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Title: WASH Specialist- Engineer
Location:  Jijiga
Employment Category:  G2
Reporting To: WASH Manager
Direct Reports:  NA
Start of Contract & Duration:  12 Months
Posting date: July 28 , 2020
INTRODUCTION 
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC), an international non-governmental organization (NGO), has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. DRC promotes and supports solutions to the problems faced by refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs), and migrants. The organization has offices across the region, and has been operational in Ethiopia since 2009.  With funding from bilateral and multilateral donors, DRC is currently implementing a range of activities across Ethiopia and Djibouti, including WASH and shelter provision, child and youth protection, gender based violence response, awareness-raising of migration risks, protection monitoring of migration routes, and livelihoods support for returning migrants or those at-risk of migration.
Overall purpose of the role: (1-2 sentences)
Under the direct supervision of the WASH Manager, the WASH Specialist Engineer will be in charge of all technical activities related to construction WASH infrastructure and will ensure the efficient and smooth implementation of the WASH projects in the targeted area.
Responsibilities: (in bullet points)
  • The essential functions of this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Prepare plans, specifications and cost estimates of the prioritized construction works;
  • Make sure that all required preparations are in place for technical estimates, design and resource management plan, prepare bid documents and support the project team for the bid selection;
  • Implement effectively and within time and budget of the WASH project as per the project proposals and project requirements.;
  • Develop and review project designs to ensure compliance with relevant standards, procedures, and codes;
  • Develop and review BOQs and technical specifications;
  • Ensure that accurate and detailed records of project matters are formulated and kept;
  • Conduct site assessments and surveys;
  • Ensure as far as possible the security of the project, of staff, and of equipment;
  • Coordinate with beneficiary leaders to ensure community participation and ownership;
  • Advise on procurement needs and submit all procurement request to the Somali Region WASH Manager;
  • Provide on-site technical assistance to staffs, contractors or service providers and beneficiaries during the process of implementation, including management of construction activities;
  • Prepare and submit regular progress reports and work plans to the WASH Manager;
  • Collate data from the communities and local partners and prepare reports for submission to WASH Manager;
  • Liaise with community leaders and other sectors and agencies working locally in order to coordinate within the WASH sector. This includes taking concerns regularly at every meeting with beneficiaries in the field and report as needed;
  • Keep proper records of field expenditures when appropriate and report on these to the WASH Manager;
  • Carry out other related tasks as directed by the line management;

Job Requirements

Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)
  • Minimum of three years of experience in coordination and supervision of WASH construction projects
  • Strong knowledge and experience in engineering and construction project with related processes like tendering of works, monitoring of construction sites etc.
  • Knowledge and experience in GIS/GPS
  • Previous work experience in refugee/IDP settings and complex emergencies is an asset.
  • Familiarity with the SPHERE Project and Minimum Standards
  • Leadership and supervisory skills and ability to foster team spirit
  • Strong organizational skills and able to coordinate and manage a diverse array of activities and stakeholders
  • Strong facilitation, negotiation and mediation skills and ability to work independently
  • Report writing skills and computer skills in word processing and spreadsheets. Skills in technical drawings software (preferably AutoCAD) and project management   software are desirable.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong sense of security management and willingness to follow security guidelines and regulations
  • Commitment to ensuring the protection of IDPs
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and values
  • Commitment to concern equal opportunity and gender practices
Education:
A University degree in Civil, hydraulic, water resource or environmental engineering or directly related field
Languages:
Excellent skills in speaking, reading and writing English.
Somali (Overall fluency required)
All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:
  • Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.
  • Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
  • Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: Acting in line with DRC’s vision and values

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The Danish Refugee Council is currently implementing a broad range of activities relevant to conflict affected communities and persons. The activities are categorized in ten sectors:

Shelter and Non-food Items, Food Security, Protection, Income Generation, Coordination & Operational Services, Community Infrastructure & Services, Humanitarian Mine Action, Armed Violence Reduction (AVR), Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), and Education.

Here you can read some short exemplifications of what types of activities the respective sectors include:

Shelter and Non-food Items: Provision of emergency shelter, emergency cash grants, rehabilitation of housing, distribution of non-food items (NFIs) and provision of return and repatriation kits.

Food Security: Emergency food provision or food voucher programmes. Training and capacity development in agriculture, agricultural inputs (e.g. tools and seeds), agricultural grants.

Protection: Advocacy for the rights of displaced people in their context of displacement, child protection initiatives, individual protection assistance based on vulnerability, legal aid, land & property rights, sexual and gender-based violence prevention, registration services for the internally displaced and refugees, monitoring of rights and rights awareness-raising, facilitation of return and repatriation processes.

Income Generation: Business training and SME development, business grants, life-skills training, literacy and numeracy training, vocational training, micro-credit loans, savings groups, group enterprise development and facilitation.

