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Temporary Construction Engineer Assistant – Hargeisa, Somaliland

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About us

For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children’s lives in more than 120 countries. We are the world’s largest independent child rights organization. From emergency relief to long-term development, Save the Children secures a child’s right to health, education and protection. Save the Children is an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. We are looking to recruit for this position to be based in Hargeisa

Position: Temporary Construction Engineer Assistant

Duration:  6 Months

Duty Station: Hargeisa

Please refer the below Job Description for the position description and the key selection criteria.

Interested candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory cover letter quoting the Job Title on the subject line. The file name of the CV and attachments must be the applicants name and sent

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Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Applications close on Friday 07th August 2020 @ 11:59pm.

We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself. We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. All successful applicants will therefore be required

Temporary Construction Engineer Assistant – Somaliland Office

TEAM/PROGRAMME: Education team, Somaliland LOCATION:  Hargeisa
GRADE: 5 POST TYPE: National
Child Safeguarding:

Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.


Being accountable to the construction engineer and with direct links to the Programme Managers in Somaliland, the Temporary Construction Engineer will be responsible for preparing construction designs, specifications, and bill of quantities; bid documents; evaluating tender documents; providing sound technical advice and carrying out periodic construction supervision. The Temporary construction engineer is responsible for ensuring that all construction work undertaken by Save the Children is of good quality and is delivered on time and within budget.


Reports to:  Construction  Engineer – SL

Staff directly reporting to this post:  None

Working contacts:

Internal: All staff of SC Somaliland program and education team in particular

External: Appropriate government authorities/offices, partners and other stakeholders in Somaliland as required. Oversight of the work being conducted by construction companies.



Prepare construction designs, specification and bill of quantities for Schools, pit latrines, sport fields, furniture and other SC construction projects etc.as per the standards of the MOE and SC.

Prepare bid documents.

Ensure that school designs and plans consider the diverse needs of all children including the needs of children with disability (child-friendly).

Ensures that sites are selected with the active participation of communities and children Assist SC and partners in evaluation of bid/tender documents submitted by contractors

Prepare and administer construction contracts in consultation with the SC management, relevant government authorities and partners

Develop an effective and participatory monitoring and supervision system and plan that would enable Community Education Committees, Regional Education Office and SC to be actively involved in monitoring the construction works.

Ensure the quality and standards of construction work through well planned monitoring and supervision

Provide technical support to contractors as required in order for them to execute the construction works as per the contract agreements and specifications

Prepare and submit monitoring and quarterly progress reports

Keep updated on the progress of the construction activities and provide the necessary feedback as required to the programme manager.

Certify the payment of the contractors with provision of all the necessary supporting documents and reports.

Certify the completion of construction works jointly with Community Education Committees and REOs

Undertake responsibilities with a high level of professional and ethical standards

Maintain proper records of community contributions during construction activities

Maintain proper documentation of all construction works including physical and financial status Perform other duties as instructed by the supervisor

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve

performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved


Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same

Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others Future orientated, thinks strategically

Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters

Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions Willing to take disciplined risks


Honest, encourages openness and transparency.


Advanced diploma or B.SC degree in Civil Engineering or other relevant discipline with applicable trainin

Three years of experience in construction management preferably in the area of education. Proven skills to prepare plans, designs, bill of quantities and bid documents. Ability to analyse bid documents; Proven experience in construction supervision and management. Experience in community mobilization and involvement in construction activities. Proven knowledge and experience in applying various program (financial planning, management, monitoring systems and tools). Good writing and interpersonal skills.

Desirable Areas of Training

  • Project Cycle Management
  • Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Community Mobilization
  • Computer programs and software such as  Auto-CAD, word and excel

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer. Women are strongly encouraged to apply

Interested and qualified applicants can view the profile and apply for this position through the below URLs:-


Closing Date will be 07th August 2020

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