Save the Children International
Water Engineer – Qardho, Puntland, Somalia
Title: Water Engineer – National Position
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.
We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.
Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.
The Water Engineer will organize all activities related to the implementation of construction works including water infrastructure. The Water engineer will support and provide engineering expertise for the successful and timely completion of activities of Save the Children in Puntland field offices, in particular to support in ensuring the quality and effectiveness of programming in accordance with grants proposals and guidelines, as well as SC values and principles.
Contract Duration: 12 months
|JOB TITLE: Water Engineer – Qardho|
|TEAM/PROGRAMME: WASH||LOCATION: Qardho With Frequent travel to different field offices|
|GRADE: 3||TYPE OF CONTRACT: National|
|CHILD SAFEGUARDING: Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.|
The Water Engineer will organize all activities related to the implementation of construction works including water infrastructure. The Water engineer will support and provide engineering expertise for the successful and timely completion of activities of Save the Children in Puntland field offices, in particular to support in ensuring the quality and effectiveness of programming in accordance with grants proposals and guidelines, as well as SC values and principles. The role will specifically Responsible for the identification, design, implementation, monitoring and reporting of all water supply and associated administrative tasks in the assigned areas and special attention will be made on the integration of the WASH sector in other core programme sectors of nutrition, health, education, child protection and Food security and livelihood where required.
The Water engineer 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 Water engineer will participate in emergency preparedness activities and be ready to respond in the event of an emergency, as required. S/he will report to the WASH Programme Managers at the area level.
|SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: WASH Programme Manager
Dimensions: Save the Children works in 4 regions in Somalia with a current staff complement of approximately 450 staff and current expenditure of approximately GBP 30 million each year
Staff directly reporting to this post: None
|KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Supervision and Oversight
Water Quality Monitoring
|COMPETENCIES AND BEHAVIOURSAccountability:
|QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Essential minimum qualifications, professional experience and skills Education:
University degree in Water / Environmental Engineering or similar skills and knowledge demonstrably acquired.
· At least 5 years of progressively responsible functions in water/ sanitary engineering or a related field in developing countries.
· At least 3 years’ field experience in water and sanitation construction supervision including borehole drilling
· Proven experience with Engineering Project Management and ability to achieve quality results, on time, and within budget.
· Proven ability to deal with multiple tasks in a courteous and service-oriented manner in demanding working conditions that often have short deadlines.
· Proven technical expertise in the area of borehole drilling including survey, implementation, technical design, monitoring and coordination.
· Knowledge and understanding of working procedures in large organisations. Ability to write clear, well-argued technical assessment and project reports
· Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation
· Excellent communication skills
· Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
· 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
· Commitment to SC’s Child Protection Policy
· Computer literate (ability to use advanced excel)
· A basic level of written and spoken English and good command over Somali
· Experience in NGO sector.
· Practical knowledge in terms of masonry, plumbing, carpentry and pumping system.
· Knowledge of using Auto cad, water cad and Archie cad.
· Knowledge of preparation of estimates/BOQ.
· Good knowledge of supervision techniques.
· Fluent Oral and written English is desirable.
· Computer illiterate, knowledge of Excel, Word and power point
CHILD SAFEGUARING POLICY:
Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SCI must sign the Child Safeguarding – Declaration of Acceptance Form] and comply with the SCI’s Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SCI’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it come s into contact.
This extends not only to children with whom SCI and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staffs are responsible for. SCI believes that the situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children International’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.
|Date: June 2021 Author: WASH PMhttps://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=21000465&lang=en|
Qualifications & Experience
- At least 5 years of progressively responsible functions in water/ sanitary engineering or a related field in developing countries.
- At least 3 years’ field experience in water and sanitation construction supervision including borehole drilling
- Proven experience with Engineering Project Management and ability to achieve quality results, on time, and within budget.
- Proven ability to deal with multiple tasks in a courteous and service-oriented manner in demanding working conditions that often have short deadlines.
The Application will close on 23rd June,2021
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy
Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.
Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents.
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