Coordination & Operational Services: Coordination and management of refugee and IDP camps, active participation in UN cluster coordination, humanitarian surveys and studies, facilitation of NGO Networks focused on displacement solutions, capacity development, training and support to local NGOs, secondment of experts to UN emergency operations worldwide

Community Infrastructure & Services: Provision of physical infrastructure like roads, bridges, community centres, irrigation systems or other community structures, facilitation and training of infrastructure management groups at community level, facilitation and funding of community development plans, initiatives for disaster risk reduction at community level.

Humanitarian Mine Action: Manual or mechanical mine clearance, clearance of former battle areas, education for affected communities – with special focus on children on how to avoid harm from mines and UXO, surveys of expected and confirmed mined or UXO areas, explosive ordnance disposal and stockpile destruction, capacity building of national demining institutions.

Armed Violence Reduction (AVR): Education in procedures for safe storage and safe handling of small arms and light weapons (SALW), capacity building of institutions for safety, local and community level conflict management and mitigation.

Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH): Emergency water supply, hygiene item distribution, hygiene information and education, construction of latrines, installation water points, wells and water storage. Water purification.

Education: Education grants and fee support, school feeding programmes, teacher training and support, school materials provision and construction or rehabilitation of school structures.

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0 USD Somali CF 3201 Abc road Full Time , 40 hours per week Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Title: WASH Specialist- Engineer
Location:  Jijiga
Employment Category:  G2
Reporting To: WASH Manager
Direct Reports:  NA
Start of Contract & Duration:  12 Months
Posting date: July 28 , 2020
INTRODUCTION 
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC), an international non-governmental organization (NGO), has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. DRC promotes and supports solutions to the problems faced by refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs), and migrants. The organization has offices across the region, and has been operational in Ethiopia since 2009.  With funding from bilateral and multilateral donors, DRC is currently implementing a range of activities across Ethiopia and Djibouti, including WASH and shelter provision, child and youth protection, gender based violence response, awareness-raising of migration risks, protection monitoring of migration routes, and livelihoods support for returning migrants or those at-risk of migration.
Overall purpose of the role: (1-2 sentences)
Under the direct supervision of the WASH Manager, the WASH Specialist Engineer will be in charge of all technical activities related to construction WASH infrastructure and will ensure the efficient and smooth implementation of the WASH projects in the targeted area.
Responsibilities: (in bullet points)
  • The essential functions of this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Prepare plans, specifications and cost estimates of the prioritized construction works;
  • Make sure that all required preparations are in place for technical estimates, design and resource management plan, prepare bid documents and support the project team for the bid selection;
  • Implement effectively and within time and budget of the WASH project as per the project proposals and project requirements.;
  • Develop and review project designs to ensure compliance with relevant standards, procedures, and codes;
  • Develop and review BOQs and technical specifications;
  • Ensure that accurate and detailed records of project matters are formulated and kept;
  • Conduct site assessments and surveys;
  • Ensure as far as possible the security of the project, of staff, and of equipment;
  • Coordinate with beneficiary leaders to ensure community participation and ownership;
  • Advise on procurement needs and submit all procurement request to the Somali Region WASH Manager;
  • Provide on-site technical assistance to staffs, contractors or service providers and beneficiaries during the process of implementation, including management of construction activities;
  • Prepare and submit regular progress reports and work plans to the WASH Manager;
  • Collate data from the communities and local partners and prepare reports for submission to WASH Manager;
  • Liaise with community leaders and other sectors and agencies working locally in order to coordinate within the WASH sector. This includes taking concerns regularly at every meeting with beneficiaries in the field and report as needed;
  • Keep proper records of field expenditures when appropriate and report on these to the WASH Manager;
  • Carry out other related tasks as directed by the line management;

Job Requirements

Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)
  • Minimum of three years of experience in coordination and supervision of WASH construction projects
  • Strong knowledge and experience in engineering and construction project with related processes like tendering of works, monitoring of construction sites etc.
  • Knowledge and experience in GIS/GPS
  • Previous work experience in refugee/IDP settings and complex emergencies is an asset.
  • Familiarity with the SPHERE Project and Minimum Standards
  • Leadership and supervisory skills and ability to foster team spirit
  • Strong organizational skills and able to coordinate and manage a diverse array of activities and stakeholders
  • Strong facilitation, negotiation and mediation skills and ability to work independently
  • Report writing skills and computer skills in word processing and spreadsheets. Skills in technical drawings software (preferably AutoCAD) and project management   software are desirable.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong sense of security management and willingness to follow security guidelines and regulations
  • Commitment to ensuring the protection of IDPs
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and values
  • Commitment to concern equal opportunity and gender practices
Education:
A University degree in Civil, hydraulic, water resource or environmental engineering or directly related field
Languages:
Excellent skills in speaking, reading and writing English.
Somali (Overall fluency required)
All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:
  • Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.
  • Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
  • Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: Acting in line with DRC's vision and values
2020-08-11

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