Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised $2 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, ensuring that they are able to survive, learn and be protected whatever their circumstances, including in times of humanitarian crisis.
2016 is a time of change and growth at Save the Children. As part of our new strategic plan ‘Every Last Child’, we have made it a global priority to build humanitarian, advocacy and campaigning capability, to become truly global – driving stronger and more diversified funding, and to maximise the use of our knowledge, systems, capacity and culture. We are doing whatever it takes to reach the world’s most excluded children. With your help we can ensure the world puts children first, and that we can tackle the barriers that prevent them from surviving and thriving. We won’t stop until every last child survives and fulfils their potential.
|Position reporting to: Project Manager – EuropeAID||Positions reporting to the POST: None|
|Contract type: Employment||Contract length: 17/09/2017 (extendable)|
|Closing date: 01/06/2017||Location: Antakya, with regular travel to Gaziantep|
Save the Children is looking for an engineer to support with the water irrigation component of a multi-million USD programme, aimed at minimising the economic impact of the Syria crisis and enhancing the resilience of the most vulnerable households. The engineer will take the leadership in designing; training partner staff on the installation of the systems and ensuring smooth running of solar powered irrigation systems. The engineer will be vital in providing leading on feasibility assessments; providing technical support from the outset; designing and implementing solar irrigation systems to ensure enhanced food production for conflict-affected people living in Syria. The post holder will be responsible for leading the capacity building of partner staff, developing guidelines, tools, maintenance manuals, supporting remotely on the job training of farmers groups and ensuring high level coordination within and outside the organisation. The post holder will closely monitor the performance of the solar systems in order to ensure a high level of efficiency is achieved in consultation with the project Agronomist and FSL TA.
The post holder will have strong expertise in design and installation of solar powered irrigation systems, maintenance of solar systems and experience in similar irrigation projects with strong communication, farm management experience, coordination and representation skills; he/she will have good understanding of Syria/Middle East, experience in designing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of solar irrigation project remotely. The engineer will ensure that other sectors needs are integrated / reflected into the design of this programme. The post holder will be based in Antakya and will support Save the Children’s cross-border program into Syria.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
- Program support and supervision (60%)
- Lead the feasibility assessment and installation of solar powered irrigation systems (remotely and with partners)
- Design and develop the solar application systems
- Provide technical support to partners during installation of the solar system and back up support after installation is completed Closely work with the farming groups and review submitted applications
- Together with the partner ensure the solar systems are functioning properly
- Monitor the effectiveness and efficiency of the solar irrigation systems
- Provide guidance during the selection of solar system suppliers and give technical support to partners
- Facilitate and closely work with support team to ensure timely delivery of the solar irrigation systems and timely installations
- Daily follow up and weekly monitoring of the irrigation systems with FSL team members, farmers group and community volunteers
- Analyse the monitoring results and address the challenges in timely manner in collaboration with team members
- Monitor outputs based on remote monitoring tools and through field visits carried out by partners to project sites and provide technical advice and guidance, as needed.
- Prepare guidance on operation and maintenances of the solar irrigation systems.
- Support partners with pre and post-harvest assessments for major agricultural crops
- Capacity building (25%)
- Lead on and trained partner staff on the preparation of training materials and modules
- Organise suitable capacity building strategies for farmers group, community volunteers and field technicians
- Provide leadership and train farmers group, community volunteers and field technicians
- Follow up the training planned by the project and ensure timely implementation
- Monitor the progresses on trainings planned to benefit beneficiaries of the project
III. Evidence building and documentation (10%)
- Participate in development of; baseline, mid-term, end line assessments and contribute in analysis stage
- Ensure post implementations monitoring are done in timely manner and review reports in close collaboration with MEAL team
- Documentation and circulation of quarterly reports, success and challenges
- Communicate the lessons learnt and challenges with other departments and partners
- SCI representation and coordination (5%)
- Represent SCI in coordination meetings, cluster, technical working group
- Actively advocate on the project by sharing reports and updates to the wider circle
- Liaise with active partners, government departments and donors
- Regularly participate in monthly updates and progress meeting with major donor
- Effective communication with the program manager, agronomist, logistic, finance, and other sectors for all matters relating to the implementation and integration of the solar irrigation project.
- Close collaboration and integration with other departments mainly WASH.
- Networking and strengthen workable relationship with other major partners, suppliers and donors.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE AND ATTRIBUTES:
- Significant experience and a track record of success in delivering high quality water irrigation programmes; including solar powered systems in the Middle East
- Significant experience in the design and implementation of solar powered programmes.
- Education to MSc/MA/MEng level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience
- Meet the minimum competencies of an emergency technical advisor on the SC emergencies roster.
- Sound understanding of and commitment to SC generic programme approaches and core standards in humanitarian response
- Ability to travel at short notice, occasionally to remote and insecure locations
- Experience of team management.
- Experience of project management and demonstrated monitoring and evaluation skills
- Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
- Experience of representation and ability to represent SCI effectively in external forums.
- Experience of capacity building and mentoring remotely.
- Experience of contingency planning/emergency preparedness planning.
- Experience of working within budget constraints.
- Highly developed writing skills (e.g. at level for producing an assessment report, donor report or proposal during a short time period)
- Strong communications skills in English (both written and verbal)
- Understanding and practical experience of the cluster approach at country and global level.
- Ability to work effectively across teams and departments
- Ability to analyse diverse information and develop recommendations for an appropriate response
- Commitment to SC’s mission, values and approach (includes child protection, equal opportunities and health and safety).
- An academic/professional qualification at post graduate level or equivalent in a relevant subject.
- Working knowledge of Arabic
- Experience in coordination at an interagency level
- Existing networks and contacts within the region.
Benefits Package provided to National Staff:
- Salary commensurate with the pay-grade of the position.
- Annual leave
- Medical Scheme, Accidental and Life insurance.
- Transportation (pick and drop facility)
- A motivating work environment
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Please apply in English by sending your up to date CV with a cover letter as a single document explaining your salary expectations to firstname.lastname@example.org and mention the position that you are applying for to the subject section . The advertisement will be closed on 1st June 2017 at 5:30 PM (Turkey local time). In order for an application to be considered valid, a copy of the residency/work permit card must be attached with the application.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
- Sektör Sivil Toplum