Construction Site Engineer – Mogadishu, Somalia Anywhere

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Mogadishu, Somalia

Description :


Concern Worldwide is an international non-governmental humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.

Job Title: Construction Site Engineer

Reports to: Deputy Construction manager [DCM]

Direct reports: N/A

Job Location: Mogadishu with frequent travel to project sites (Mudug and Gedo regions)

Contract Details: 1 Year

Job Objective: The purpose of this job is to ensure quality, efficient and accountable implementation of Rehabilitation, New construction and related WASH facilities of Schools across Somalia by Concern Worldwide. Working with the deputy Construction Engineering Manager, support the supervisor of construction of works, especially school classrooms and related WASH facilities (and other construction projects per request), and act as focal site point for contractor oversight to ensure quality control and implementation. The role holder will collaborate closely with Concern’s Education team and the Deputy Construction Engineering Manager to support clear, accurate and timely communications with relevant key stakeholders including Contractors.

Main duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Engineering Designs, Drawings and Bills of Quantities
  • Compile estimates for technical and material requirements for project development
  • Suggest process and technical design changes to improve performance and efficiency
  • Implement improvements to designs and processes
  • Test material and structural integrity to ensure QA/QC and conduct market assessment if needed.
  • Create graphical representations of proposed solutions
  • Compile and present reports explaining project details to non-technical stakeholders
  • Monitor project progress, compliance with design specifications and safety standards
  • Direct engineering activities at the field, assign tasks to the contractor as per the contract requirements and provide training and support if required during the implementation activity
  • Create work schedules and adjust as needed to meet project deadlines
  • Maintain detailed documentation of all site engineering activities
  1. Collaborate with line manager to align activities with desired project outcomes
  • Participate in baseline surveys or rapid assessments to establish existing gaps, priorities, capacity and justification for intended/proposed project
  1. Contract Management and procurement of services and supplies
  • Maintain compliance with safety and regulatory standards
  • Maintain electronic and hard copies of all documents pertaining construction projects
  • Supervise construction activities in close coordination with Deputy Construction manager and Programme Managers
  • Conduct regular site visits and provide technical instructions and guidance to the contractors
  • Develop clear monitoring plans and conduct field monitoring visits and prepare work progress reports
  • Conduct measurements and certify accomplishments on contracted works as per the conditions of contract and recommend to Deputy Construction Manager for payment
  • Prepare completion report with work certification and recommend to deputy construction Manager for the final payment to the contractor
  • Procure materials required for project implementation
  • Sample and verify suitability of materials in terms of engineering specifications and validity and recommend delivery/receipt to stores.
  • Report any material or works that do not comply with the standards set for the projects and disallow use of aforementioned sub-standard materials.
  • Prepare wage payrolls for staff or casuals engaged for project implementation


  1. Community Mobilization and capacity building
  • Assess capacity of contractors and establish/keep updated list of preferred contractors in Programme areas and beyond
  • Build capacity of partners on technical aspects and work and support them for timely accomplishment of set Programme targets
  1. M&E and Reporting
  • Provide Daily, weekly and monthly updates to the deputy Construction Manager with physical recordings of accomplishments
  • Provide to Deputy Construction Manager timely information sharing and technical recommendations on problems encountered at the construction sites, including feedback from community members.
  • Monitor on operation and maintenance of implemented projects and make follow up visits and provide support, if needed
  1. Others
  • Comply with Concern’s Code of Conduct and Associated Policies, and support contractors and partners to do the same by ensuring familiarity with their contents.
  • Adhere and comply with the P4 policy of Concern Worldwide
  • Uphold the highest standards of accountability at all levels, in line with the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Deputy Construction manager, senior construction manager or WASH & Construction manager that are consistent with the nature of the job

Person specification:

  • Degree or Diploma in civil engineering or Construction
  • Minimum 3 years of similar experience with an NGO, or Construction company
  • An additional qualification or experience in Community Development or Disaster Mitigation is an added advantage
  • Experience overseeing work undertaken by external construction contractors
  • Sound understanding of the principles of accountability at all levels, principally to the communities we serve
  • Working familiarity with operational contexts in Somalia, especially bay region is a distinct advantage
  • Good communication skills and command of English, both written and verbal.
  • Computer literacy –MS Word, Excel and Power point, AutoCAD and ArchiCAD.
  • Willing to work in potentially insecure environment; experience in Staff Safety and Security

This job description is not exhaustive and may be revised by the line manager from time to time.

How to apply :

Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should submit their applications (cover letter, updated CV and contacts of 3 professional referees) by email to with the subject title “Construction Site Engineer” by Saturday, 6th February 2021.

Applications will be reviewed on rolling basis, therefore the position can be hired before the deadline is reached.

ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the written test and interview.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, faith, or disability.

Concern has Code of Conduct (CCoC) and its associated policies which has been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants, especially beneficiaries, from abuse and exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, partner organisations, and anyone engaged by Concern or visiting our programmes, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context all Concern staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct of their work in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission.  

Any candidate offered a job with Concern will be expected to sign the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Code of Conduct candidates demonstrate they have understood its content and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of this document.

Any breach of the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct by employees of Concern during the course of their employment will result in disciplinary action up to, and including, dismissal

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