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WASH Engineer -Dhamar

ACTED Organization Summary:

Since 1993, as an international non-governmental organization, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential.

ACTED endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential. ACTED is active in 37 countries and implements more than 450 projects a year reaching over 8 million beneficiaries with 400 international staff and 4,300 national staff.

ACTED has been present in Yemen since early 2012 and has been anchored to the governorates of Hodeidah, Raymah, Ibb, Aden-Dhalee, Saadah and Al Jawf.

Through its comprehensive programming ACTED has been covering the full continuum of emergency, rehabilitation and development in Yemen. Emergency activities have focused in the sectors of Agriculture & Food Security (e.g. distribution of crop seeds, and livestock), Economic Recovery and Market Systems (e.g. income-generating activities such as cash for work), and WASH (e.g. rehabilitation of water supply facilities, hygiene promotion). ACTED’s food security activities include distribution of food vouchers, which are a key component of ACTED’s interventions in the country.

ACTED Organization is pleased to announce the below job vacancy with the following details:

Position: WASH Engineer

Department: Program

Location: Dhamar

Contract Type: Fixed term

Contract Duration: 5 months

Responsibilities

The Engineer will support the Deputy Project Manager in ensuring the effective implementation of all aspects of this project related to all WASH rehabilitation activities, which may include water and wastewater networks, boreholes, water point, health facilities rehabilitation, water supply trucking, etc.

Project planning

  • In collaboration with the program team and coordination, determine the strategic direction of the program in the short and medium- term and map out activities, and contribute to the preparation of project proposals and budgets as necessary.
  • Work with the Deputy Project Manager / Project coordinator to make weekly plans and field visits.
  • Prepare and Implement all of the WASH assessments related to the project’s activities in terms of the project’s selection, designing, prepare the BoQs in English and Arabic, draft the tenders, conduct quality checks, and the contracts if requested.
  • Ensure that Bills of Quantities and Designs are technically and culturally suitable for the specificities of the targeted location.
  • Ensure the reliability and accuracy of all construction project related documentation (BoQs, Construction designs, Construction work plans, etc.).

Project implementation

  • Conduct regular site visits and monitoring and give technical advice to the field team and communities;
  • Ensure the quality and efficiency of all fieldwork done relevant to WASH rehabilitation activities and tasks in line with the comprehensive execution plan, MoUs, WASH standards, and requirements to ensure high technical quality.
  • Provide technical assistance for chlorination process and train team on chlorination and water testing as needed; carrying out water quality testing, and implementing of all aspects of chlorine support to water supply sites
  • Coordinate closely with village leaders, committees, and other stakeholders for smooth running for construction sites.
  • Act as a clear communication channel between ACTED program, contractors, sub-contractors, stakeholders (Local Water and Sanitation Councils, GARWSP, Ministry of Health, Water Cluster, another INGOs, etc.), and the project beneficiaries (where relevant).
  • Ensure that planned activities are successfully implemented according to ACTED’s quality standards and SOPs.
  • Perform regular workplace inspections to assure the quality of works and compatibility with agreed specification, standard, and drawings
  • Assure the safety of the works and proper usage of PPE by ACTED staff and monitor if contractors following the safety standards and rules
  • Prepare all other reports upon request by the line manager.
  • Process data and information from the field – in particular, ensure quality, consistency, accuracy, truthfulness, comprehensiveness of all collected data;
  • Ensure cross-program integration, learning, sharing, and adoption of best practices for other ACTED programs.
  • Closely coordinate with ACTED Community Mobilisation, Hygiene Promotion, and other teams
  • Communicate with the line manager and relevant staff for any difficulties linked to project implementation and propose solutions
  • Ensure that all work is carried out in a way that is sensitive to community needs and gender issues. To promote the full and equal participation of women in all aspects of the work.
  • Facilitate Monitoring and Evaluation exercises in cooperation with the AME unit or with external third-party monitors.

