Shelter & Infrastructure Officer- Temporary Las’anod


DRC has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. Using a human rights framework, the DRC Somalia operations focuses mainly on people who are affected by displacement, including refugees, internally displaced, and migrant.
Danish Demining Group (DDG) is a specialized unit within DRC which implements mine action and armed violence reduction (AVR) programmes. DDG’s mandate is ‘to create a safe environment free from armed violence and the remnants of conflict’, and DDG does this via a programmatic focus on four key sectors: Security Systems Reform, Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) management, Mine Action and Conflict Management.
Overall Purpose of the role:
DRC/DDG is currently implementing project in 12 locations (districts and communities) in Sool region with the funding from Somali Stability Fund (SSF). It is community driven project. All the 12 locations have contribution for co-funding of the project except Tukaraq.
The selection of the projects for implementation, development of the community proposals, development and approvals of the BOQs and the designs finalized.
All the 12 locations will be implementing infrastructure projects of different sizes and capacities. The purpose of this TOR is hire an engineer who will be supervising the construction work visiting all the communities/districts.
• In collaboration with DRC engineer, the technical engineer will be assigned to conduct regular supervision of the constructions in all the locations. • Take responsibility for overall progress & use of resources.
• Responsible to ensure effective quality control systems are in place & contractor strictly follow the approved design and BOQs for the constructions.
• Monitor & evaluate performance of contracted companies with the support of the community monitoring committees.
• Provide regular update to the area/ country engineer and discuss any deviations or suggestions that is suggested by either the community or the construction company.
• Prepare interim & final project & handover reports & maintain the relevant project records.
• Certify disbursements of funds monitor & submit financial status reports to management in compliance with the preestablished requirements.
• He/she will be responsible to submit a comprehensive technical assessment report.
Education, experience & technical competencies
• Must have at least diploma in engineer, bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, architecture or other relevant technical work area is highly preferred.
• Must have at least diploma in engineer, bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, architecture or other relevant technical work area is highly preferred.
• Must be willing to travel all project location and work in remote areas.
Ref #: DRC2020/284
• Minimum 2 years of professional experience at national and international levels in the relevant field of civil engineering, especially in preparation of construction technical documentation.
• Knowledge of procurement, tendering & contracting processes & requirements.
• Experience in supervision and monitoring of construction works/renovation activities.
• Any professional certifications will be an added advantage
• Demonstrate experience of previous work done
• Understand the environment and context
• Can write a technical report with easy in English
• Female candidate with all these specifications will be preferred.
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:
• Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
• Collaborating: You are a strong networker and enjoy working with many different types of stakeholders, you involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
• Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while balancing the role of advisor and taking leadership
• Communicating: You write and speak effectively and honestly and display political and cultural sensitivity, including ability to adapt well to local cultures
• Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.
Availability: 11th October- 2020
Duty station: Las’anod
Reporting to: Area Manager
Duration: 1 Month & 21 days
Contract: This position is graded as G5 (NM-H2 S0) for qualified national staff and the terms of employment will be in accordance with DRC terms for national staff.
Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.
Equal Opportunities: DRC is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, color, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.
DRC adheres to the Core Humanitarian Standards. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of these standards.
DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework.
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Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post. We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on under Vacancies.
Please forward the application and CV, in English through the online application on under Vacancies no later than 26th September- 2020.
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