Iraq, Norwegian Refugee Council
Rights Respected, People Protected
NRC in Iraq
Since the Government of Iraq declared that combat operations against the Islamic State Group (IS) had ended in 2017, Iraq has been recovering from the significant damage and destruction caused by the armed conflict. Of the more than six million Iraqis who fled their homes since 2014, 4.5 million Iraqis have returned to their area of origin and 1.4 million remain internally displaced. Many Iraqis have returned to areas that lack basic infrastructure, services and livelihood opportunities, or where explosive devices have not been cleared. Other challenges returnees and secondarily displaced people face include the lack of security, community acceptance, housing, property and civil documentation issues as well as critical educational and health service gaps. Throughout this, Iraq continues to host over a quarter of a million Syrian refugees.
The UN estimates that more than 4.1 million Iraqis will need assistance in 2020, 1.77 million of them in acute need. With military operations against IS group having ended, the Iraqi government faces new challenges to ensure an inclusive reconstruction and reconciliation that will sustain peace.
Since 2010, NRC Iraq has been assisting internally displaced Iraqis, Syrian refugees, returnees, and host communities in Ninewa, Dohuk, Erbil, Kirkuk, Basra, Salahdeen and Anbar Governorates.
We focus on assisting the newly displaced, those experiencing protracted displacement in camps, and people returning to and living in hard-to-reach places by improving their chance of obtaining a durable solution. NRC runs integrated programmes across Iraq to respond to people in need using our shelter and settlements, education, camp management, legal assistance, livelihoods, and cash activities.
Employer:Norwegian Refugee Council
Title:Project Officer -Engineer (National Position)
Employment type:Permanent position
Percentage of full-time:100
Project Officer -Engineer , (National Position), Hawija City
Roles and Responsibilities
- Organize and lead technical needs assessments, focus group discussions, contractor meetings, and technical discussions with stakeholder.
- Supervise the beneficiary selection in accordance with the technical project selection criteria.
- Prepare informational materials for project beneficiaries in regards to BoQs and scope of works and develop training materials related to proper installation of materials.
- Organize and lead the supervision and monitoring contractor work, works carried out by Daily/Incentive labor and/or repairs done by the beneficiaries themselves.
- Consolidate site level BoQs for inclusion in procurement documents. Ensure that content specifications are precise and work with logistics to obtain samples as needed.
- Prepare the production of site level BoQs and BoQ amendments. Collaborate with PC on development of standardized BoQs.
- Prepare project level scope of work and prepare site/unit level Scope of Work. Collaborate with PC on development of standardized BoQs.
- Develop technical specifications for materials and construction activities in coordination with Project Coordinator. Prepare Technical designs as required.
- Track and record information related to project beneficiaries, handle requests and complaints in regards to technical aspects of implementation as directed by Project Coordinator and M&E unit.
Carry-out field level coordination with contractors and/or Daily/Incentive Labor in areas of project implementation.
- Organize and lead field level M&E activities specifically related to the technical aspects of project
- implementation and develop lessons learned documentation related to technical implementation.
- Any other task relevant to the position as requested by the line manager.
Our Ideal Candidate
- Post-secondary technical education or higher in engineering, architecture, construction management or equivalent.
- At least two years of experience in a technical responsible position in an NGO (preferred), or in an International company.
- Proven experience in developing and following through on technical implementation of construction project.
- Experience in documenting progress of construction related activities.
- Experience in monitoring construction activities/contractors ensuring that technical standards are adhered to during implementation.
- Experience in developing BoQs, BoQ Amendments, Scope of Work, Technical specifications of materials and construction activities.
- Ability to prioritize needs and carry out multiple tasks simultaneously
- Experience in coordinating the technical aspects of implementation activities carried out by contractors.
- Knowledge of the context in (Iraq) specifically in regards to the technical aspects of the shelter and infrastructure needs in the area of implementation.
- Strong communication, interpersonal, analytical and negotiation skills
- Basic understanding of concept note, proposal and report writing
- Advanced computer skills, especially in Word, Excel and CAD. Knowledge of Microsoft Project and other design programs is a plus.
contract Duration: 14 months Subject to Fund
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions.
Duty station: Hawija City- Kirkuk Governorate
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
NRC is an equal opportunity employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.
For more detail about the position please click on Job Description
LocationKirkuk , 36001 Noor CityIraq
Badr MohammedHR / Admin Officer
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee.
We work in crises across more than 30 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights.
NORCAP is a global provider of expertise that contributes to solving challenges in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors. Our ultimate goal is to strengthen the resilience, and protect the lives, rights and livelihoods of vulnerable people and communities
NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.