Assistant Project Officer - Infrastructure

JOB INFORMATION:

Job title Assistant Project Officer-Infrastructure
Duty station Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar
Starting date 15 July 2019
Contract duration Initially up to 15 October 2019 (renewable)
Contract type Full time
Reports to Project Officer-Infrastructure
Coordinates with Administration & Finance Officer and Communications Officer
Technical referent Project Officer-Infrastructure
Direct line manager of Field Facilitators
Starting salary (consolidated) BDT. 65,000 + Conveyance + Air time + Field allowance

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

  • Prepare drawing, design and cost estimates as per project needs.
  • Provide technical support to the households, laborers, masons and contractors to implement shelter/NFI and site improvement works as per specifications and standards.
  • Ensure household owners, laborers are following project implementation guidelines to complete project activities within the agreed timeframe maintaining the highest standards.
  • Provide support in beneficiary’s selection and identify suitable spots for hardware interventions.
  • Provide technical support to Field Facilitator for implementation of project activities as per standards.
  • Prepare monthly plans and review periodically with the line manager.
  • Consider disaster resilient features, gender sensitivity, inclusive approach as a cross cutting issues during programme planning and implementation.

Information management and reporting

  • Assess needs for shelter/NFI and site improvement activities at Camp level.
  • Lead data collection, record keeping and update the project database to measure the progress of planned activities.
  • Prepare and submit infrastructural reports within the stipulated time.

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
  • Participate different cluster coordination meetings, technical working group meetings at camp level.

Capacity Strengthening

  • Manage and build technical capacities of the Field Facilitators to carry out their responsibilities properly.
  • Assist in organizing and implementing technical training on shelter/NFI and site improvement issues.
  • Facilitate field level technical training and orientation sessions to the beneficiaries, committees, contractors, masons, carpenters, etc.
  • Participate in different trainings nominated by the line manager.

Financial Management and logistics

  • Manage budget for the assigned project activities and ensure all expenses are according to budget and met standards regarding financial management.
  • Monitor the 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
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering with at least 3 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 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.