Project follow up

  • Prepare with contractor and respective authority/owner for the handing over of each site when the project is near to finish.
  • Check and validate with Deputy Project Manager each invoice presented by the contractor for the quantities that implemented on the site before making the required payment
  • Provide relevant technical input and feedback expertise/guidance to ensure that technical quality and standards are maintained during project implementation (design and construction phases),
  • Collaborate with the Appraisal, Monitoring, and Evaluation Unit (AMEU) to assess needs, monitor activities, and evaluate program progress.
  • Ensure that lessons learned in the course of implementation are integrated into the program to ensure that it remains responsive and relevant;
  • Be alert to opportunities arising for learning, collaboration, and partnership that may enhance program quality and responsiveness. Identify and interact with existing WASH, shelter, and FSL initiatives in the base, including UN, GO’s and NGO’s, and community initiatives.
  • Liaise with the relevant Technical Working Group / Cluster and its participants/ partners.

Reporting & Documentation

  • Collect photos of program implementation and ensure that donor visibility is respected;
  • Assist in the identification and location of beneficiaries when requested
  • Fill in the daily progress report, and writing reports in a weekly and monthly basis as requested to all relevant departments (coordination, program, logistics, AME…);
  • Report on the implementation of activities as per specific program and donor requirements.
  • Maintain an efficient, organized system of paperwork and reporting for fieldwork, and Supporting data entry, documentation and the preparation of documents

Management

  • Collaborate effectively with other line managers and the coordination team.
  • Manage sub-engineer(s) and develop team capacity at both the individual and group level by organizing/ facilitating training internally or through specialist agencies/individuals.
  • Supervise sub-engineer(s) /Daily Workers/ contractors/water trucking supervisors/Site supervisors hired to support the WASH activities.

Filing:

  • To hand over/ the final completion report for each assets’ creation and filing documents.
  • Complete and sign work Completion Certificates, verifying that works have been completed to specifications contained in BoQs and contracts.
  • To perform accurate filing of all processed documents, monthly consolidated filing of key project documents in the office;
  • To prepare, on-demand, summaries, and reports of activities or technical draws according to ACTED need and reflecting the most accurate data of the activities developed.
  • Ensure all relevant filing is properly organized, up-to-date, and complete for all projects. He/she shall also work closely with the FLAT teams to support project reconciliation / general monthly follow-up exercise

Qualifications

  • A university degree in engineering BSc in Civil, Hydraulic or Water Engineering.
  • Minimum 3-year experience in a position with similar responsibilities, in technical project implementation and commissioning, construction site and contractor’s management;
  • Advanced computer skills (AutoCAD, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Good analytical skills, process design skills and project planning and management skills
  • Strong technical expertise in water quality testing, chlorination and cholera risk management
  • willing to travel to other governorates on occasion if necessary.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required, as well as the ability to communicate clearly and efficiently with a variety of audiences (e.g. beneficiaries, community committees, and other team members)
  • Leadership and organizational skills are required
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and responsibilities, work efficiently under pressure and in changing circumstances
  • Fluency in Arabic and strong English skills required
  • Understanding of the principles of non-governmental organizations is an asset.

Required attitude

  • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours
  • Organize personal workload and achieve results in time. 
  • Ability to work under pressure and in a stressful environment
  • Ability to communicate with people and create a friendly environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience with ACTED
  • Good understanding of covid-19 and cholera programming
How to Apply
  • Qualified candidates meeting the above requirements are requested to send an application comprising a detailed CV in English to: yemen.jobs@acted.org
  • PLEASE state in the subject line of the e-mail: “WASH Engineer-Dhamar”
  • Candidates must rename CV: (First & Surname + WASH Engineer).
  • The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 4 August, 2020.

Due to the urgency of this appointment, interviews would be on a rolling basis and candidates may be identified before the closing date

Contacting any ACTED staff member other than the contact details listed in regard to this job will result in disqualification

  • Employer: ACTED
  • Category: Engineering
  • Location: Dhamar
  • Posted on: 21 July 2020
  • Deadline: 4 August 2020

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