We are looking for National WASH & Infrastructure Coordinator – Somalia Program
Post-graduate degree in Civil/Architectural Engineering or other relevant post-graduate degree.
A minimum of 8 years of field experience in emergency and displacement situations.
A minimum of 10 years of construction experience.
Knowledge of participatory approaches and tools to community planning, monitoring and evaluation
Proficiency in written and spoken English is required. Extensive experience in report writing and editing is required.
Good command of computer programs and applications with significant capabilities in computerized database and spreadsheet construction, and their
practical application. Practical knowledge of AutoCAD, Archicad, ArcGIS or other GIS programmes is required.
Travels to those areas where the WASH & Infrastructure Manager in Somalia is not allowed to undergo visits for security reasons.
Provide technical engineering support to Somalia infrastructural activities (therefore not solely shelters), in addition to other funded construction project
Maintain adequate Infrastructural standards for the sector and ensure that project staff, partner agencies and recipient communities understand, accept
and adhere to these standards.
Assist in designing various Infrastructure technical templates including bill of quantities, bill of materials and reporting formats, based on a pre-determined
list of community sub projects identified in the course of the implementation of the projects (e.g. primary schools, health posts, irrigation systems, etc.).
Assist in designing and editing drawings submitted by the Field Engineers in line with DRC Standards.
Provide support to the Field Engineers in the establishment of a database of market construction unit prices and material prices, updated at least on
Assist in reviewing the technical specifications, engineering designs and work schedules to ensure consistency with the most appropriate technology and
existing ministry /sector standards.
Ensure the projects are implemented with the set designs, BOQs and BOMs, and project budget lines are expended within approved limit as stipulated by
individual donors’ guideline as far as construction work is concern.
Ensure the construction project activities are well coordinated and implemented in an integral manner so as to ensure effective and efficient utilization of
physical and human resource during implementation.
Ensure that all infrastructure activities are respecting the approved DRC Policy for Infrastructure that provides the policy framework for the delivery of
infrastructures according to social and cultural norms. The policy aims to inspire DRC/DDG operations to increase the quality of the works of the funded
construction projects and thereby to improve the development of the standards in any DRC/DDG operations.
Regularly review the physical progress reports to ensure accuracy and consistency in reporting.
When needed – Representing DRC in National Shelter/NFI clusters technical issues related to infrastructure with close consultation with the WASH &
Infrastructure Manager in Somalia, Program Coordinators and relevant AOM/AOC.
Coordinate with AOM/AOC and Program Coordinators in requisition, procurement and delivery of project input materials, supplies and labor as far as
construction work is concerned.
Assist in proposal writing throughout the year
The Danish Refugee Council is currently implementing a broad range of activities relevant to conflict affected communities and persons. The activities are categorized in ten sectors:
Shelter and Non-food Items, Food Security, Protection, Income Generation, Coordination & Operational Services, Community Infrastructure & Services, Humanitarian Mine Action, Armed Violence Reduction (AVR), Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), and Education.
These sectors should be seen as cross-cutting, providing a broad overview of the work and various activities of DRC’s numerous programmes across more than 30 conflict pr displacement affected countries worldwide.The relative significance of the respective sectors for 2012 and 2013 combined is shown in the diagram below