AMAL Project Technical Assistant – Infrastructure

Job Overview

Job Description

1.      Role and responsibilities

Generic responsibilities:

  • Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines as well Government rules and regulations
  • Implement delegated project portfolio activities related to infrastructure according to plan of action specifically in regards to Technical aspects
  • Prepare and develop technical status reports as required by management
  • Ensure proper filing of technical documents in both hard and soft copies
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiary sites/units most in need, and explore and assess new and better ways to assist
  • Promote and share ideas for technical improvement in relation to both the “hard” and “soft” components of infrastructure programming
  • Actively participate in capacity building trainings, workshops and seminars organized by NRC.
  • Actively participate in developing work plans for the technical aspects of the project activities
  • Ensure that gender and protection mainstreaming are carried out at the field level.
  • Collaborate with teams from other CC’s to ensure that project beneficiaries are provided with the full packages of services available through NRC’s programming according to the beneficiaries specific and self-identified needs

Specific responsibilities:

  • Organize and lead technical needs assessments, focus group discussions, contractor meetings, and technical discussions with stakeholders.
  • Organize and lead the supervision and monitoring contractor’s work, works carried out by Daily/Incentive labor and/or repairs done by the beneficiaries themselves.
  • Prepare the production of site level BoQs and BoQ amendments. Collaborate with Project Coordinator  and Project Officers on development of standardized BoQs.
  • Participate in Preparing project level scope of work and prepare site/unit level Scope of Work.
  • 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.
  • Establish strong working relationship with targeted communities including local leaders and identification of community focal points and relevant government departments.
  • Contribute to data collection, documentation and reporting of infrastructure activities.
  • Any other task relevant to the position as requested by the line manager.

2.    Our Idea Candidate:

  • Post-secondary technical education or higher in engineering, architecture, construction management or equivalent.
  • At least two-year 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 infrastructure needs in the area of implementation.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, analytical and negotiation skills.
  • Advanced computer skills, especially in Word, Excel and CAD. Knowledge of Microsoft Project and other design programs is a plus.

3.      Other information:

Contract Duration: 11 months

Duty Station: Kirkuk-Hawija- Iraq

Health Insurance is provided

Salary: G4/S1, According to NRC’s Iraq salary scale and terms and conditions.

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.

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About Us

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across 31 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, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. 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.

Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks. 

About the Team

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Geneva leads NRC’s representation with the IASC and UN agencies, and coordinates donor engagement with the UN and Swiss donors. NRC strives to assist and protect vulnerable and displaced people during crises, especially in situations of conflict. Established in 1946, NRC is an independent, humanitarian, non-profit, non-governmental organisation working in around 31 countries with approximately 14’000 staff. NRC employs a rights based approach, challenging those with responsibility to uphold the rights of displaced people set out within national and International Laws. NRC endeavors to secure the acceptance of local stakeholders for activities and is committed to the principles of humanity, neutrality, independence and impartiality.

NRC seeks to engage with all relevant actors in order to promote the full respect for the rights of displaced and vulnerable people; secure and maintain access for humanitarian operations and promote the achievement of durable solutions. NRC Geneva, with the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC), are NRC’s primary presence in Geneva.

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