IOM Project Architect/Engineer Job in Somalia

IOM International Organization for Migration

Vacancy No:
SVN/IOMSO/035/2013

Functional Title: Architect/Engineer – Dan Guud Project (2 Positions)

Department:
Field Coordination Unit

Type of Appointment: Consultant for the Benadir Regional Administration under (3rd party contractor)

Duty Station: Mogadishu, Somalia

Duration of Assignment: 6 months with possibility of extension

Closing Date: 28th June 2013

General function:

Under the overall guidance of the Mayor of Mogadishu and under overall supervision of the Dan Guud Project Coordinator while under the direct supervision of the Technical Advisor, the Architect/Engineer will assist in the implementation of project activities.

Activities will include responding to the needs of the program for important, large scale and high visibility as well as small scale infrastructure projects in Mogadishu.

He/she will also provide administration of the grants by ensuring proper filing of grants related financial and contract documents and assisting the Dan Guud Grants Manager in pre-award assessments and monitoring of grantees. 
In particular, he/she will perform the following duties.

1. Field Operations:
  • Manage the technical and engineering components related to the program implemented for Dan Guud Project in Mogadishu, including the management of contractors.
  • Design architectural and structural drawings as well as create bills of quantities, material specifications lists, and other technical documentation relating to infrastructure programming within Dan Guud project.
  • In coordination with the other Dan Guud staff, work with government and local authorities, leaders, individuals and groups to implement selected community development projects.
  • Conduct regular monitoring visits to project sites and write up site visit notes for each visit. In accordance with the contractors’ contract terms, conduct site visits site prior to the disbursement of any funds to confirm that work has been done as per contract.
  • Collect invoices from contractors and forward with supporting documents to the Admin/Finance unit for payment.
  • Supervision of site supervisors.
  • In coordination with the Grants unit, negotiate contracts or agreements with contractors, and assist in administration of grants.
  • Supervise projects in coordination with government or local technical personnel and provide regular reporting regarding the status of projects.
2. Reporting & Monitoring (Financial and Program)
  • Review financial reports and cash requests from grantees to ensure financial compliance against grant budget.
  • Review all grantee deliverables to ensure grant compliance. Give feedback to grantees, as appropriate.
  • Assist in the compilation of data and preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports.
  • Ensure that all grantee expenditures comply with the final and approved budgets (i.e. budgetary controls).
  • Conduct monthly reconciliations with Finance to ensure grant and finance records are up to date.
3. Filing and Administration
  • Maintain and update hard copy grant and working files, esp. drawings and BOQ’s. Slots within these files should be clearly labeled and organized for ease of reference.
  • Open a new grant file for every new grant.
  • Ensure that all grant files are kept under lock and key.
  • Scan all key grants documents and have soft copies saved in the sever
Desirable Qualifications and skills:
  • Degree/Diploma in Architecture or Civil Engineering and experience in urban development and insecure, or post conflict environments.
  • A minimum of 2-4 years’ experience in the field of Architecture/Engineering esp. infrastructure planning and construction, including management of infrastructure projects.
  • Ability to supervise, direct, coach and mentor staff. Drive for results and effective resource management skills.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills. Understanding of complex social-political environments. Ability to work under extreme pressure, in difficult conditions while maintaining security awareness.
  • Flexibility and focus on processes and their improvements. Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds.
  • Stamina, determination, commitment and adaptability in the workplace are required.
  • Excellent communication, written and verbal Somali and English language skills required.
  • Functional competencies: effective communicator with a wide range of actors and partners, successful negotiator, cross cultural facilitator and active learner.
  • Technical Skills: Proficient in design and drafting programs (AutoCAD, Autodesk Revit, ArchiCAD) as well as MS Office (MS Word, MS Excel). Presentation programs e.g. Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, as well as GIS software will be an added advantage.
Method of Application:

Interested candidates should submit CV and a cover letter indicating the Vacancy Notice Number, with three professional references and contacts (email or telephone) to the:

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Mission in Somalia, Nairobi Office
Human Resources Department
Gitanga Groove, off Gitanga Road
P.O. Box 1810 – 00606
Nairobi
OR

Send by email to: hrsomalia@iom.int

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.