Water Engineer (National Position)


Job Specifications

Job Title:
Water Engineer (National Position)

Reports To:
Program Manager

Place of Assignment:
Hargeisa (With extensive travel to the project


Valid from:
1st August 2018


Horn of Africa Voluntary Youth Committee (HAVOYOCO) is a regional Non -governmental Organization (NGO) operating in Somaliland and Ethiopia. HAVAYOCO was founded in 1992 and since its inception, it has successfully implemented different development projects in Somaliland and Ethiopia. HAVAYOCO was initially set up with the aim of being a volunteer and learning institution and to address the needs of poor communities and marginalized groups in Somaliland.

Position Purpose:

Under the overall supervision of the Program manager (PM), the Water Engineer will ensure that all water infrastructure constructions and rehabilitation, as well as other related activities, are environmentally and socially sustainable, economic sound and in line with the expected criteria for quality. The Water Engineer will work in close collaboration with local communities in the planning, design and implementation of water structure activities within HAVOYOCO Program in Somaliland. She/He will also coordinate with relevant Government institutions and key partners for the project

Detail Duties and Responsibilities

2.1 Supervise and assist the contracts and HAVOYOCO staff in all the water and other infrastructure/construction work in the HAVOYOCO Program in Somaliland
2.2 Proactively engage in site investigations for new works and rehabilitation works, and provide construction requirements input with the specifications, designs and costs estimates to assist the options development and evaluations.
2.3 Review of the proposals and the designs, identify gaps and develop appropriate design solutions including new concepts and cost estimates for HAVOYOCO approval.
2.4 Investigate and assess contractor-initiated task orders, scope change requests and variation requests, and provide technical advice to the decision-making process, including advice on possible alternative solutions, with design and estimates.
2.5 Provide technical support to contractors/community during construction works implementation, including advice on design modifications to address the encountered site conditions or development of alternative solutions, and the preparation of documentations for HAVOYOCO and donor approval, and oversee the quality control of the works.
2.6 Ensure the water and other infrastructure related works of HAVOYOCO project under implementation meet environmental and social standards, and in compliance with donor requirements.
2.7 Review of the BoQ and designs submitted by the implementing Vendors/contractors and certify for approvals.
2.8 Participate in the tender evaluation process including assessment of bidders’ qualifications, competency, and experience, and in analysing and reviewing the quoted unit rates against HAVOYOCO prepared cost estimates.
2.9 Witness the commission testing of the construction works, check, verify operation and maintenance documents, and participate the hand-over process.
2.10 Assist the Program team in the performance evaluation of the construction works of contractors and suppliers.
2.11 Assist with the development and implementation design standards, monitoring mechanisms, quality assurance mechanisms, and construction specifications in respective technical fields.
2.12     Develop guidelines / manuals for water construction works
2.13 Provide necessary construction related information and documentation for the preparation of project proposals.
2.14      Document, in pictures and writing, all construction work in HAVOYOCO programs.
2.15     Carry out other related duties as instructed by the program manager.

Major Requirements of the Job

Academic Qualification & work Experiences

University degree (or equivalent) in Water or Civil Engineering or related area is required.
Minimum 5 years relevant experience in construction management of related works, particularly within construction and rehabilitation projects of water structures
Experience in Water and other construction engineering related works, including assessments, design and implementation supervision is essential.

Other Required Qualifications and Experience

Ability to design water supply facilities / network including specifications and estimates is highly desirable.
Effectively coordinates with other team members and implementing partners on assigned projects;
Fluency in spoken and written English and Somali;
Proficiency in AutoCAD;
Experience with International Organizations and/or NGOs;
Experience in project cycle management and donor funded projects
Experience in monitoring and supervision of construction works;
Experience working in Somaliland and Puntland is required;
Experience in structural analysis and design is required;
Computer aided drawing and common engineering-related software is desirable

Personal qualities

Inter-personal and problem solving
Be able to work under pressure and towards tight deadlines with minimum supervision
A resourceful person and self-starter
A mature, sensible, and open-minded person with mutual respect
Be able to network effectively inside and outside of the organization
Be creative and work on own initiative with minimum supervision and to stay on task
Gender sensitivity

We offer
Commencement: As soon as possible
Contract Duration: 1year with the possibility of extension
Duty Station: Hargeisa
Salary/Benefits: According to HAVOYOCO’s general directions.
travel: frequent travel to the field
All employees of HAVOYOCO should be able to adhere to HAVOYOCO’s Code of Conduct and the organizational CORE values
How to Apply
To apply, please send your application documents (Cover letter and CV) to Havoyocojobs@gmail.com no later than 5:00pm, Monday July 30, 2018.

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