Project Field Technical Coordinator (Civil Engineer)

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Amman, Jordan 🇯🇴

Vacancy #:  6226
Unit:  West Asia – Water and climate change
Organisation:  International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location:  Regional Office for West Asia, Amman, Jordan
Reporting to:  Programme Manager, Water and Climate Change
Work percentage:  100%
Grade:  A2
Expected start date:  01 January 2023
Type of contract:  Fixed-term (10 months with possibility of renewal)
Closing date:  31 December 2022


The Project Technical Coordinator – Civil Engineer will be responsible for to support assist the project manager in managing and implementing the project activities up to the highest performance stander in the project of Job Creation to Prevent Soil Erosion and Reduce Evaporation in Zarqa Ma’in Dam. The project, which is funded by the GIZ, aims to improve the living conditions of Jordanian host communities and Syrian refugees by creating job opportunities to reduce soil erosion and evaporation in the Zarqa Ma’in dam. This project will generate 395 short-term employment opportunities to implement the diverse project interventions. The employment opportunities will be offered to local communities and Syrian refugees who have settled within the project area, with a focus on effectively engaging youth, women, and vulnerable groups in project activities.
The Project Technical Coordinator – Civil Engineer is mainly responsible for managing, carrying out, coordinating, and monitoring all construction interventions; comprising of constructing Gabions baskets, Riprap channels, watering troughs for cattle, shading the dam lake by shading ball techniques, and rehabilitation of existing irrigation canal, in accordance with the work plan and the highest performance and implementation standards. The technical coordinator will report directly to the project manager and will interact with project coordinators, officers, finance, administration, and communication staff. The technical coordinator will be requested to prepare work plans, drawings, and resource management, CFWS management, as well as to determine specifications, implementation standards, and method statements, to ensure that all activities are carried out in accordance with the work plan and drawings, to draft progress reports, to ensure safety and quality, and etc. The project coordinator is based in the IUCN-ROWA field offices in Madaba – Ma’in Dam. Travelling to Amman upon request.



• Leading and oversight all the construction activities in the project with full collaboration with project field staff and in full guidance with the project manager.
• Prepare work plans for managing and implementing the construction interventions considering the highest safety, performance, and implementation standers.
• Set out the design concept notes and parameters for the construction interventions.
• Review the design drawing, specifications, and BOQ for all project interventions.
• On a daily basis, manage, supervise, advise, and monitor the CFWs to carry out construction interventions in accordance with the work plans, regulations, CFWs’ SOPs, design, specifications, and the highest standards of work code of conduct.
• Manage the CFWs to implement the construction interventions by dividing CFWs into groups, and distributing the work between them in accordance with the work plan.
• Ensure the implementation of construction interventions is up to stander in accordance with the design, drawings, specifications, work plans, and GIZ& IUCN regulations.
• Prepare and submit daily, weekly, and monthly progress reports in compliance with the work plan and timeline.
• Conduct regular technical and safety training for all CFWs in full collaboration with other field staff.
• Ensure taking all safety measures on the working site to secure the CFWs.
• Assist and support the field administrative officer in the day-to-day management of all CFW affairs in accordance with Jordan labour law and GIZ’s policies and regulations and CFWs SOPs in full guidance with the project manager.
• Follow up on the complaints with full collaboration with the field administrative staff.
• Support and assist the administrative staff to follow up and monitor the daily attendance of CFWs and their leaves.
• Collaborate and follow up with the transportation company to manage, facilitate, and monitor the transportation of CFWs from assembly points to working sites and back under full guidance from the Filed Administrative Officer.
• Assist and support providing CFWs with training on safety, labour rights, a code of conduct, and financial literacy, as well as post-employment support in full collaboration with the administrative staff.
• Establish and maintain positive working relationships among the CFWs and address social cohesion between the Syrian and Jordanian.
• Coordination with other field staff is essential for the project’s success.
• Represent IUCN – ROWA in meetings with project stakeholders at the request of the project manager.
• Responsible for the project resources’ safekeeping, handling, and management at the implementation site.
• Provide the technical support where is needed.
• Performing any other duties as requested by the line manager.


• University degree in Civil engineer or relative degrees (A master degree will be an added value)
• 4 – 5 years’ experience in NGOs implementation projects in a relevant position such as field coordinator or site engineer.
• 3 – 4 years’ experience in CFW projects with implementing NGOs.
• Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering as related to the preparation of plans and specifications. Knowledge of methods and techniques utilized in the design and construction of such projects.
• Experience in design development and construction details of Gabion, riprap, and watering troughs activities.
• Experience in conducting vocational and safety training.
• Knowledge of and adherence to the NGO Code of Conduct, and understanding of other international development guidelines.
• Sound knowledge of MS Office software use epically word, excel and outlook as well as Auto CAD, GIS.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and have strong organisational ability.
• Excellent reporting skills.
• Good in written and spoken English required.
• A good team player but also willing to work on own initiative.
• Have a Valid driver’s license.

The above job description contains the main duties and responsibilities for this position. However, in a relatively small organization such as IUCN, staff members are expected to show flexibility in their approach to work and be willing to undertake other tasks that are reasonably allocated to them but which are not part of their regular job description. Where any task becomes a regular part of an employee’s responsibilities, the job description will be changed in consultation with the employee and the Human Resources Management Group.


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