I – Position Summary
Managed by the Project Coordinator and working in collaboration with relevant technical and program support staff, the Shelter/WASH Engineer will be responsible for developing all CARE technical architectural, mechanical, and electrical plans and documentation and use of these in the implementation of Basic Needs interventions in south-east Turkey. He/she will ensure that agreed procedures are followed and accountability mechanisms are implemented in order to ensure high-quality programming and continual improvement of the support to refugees provided by CARE.
II – General Functions
- Planning, implementation and follow-up of Basic Needs activities
- Data management and reporting
- Contributing to the high-quality implementation of CARE’s refugee response
III – Responsibilities
Job Responsibility # 1
Planning, implementation and follow-up of Basic Needs activities (60%)
- Support the Project Coordinator to develop and update Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Basic Needs activities.
- Support the Project Coordinator with the development of selection criteria.
- Lead the planning implementation of technical infrastructure activities in collaboration with the Project Coordinator and with the support of the Project Officer and Project Assistant.
- Ensure that technical activities are completed on time and in accordance with agreed SOP.
- Work with the Project Officer and the Procurement team to prepare Bills of Quantity (BoQ)
- Support the CARE Logistics Department with tendering processes and the procurement of materials and supplies
- Regularly liaise with stakeholders from construction subcontractors and focal points to plan and implement activities.
- Support the Project Coordinator in the mapping of relevant organizations and institutions, highlighting which organizations are doing what and for whom in the Basic Needs sector.
- Investigate and facilitate the introduction of new technology, methods and approaches in order to improve the quality of the activities
- Conduct quality control and provide technical support to contractors
- Ensure subcontractor compliance with CARE policies, guidelines and standards
- Provide technical solutions to address probable shortcomings in contracts, work implementation, etc. through drafting work orders, contract amendments, etc. and communicating them to contractor and suppliers after confirmation of Immediate Supervisor.
- Conduct regular gap and needs analysis in urban and rural refugee communities, and provide quality control and technical support to implementing partners and/or contractors
- Support the Project Coordinator to promote and document ideas for technical improvement and further program development options
- Work with the Project Coordinator and Partnership & Liaison Officer to coordinate with relevant
- actors, ensuring that duplication is avoided and coverage of assistance is maximized.
Job Responsibility # 2
Data management and reporting (20%)
- Ensure appropriate management of electronic and hard copy technical data and information.
- Produce technical activity and progress reports as required.
- Assist the Project Coordinator and Monitoring Evaluation Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Coordinator with the preparation of project reports for CARE member partners and donors.
Job Responsibility # 3
Contribute to the high-quality implementation of CARE’s refugee response (20%)
- With the Project Coordinator and MEAL Coordinator, ensure that participants and community-level projects are selected for activities based on agreed criteria, profiles and processes, and are registered according to the procedure.
- Work with the MEAL team to undertake regular technical project monitoring Basic Needs infrastructure activities.
- Ensure that feedback received from community members and relevant stakeholders is used to continually improve activities and that activities are meeting the needs of the targeted communities or individuals.
- Review and validate the findings of monitoring and accountability activities with the MEAL Coordinator and Project Coordinator and provide feedback for improving the quality of assessment and activities.
- Assist the Project Coordinator and Project Manager with program design and proposal development as required.
- Attend technical coordination meetings if required by the Project Manager and Program Director.
IV – Requirements
- Civil engineering/construction qualifications and practical experience
- A team player, eager to learn new skills
- Previous work experience in Turkey, preferably working with governmental and/or non-governmental institutions
- At least 3 years of work experience with similar/related responsibilities, preferably in the region of implementation
- Excellent planning and communication skills
- Strong interpersonal and networking skills
- Strong report writing and documentation skills
- Fluent spoken and written Turkish and very good spoken and written English
- Solid computer skills, especially in MS Outlook, MS Word, AutoCAD and MS Excel
- Ability to work in a diverse team with people from varied cultures and backgrounds
- Prior experience of working on humanitarian aid programs with NGOs or UN agencies, including work with refugee populations
- Spoken Arabic
V – Work Conditions
Duty station: Based in Gaziantep with regular field travel
Contract length: 5 months (April 2018- August 2018) with the possibility of extension, dependent on funding
Fieldwork: Approximately 60% (3 days/week)
Office work: Approximately 40% (2days/week)
Occasional weekend work and overnight stays for domestic travel may be required.
Child Protection Policy
- Child abuse in all forms is unacceptable to CARE Turkey, which recognizes its responsibility to protect children from harm in all areas of its work. CARE Turkey is committed to ensuring a child-safe environment and is applying a zero-tolerance approach towards any kind of child abuse and exploitation.
Discrimination, Abuse and Harassment Policy
- CARE Turkey expressly prohibits and will not tolerate any form of discrimination, abuse, harassment (sexual or otherwise), based upon race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship status, disability, or military status. CARE employees and related personnel must under no circumstances take part in any form of discrimination, harassment, or abuse (physical, sexual or verbal), intimidation or exploitation, or in any other way infringe the rights of others inside or outside CARE.
Employment is subject to the possession of valid identification documents (passport, residency card, temporary protection card etc.) and successfully obtaining permission to work by the Government of Turkey (work permit). CARE will submit the work permit application on behalf of the selected candidate after the job offer accepted. Candidate can start to work for CARE only after work permit is received. Failure to provide the required documents or a rejection of a work permit application by the Government of Turkey will result in your employment offer being rescinded.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates, please send a Curriculum Vitae in English and a Cover letter (in a separate file of no more than one A4 page) describing how your skills and experience match the requirements of this post, to the following e-mail address: TURCAREHR@care.org
Applications in languages other than English will not be reviewed.
“Applications are strongly encouraged from female candidates“
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
** CARE International is an Equal Opportunity Employer**
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