowe, Galkayo and Gardo in Puntland; Beletweyne, Adaado, Abudwak, Baidoa, Kismayo, Dhobley and Mogadishu in southern states). Our Country Office coordination and administration base is in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2017, as a result of significant scale up for the countrywide drought response, our annual spend FY2017 was US$117 million and we reached more than 2 million people through our humanitarian and longer-term development work in Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Education, Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Child Protection and Child Rights Governance. The Country Office manages 61 active awards totalling US$165 million from a range of governmental/institutional donors, including DFID, ECHO, EU, FFP, OFDA, and DANIDA being some of our largest.
The Infrastructure Engineer will organize all activities related to the implementation of construction works DRSLP II Project from design to implementation, including logistics and monitoring. Responsible for the identification, design, implementation, monitoring and reporting of all construction activities in the assigned location. To supervise all engineering staff in order to effectively implement planned projects. To manage all administration and security of SC engineering activities in the assigned location. S/he will have to coordinate closely with the Community Mobilization Team and ensure that all projects implemented are demand-driven and communities comply with SC requirements in terms of contribution. S/he will report to the Project Director
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
- Extensive experience (minimal 5 years) of Infrastructure engineering in humanitarian or fragile state contexts
- A degree in civil or Architectural engineering, with experience in WASH engineering and hygiene promotion activities and Education projects in an NGO context.
- Experience in Computer Aided Designs like AUTOCAD, ARCHICAD, REVIT ETC is MUST
- Experience in quantity surveying, project design, implementation and evaluation.
- Ability to write clear, well-argued technical assessment and project reports
- Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation
- Excellent communication skills
- Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
- Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support
- Commitment to SC's Child Protection Policy
- Computer literate (ability to use advanced excel)
- A basic level of written and spoken English and good command over Somali
- Experience of and ability to represent SC work in external meetings.
- Experience of community mobilisations, distributions and hygiene promotion
- Ability to work hands on implementation capacity
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Application will be close on 10thJan 2021.
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