Local recruitment: Project Engineer (WVHK)

World Vision (WV)

Ferzol, Lebanon 🇱🇧

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!

Employee Contract Type:Local – Fixed Term Employee (Fixed Term)

Job Description:

Job Purpose:

World Vision, with the collaboration of the the Bekaa Water Establishment (BWE), is implementing the pilot of “Establishment-Led Service Improvement and Cost Recovery” (ELSICR), modality to improve BWEs capacity and delivery services, funded by World Vision Hong Kong.

Based in the Beqaa, and under the direct supervision of the Project Team Lead, the Project Engineer role is to design, implement, monitor and coordinate infrastructure works of ELSICR modality implementation within the Deir El Ahmar BWE field office, as well as to provide capacity building to technical staff at local offices of the BWE. The incumbent will be responsible and fully accountable for proper execution and monitoring of works as per applicable specifications, standards and donor requirements. S/he will oversee field activities and manage the day-to-day contracting and infrastructure works and support in the coordination and engagement with BWE, municipality and local stakeholders.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Studies and Information

-Lead surveying and assessment of existing water schemes directly through available data, measuring hydraulic values, and building/calibrating models.

-Supervise and assist technicians and skilled workers in conducting network tapping and leak detection campaigns.

-Collect findings in Geographic Information Systems in accordance with established Standard Operating Procedures.

-Ensure Management Information Systems, especially Workforce Management Systems, are utilized effectively and reflect operations accurately.

-Produce weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly reports. Actively document and analyse progress, plans, achievements, and challenges, where they are immediately communicated and processed for recommendations.

-Lead the design and implementation of rehabilitation and upgrade works as recommended, revised by WV technical specialist and approved by the BWE.

-Support the head of office in planning fieldwork and coordinating with other departments of BWE.

-Supervise maintenance works implemented by technicians and skilled workers within the jurisdiction of the assigned duty station.

-Ensure that infrastructure works in the field comply with contracts, designs, standards, and good practices.

  • Capacity Building

-Support the assessment of BWE’s local office operation and maintenance teams, equipment, and practices.

-Actively participate in training on surveying, maintenance, rehabilitation, design, modelling, and other relevant skills and support BWE’s technicians and skilled workers through continued coaching.

-Support the implementation of improved WE service improvement, operation, maintenance, contract management, and workforce management processes.

  • Handle Information Management / Reporting

-Prepare a daily report and keep track of the daily progress of works. 

-Ensure that all infrastructure data is well managed and provide an accurate representation of the reality on the ground.

-Validate the accuracy of the data, and the quality of the infrastructure interventions.

-Submit regular reports to the Infrastructure Team Lead.

-Prepare Progress Technical Reports.

-Prepare change orders and ask for approvals.

  • Perform other duties as required

-Attend internal and external projects related meetings including the meeting with the team, contractors, sector, donor, and local authorities.

-Attend and participate in capacity building trainings locally and internationally.

-Attend and participate in WVL’s spiritual nurture and other organizational events.

-Responsible of own security and actively contribute to a positive security culture.

-Report CP incidents as per the safeguarding policy guidelines.

-Abide by the security policies and procedures and report any incidents or breaches to line manager and / or security manager.

-Perform other duties as assigned by Line Manager.

Knowledge/Qualifications for the Role:

-Minimum of 2 years of engineering experience in water/infrastructure related works as consulting, contracting, operations, etc.

-Good coordination skills and proven experience in working with external stakeholders, i.e. water establishments, municipalities, etc…

Strong English and Arabic communication skills (oral and written)

-Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, emotional maturity and physical stamina.

-Ability to work in and contribute to team building environment.

-Ability to maintain performance expectations in psychologically stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources.

-Good organizational and time management skills.

-Good interpersonal skills.

-Ability to cope and work under pressure.

-Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural and difficult / sensitive contexts.

-Strong knowledge of core principles of Children Rights, Participation, Do No Harm

Applicant Types Accepted: Local Applicants Only