National Project Officer (civil engineering/constructions)

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LM025 Project Officer (Civil Engineering) (1 position)

Duty Station: Mogadishu
Availability: As soon as possible
Post Category: Officer
Group Classification: 2

Reporting Line: The Project Officer will be under the direct supervision of the Head of Project Section and will report to
him/her. For the technical tasks related to buildings and infrastructure assessment, renovation or
constructions, the Project Officer will be functionally coordinated by the specialized Project Manager.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

· To assist in project planning and development and support the implementation of the Mission’s projects, in relation to Somali institutions/organizations and other international partners;
· To support the Mission in the delivery of Construction projects including Tender Documentation, Contract Management and site follow up within allocated budgets and completed within agreed timeframes following agreed quality standards;
· To provide technical input for the delivery of Civil Construction projects;
· To ensure onsite quality control and monitoring for the Construction projects supported by the mission;
· To provide support in the preparation of budget estimations, related to local market;
· To identify and analyse problems and recommend solutions for the project activities assigned;
· To support the coordination of contractors and contracts in order to ensure that agreed outcomes are achieved;
· To provide professional and relevant advice and assistance to the stakeholders for the allocated projects;
· To provide support to staff of contractors or beneficiaries, as required, to facilitate development and organization of the Construction projects;
· To develop and maintain key relationships with all the stakeholders, focusing on continuous improvement to drive efficient and quality outcomes;
· To frequently visit the headquarters of Somali institutions, partners in/beneficiary of the projects, and work together with/support the national project teams in order to advance the project activities;
· To support and, when needed, provide advice to project leaders (within the Mission’s operational components) in preparing English/Somali versions of project documents such as project proposals, project budgets, notes of understanding, project agreements, etc.;
· To support and facilitate organization/participation of Somali delegations to workshops, conferences, official events;
· To maintain a record of the project activities and prepare briefs and updates on project progress for partner Somali institutions;
· To receive, review, analyse, assign, process and track certified requisitions submitted for procurement action;
· To travel to EUCAP Field Offices (Hargeisa, Garowe), other locations in Somalia, EUCAP Nairobi back office, as well as to other locations abroad in order to provide support for project activities;
· To perform checks of the inventory of supplies for the project activities, when requested, and to support the permanent updates of the inventory record at the level of the Field Office;
· Contribute to mission reporting in the area of competence;
· Contribute to the identification of lessons and best practice in the area of competence;

· Take account of gender equality and human rights aspects in the execution of tasks;
· Perform any other tasks assigned by the line manager.

Essentials Qualifications and Experience:

· Successful completion of university studies OR equivalent studies, of at least 3 years, attested by a certificate, diploma or equivalent. The qualification should be in Civil Engineering OR any of the technical areas related to civil engineering/constructions (e.g. Building Constructions, Urbanism, Installations for Buildings, Architecture, Structural Engineering, Constructions Management) OR any of the areas related to construction technologies (e.g. Construction Technology, Construction Management Engineering Technology, Constructions Heavy Equipment);
· After having fulfilled the education requirements, a minimum of 3 years of documented professional experience, in any of the following fields (one field or combined): technical assessment of buildings and infrastructure, renovation, constructions, services and management of technologies or equipment related to constructions field, administrative and onsite support for construction projects.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

· High level of verbal and written communication skills for effective communication across all levels in English and Somali;
· Ability to develop, read and interpret civil construction plans, specifications and contract documentation;
· Highly developed time management and work prioritization to plan, schedule and manage multiple Civil Construction activities;
· Ability to work independently with limited supervision and promote a team environment with relevant stakeholders;
· Demonstrated negotiating skills and the ability to handle difficult situations to achieve positive outcomes;
· Excellent knowledge and experience of MS Office Suite Package;
· Good interpersonal and communication skills;
· Strong sense of confidentiality and discretion;
· Punctuality, reliability;
· Valid driving license.

Desirable Qualifications and Experience:

· Knowledge of Autocad or equivalent software package;
· Project management training (academic/vocational/online) or professional experience with project management methodologies;
· Experience working with/for public institutions;
· Project Management experience, including contract, financial project management principles, practices and processes.

Special Note: · Mandatory requirement to pass security clearances and medical check

How to apply

Applicants need to have citizenship of Somalia or have to be in possession of a work/residence
permit in Somalia.

Additional information and application form are available at

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