Vacancy No.: IOMKE/040/12
Position Title: Engineering Assistant
Classification: Equivalent to G5/1 (based on the UN Salary Scale for the General Service Staff in Kenya)
Duty Station: Dadaab, Kenya
Type of Appointment: 6 months special all inclusive contract, renewable
Under the general supervision of the Head of Sub Office (HSO) Dadaab and the direct supervision of the Shelter Program Manager, Dadaab, the incumbent will assist in providing for technical support and coordination of shelter activities in Dadaab.
•Assist in the implementation of project activities in relation to the shelter project at the relevant sites identified in the field by providing technical assistance in order to maintain the approved design.
•Assist in drafting and developing relevant technical documents related to the program (i.e. drawings, plans, BoQs, etc.) and establish implementation plans (weekly and monthly reports on shelter activities and trends, plan of action, geographical matrix etc).
•Supervise the contracted surveying teams during the site survey and plotting of the project site.
•Oversee the setup of the required emergency shelter, ensuring the correct plotting and quality of work.
•Undertake daily field trips to meet with site foremen and monitor the project progress.
•Ensure that shelter implementation remains on schedule and if not, ensure corrective measures are taken.
•In close coordination with the Shelter Logistics Assistant, monitor procurement and distribution of shelter materials.
•Attend relevant technical meetings with UNHCR and other shelter providers as necessary.
•Ensure that records of the stocks of materials in the field stores and office stores are kept updated.
•Train, guide and orient new field support staff involved in the implementation of shelters.
•Maintain regular liaison with relevant counterparts in Dadaab where and when necessary.
•Regularly update the Program Manager on the progress of the shelter project.
•Perform any other duties that may be required from time to time.
1. Completed Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited academic institution.
2. At least 5 years professional work experience in building construction, with strong technical knowledge in BoQs and materials including turn key projects.
3. Previous construction management experience desirable.
4. Desirable IOM Competencies:-
a. Behavioural – Accountability, Client Orientation, Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity and Initiative, Leadership and Negotiation, Performance Management, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Teamwork, Technological Awareness and Resource Mobilization.
b. Technical – Delivers on set objectives in hardship situations, effectively coordinates actions with other implementing partners, works effectively with local authorities, stakeholders, beneficiaries, and the broader community to advance country office or regional objectives.
5. Proficient in Microsoft Office and Outlook including AutoCAD.
6. Languages: Thorough knowledge of English and Kiswahili. Knowledge of Somali is an advantage.
Mode of Application:
Submit Cover Letter and CV including daytime telephone and email address to:
International Organization for Migration (IOM),
Human Resources Department,
PO Box 55040-00200 Nairobi
or send by email to email@example.com
or hand deliver them to the IOM Sub Office, Dadaab.
Closing Date: 10 May 2012