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Construction Officer - Roving
Danish Refugee Council
 Starting Date: 01 March 2018
 Grade Level: Grade V, Step 1
 Supervisor: Project Manager
 No. of Post: 1 position
 Duty Station: Zalingei, Central Darfur
 Duration: 12 months (with possibility of extension)
 Closing Date: 20 Feb 2018

DRC is a private, independent, non-profit organization (NGO), devoted, on the ba¬sis of humanitarian principles to securing the protec¬tion of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs), and to promoting long term solutions to the problems of forced displacement. DRC works in the context of conflict-induced displacement of populations and in return and reintegration situations

DRC is now seeking to recruit suitably qualified Sudanese national for the position of Construction Officer, to assist in the implementation of the DRC activities. The Construction Officer is responsible for leading in technical planning, implementation and monitoring of all aspects of work related to construction and rehabilitation. The Construction officer is to ensure the quality, timely implementation in compliance with DRC standards and budgets; and support the development of new projects by active involvement in assessments. The position is roving, and so the Construction Officer is expected to travel around DRC field offices in Central Darfur State

The Construction Officer will be answerable to the Area Manager of Zalingei, but is expected to work closely with other Managers of Field offices.

Implementation and Planning:

• Prepare standardised designs/drawings for all infrastructures to be constructed or rehabilitated, and develop accurate Bill of Quantity (BoQ) that correspond to the needs of the target infrastructure; ensure to adapt infrastructure in terms of access for persons with disability and other vulnerabilities.
• Ensure designs and BoQs are in accordance with Donor minimum standards and preferred designs, Sphere standards, as well as those of relevant line Ministry at State level.
• Ensure quality, timely implementation of infrastructure activities through the provision of technical supervision; and recommend appropriate actions in the case of identification of defects.
• Ensure monitoring of the quality of infrastructure/construction works; and as often as possible through joint exercise in collaborating line ministry and HAC.
• Liaise with beneficiaries, PMC’s, local line ministry staff and other stakeholders to ensure quality of constructions works and build their capacity to supervise and assess infrastructure processes.
• In case of rehabilitation works, ensure to conduct thorough assessment of the damaged infrastructure; and prepare the Bill of Quantity (BoQ).    
• Ensure implementation is done in compliance with DRC quality procedures.
• develop criteria for selection for competent contractors for construction works to be adhered to in procurement processes.
• Assess and verify the quality of samples provided during the procurement process.
• Verify quality/experience of contractors and maintain a list of pre-vetted contractors.
• Work closely with beneficiaries/community structures, local authorities and contractors to ensure effective implementation of identified project activity (ies).
• Ensure that the standard bill of quotations has been followed and included in the contracts with the contractors and a scope of work and work schedule.
• Ensure completion and handover paperwork is verified accordingly by the correct parties to ensure accountability and responsibility is fully assumed.

• Contribute to the monthly report and quarterly reporting processes.
• Contribute to project planning, development of proposals and lessons learned processes.
• Using local knowledge and other relevant information, contribute to the identification of beneficiary needs.
• Prepare and submit weekly work plans to supervisor.
• Maintain up to date record of project activities.

Monitoring and Evaluation:
• Undertake such assessment as will be defined in the work plans in order to monitor and evaluate projects.
• Participate in project evaluations and assist in the analysis of results.
• Ensure transparency and accountability tools, processes and mechanisms to affected communities are in place.

• Support teams to ensure works are implemented according to plan and standards.
• Identify staff training needs as and when appropriate.
• Build the capacity of local duty bearers and DRC staff and contractors through on-going one-on-one support and coaching.  
• Conduct regular field visits to construction sites to monitor implementation.

• Have positive local working relationships with local communities, locality government officials, UN and where appropriate, donor representatives.
• Work independently and with other agencies to build local community acceptance of DRC and other humanitarian agencies.

• A Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering, or related field, from a recognized institution; equivalent years’ experience can be accepted in compensation should DRC Management consider them acceptable.
• Significant experience in planning, monitoring and provision of technical support and training.
• Very good English language skills, both written and spoken.
• Excellent computer skills with competence in MS Office applications, and an Engineering software.
• Very good conceptual, presentation and communication skills.
• Experience working in Darfur or similar context.
• Excellent team working skills, but ability to work independently.
• Willingness to travel in the project areas as required.
• Must be a Sudanese National.
• Immediate availability.
• Preferably, at least 2 years specific Project management/implementation experience.

Applications should include a cover letter, a detailed CV giving three referees, copies of academic certificates and a daytime telephone contact. The information you provide in your application must be clear and concise as it will be the basis for the selection of applicants for further assessment/interview. Please send your applications to: DRC Field Offices in Central Darfur state or through Email to: pm.zalingei@drc-sudan.org
* Applications should not reach later than 20 February 2018 at 17:00 PM.
* Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


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