MercyCorps

Sub Engineer

MercyCorps

Sub Engineer

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action - helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future. Mercy Corps has been operating in Nepal since 2005, implementing programs in food security, agriculture, market development, financial services, youth engagement, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction.

“Fostering a diverse and open workplace is an important part of Mercy Corps’ vision, and we encourage people from all backgrounds, especially women and members of disadvantaged groups to apply. Mercy Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer”. 

Mercy Corps invites applications from all interested and potential Nepali candidates for the following position:

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action - helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future. Mercy Corps has been operating in Nepal since 2005, implementing …

Sub Engineer

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Location: Dhangadhi with frequent field visits 
Position Status: Full-time, Regular
Salary Level: O1 
Duration: 4 months starting from mid-December, 2020 (possibility of extension)

Program / Department Summary

Heavy rainfall on 28-29 July 2020 caused flooding in the Sudurpaschim Province Terai of Nepali, affecting the Kailali district. The satellite data estimates that around 42 square kilometers was inundated by the flood in Kailali District which was mostly concentrated in Bhajani Municipality. The disaster damaged assets including houses, water and sanitation  infrastructure,  food  stocks  and agricultural  production,  negatively  impacting  food  security  and sanitation  for  many  families  in  the district.  Bhajani  Municipality  in  Kailali  was  hardest  hit,  with  around 2,500 households  affected  by the floods,  of  which  1,671  households  were  displaced.  The  flood  damaged  and contaminated household drinking water and sanitation facilities and also swept away many water storage vessels. As  most  households  use  shallow  tube  wells  (groundwater)  as  a  source  of drinking  water,  the  flooding has contaminated those tube wells, putting drinking water and the health and safety of communities at risk. 

Mercy Corps after the needs assessment and in consultation with the representatives of Bhajani Municipality and the chairpersons of wards 3, 5, 7 and 8 have planned to support the repairs and/or replacement of raised drinking water points in villages as well as the installation of WASH infrastructure in a number of schools, such as toilets and drinking water points. This project will support the construction of 15 raised water points in wards no. 3,5,7 and 8 and construct WASH infrastructure, including toilets and drinking water facilities in six schools.  

General Position Summary  

This  position  Sub  Engineer  is  to  conduct  detailed  survey  design  &  cost  estimation  of  WASH  infrastructure, construction  supervision  of  WASH  schemes,  ensure  timely  completion  of  planned  activities  assuring  quality  of construction work.  

Essential Job Responsibilities  

The specific duties and responsibilities of the Sub Engineer include, but are not limited to, the following: 

Program Planning and Implementation  

  • Provide technical support for conducting feasibility and detailed survey of proposed WASH infrastructures; 
  • Conduct detailed survey and Prepare design and estimate reports of proposed WASH infrastructures; 
  • Support and facilitate for proper implementation process as per technical specification and standard  
  • Visit  the  project  areas  for  physical  verification  and  assessment  of  the  construction  work  provide immediate feedback to maintain quality of construction work; 
  • Maintain measurement book and prepare final completion reports of completed schemes for payments and settlement. 

Monitoring, Evaluations and Learning (MEL) and Reporting  

  • Visit  the  areas  for  physical  verification  of  on-going  activities,  monitor  technical  standards  and  quality during implementation; 
  • Ensure timely completion and quality works according to agreement, schedule, design and specifications; 
  • Ensure regular updates and reporting on technical matters and others as required. 

Security  

  • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership; 
  • Proactively ensure that team members and community operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies. 

Accountability to Program Participants 

  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards  guiding international relief and development work,  while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects. 
  • Team  members  are  expected  to  conduct  themselves  in  a  professional  manner  and  respect  local  laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues. 

Others 

  • Ensure  proper  integration  of  safeguarding  and  GESI  aspects  into  sector  specific  project  planning  and implementation. 
  • Mercy  Corps  as  a  humanitarian  agency  is  expected  to  respond  as  and  when  crisis  and  humanitarian situation engulfs. As an MC employee all staff are expected to be part of humanitarian and emergency response in addition to their regular roles and responsibilities. 
  • Create and sustain a work  environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence. 
  • Conduct themselves both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and not to jeopardize its humanitarian mission. 
  • Other duties as assigned by their supervisor and or Country Director. 

Supervisory Responsibility: N/A 

Accountability  
Reports Directly to: MRED Deputy Program Manager 
Works Directly with: MRED team

Accountability to Participants and Stakeholders 

Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our program participants, community partners, other stakeholders, and to international standards guiding international relief and development work. We are  committed to actively engaging communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects. 

Knowledge and Experience  

  • Diploma in civil engineering with minimum four years of working experience  in Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector. 
  • Sound knowledge and skill in conducting feasibility and detail survey, preparing design/estimate of WASH infrastructures. 
  • Good field experience of construction supervision of WASH schemes. 
  • Experience in preparing bills of quantity and completion reports of rural infrastructure activities. 
  • Good understanding of computer-based design and estimate package and good drafting skill in AutoCAD. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, good team-player, result oriented personality/ maintaining deadlines. 

Success Factors  

The successful Sub-Engineer will support the design, estimate and implementation of WASH initiatives as a part of flood response in Kailali district. S/ he will support the partners by providing technical expertise and capacity building as required. The most successful Mercy Corps team members have a strong commitment to teamwork and  accountability,  thrive  in  evolving  and  changing  environments  and  make  effective  written  and  verbal communication  a  priority  in  all  situations.  Mercy  Corps  Team  members  represent  the  agency  both  during  and outside of work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit to a field posting. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs, and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venue 

Ongoing Learning 

  • As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves. 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 

Achieving  our  mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of  different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges. We strive  for  a  culture  of  trust  and  respect,  where  everyone  contributes  their  perspectives  and  authentic  selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives.  

We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today. 

Equal Employment Opportunity 

Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained global impact. We  are  committed  to  providing  an  environment  of  respect  and  psychological  safety  where  equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color,  gender  identity,  gender expression,  religion,  age,  sexual  orientation,  national  or  ethnic  origin,  disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.

Safeguarding, Ethics & Integrity 

  • All Mercy Corps staff members are expected to behave ethically and demonstrate the highest integrity in their  professional  and  personal  life.  Mercy  Corps  has  zero  tolerance  to  any  form  of  fraud,  corruption, abuse, harassment or exploitation. Any breach of our policies or misconduct will lead to disciplinary action or may lead to termination. 
  • Mercy Corps has zero tolerance for abuse, sexual misconduct and sexual exploitation (PSEA) of the people we work with and our own staff members. All staff must commit to internal policies.

Applying Procedure

Interested candidates are requested to submit Cover letter and updated Resume by COB December 02, 2020 to the email address: [email protected] 

[Please mention the title of the Position on the subject line of the e-mail while applying] 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 
Telephone enquiries will not be entertained

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