CARE International is a humanitarian aid organization fighting global poverty, with a particular focus on working with women and girls to bring lasting change to their communities. As a non-religious and non-political organization, CARE works with communities to help overcome poverty by supporting development projects and providing emergency relief. We believe supporting women and girls is one of the most effective ways to create sustainable outcomes in poor communities.
Children and youth (aged 16 – 24 years) in Somalia make up approximately 70% of the population. Often they are unemployed and at risk of being recruited into militia, engaging in piracy, illegally migrating across borders or facing a life of poverty in urban settlements. Urban youth in Somalia and Somaliland face considerable challenges. Governance is seen as the preserve of elders, leaving youth excluded from political processes. Those from marginalized groups – such as minority clans, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and refugees – are socially excluded. In a country with the fourth highest level of gender inequality in the world (UNDP, 2012), girls and young women face double discrimination, with both age and sex counting against them. However, young men are also vulnerable, with unemployment leaving them easy targets for recruitment into radical groups and militias. Our Urban Youth Program works with young women and men who are out of school with limited livelihood opportunities and/ or are socially marginalized. Within this group, CARE focuses on the most disadvantaged, including IDPs, illiterate girls, female youth from marginalized clans, ex-combatants and unemployed graduates. The program supports job creation and other livelihood opportunities through formal and non-formal education (with a focus on girls’ education), vocational training, capacity-building for teachers and government institutions and inclusive governance and peace building initiatives. **
The Urban Youth Program is working towards a peaceful Somalia and Somaliland where young women and men are exercising their right to be part of social, political and economic life.**
CARE Somalia is seeking to recruit an Engineer Manager to lead, supervise and manage all construction related actvities under the Urban youth program. This includes but is not limited to GPE funded ESPIG project, WWI
Project, EAC and other on-going projects.
Technical Support and Facilitation
- Supervise, monitor and evaluate the construction components and ensure adherence to quality, standards, work design and technical specifications.
- Support with the implementation of a quality control system to ensure appropriate monitoring of contractors through daily, weekly and/or monthly tracking reports, checklist, spot-checks and milestones to ensure correct construction practices are checked and implemented.
- Identify and review proposed activity work plan including key milestones and indicate timings of proposed visits (by senior staffs and management) to site.
- Ensure that work schedules are adhered to and to report any deviances (positive or negative) to Program coordinator and program Managers for any corrective or remedial measures to be implemented to meet schedules.
- Assess and evaluate Contractors activities in terms of technical, equipment and resource capacities on regular basis to ensure a continuous and unhindered construction activity free of delays.
- Work on satisfactory completion of agreed works, with all necessary supporting documents and certification.
- Supervise works and provide technical guidance and carry out periodic work measurement with the contractors.
- To document all project information including GIS mapping and filing the data/information as required.
- Conduct regular site meetings with Contractor and/or contractor representatives to be updated on issues, problems, schedules, materials, equipment and overall work activity. Document and file minutes of these site meetings for future reference.
Coordination and Representation
- To liaise with local authorities and Government Departments to identify and comply with existing regulations.
- Coordinate and collaborate with other partners (Contractor, Government Agencies and Ministry Representations, Community Leads, Other Relevant Organizations) in the project area.
- Ensure that relevant government ministries or departments are informed of any activity at the site(s) that would require assistance or coordination with the aforementioned government agencies operating in the same sector.
Planning and Reporting
- Prepare weekly and monthly activity plans, and progress reports on the constructions. These work activity plans shall be coordinated/synchronized/harmonized with contractor’s/partners activity.
- Ensure maintenance of proper and up-to-date stock records at work sites.
- Provide prompt updates to Education Manager with regard to technical challenges encountered during project implementation.
Qualifications & Experience:
- A university degree in Civil Engineering**
- Minimum four years proven experience in similar work**
- Experience of working in harsh environment an added advantage**
- Ability to multi-task and effectively handle stressful situations**
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills. **
- Fluency in English is a must**
- Knowledge of Somali language is an advantage**
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with a team; **
- Strong knowledge of and experience with humanitarian guidelines and principles**
- Experience in budget management and knowledge of financial procedures required**
- Proficiency in computer applications**
- Proven ability to work well with multi-level stakeholders**
- ·Strong interpersonal skills**
- · Familiarity with key donors such as USAID, EU, Qatar charity and donor policies and procedures desired**
- Demonstrable leadership, supervision, and communication skills**
- Good interpersonal and networking skills as well as flexibility and innovativeness
- Demonstrated understanding of Somalia context that govern construction activities; building code, mandatory certifications and other regulations.
- Past experience in construction of school and education institutes will be a considerable advantage.**
Special Skills, Aptitude or Personality Requirements:
- Strong interpersonal, motivational, communication and coordination skills.
- Ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines.
- Ability and willingness to spend (potentially extended) periods of time in Somalia and Somaliland for construction site supervision.
- Good team player, flexible and capable of working in a culturally diverse environment
- Excellent coaching, facilitation and capacity-building skills.