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Construction Engineer
Concern Worldwide

Concern Worldwide is an international humanitarian organization that strives for a world free from poverty, fear, and oppression. We deliver life-saving and life-changing interventions to the world's poorest and most vulnerable people. From rapid emergency response to innovative development programming, we go to the hardest to reach places to make sure that no-one is left behind.

 Section/Unit: Program
 Grade Level: Grade F0 Ė F5, gross salary range : USD 825 to 1054 per month based on experience.
 Supervisor: Engineering and Construction Coordinator
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: El Geneina, West Darfur, Sudan with frequent travel to programme sites, including some remote field sites
 Duration: 12 Month
 Closing Date: 05 Oct 2022


This position will be responsible for overseeing the construction activities both in buildings, WASH sector and other infrastructure related interventions in West Darfur and ensure compliance with construction standards and good practices, humanitarian standards and delivering high quality WASH and other Infrastructure inputs in accordance with programme plans and budgets. The Construction Engineer/Supervisor shall be under the guidance, supervision and management of the Engineering and Construction Coordinator collaborate/consult with the Area Coordinator, Programme Managers in the implementation of key infrastructure activities (rehabilitation, new construction, WASH related infrastructure sub-projects). Key activities will include , supervision, oversight and quality control, implementation, monitoring, reporting and documentation of achievements on the hardware component, ensuring programme is delivering as per international and Concern standards, supporting procurement matters for programme implementation.

 Duties and responsibilities:

Programme Planning and Design:


Under the guidance of the Engineering and Construction Coordinator (Expat), support the Area Coordinator and other Programme Managers in the implementation of  Infrastructure activities in West Darfur. Working with and ensuring the participation of programme stakeholders (beneficiaries, government) in the implementation of sub-projects involving infrastructure construction and/or rehabilitation.

Support the WASH and Programme Team (H&N, FSL, Peacebuilding) in conducting necessary field technical assessments for WASH and infrastructure projects eg. Boreholes, Hand Dug Wells, Water Yards, Market Places, Solar Powering Systems, Facility Rehabilitation Works, etc. 

Prepare preliminary and/or conceptual designs and sketches for presentation to the Engineering and Construction Coordinator to finalize technical documentation preparation for activities relating to rehabilitation and construction of facilities, as required. 

Sub-Project Supervision, Monitoring and Reporting: 

Under the guidance and supervision of the Engineering and Construction Coordinator (Expat) provide  supervisory technical support and oversight for all infrastructure and infrastructure related construction and rehabilitation activities including but not limited to water supply  and sanitation infrastructure, building and facilitiesí rehabilitations and construction within the programme areas and ensure compliance with SPHERE standards

Monitor and Supervise construction technical quality (quality control and assurance), work plan supervision of all construction 

Ensure that all construction activities are conducted under best construction practices and adheres to basic construction standards and compliant with our logistic policy & procedures (procurement, warehousing, stock control);

Ensure that minimum standards of technical quality are adhered to in all engineering activities and interventions and that they are technically and culturally appropriate, suitable for the given state, realistic and on budget

Conduct WASH and Infrastructure assessments in remote locations, with programme staffs, prepare and submit detailed assessment reports to supervisors (Engineering and Construction Coordinator, Area Coordinator) for further processing.

Actively participate in discussions on building responses in West Darfur as the situation evolves

Preparations of conceptual sketches, drawing, technical specifications, estimates and BoQs, as may be requested or instructed by the Supervisor (Engineering and Construction Coordinator).

Work with the Engineering and Construction Coordinator and Area Coordinator to further build and maintain Concernís emergency preparedness capacity. 


Reporting and Donor Compliance:


Prepare regular weekly reports of activities (construction and/or rehabilitation) that are being implemented by the Programme.

Report on progress of activities and inform the Engineering & Construction Coordinator of any urgent or critical delays and of activities that require immediate attention and response.

Act as Document Controller, create and compile documents for each of the construction and rehabilitation related sub-projects which should include all documents pertaining to the sub-project (SR, RFQís, Technical Documents, Contracts, Communications, Submittals, Deliverables, etc.) File shall be readily accessible at any time requested by appropriate authorized staff.

Support the Engineering & Construction Coordinator in the preparation of timely and high quality internal and donor reports for the West Darfur programme, in line with donor requirements (narrative and financial);


In the absence of the Engineering and Construction Coordinator and/or upon request, act as Concernís focal point for WASH, participating in the WASH meetings, and other workshops and meetings 

Share relevant information in a timely manner with all of Concernís programmes in West Darfur.



Adhere closely to security protocols and procedures.

Adhere strictly to Concernís policies - such as the Equality Policy, Code of Conduct, Programme Participant Protection Policy and related documents, Fraud and Whistle Blowing Policy as well as the minimum standards of humanitarian relief  and accountability (ICRC Code of Conduct, Sphere, CHS) - are adhered to by all staff. Report to the appropriate manager all violations of the P4 or CoC

Report to the appropriate manager all violations of the P4 or CoC

Other duties as assigned by the Engineering and Construction Coordinator and/or Area Coordinator. 



 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:


Bachelorís Degree in Engineering (Civil/Water/Environmental).

Minimum of five (5) years of progressive construction engineering and WASH supervisory experience with an INGO or international organization.

Preferably with international work experience

Construction Management and Supervisory Experience.

Understands basic quality control and assurance processes. (understanding, knowledge or experience working of construction international standards ASTM, BS, UBC, IBC, etc.)

Experience in working in a complex emergency context.

Solid experience in building steel and concrete infrastructures such as Steel, Concrete water towers (preferred but not essential)

Knowledge and experience in water system related design software (Water CAD, EpanetÖ)

Above average IT skills, proficient in the operation and use of MS Word, Excel, AutoCAD or any drafting software.

Strong ability to write and prepare technical reports on construction and infrastructure activities.



Familiarity with Sphere guidelines and CHS

Experience of work in Sudan (rural setting) / Horn of Africa region

Experience in rapid response missions in remote humanitarian settings

Familiarity with IT equipment, HF/VHF radios and security issues;

Resiliency and adaptability to harsh and very challenging conditions.


Personal Specifications:

A strong team player with significant experience in team and capacity building, including of local organisations

Ability to work and remain calm under pressure; good people development and motivation skills. 

Cross cultural awareness and sensitivity.

Empathy with Concernís goals and a commitment to capacity building, protection and participation.

Good verbal and written communication skills, as well as strong analytical, organisational and interpersonal skills

A good understanding of security context and its relevance to programme delivery & design.

Experience in team building and working in a participatory/integrated manner.

Ability to work on own initiative with minimal supervision and adaptable to changing needs and situations

Flexible, reliable and adaptable to changing environments and volatile security settings.

Experience in and willingness to travel and be deployed to very remote locations and work in an insecure environment 

Diplomatic - a commitment to working through systems of community participation and mobilization. 

Knowledge of computer applications i.e. Microsoft word, Excel, communications systems.


Other Duties:


The above duties will be prioritized by the manager in consultation with the post-holder. The post-holder may be asked to re-organize their work to help Concern respond to changes in type or extent of need. This would be done in a way consistent with the purposes of the post and in consultation with the post-holder.



Except in the normal duties of work, information relating to the practices and business of Concern Worldwide must not be disclosed to another person or organization without authorization.



Concern is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the interview. To find out more about Concern Worldwide visit our website at http://www.concern.net   

Concern Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies.

Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s


Core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies


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