Camp and Settlement Civil Engineer

Job description

  • Responsible for engineer analysis of site or settlement conditions relating to camp infrastructure (drainage, electricity, lighting, communal areas, roads);
  • Preparation of plan of action for site upgrading;
  • Preparation of BOQs;
  • Submission of order forms for equipment and tools;
  • Hiring and supervision of skilled and non-skilled labourers;
  • Implementation of site upgrading and subsequent maintenance;
  • Monitoring of work quality.

Qualifications & Preferred Skills

Description of the Context

The Camp and Settlement civil engineer is part of a mobile Salamiyah Camp Management’s team, the aim of which is to enable a livable environment for vulnerable populations in sites of displacement across Iraq.

The camp team plays a central role to ensure the provision of assistance and protection to displaced populations and to promote the health, safety and environment of Salamiyah Camp in accordance with agreed upon standards and guidelines.  The team is responsible for ensuring its activities are in line with the overall response strategy of the Camp Coordination Camp Management (CCCM) Cluster of Iraq.  This is to create consistent standards and activities among all camps and other temporary sites or settlements.  It is the teams key responsibility to coordinate the joint response of various actors operating within a site (government, UN agencies, organizations, civil society, etc.).  In addition, the team undertakes regular monitoring, evaluation and risk assessment of the condition of sites together with technical site maintenance and risk reduction services in support of Shelter, WASH, other site utilities (electrical, etc.) and the general environment.

Purpose of the Position

The Camp and Settlement civil engineer provides technical services for the camp team and assists to facilitate meaningful access to humanitarian assistance and services to displaced people according to their needs and agreed standards.  The engineer protects the interests of site populations towards the site stakeholders (government, UN agencies, organizations, civil society, etc.) and contributes to strengthening the coordination of site activities including all responsibilities of the team.


Duties and Responsibilities of the Position

  •  Conduct camp/site risk assessments and create action plans for prompt repair of camp infrastructure.
  • Monitor multi-sector needs and service provision and the overall condition of a camp/site including shelter, WASH, environment and cross-cutting services such as prevention and response to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), health, psychosocial support and HIV among others in all sectors of the camp/site according to agreed upon guidelines, standards and indicators.
  • Develop joint integrated site risk management plans to promote the health, safety and environment of sites (camps, collective centres, other temporary settlements).
  • Conduct the technical implementation of site maintenance, covering safe site design or layout, repairs and risk reduction in camps/sites, the upkeep of shelter, WASH, electrical systems, other site facilities and utilities and the general environment.
  • Mobilize, train and equip displaced communities to be self-autonomous in safely maintaining the camp/site environment according to the integrated site risk management plan.  Ensure clarification of roles and responsibilities amongst stakeholders with a focus on sustainability and community/local government ownership.
  • Account for and maintain all equipment and supplies that are required for technical assistance as part of site risk management plans.
  • Monitor and document all site maintenance and risk reduction works and regularly visit sites (minimum monthly basis) to ensure quality is maintained in accordance with site risk management plans, standing operating guidelines and indicators.
  • Liaise and interact with government authorities, displaced and host communities to ensure social cohesion is strong and if possible, create opportunities for local employment using principles of gender equality.
  • Support the Camp and Settlement Manager (CSM) in the development of effective referral mechanisms in close collaboration with relevant stakeholders.
  • Support the CSM in the agencies interaction with Multi-Purpose Community Based Protections Centres to enable a mechanism for displaced populations to engage with SMT services.
  • Apply a participatory approach to identify, analyse and prioritise camp/site needs in order to avoid service duplication and gaps in assistance and protection.
  • Assist to strengthen and monitor an effective, transparent, representative site governance system including coordination of camp/site service provision and other defined activities.
  • Support the mobilization and participation of the camp/site and host populations in the camp governance system with particular emphasis on meaningful inclusion of women, children, elderly and persons with specific needs into decision-making processes
  • Support the CSM to facilitate accountability towards camp/site populations through setting up of a complaints and feedback mechanism which promotes accountability.
  • Assist to set up and maintain a camp/site information management system in line with global CCCM Cluster guidelines including sex and age disaggregated data collection and transparent, yet appropriate, information sharing with all relevant stakeholders in a manner that upholds the principle of confidentiality.
  • Ensure that the displaced are aware of the assistance and services available in the camp/site and how to access them; distribution points should be accessible and distribution mechanism should take into consideration groups with specific needs to minimize chances of violence, abuse and exploitation.

Generic Duties

  • Develop the weekly planning and write regular reports on progress of activities;
  • Maintain constant contact with team members, direct and indirect beneficiaries (receive their requests, provide available information, etc.);
  • Assist the Project Manager in developing strategy, planning and reporting of all activities, challenges, lessons learned and pending issues, preparing and updating action plans;
  • Assist the Project Manager in the development of assessment (Social and Technical) and Focus Group Discussion Tools;
  • Plan and supervise community meetings and other community mobilization activities;
  • Represent the Project Manager during his/her absence;
  • Represent and explain the project and its objectives correctly to his/her team;
  • Respect the total confidentiality of the information collected and circulated;
  • Adhere to the security management system;
  • Participate in the daily briefing and debriefing sessions and to the organization of the weekly plan with the teams under supervision of the Project Manager;
  • Commit to participation in any other task in order to achieve the overall project objective. 

Essential Skills and Knowledge Required

  • Bachelor Degree in civil engineering, construction management or related to the role (please explain in the application letter why you think your education and/or professional background is appropriate);
  • Capability to establish good and respectful relationship with other actors;
  • Able to train and manage a team (to listen, advise, support, solve conflicts, motivate, etc.);
  • Experience with participatory fieldwork, methodologies, monitoring and reporting;
  • Valid local driving license;
  • Knowledge of humanitarian principles and code of conduct;
  • Patience, good personal organisation, good communication and ability to work in teams, seriously, rigorously and personal accountability;
  • Very good interpersonal and diplomatic skills in beneficiaries facing situations;
  • Initiative, flexibility and willing to learn;
  • Ability to work under time pressure, independently and with limited supervision;
  • Computer literate (IT) and good level of numeracy.

Experience Required

Minimum 2 years experience in the field and in a related position. Preferably more than 3 years experience in managing people, organising the job of subordinates and mentoring them.

Languages Required

Fluency in written and spoken arabic and a good handle of the English Language.

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