Position : Engineer
Reports To : Logistics Manager, Cox’s Bazar
Department : Operations
Location : Cox’s Bazar

About RI: Relief International (RI) is a nonprofit organization whose sole mission is to reduce human suffering. We respond to natural disasters, humanitarian emergencies and chronic poverty. We are non-sectarian and non-political.   With legal standing both in the United States as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization and in the United Kingdom as a registered Charity, RI has a global board of directors who bring an informed perspective to the communities we serve. We work in 19 countries across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

RI seamlessly blends humanitarian and development efforts so every program resolves immediate issues while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way — emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships, and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work for them — and for generations to come. 

RI has over 10 years of operational experience in Bangladesh. Using local expertise and resources, RI has worked to build the capacity of communities through the use of innovative education and health programs, human rights and preventing human trafficking work, livelihood training, small business development, environment and climate change initiatives, and eco-tourism services. Through our activities, RI has forged lasting partnerships with national organizations, which allow for marginalized communities to have access to sustainable support.

Scope of Work:

The Site Engineer – Ukhiya works under direct supervision of the Logistics Manager in Cox’s Bazar, provides technical support in construction procurement and execution for RI’s Rohingya Response Program. Specific tasks may include: site assessments, BoQ preparation, procurement document preparation, site construction monitoring, work completion certificate preparation, among others. This is a new program opening in a complicated conflict settings requiring maximal flexibility, honest & transparency, patience with formalities, long hours, and creative thinking.

Position Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Team management: He/she will supervise casual maintenance workers in the field, coordinate with colleagues, orient staff members on technical issues in procurement, and assist in contract management and execution.
  • Quality assurance and construction monitoring: He/she will monitor works throughout construction, and prepare completion of work certificates based on BOQ and contract are issued within two days of contractor handover. He/she will also be responsible for ensuring all construction-related approvals and documentation are attained at the field level from relevant authorities.
  • Construction work preparation and coordination with programs: He/she will prepare bills of quantities (BOQs) and estimate approximate pricing for additional construction works required by programs.
    • Over the next 3 months, he/she will develop standard construction modules for common construction works, so programs can have a ‘catalogue’ of BOQs/estimated cost of construction projects. For example:
      • Develop a standard BOQ with Protection Team for Child Friendly Space (including improved roofing and cement flooring). Timeline: by Aug 30th.
      • Develop a standard BOQ with Protection Team for Women & Girl Friendly Space (including improved roofing and cement flooring). Timeline: by Aug 30th.
      • Develop a standard BOQ for patient waiting shade. Timeline: by Sept 15th.
      • Develop a standard BOQ for cooking space. Timeline: by Sept 15th.
      • Develop a standard BOQ with Health Team for temporary, mobile health clinic – approximately 42m2. Timeline: by Sept 15th.
      • Develop a standard BOQ for fencing per foot. Timeline: by Sept 15th.
  • Site assessment: He/she will assess sites in need of improvement and prepare improvement plans/recommendation which include site maintenance / assessment report, BOQ, design.
  • Approvals: He/she will respect procurement procedures of RI, and ensure timely approvals from budget holders are received for (a) any changes/modifications required in construction works; (b) any maintenance/improvement works required.
  • Procurements: He/she will assist procurement officers to prepare tender/ RFQ documents, contracts, work plans, etc. and prepare site monitoring plan and reports for the requesters and management.
  • Reporting: Reporting requirements will include a weekly report on the status of all RI sites status with action plan; monthly report on construction projects; daily record of his work in the field; the development of a master catalogue with specifications and BOQs for commonly used facilities within the camp.

Qualifications & requirements:

  • B.Sc or Diploma in Civil Engineering

Experience Requirements:

  • 4 to 5 years of experience in construction and procurement, Experience in bamboo made construction is preferred
  • Able to prioritize, communicate effectively, and meet deadlines.
  • Willingness to travel and work extensively – sometimes at short notice, in difficult places and under long hours – according to a results-based approach
  • Able to work independently and within a team.
  • Diligent in work processes.
  • Flexible in schedule, attitude and work prioritization.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google software, particularly Google Drive, Gmail, Google Docs, MS Word and MS Excel.
  • Fluency in English

RI Values:

We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities. We value:

  • Inclusiveness
  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Agility and Innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Sustainability

The positions are based in Cox’s Bazar, Ukhiya or Teknaf. Please send your Application Letter, CV and at least 3 References to or submit your application to our Cox’s Bazar Office address at White House (5th Floor), In Front of Police Line, Bypass Road, Kolatoli, Cox's Bazar-4700, Bangladesh on or before August 25, 2018. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted, so candidates are encouraged to apply early. A decision may be finalized before the deadline.

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