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JOB TITLE: Civil and Water Resources Engineer (Consultant)
JOB TITLE: Civil and Water Resources Engineer (Consultant)
LOCATION: Pyongyang, DPRK
GRADE: Consultant position (initially for 2 months with possibility of further extension)
CHILD SAFEGUARDING: TBD
DPRK Working Context for NGOs:
Save the Children is locally known in DPRK as European Union Programme Support Unit 2 (EUPS Unit 2). This change in the identity of the organization as it operates in the country is due to the move of the government to terminate all NGO support in late 2005. However, European Union continued to engage dialogue with the government until the agreement was reached February 2006. The government allowed resuming the humanitarian works on the condition that NGOs would no longer be able to function in their registered name and visibility. This change has meant that there are no visible signs of the presence of NGOs. With effect from April 1, 2006 all EU funded projects are being implemented under an umbrella system. The “umbrella” is called the European Union Programme Support (EUPS). Only 6 European NGOs were allowed to continue under this umbrella and one of which is Save the Children. With the agreement from the government, Save the Children’s work in DPRK is now covering 3 thematic areas such food security, WASH/integrated health and emergency preparedness and response.
Save the Children holds its main office in Pyongyang, the capital of DPRK inside the diplomatic compound. In addition, all accommodations of expatriate staff are within this compound with facilities considered as modest but with steady supply of electricity and water and good access to internet and telephone. The security situation in the country under SCI category is low risk. Staffs are allowed to visit the project sites at least twice a month for duration of 5 working days per visit. Implementation of project activities are done in partnership with local authority and local government agencies, they provide the technical staff for implementation of field activities and the project normally support capacity building, supplies and materials needed in implementation of agreed project activities.
The purpose of this post is to provide technical support in preparing the technical design, list of materials, technical training for quality control and field supervision in the implementation of agriculture engineering structures (greenhouse, potato storage and irrigation intake), flood control structure and water and sanitation structures related activities of Save Children – DPRK Programme.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: Programme Director
Dimensions: The post holder will work closely with Project Managers and National Project Officers in each project that the services of the post holder will be required. The post holder will be mainly responsible in preparing the technical design of agriculture production facilities, flood control structure and water and sanitation facilities and school retrofitting (CSS-DRR measures) being supported by Save the Children – DPRK Programme and monitoring the implementation of construction activities undertaken within the consultancy period. In addition, the post holder will also support the preparation of list materials needed for agreed activities and preparation of tender document for procurement of materials. Furthermore, the post holder will provide technical and implementation trainings to local technicians and managers for the implementation of technical activities.
Staff directly reporting to this post: N/A
Budget Responsibilities: N/A
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
· In coordination with Project Managers, National Project Officers and local engineers provided by local partners, conduct technical survey for the target agriculture production facilities, flood control structure and water and sanitation facilities, safe school retrofitting and prepare the technical designs.
· Facilitate discussion with local partners to derived common agreement on the technical design and plan for the target agriculture production facilities, flood control structure, water and sanitation facilities and school retrofitting.
· Prepare the list of materials based on the agreed technical design and help facilitate the procurement of the agreed list of materials.
· Conduct regular monitoring visit to on – going construction activities taking place within the consultancy contract period.
· Provide feedback report and recommendation to Programme Director and Project Managers concerning issues affecting the implementation of construction activities in the field.
Conduct technical trainings to local technicians and implementation team for capacity building on quality control, design, implementation, operation and maintenance of technical structures.
SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)
· Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving results together with children and role modelling Save the Children values
· Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
· Creates a managerial environment in-country to lead, enable and maintain our culture of child safeguarding
· Sets ambitious and challenging goals for self and team, takes responsibility for own personal development and encourages team to do the same
· Widely shares personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
· Future oriented, thinks strategically and on a global scale
· Builds and maintains effective relationships, with own team, colleagues, members, donors and partners
· Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
· Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
· Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
· Willing to take disciplined risks
· Honest, encourages openness and transparency
· Always acts in the best interests of children
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
· Relevant degree in engineering (civil engineering, Water Resources)
· Work experience with NGOs on same capacity as technical specialist particularly providing technical support on activities related to construction of irrigation structures, flood control structures and water and sanitation facilities, agriculture facilities (e.g. vegetable greenhouse),etc.
· Experience working with local partners and communities in implementing project activities
· Strong communications and interpersonal skills, especially in a highly sensitive situation
· High level of flexibility to work with a small team in which capacity is limited
· Experience working overseas in developing countries.
· Experience of working in harsh conditions, both geographical and climatic and often in isolated areas for long periods
· Previous Save the Children job experience
Experience in working through interpreters
How to apply:
Interested individual is requested to submit the CV to Dprk.Recruit@savethechildren.org The deadline for the submission of application is on 17 August 2017.