وظائف شاغرة للهندسة لدى منظمة ميرسي كور

Thursday, January 11, 2018


تعلن منظمة ميرسي كور في عمان عن حاجتها الى :

Partnership Program – WASH Engineer Regional

PROGRAM/DEPARTMENT SUMMARY:
Mercy Corps exists to alleviate suffering, poverty, and oppression by helping people build secure, productive, and just communities.  Since the beginning of the Syrian civil war almost six years ago, Mercy Corps has worked to address the urgent needs of nearly 4 million people both inside Syria and in neighboring countries.  Mercy Corps’ Investing in Syrian Humanitarian Action (ISHA) Program (funded by OFDA from October 2015 through March 2019) is designed to advise, support, and coach Syrian civil society organizations to better and more efficiently serve conflict-affected communities.
The project takes a demand-driven approach to capacity development, and utilizes creative methodologies for remote engagement, including both on- and off-line e-learning and broadening access to Arabic language resources for the wider Syrian humanitarian community.  The project team works closely with partners throughout the entire sub-granting lifecycle to identify, prioritize, and address key technical, organizational and financial capacity strengthening priorities.                            
[Describe oveGENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:
Under the supervision of the Program Manager and in close collaboration with the Partnership WASH Officer, the Partnership WASH Engineer will play a key role within the program team. S/he will provide remote support and technical assistance to four Syrian-led partner organizations providing humanitarian assistance to conflict-affected communities in Syria.  Upon approval from our donor, these partners will implement humanitarian WASH projects that include hygiene promotion, rehabilitation of water stations, water trucking, sewage network rehabilitation, de-sludging and waste management activities.
The position holder will work closely with partners to ensure smooth, efficient and effective implementation of their WASH projects in three ways: 
  1. Technical input/ oversight during design and implementation to ensure high standards of program quality and soundness of technical approaches.
  2. Project cycle management support to ensure that partners’ projects are on track, on time, and on budget
  3. Delivery of high quality, tailored and targeted technical support to partners implementing WASH projects
In addition to possessing relevant WASH technical skills, the successful candidate will enjoy mentoring and coaching, employ a learning-by-doing approach throughout the sub-grant lifecycle, and be able to problem-solve creatively, communicate effectively, and provide feedback constructively. 
Technical Input/ Oversight
  1. Validate relevance of partners’ identification of water supply infrastructure needs and works in target communities.
  2. Support partners to develop and finalize relevant technical documentation required for successful delivery of WASH projects, including SOW, technical designs, BoQs, etc.
  3. Review and approve partner’s technical documentation during design and implementation, ensuring the technical soundness of their approaches.
  4. Assist partners to conduct appropriate and compliant tender processes; serve as a member of partners’ tender committees as an ISHA representative when relevant or as requested.
  5. Support partners’ contracting processes, including proper review and approval of invoices submitted by contractors.
  6. Ensure partners are able to carry out adequate site supervision, monitoring of contractors’ work, and technical review/ monitoring of contractor’s deliverables. Ensure partners know what to look for when on-site and take proactive steps to avoid common mistakes and mitigate risks.
  7. Where requested by the donor, produce or update any required drawings on AutoCAD
  8. Ensure partners’ compliance with donor regulations, WASH cluster priorities and approaches, and international standards (such as SPHERE)
Project Cycle Management
  1. In collaboration with ISHA’s Partnership WASH Officer, serve as the technical counterpart to WASH partners and throughout the sub-grant lifecycle.
  2. Support WASH partners to implement projects in accordance with their M & E plans, work plans, and approved project description.
  3. Support the review of partners’ monthly narrative reports to ensure implementation is on track, and collaborate closely with Partnership Finance Officers and M & E teams to track alignment of partners’ activities with expenditures.
  4. Support any follow up with partners on any issues that emerge from the reports, and work with them to realign or revise project strategies and plans as necessary.
  5. Assist with maintenance of sub-grant project files for each partner, and track submission of narrative reports, and other deliverables.
Capacity Strengthening
  1. Collaborate closely with other project staff to ensure capacity strengthening support to all WASH partners is tailored, targeted and responsive to their organizational needs and priorities.
  2. Use coaching and mentoring techniques to provide on-going technical assistance to WASH partners throughout sub-grant lifecycle and in line with agreed-upon capacity development plans.
  3. Deliver relevant modules and training over skype or other on-line tools for partner teams inside Syria
Coordination and Communication
  1. Participate in WASH sector working groups, cluster meetings, and/ or other coordination fora related to the Project.
  2. Contribute to donor reports, updates to HQ or the region, or the compilation of other requests for information as necessary.
  3. Coordinate and collaborate with Mercy Corps’ WASH staff on other teams and operating in different areas of Syria
  4. Other duties as assigned, including taking on the Partnership WASH Officer’s duties in her absence.
ACCOUNTABILITY
REPORTS DIRECTLY TO:   Partnership Program Manager
WORKS DIRECTLY WITH:   Partnership WASH Officer (who is the main focal point with partners and coordinates                                                           the rest of ISHA teams interactions), Partnership Finance Officers, Partnership MEL                                                           Coordinator, and ISHA’s senior leadership team
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE: 
  • University Degree or higher in engineering
  • At least 3 years’ experience implementing medium scale water and sanitation infrastructure, ideally in a humanitarian context. Should be proficient in use of submersible pumps, generators, electrical control panels, chlorine dosing pumps as well as civil works such as generator room construction, pipe laying/connections/pressure testing
  • At least 2 years of experience working in a non-governmental organization (NGO) focused on humanitarian assistance, relief or development work; note that less NGO experience can be considered in cases where there is strong experience elsewhere, such as private sector, local government, etc.
  • Direct implementation experience, including delivery of services, monitoring and evaluation, and donor reporting
  • Commitment to local capacity building and demonstrable past experience engaging and working with local civil society organizations or community groups preferable
  • Knowledge of humanitarian standards in the WASH sector, including SPHERE, is required
  • Familiarity with the MS Office software (i.e., Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) is required
  • Excellent oral and written English skills, as well as Arabic
  • Demonstrated capacity to collaborate closely with a broad range of stakeholders in different geographic locations; experience with remote management or monitoring a plus
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Syrian conflict context and understands project needs a plus
  • Basic understanding of structures and processes of NGOs - including sub-grant mechanisms- required; familiarity with US government donor rules is preferred
SUCCESS FACTORS:
In addition to a strong technical background in humanitarian WASH, the ability to multi-task, build consensus, negotiate, and effectively communicate key information in support of changing program activities is necessary.  A willingness to creatively solve problems, juggle multiple priorities under tight deadlines, and to calmly and diplomatically deal with unexpected and sudden events impacting program operations is also essential.  Most importantly, the successful candidate is committed to mentoring and supporting- rather than monitoring and supervising- local partners. The WASH Engineer must be willing to travel to other Mercy Corps offices in the region (Gaziantep, Beirut, Erbil) as necessary.