Engineering Officer

Posted about 1 year ago by GIZ
Location Erbil Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector Engineering, Services
The engineer with Cash for Work (Erbil) office is the key technical staff member on all projects, both via direct implementation as well as via contractual agreements.
The technical responsibilities are:
  • Implementing daily technical/operational aspects of all issued related to the project – incl. coordination, technical supervision, research and compliance with GIZ construction regulations/rules.
  • Ensuring that all technical aspects are processed according to standards set by GIZ chief engineer/GIZ rules and regulations, and is followed through.
  • The Engineer must at all times maintain a good workflow and communication with his superior at Erbil level as well as the Technical team in Dohuk. He must further ensure that relevant stakeholders are adequately informed timely and correctly, and in accordance with set up goals and activities.
  • At all times ensuring that all projects runs smoothly and within the time frame of project implementation.
  • Adhere to any task the Field Coordinator may deem necessary.
B.Specific tasks
2.1 Management and coordination
  • The engineer coordinates and assists in preparing and conducting all activities related to the project design and implementation, ensuring that the project meets standards, time frames and budgets,
  • Is responsible for approving and controlling expenditure related to the project implementation, in accordance with GIZ compliance and standards,
  • Assist the Field Coordinator and other international – and national colleagues – on issues related to technical aspects of any programming in projects,
  • Helps identify needs and requirements amongst stakeholders, incl. NGOs and Governmental entities, in order to conduct adequate assessments and control of projects,
  • Coordinates closely with the GIZ construction unit Dohuk, the Chief of the section and his engineers, during design and implementation phases, to adhere to GIZ regulations,
  • Must, in collaboration and coordination, with other GIZ sections and external stakeholders, prepare, implement and document training events, work shops, forums, retreats, team meetings and similar, with a technical perspective,
  • Advise on needed procurement for construction/implementation related tasks and projects,
  • Participate in cluster meetings (UN/NGO humanitarian country team) related to programming (Shelter, WASH, CfW working group etc.) when the need arise,
  • Ensure all workers and sites are monitored to the safety standards of GIZ.
2.2 Communication and networking
  • Develops and maintains excellent relations with relevant GIZ partners and stakeholders,
  • Provides needed technical knowledge in pursuing programme implementation, also to third parties to GIZ, such as direct and indirect stakeholders,
  • Must ensure a proper knowledge management system is used to record best practices and lessons learned, including the GIZ DMS system and other local documenting repositories,
  • Participates in workshops, meetings, seminars pertaining to technical aspects of the GIZ operation/implementation,
  • Other duties/tasks
  • Involves himself at tasks requested by the management and/or the technical supervisor at GIZ Dohuk office,
  • Coordinates closely with relevant authorities and the humanitarian country team in informing GIZ’s work and implementation for beneficiaries,
  • Assist the Sulaymaniyah office with aspects related to technical implementation upon request and follows through any issue that may arise timely and effectively.
C.Required qualifications, competences and experience
  • Minimum a University degree in Engineering (Civil, construction) with at least 10 years professional experience in a similar position,
  • Strong knowledge on IT technologies used in construction and monitoring work, including data bases, MS office, CAD and GIS,
  • Willingness to be trained (on the job),
  • Must be available for travel internally and externally in Kurdistan, and internationally,
  • Must command good knowledge of English and ideally, willing to learn German,
Must be willing to upscale his/her skills as per the request of the organization.  

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