Water Engineer via ReliefWeb

The Development Fund of Norway

Hargeisa, Somalia 🇸🇴

Job Specifications

Job Title: Water Engineer (National Position)

Reports To: Program Coordinator

Place of Assignment: Hargeisa(With extensive travel to the project

sites including Puntland)

Valid from: 1st August 2018

I. Position Purpose:

Under the overall supervision of the Program Coordinator (PC), the Water Engineer will ensure that all water structure constructions and rehabilitation, as well as other related activities, are environmentally and socially sustainable, economic sound and in line with the expected criteria for quality. The Water Engineer will work in close collaboration with local partners in the planning, design and implementation of water structure activities within the Development Funds program in Somalia. She/He will also coordinate with relevant Government offices.

II. Detail Duties and Responsibilities

2.1 Supervise and assist partners in all the water and other infrastructure/construction work in the DF programs in Somalia.

2.2 Proactively engage in site investigations for new works and rehabilitation works, and provide construction requirements input with the specifications, designs and costs estimates to assist the options development and evaluations.

2.3 Review of the proposals and the designs supplied by partners/third party contractors from water and construction engineering view point, identify gaps and develop appropriate design solutions including new concepts and cost estimates for DF approval.

2.4 Investigate and assess partner/contractor initiated task orders, scope change requests and variation requests, and provide technical advice to the decision making process, including advice on possible alternative solutions, with design and estimates.

2.5 Provide technical support to partners/contracts during construction works implementation, including advice on design modifications to address the encountered site conditions or development of alternative solutions, and the preparation of documentations for DF approval, and oversee the quality control of the works.

2.6 Ensure the water and other infrastructure related works of DF funded projects under implementation meet environmental and social standards, and in compliance with DF/back donor requirements.

2.7 Review of the BoQ and designs submitted by the implementing partners/contractors and certify for approvals.

2.8 Participate with the partners in the tender evaluation process including assessment of bidders’ qualifications, competency, and experience, and in analysing and reviewing the quoted unit rates against DF/Partners prepared cost estimates.

2.9 Witness the commission testing of the construction works, check, verify operation and maintenance documents, and participate the hand-over process.

2.10 Assist the implementing partners in the performance evaluation of the construction works of contractors and suppliers.

2.11 Assist with the development and implementation design standards, monitoring mechanisms, quality assurance mechanisms, and construction specifications in respective technical fields.

2.12 Develop guidelines / manuals for water construction works within DF

2.13 Provide necessary construction related information and documentation for the preparation of project proposals for DF and partners to contact potential donors.

2.14 Document, in pictures and writing, all construction work in the DF Somalia programs.

2.15 Carry out other related duties as instructed by the program coordinator.

Personal behaviour

2.14 Respect and adhere to the DF code of conduct

2.15. Follow and promote the DF Vision, Mission and values in action and words

2.16 Have personal integrity and promote zero tolerance to corruption in all forms

III. Job Requirements

Academic Qualification & work Experiences

  • University degree (or equivalent) in Water Engineering or related area is required.

  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience in construction management of related works, particularly within construction and rehabilitation projects of water structures

  • Experience in Water and other construction engineering related works, including assessments, design and implementation supervision is essential.

Other Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Ability to design water supply facilities / network including specifications and estimates is highly desirable.

  • Effectively coordinates with other team members and implementing partners on assigned projects;

  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Somali;

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD;

  • Experience with International Organizations and/or NGOs;

  • Experience in project cycle management and donor funded projects

  • Experience in monitoring and supervision of construction works;

  • Experience working in Somaliland and Puntland is required;

  • Experience in structural analysis and design is required;

  • Computer aided drawing and common engineering-related software is desirable

Personal qualities

  • Inter-personal and problem solving

  • Be able to work under pressure and towards tight deadlines with minimum supervision

  • Promote team synergy in a multi-cultural work environment

  • A resourceful person and self-starter

  • A mature, sensible, and open minded person with mutual respect

  • Be able to network effectively inside and outside of the organization

  • Be creative and work on own initiative with minimum supervision and to stay on task

  • Gender sensitivity

How to apply:

How to Apply

To apply, please send your application documents (Cover letter and CV) to [email protected] no later than Sunday July 1, 2018.