Engineer (GBV team)
(National Position)

Position Title
Engineer (GBV team)

Contract period
Three months

Line Manager
GBV Coordinator

Staff Manager

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

DCA (DanChurchAid) is a Danish humanitarian, non-government and non-profit organisation. DCA has been working in Bangladesh since the 1970s, both through partners and self-implementing. DCA has one office in Dhaka, and one office in Cox’s Bazar. We work for the poor, vulnerable and socially excluded communities and believe in life before death.

Purpose of the job (Brief)
DCA has been working in Bangladesh since the 1970s, both through partners and self-implementing. DCA has one office in Dhaka, and one office in Cox’s Bazar. The Engineer is based from the Cox’s Bazar office, but spends 90% of time in the field (Ukhiya and Teknaf).

The Engineer is responsible for technical guidance on all kinds of Engineering activities to DCA’s GBV programming. The Engineer will advise on work that must be completed to fix damaged structures/spaces, and prevent future damage. All tasks will be prioritized by urgency, and completed in a high quality, timely manner.

Liaises with
GBV Programme Manager, GBV Coordinator, GBV Team Leaders, GBV Women and Girl Safe Space Staff, Site Improvement Engineering Team, Finance Officer.

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Responds to calls from the DCA women and girl safe spaces, and training centres to arrange emergency repairs
  • Create work plan that prioritizes repair work based on urgency following periods of poor weather.
  • Conduct repairs in a timely and high quality way
  • Ensure that all workers are paid in a timely manner
  • Supervise the quality of all workers’ output
  • Ensure all workers operate according to the DCA Code of Conduct
  • Ensure all DCA Women and Girls Safe Spaces are strengthened to withhold poor weather.
  • Emergency response if required.
  • Check the quality of vendor supplied materials.
  • Prepare tender documents for request for quotations
  • Perform spot checks
  • Update the programme manager and donor on damage exisitng, and repairs needed.
  • Supervise construction of 2 safe spaces in the host community.
  • Liaise with other actors such as WASH to identify the best locations to construct latrines and water points

Person specifications

  • Minimum Bachelors in Civil & Environmental Engineering with 3-5 years of relevant work or 5-10 years working experience with diploma in civil engineering.
  • Experience of construction for the semi-urban and rural structure communities
  • Experience of working in the Rohingya camps
  • Knowledge of low cost and environmentally friendly engineering of structures for community usage
  • Knowledge of protection principles and minimum humanitarian standards
  • Professional membership on Engineering
  • Strong facilitation, analytical, negotiation, coordination, communications, and management skills
  • Ability and willingness to work in team
  • Experience of community conflict management
  • Experience of working in multi-cultural environments an advantage
  • Excellent writing and reporting skills

Key competencies

  • Ability to prioritize
  • Results oriented
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Ability to problem solve and good decision making skills
  • Strong team player
  • Ability to work in challenging environments.
  • Ability to maintain strong integrity on behalf of the organisation

Only online applications consisting of minimum a CV and a cover letter will be considered. 
***HARD COPY CV or ANY PERSONAL EMAIL will NOT be accepted. 

  • The candidate must have personal commitment to social equity and equal rights and opportunities and adhere to the staff policies of DCA on Sexual Harassment and Anti-Corruption.
  • DCA needs people with excellent interpersonal communication skills and a good team spirit.
  • Willingness to be flexible is essential.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • DCA promotes equal opportunities for women and men from different caste, ethnic and religious backgrounds and encourages them to apply for these posts within DCA.
  • For information about DCA visit

 If any technical problem arises to apply using link please notify us at:; Ms. Eva Costa

Closing date for applications:  13 July 2019

Application Link: