Civil Engineer

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Organization: African Initiatives for Relief and Development
Closing date: 16 Oct 2015

The AIRD Project Engineer will be responsible for:

He/She will plan, design, and manage work for projects in new construction, renovations, and improvements under the country program office.

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General Duties

· Ensure that all staff understand the Procurement and Logistics SOPs and ensure that both are fully implemented within the operations

· Participation in the preparation of the budget for construction

· Develop and maintain good relationships with all partners and potential donors in the area of operation

· Take all necessary measures to motivate staff and build strong team spirit at all levels

· Supervise support staff to improve quality and efficiency of administrative matters

With regard to project delivery, the Civil Engineer will be responsible for:

· Day to day project manager for construction

· Oversee as well as coordinates assigned engineering, planning, design, and also construction works

· Ensure adherence to quality, budget and schedule

· Coordinate the administration and approval process; provide updates schedule information as necessary

· Coordinate the development and preparation of contracts for a variety of constructions projects

· Planning, developing, negotiating, and also administrate formal agreements as well as permits with third parties, including local agencies and UN agencies.

· Work with partners to ensure proper and comprehensive project implementation

· Negotiating service agreements and managing associated costs and revenues

· Preparing detailed schedules of work, feasibility studies and cost estimates of engineering solutions

· Undertaking technical and feasibility studies including site investigations

· Undertaking complex and repetitive calculations

· Compiling job specifications and supervising tendering procedures

· Resolving design and development problems

· Managing budgets and project resources

· Scheduling material and equipment purchases and deliveries

· Making sure the project complies with legal requirements

· Assessing the sustainability and environmental impact of projects

· Ensuring projects run smoothly and structures are completed within budget and on time

· Operational analysis

· Strong technical aptitude

Required Languages

English and Swahili

Minimum Qualifications

· BS/MA in Civil Engineering

· A minimum of 5-7 years of field experience in building and road works

· Procurement experience

· Proficiency in site layout, grading, utility design, erosion control, regulatory approvals etc

· License of professional engineer

· Proficiency to use MS Office suite of applications and other IT systems

· Ability to write clearly articulate proposals, reports, and correspondence

· Strong analytical, communication and problem solving skills is necessary along with capacity to identify and articulate potential problems and provide possible solutions in concise and clear manner.

· Experience working with international development partners, international nongovernmental organization (INGOs) and donors (in particular UNHCR experience) is an asset.

Knowledge, skills and abilities

· Knowledge of program management

· Knowledge of donor groups and/or issues related to the program area

Personal characteristics

The Civil Engineer should demonstrate competence in some or all of the following:

  • Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behavior and practices, and ensure that own behavior and the behavior of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization
  • Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization
  • Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques
  • Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve operations of the organization and to create new opportunities
  • Focus on Donor Needs: Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of internal and external donors to meet or exceed their expectations within the organizational parameters
  • Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness
  • Lead: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization
  • Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization as authorized
  • Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities
  • Plan: Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results
  • Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem
  • Ensuring value for money ie. program/project monitoring
  • Ability to work under hardship environment and with minimum supervision

How to apply:

Please send your application letter stating your qualification and experience, and why you’re suitable for the position, together with latest updated C.V. by email to hr@airdinternational.org

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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