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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
Monitoring, Evaluations and Learning (MEL) and Reporting
Accountability to Program Participants
Supervisory Responsibility: N/A
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
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
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
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