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Advisor/Engineer

Posted 9 months ago by GIZ
Location Ḩalabjah Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector Service
Responsibilities:
  • managing an area of responsibility that forms part of the programme objectives, team agreements and/or agreements with the superior
  • assisting all infrastructure resp. rehabilitation projects through QUDRA’s Sub-Office, including providing technical advice and assessment, coordination, responding to the needs of the programme, small scale infrastructure projects throughout the assigned geographical area
  • effectively coaching, supporting and following up the technical and financial implementation of local subsidies with the partner institutions throughout the assigned geographical area
  • assisting programme initiatives to provide professional advisory services to and cooperate with a broad range of target groups
  • innovation and knowledge management
The professional advisor performs the following tasks: 
1.Advising the partner institution(s)
  • assists and monitors the development and implementation of programme plans and activities in close consultation with counterparts, essentially
  • assists in reviewing and evaluates technical design, architectural and structural drawing works, bills of quantities (BOQ) and material specifications lists prepared by the field engineers and identifies basic and/or special project needs
  • assists in providing pricing to BOQs and other technical documentation relating to infrastructure programming
  • supports the field engineers in other areas on activities related to the BOQs and tendering construction projects
  • assists in identifying appropriate mechanisms to adapt procurement policies and to tender bids to contractors or local labour (in accordance with GIZ rules and conditions)
  • in collaboration with field engineers, tracks and assesses technical progress of infrastructure projects vis- à-vis work plan and schedule
  • provides regular weekly report regarding the status of projects, both technically and financially
  • in collaboration with field engineers, be able to identify early warning signals for potential work adjustments and/or contract variations
  • contributes to preparing and implementing the coordination process, joint programme activities and work at the regional level
  • deals with the design, preparation and implementation of workshops, seminars and other events on issues connected with the programme’s area of activity
  • develops and organises quality assurance measures and suggests necessary changes, improvements and initiatives
     
2.Networking and cooperation
  • supports cooperation, regular contact and dialogue with partners, assists with PR work and cooperates with local communities, relevant organisations, non-governmental agencies and individuals in the programme environment and with other projects to improve and maintain good working relationships
  • communicates local interests and efforts, forwards these and encourages sharing ideas and information for the benefit of the programme
     
3.Knowledge management
  • ensures knowledge transfer to programme information
  • develops ready-to-use strategies and technical concepts, including guidelines, manuals and procedures
  • draws up reports and presentation documents
  • prepares appropriate input for various programme reports including quarterly and annual reports, and contributes to other reports required by the programme manager and GIZ Regional Programme Office
  • assists with research activities and studies on political issues which benefit joint programmes
     
4.Coordination tasks
  • assists with general project planning and develops project concepts including preparation, organisation and moderation of planning exercises and their implementation, management, monitoring, quality management, evaluation, communication and documentation
  • coordinates relevant project activities at local level in consultation with the manager and in cooperation with the partners, both as regards implementation and preparing organisational aspects
  • compiles the relevant information for joint activities and assignments
  • handles order management on behalf of GIZ (e.g. offer preparation, impact monitoring, project progress review, reporting)
     
Required qualifications, competences and experience:
Qualifications
  • masters/MSc in Engineering
Professional experience
  • at least 4 years’ professional demonstrable relevant Engineering – Civil experience
     
Other knowledge, additional competences
  • very good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
  • client and service orientation, professional attitude
  • technical competencies and flexibility and focus on processes and their improvements
  • fluent in spoken and written Kurdish, English, Arabic, ideally a knowledge of German
  • professional experience in GIZ or a international company is an asset
  • ability to work independently in the field, reliability and a strong sense of responsibility
  • loyalty
  • high level of integrity, independence and initiative
  • willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management

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