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Project Officer Construction and Civil Engineering

Job Type: Full time | Company: ACTED Organization | Location: Benghazi, Libya | Date posted: 10-01-2017

Company Overview:

Since 1993, as an international non-governmental organization, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential. ACTED endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential. We go the last mile: ACTED’s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas. With a team of 4,300 national staff 300 international staff, ACTED is active in 35 countries and implements more than 490 projects a year reaching over 11 million beneficiaries.

Country profile

 

ACTED is implementing since 2012 the program Civil Initiatives Libya (CIL) which is providing capacity building and technical assistance to Libyan local actors, mainly CSOs, Local Authorities and Universities. The overall objective of CIL is to define methods and approaches, adapted to the Libyan context, and aiming at improving the resilience of communities and local institutions in time of crisis.

The program has three priority components:

i)                      Capacity building to CSOs

ii)                    Capacity building and Technical Assistance to Local Authorities

iii)                   Specific focus on migration issues in Libya, in a perspective of local economic development, in cooperation with GIZ.

 

 

The present position is related to the 2nd priority component, “Capacity building and Technical Assistance to Local Authorities”, with important interconnection with 1st component.

 

 

Description:

  • Position: Project Officer Construction and Civil Engineering.
  • Department: Program.
  • Gender: Any.
  • Contract duration: 12 months.
  • Location: Benghazi.
  • Starting date: 01-02-2017.
  • Closing date: 20-01-2017.

Background of the mission

Within the frame of the new EuropAid funded project “Support to Libyan Local Actors to improve Services Delivery and to better manage the Reconstruction efforts” (LASDR), ACTED is starting activities to support the recovery process of Benghazi and the local governance in the Eastern part of Libya. This project mainly will aim at:

1.        Supporting the planning and starting of reconstruction in Great Benghazi

2.        Supporting the return of IDP’s in Benghazi, through community stabilization projects

3.        Supporting the health sector in Benghazi

Supporting the university of Benghazi to develop curriculum and short term trainings for municipalities in East Libya.

Qualifications

§   Master degree in Construction, civil engineering or public work

  • At least 2 years of field experience in project management and coordination in Construction and civil engineering in Libya

§  Experience with local public authorities in Benghazi is an asset.

  • Good knowledge of legal framework of Construction and civil engineering sector in Libya, and standards and regulation in supervising public work

§  Familiarity with the aid system, and ability to understand donor and governmental requirement

§  Excellent communication and drafting skills;

§  Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the office;

§  Being a strong team player and adept at creating a strong team spirit;

§  Ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people;

§  Ability to travel and work in difficult conditions and under pressure;

§  Highly proficient in written and spoken English and Arabic

§  Strong knowledge of Microsoft office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint…)

 

Responsibilities

 The project officer role is to provide assistance to the deputy project manager in:

·         Establishing and maintaining good communication/coordination mechanisms with:

o   Municipalities of Great Benghazi (and possibly others on the eastern region)

o   Department of architecture in Benghazi university and other Higher Education facilities related to construction and civil engineering

o   Department of housing and utilities in Great Benghazi

o   Other relevant public sector department related to the rehabilitation projects

o   Civil society organizations and NGOs working in service delivery to population in Benghazi

·         Planning the activities related to the 1st component of LASDR project “Local authorities in the Great Benghazi Municipalities are empowered to plan and start the reconstruction process”, following ACTED procedures, and in coordination with national and international partners (Region Emilia Romagna and University of Bologna in Italy)

·         Along with partners and FLAT team, organizing and following up all activities related to the 1st component of LASDR project

·         Along with partners and FLAT team, recruiting and following-up the relevant local consultants/architects companies working on the 1st component of LASDR project, in charge of technical designing and following up of rehabilitation projects (writing of Term of References, control of work and completion of activities, quality control, …)

·         Along with partners, FLAT team and consultants, recruiting and following-up the relevant local construction companies working on the 1st component of LASDR project (writing of Term of References, bills of quantities, control of work and completion of activities, quality control, …)

·         Ensuring the quality of the activities and the monitoring of key indicators

·         Reporting regularly the activities to ACTED and partners

·         Identifying best practices and lessons learned

Adding to the above responsibilities, the project officer shall cover the following:

  • Researching, analysing and reporting on the institutional and legal framework related to Construction and civil engineering in Libya

·         Liaising with CIL Communication Department and providing information and data for ensuring the best possible communication about the activities (ACTED and CIL Websites, Newsletters, News in Brief).

·         On Demand,

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    • Assisting the implementation of other ACTED projects related to Construction and civil engineering in Libya

o   Collecting primary and secondary datas on demand, especially related to construction and civil engineering, or damage assessment

o   Meeting potential local partners, and participating in developing new projects and new strategies in the field of reconstruction/rehabilitation

The project officer Construction and civil engineering in Libya is based in Benghazi, with possible travels in Tunis and Italy for programing purpose, and regular travels within the region of Benghazi and East Libya when necessary, following ACTED security procedures.

 

  • TO APPLY: We look forward to receiving both: Cover letter+ your CV with references attached by email to: benghazi.hr@acted.org before the deadline. THE POSITION YOUR APPLIYING FOR HAS TO BE SUBJECTED IN YOUR EMAIL OTHERWISE YOUR CV WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. Closing date: 20th of Jan-2017
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