Engineer (Urban Sanitation and Sewage Treatment) via ReliefWeb

Government of Somalia

Mogadishu, Somalia 🇸🇴


Engineer- Urban Sanitation and Sewage Treatment

Terms of Reference

Position Title: Engineer- Urban Sanitation and Sewage Treatment

Department: Public Works

Reporting to: Director Public Works

CIM Level: A4

Duration: 30 Months (depending on continued budget availability and need for the position as well as satisfactory or better performance evaluations)

Duty Station: Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing (MPWR&H)

About MPWR&H

The Federal Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing is responsible for managing, building and rehabilitating federal government buildings and the infrastructure of the country. The Ministry has always been the custodian authority of all infrastructures, buildings, bridges, highways and roads, land plots, land tenure, national infrastructure policy, urban planning and topographic and cartographic research in Somalia.

The Ministry is committed to deliver its mandate and functions in a transparent, accountable, effective and efficient manner. The Ministry is also committed to recruit a diverse and inclusive civil service work force that aims to best meet the needs of all Somali citizens.

Somalia Strengthening Institutions for Public Works Project (SSIPWP)

The SSIPWP project is the centre piece for building the capacity of the Federal Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing (MPWR&H) and the recently established state-level Ministries and the Banadir Regional Administration (BRA) by developing more effective, efficient, inclusive and accountable institutions for public works and infrastructure.

The SSIPWP project is funded by the African Development Fund (ADF) and the Transition Support Facility (TSF) of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and implemented through a Tripartite Protocol Agreement between the Somalia Federal Government, African Development Fund and the United Nations Office for Project Service (UNOPS).

The purpose of the SSIPWP project is improve the capacities of MPWR&H, State-Level Ministries and BRA responsible for public works to enable them independently plan, manage and oversee infrastructure construction projects and maintenance of public works (Project Appraisal Report, 2016).

Purpose of the Position

Lead in identifying, developing, processing, implementing and administering sanitation and sewerage issues, technical assistance (TAs) projects in the assigned sector. Work within general policies, principles and goals.

Execute independently and in teams any Urban Sanitation and Sewage Treatment related tasks. Work well with team members and supervise them where assigned to ensure the overall high quality of outputs and reports. As and where assigned by his/her superior, supervise the performance of reporting staff, providing clear direction and regular monitoring and feedback on performance.

Scope of services

Reporting to the Director Public Works, the incumbent is responsible for:

o Leading the planning, development, and execution of new initiatives in the water supply and sanitation and urban/municipal infrastructure development and management, and relevant sector governance reforms.

o Ensuring sanitation and sewerage standards are met in Somalia

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

o Lead and support development, processing and administration of donor projects in water supply and sanitation areas.

o Liaise and coordinate with development agencies, lead and support water supply and sanitation and urban development sector operations in upstream portfolio development work, including targeted sector assessments, diagnostics and roadmaps.

o Lead in the identification, review and evaluation of water supply and sanitation projects, including urban development.

o Develop and maintain a suitable network in the water supply and sanitation sector to keep abreast of the latest developments and issues.

o Substantially contribute to activities for advocacy, dissemination and knowledge building around water supply and sanitation issues.

o Develop and maintain a knowledge database on the water sector.

o Train the staff on their job descriptions vis-à-vis Urban Sanitation and Sewage Treatment

o Coordinate the donor reports within the departments

o Advice the general director on sewerage and sanitation programs needed in towns.

o Any other duties assigned by his/her Supervisor

Required Qualifications, Experience and Skills

o Minimum of Bachelor Degree of Civil Engineering, or related discipline.

o At least 5 years of professional work experience in a relevant Engineering.

o Excellent organizing and Engineering skills;

o Demonstrated Engineering skills;

o Demonstrated competence in the use of Microsoft Office;

o Excellent oral and written communication skills in Somali. Fluency in English highly desirable.

How to apply:
  • Interested Somali candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their application letters and detailed CVs to [email protected], Closing date by 21st August, 2018 @5:00pm.Kindly indicate “Engineer- Urban Sanitation and Sewage Treatment MPWRH & VAno: 0030/18– Mogadishu, Somalia” on the subject line when applying.
  • Qualified Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.