Project Engineer

at COOPI - Cooperazione Internazionale
Published September 7, 2022
Location Dollow, Somalia
Category Engineering  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

Job Summary

 

Under the overall leadership of the WASH Manager, the WASH Project Engineer will be in responsible for providing quality and timely technical support during construction and rehabilitation of Community based water and sanitation infrastructure in line with donor requirements and WASH cluster technical guidelines.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

The Project engineer will have the following tasks all in accordance with COOPI rules, procedures and standards:

 

Take part in WaSH need assessments of program areas, collection of baseline data and identification of beneficiaries. Collect and use data disaggregated by gender, age and disability to effectively inform programming.

Establish professional working relationships with all program stakeholders, in particular, regional WASH Cluster, Ministry of Energy and Water Resources, Local Authority central and Community Representatives;

Respond to the urgent WASH needs in hard-to-reach locations through direct implementation including monitoring emergency water distribution, construction and rehabilitation/upgrading of shallow/deep wells, boreholes, earth dams, berkads and construction of emergency latrines, whilst providing recommendations on other longer-term solutions.

Work with the WaSH Expert in the design of water and sanitation infrastructure in conformance with applicable donor requirements, WaSH technical guidelines and/or international norms.

During project launch and inception, share project information to affected populations on the expected results and activities, timeframe, beneficiary rights and entitlements, staff roles and responsibilities.

Pay weekly site visits for ongoing constructions to observe, offer technical support and record progress (include dated GPS tagged photos) to ensure compliance of design, Bill of Quantities, specifications and quality of the work.

Respond to and record complaints, regardless of whether corrective measures can/need to be put in place.

Liaise with the Program Manager; and community representatives as appropriate to ensure that way leaves, rights of way and other issues are resolved in good time to minimize delays in contract completion.

Coordinate with the WASH Expert to deal with emerging issues involving design changes to conform to site conditions and to ensure there are no construction delays;

In liaison with MoEWR, local authorities and other stakeholders facilitate official handover of complete infrastructure to beneficiary communities.

Coordinate and facilitate community training on operation and maintenance for water points.

Liaise with the Hygiene and Sanitation Facilitator to ensure consideration of all aspects of Sanitation infrastructure during siting and construction.

Ensure acceptable water quality in line with WHO guidelines from complete water points as well as emergency water distribution.

Ensure all construction works conform to design, BoQs and are tested before endorsement of completion certificates.

Represent COOPI at Gedo WASH Cluster forums or technical working group meetings as required by the PM, ensuring that all WASH engineering activities are coordinated with other actors and stakeholders in the program area.

Ensures that laborers (skilled, unskilled, beneficiaries) and contractor workers observe minimum health and safety procedures to minimize risk of accidents/injuries.

 

How to apply

Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit their applications through email with subject line as “Project Engineer”.

 

The application should be a cover letter and CV as one document and indicate the title of the position on the subject line this will ensure we capture your application in the right way.

 

Applications should include contact details of three professional referees. One referee must be the applicant’s Immediate supervisor.

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