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Driven Recovery (CDR) Infrastructure Specialist
Danish Refugee Council
 Gross Salary: USD 763 per month
 Grade Level: Grade VI Step I
 Supervisor: CDR Infrastructure Assistant
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Garsila (with travel to all localities of Central Darfur)
 Duration: One year
 Closing Date: 31 May 2019


DRC is a private, independent, non-profit organization (NGO), devoted, on the ba­sis of humanitarian principles to securing the protec­tion 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



Under the immediate supervision of the CDR Manager, Community-Driven Recovery (CDR) is a DRC approach to engaging communities to developing their own inclusive community development plans, supported with peacebuilding and infrastructure initiatives.

The CDR Infrastructure Specialist is a qualified civil engineer who is based in Garsilla and roving to Um Dukhum, Nertiti, Golo, and Zalingei in order oversee the design and construction of community infrastructure projects, with cooperation from the Ministry of Planning. The CDRD Infrastructure Specialist will be a senior team member reporting to the Programme Manager – CDR.




Implementation and Planning

  • Oversee technical implementation of Infrastructure components outlined in the Community Action Plans developed between communities and the CDR Team.
  • Develop technical drawings and Bill of Quantities (BoQs) for each construction or rehabilitation project.
  • Ensure community involvement at all phases of the project (design, implementation and monitoring) to promote community ownership.
  • Prepare relevant procurement documents and processes, including Purchase Requests.
  • Develop detailed infrastructure work plans to ensure implementation of construction in a timely manner.
  • Monitor contractors implementing construction projects to ensure that they are following standards outlined in the Technical drawings and in-line with the delivery period outlined in the DRC Contract.
  • Work closely with the CDR Team Leader to ensure constant community feedback and monitoring.
  • Attend community meetings to answer questions about construction activities and take constructive feedback, as required.
  • Ensure activity is planned and implemented in close collaboration with national partner.


Reporting and Programme Development

  • Prepare monthly and quarterly reports on project process against CAPs.
  • Contribute to project planning, development of proposals and lessons learned processes
  • Support programme development by contributing to drafting and review of project concepts, proposals, budgets and any other fundraising documents.


Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Identify, document and disseminate relevant project success, challenges and follow up on implementation of project’s action points;
  • Participate in joint monitoring visit with implementing partners and Ministry of Planning or other line ministries, as required.
  • Conduct regular field project monitoring, supervision, and reporting and at the same time provides on-site technical support to field teams to ensure quality control and compliance.


External relationship

  • Develop strong working relationships with local communities, locality government officials, and line ministries.
  • Work closely with DRC’s CDRD implementing partners;
  • Represent DRC in sector coordination meetings and any other relevant meeting at field level, as required.
  • Represent DRC with good faith and by demonstrating DRC’s humanitarian code of conduct.

Additional tasks

  • On request perform any other additional duties assigned by the CDRD Programme Manager in order to allow the organisation to function optimally. This job description is not a definitive task list but has been done to clarify the responsibilities of the employee.
  • Participate in all relevant meetings, workshops, seminars and training.
  • The CDRD Infrastructure Specialist is expected to overnight in remote field locations as required.


  • University bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or equivalent qualification.
  • Minimum 5 years of proven experience in providing technical engineering designs and implementation.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience managing local contractors for technical compliance.
  • Previous experience working with rural community infrastructure concerns (boreholes, schools, community centers) and working with local materials.
  • Experience in the preparation of infrastructure designs and Bill of Quantities /Materials
  • Previous experience developing reports and implementing work plans
  • Strong computer skills including Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook
  • Demonstrated track record of multi-project coordination with projects in varying phases of completion with a high attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to perform under tight deadlines
  • Ability to plan and conduct technical on-the-job training for Infrastructure Assistants
  • Knowledge and experience in participatory approaches in community development will be an added advantage
  • Fluency in spoken Arabic and English, both written and verbal

All employees are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
  • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values.

Proposed Contract Length

One-year contract starting 1st May 2019 with possibility for extension

This position is placed at Grade VI Step I (Gross USD 763) of the DRC Sudan National Staff salary scale



All interested applicants are required to submit their CV with three references and reachable contact numbers, a letter explaining how their skills and experience meet the requirements of the job, plus copies of academics and experience certificates to the HAC Labour office within 12 days (deadline ……)& soft CVs can be submitted to the following e-mail: nuha.akasha@drc.ngo


An assessment process will be conducted by DRC HR &Administration in collaboration with the HAC Labour office and only selected candidates will be notified.

Any queries regarding this post may be channelled through the below addresses and before the application deadline.

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