Somalia: Programme Engineer

Title Programme Engineer

Location Somalia

Department Name Program Delivery

Pact Overview

Pact Overview
At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future. Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.
Department Overview
Pact seeks a Programme Engineer for the anticipated Bilateral Labour Intensive Stabilisation Programme in Somalia, funded by the Royal Norwegian Embassy. The programme will provide immediate benefits to communities in areas newly recovered from Al Shabaab, or in areas under threat by militant groups, as well as strengthen the ability of the government, including local authorities, to function and provide relevant services for Somali citizens.
Position Purpose
Reporting to the Team Leader, the Programme Engineer for the anticipated Bilateral Labour Intensive Somalia Stabilisation Programme will lead and oversee the development of the programme’s peace dividend projects.
Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct assessments of prioritized projects to ensure technical and environmental viability
  • Lead technical design of identified projects including drafting of BoQs, works specifications and contracting documents
  • Conduct monitoring visits for overseeing work and progress on peace dividend projects
  • Undertake regular inspection and quality control/quality assurance of the works
  • Provide project oversight and supervision for site supervisors and team of laborers
  • Manage project objectives to ensure projects are on budget and in time for completion against the workplanBasic Requirements:

  • University degree in civil engineering from a recognized University, or equivalent

  • At least 7 years of experience in construction engineering including projects related to civil works, public services, office buildings, road construction, industrial buildings etc.

  • Significant experience as onsite field manager of rapid set up projects and in design of community projects
  • Previous experience in humanitarian projects, particularly with a governance, peacebuilding, or youth and gender focus
  • Ability to work and travel in Somalia
  • Effective communication skills and leadership qualities to ensure completion of project objectives in a team environment Type of ProposalDFID

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