Rehabilitation, Renovation, Recovery Engineer/Advisor

Posted 7 months ago by GIZ
Location Erbil Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector Engineering
Description of the Program: activities for the support of Recovery and Rehabilitation of Mosul in Iraq. One core issue is the rehabilitation, renovation of facilities including the necessary infrastructure for strengthening resilience of the returnees. These measures comprehend schools and health facilities. The program strengthens the resilience of host communities in Mosul. It seeks to improve education infrastructure at the Education Centers, skills development, social cohesion and local administration capacities. In addition it promotes local and cross-country dialogues between returnees and host communities.
The Advisor’s responsibilities and duties are stipulated below:
The Advisor is responsible for
▪ Coordination and supervision of public and private parties involved (construction departments/architects/engineers/consultants/contracting companies) on the planning, selection and implementation of rehabilitation works at public buildings (schools, health facilities and so on) through local architects and contracting companies. (site supervision)
▪ Check relevant documents and drawings for this process, knowledge of the local labor market and prices, review or compiling a BOQ
▪ Support implementation of all tender processes (construction and procurement) on rehabilitation measures ensuring national (others as required) and international standards (via GIZ construction department) including the necessary documentation.
▪ Develop and maintain a data-base on private sector entities (architects and construction companies) including references as pool resource for the program
▪ Develop an operational plan for rehabilitation measures including budget allocations and expenditures and up-date regularly.
▪ Strictly applying a “Do-no-harm” approach in implementation of activities to avoid tension between host and refugee communities.
Advising the partner institution(s)
The Advisor
▪ Maintains regular communication with partner institutions including active participation in coordination meetings by line Ministries and development organisations.
▪ Maintains an open and supportive relationship with partner institutions at all levels
▪ Deals with the design, preparation and implementation of workshops, seminars and other events on issues related to the programme’s special objectives
▪ Develops and organises quality assurance measures and suggests necessary changes, improvements and initiatives
Networking and cooperation
The Advisor
▪ Leads cooperation, regular contact and dialogue with partners at all levels, relevant organisations, non-governmental agencies and individuals in the project/programme environment and with other projects to improve and maintain good working relationships
▪ Establishes close cooperation with school principals, administrative Authorities and other institutions
▪ Communicates local interests and efforts, forwards these and encourages sharing ideas and information for the benefit of the project/programme
Knowledge management
The Advisor
▪ Ensures knowledge transfer to project/programme and implementing partners
▪ Ensures knowledge sharing at coordination levels on infrastructure
▪ Develops ready-to-use strategies and technical concepts, including guidelines, manuals and procedures
▪ Regular progress reporting on implementation and expenditures.
▪ Management of M&E systems, Quality- and knowledge management for rehabilitation
▪ Prepares appropriate input for various project/programme reports including monthly reports, and contributes to other reports.
▪ Captures and communicates potential for best practice approaches at national and regional level
Coordination tasks
The Advisor
▪ General project planning, preparation, organisation and moderation of planning exercises and their implementation, management, monitoring, quality management, evaluation, communication and documentation of project measures
▪ Coordinates relevant project activities in special quality control, procurement measures, at national level in consultation with the Module team leader and in cooperation with the partners
▪ Compiles the relevant information for joint activities and assignments
▪ Identifies needs at partner levels and suggests suitable approaches to address these
▪ Moderates team meetings as required
▪ Represents the interest of the GIZ-assisted measure and always acts on its behalf
▪ Carries out important tasks for the project/programme, even if these are not explicitly cited in the job description
▪ Site management, in task of supervise by relevant construction, production and procurement measures
Other duties/additional tasks
▪ Performs other duties and tasks at the request of management
Required qualifications, competences and experience
▪ Bachelor’s Degree in engineering,
▪ Masters/MSc engineer, industrial engineering, electrical and electronics engineering, political science, international relations or any area that is related to the project/programme objectives,
▪ Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)
Professional experience
• Minimum 4 years of experience in relevant fields.
• Experience in planning, supervising and implementing rehabilitation projects in Iraq
• Experience in procurement and logistics fields in the region
• Sound knowledge of national and international standards and procedures for rehabilitation/construction projects
• Desirably - Experience in international cooperation and working in multi-national teams.
• Desirably - Experience with implementing refugee programs in the region.
• Working knowledge of “do-no-harm” approach and conflict resolution.
• Very good interpersonal skills and ability to interact with partners at various levels from Ministries to communities.
• Ability to work with a multi-cultural team
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)
▪ Very good knowledge with calculation software
▪ Native or fluent in English with proven record of reporting in English according to the standards of international development cooperation.
▪ Native or fluent in Kurdish or Arabic languages
▪ Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed –corresponding measures are agreed with management


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