Project Officer - Infrastructure

JOB INFORMATION:

Job title Project Officer-Infrastructure
Duty station Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
Starting date 15 July 2019
Contract duration Initially up to 15 October 2019 (renewable)
Contract type Full time
Reports to Program Manager-WASH & Shelter
Coordinates with Administration & Finance Officer and Communications Officer
Technical referent Program Managers- WASH & Shelter, Humanitarian Aid department, HEKS/EPER, Cox’s Bazar.
Direct line manager of Assistant Project Officers (Infrastructure)
Starting salary (consolidated) BDT. 81,156

GENERAL CONTEXT AND BACKGROUND:
HEKS/EPER is a swiss INGO founded in 1946. HEKS/EPER is supporting local partner organizations with around 200 projects in 34 key countries worldwide. HEKS/EPER Bangladesh Office cooperates with NGO active in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid. In Bangladesh our support is targeted at social, ethnic and religious minorities, especially plain land Adibashi and Dalit communities in the Northwest part of the country. At the same time, we provide emergency relief and aid under the supervision of HEKS/EPER Humanitarian Aid Department.

Rohingya fled their homes in Myanmar August 2017, where huge refugee camps have formed. Since September 2017, HEKS/EPER has supported Humanitarian Aid interventions in Jamtoli refugee camp. HEKS/EPER is expanding these interventions and is searching for competent staff to implement activities.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:

Main responsibilities

Tasks

Project implementation

  • Develop the Shelter/NFI distribution plan & design and management of site development activities.
  • Provide technical & management support to field team through meeting/orientation/on job training for successful implementation of project activities in line with sector guidance and standards.
  • Maintain regular tracking of shelter/NFI activities with necessary adjustment.
  • Monitor infrastructural activities at camp and in the host communities.
  • Prepare monthly plans and review periodically with the line manager.
  • Consider disaster resilient features, gender sensitivity, inclusive approach as cross cutting issues during program planning and implementation.

Information management and reporting

  • Conduct need assessment for shelter/NFI and site improvement interventions.
  • Measure activity progress regularly, prepare and submit reports accordingly.
  • Identify discrepancies in project implementation and report immediately to the line manager with remedial actions.

Coordination, networking and advocacy

  • Liaise with local government representatives/administration, authorities at camp level and different committees at host communities to coordinate the shelter/NFI interventions and avoid duplication.
  • Develop technical training manual/module on infrastructural issues for the project team, community leaders/committees and local government representatives.
  • Participate different cluster coordination meetings, technical working group meetings at camp level.

Capacity Strengthening

  • Manage and build capacities of the team members to carry out their responsibilities properly.
  • Assist in organizing and implementing training on shelter/NFI and site improvement activity planning, preparedness and response.
  • Participate in different trainings nominated by the line manager.

Financial Management and logistics

  • Manage budget for the assigned project and ensure all expenses are according to budget and meet standards regarding financial management.
  • Monitor proper use of materials, financial and human resources.

Safety and Security

  • Responsible to put in place appropriate security and prevention measures during any distribution and implementation of project activities.
  • Provide timely incident report to the line manager as needed.

REQUIRED PROFILE AND EXPERIENCE:

Education and professional experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with at least 2 years or Diploma in Civil Engineering with at least 5 years’ experience in development organization preferably in Shelter/NFI/Site improvement field.
  • Priority will be given to the candidates who have experience in Rohingya response.

Professional requirements

  • Keep strong coordination with other implementing agencies, donor and local governmental authorities at field level.
  • Knowledge on computer operating system, estimation software and Auto CAD will get preference.
  • Knowledge on different standards (Sphere, Core humanitarian standards, etc).

Language

  • Fluent English skills (written, spoken and reading).
  • Local language is an asset.

Personal requirements

  • Willingness to accept frequent field missions. Driving motorbike with valid driving license.
  • Ability to establish collaborative relationships with staff, beneficiaries and other stakeholders.
  • Strong attitude to take initiative, work autonomously and achieve results effectively; Flexibility and Stress-management.

APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINE:
Candidates should apply using the online bdjobs system. Emailed applications will not be accepted. Only short-listed applications will subsequently be called for interviews.

CVs should include names of two former supervisors to serve as references with phone and email contact info, and earliest date of availability.

Recruitment procedure follows the HEKS/EPER Policy. HEKS/EPER is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

The deadline is 13 July 2019. Any form of persuasion will be treated as disqualification.