Ended WASH Engineer Officer

The Job

WASH Engineer Officer Sa’ada .

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Program Implementation

  • In collaboration with the WASH Officer, assess the WATSAN facilities for rehabilitation requirements.
  • Develop detailed bills of quantities (BOQ) and drawings for the construction/Rehabilitation works required at the sanitation facilities in the health centres, based on assessment and program requirements, ensuring that recommended work is child-friendly and within the minimum SPHERE standard.
  • Develop rehabilitation and construction project budget estimates.
  • Work with WASH Officer to draw up works tender documents and provide technical support to Bid Committees.
  • Supervise the construction/rehabilitation process, ensuring that it is completed within timelines and according to approved BOQs.
  • Where necessary, take samples for laboratory testing of materials and workmanship
  • Ensure that variations are approved by WASH Officer/WASH manager according to SC procedures before giving work order to the contractor
  • Verify incoming materials are of the highest quality and from acceptable country of origin.
  • Certify achievement of contractual milestones, and provide report to WASH Officer so payment to contractors can be processed
  • Develop and implement safety standard checklists ensuring that children’s safety is central
  • Seek and obtain appropriate government sign-off on works at the critical stages; especially at the start and completion
  • Ensure the Contractor is compliant with Statutory Law and SC safety and security protocols on all construction/rehab sites.
  • As appropriate, ensure that the contractor maintains proper inventory control systems of commodities/goods transactions
  • Technical training of community volunteers, members of WASH committees, governmental staff on how to use and maintain the WATSAN facilities. 
  • Coordinate WASH construction activities with other local actors (governmental and non-governmental).  Build strong relationship with local and government partners, Local Water and Sanitation Company, GARWP (the General Authority for Rural Water Projects and Sa’ada Water Cooperation.
  • Write and submit weekly activity reports and filed visit reports at critical points of the construction/rehabilitation works.
  • As required, support emergency planning processes and response in regards to WASH. 

General:

  • Deliver results in line with the current proposals and Save the Children’s strategy
  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.
  • Perform such other responsibilities as agreed with line management

QUALIFICATIONS: -

Education:

  • University Degree in Civil or Structural Engineering or Architecture or relevant disciplines, or equivalent field experience.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS: -

Required:

  • At least 2 years of experience in planning and implementation of small scale construction works, mainly community based water and sanitation or related works.
  • Previous experience of working effectively as part of a WASH project team.
  • Experience in supervision of contractors and contract administration.
  • Effective use of computers – Word and Excel and design & drawing software
  • Commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
  • Good knowledge of safety standards and legislation related to construction and rehabilitation in Yemen
  • A good team worker willing to learn from others, listen and provide sound technical advice on construction that will benefit children
  • Strong organizational and planning skills with good communication skills
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support.
  • English as well as strong Arabic skills, written and spoken

Desirable:

  • Registration with a relevant professional authority in Yemen
  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts NGO or humanitarian programming experience

ROLE PURPOSE:

Provide support and engineering expertise for the successful and timely completion of works related to rehabilitation, construction and reparation of WATSAN facilities in selected sites within the project areas. The WASH engineer officer will ensure implementation and successful completion of a WASH related construction/rehabilitation project or components in the field office and the surrounding geographic coverage’s managed through this office. He/she will be overseeing implementation of the hardware (water and sanitation) component parts of WASH with special focus on sanitation components in health facilities and managing and implementing the software (hygiene promotion) component parts of WASH.

The WASH engineer officer will be working within the frame work of Save the Children’s programming principles and approaches drawn on relevant best practices and lessons learned, work towards enabling children to attain their rights, while compliant with donor regulations. As part of Save the Children’s dual mandate, the WASH engineer officer will participate in emergency preparedness activities and be ready to respond in the event of an emergency, as required. 

Contract length: 10 Months, renewable based of funding availability

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

How to Apply

Please apply using an up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at Saada.Jobs@savethechildren.org   Please mention the job title and location in the subject box

The Deadline for Receiving   Applications is 17th.May.2019

Note: please send with your CV, the reference Request form which you could download it form the link bellow:

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We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

  • Employer: Save The Children
  • Category: Engineering
  • Location: Sa'dah
  • Posted on: 12 May 2019
  • Deadline: 17 May 2019

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