Background/IRC Summary:  

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

IRC has been working in Pakistan for over 30 years, and manages and delivers large, complex programs to meet the needs in health, education, protection, environmental health and livelihoods for displaced, poor and disaster affected communities. IRC works in partnership with local government and non-governmental organizations and currently works in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh provinces.

IRC Pakistan will be implementing five years “leveraging Inclusive WASH For Empowerment in Pakistan (LIFE-Pakistan) project i.e. Water For Women Fund supported by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australian government.

With an overall goal of gender equitable and socially inclusive WASH services for improved health conditions of marginalized groups, this project aims to directly improve the lives of 168,000 beneficiaries in 75 villages in three districts of KP, Pakistan.

The project will reach its goal through three pillars:

  1. Inclusive community level WASH
  2. Improved WASH governance
  3. Strengthened decision making around WASH.

The project will focus on schools and health centers that serve communities, as well as community and household WASH. A process of participatory training and discussion will be utilized to strengthen women’s role in the community, and will be supported with life skills training and gender protection programming. Knowledge management and learning through ongoing monitoring, periodic evaluations and research will keep the project on track, provide evidence for advocacy for improving legislative environment, and draw learning for future programing.

Job Overview/Summary: This role would specialize in the management of engineering operations on daily basis. He/ She would have a more strategic role, planning, researching and developing new ideas, and streamlining engineering operations.

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Evaluating the environmental impact and risks connected to the WASH infrastructures in the Environmental Health project.
  2. Find ways, means and innovate to reduce the hazards of poor wash services in the target area.
  3. Introduce cost-effective solutions (WASH) and highlight it to the government and other stakeholders.
  4. Monitoring progress of EH infrastructure during each phase of the project.
  5. Project Engineer will ensure that all construction sites meet legal/standardized guidelines, health and safety requirements, and keeping in view universal access guidelines.
  6. Project engineer is responsible for ensuring that designs and solutions are developed in consultation with communities, and are designed to meet the community’s needs, with sufficient and effective feedback on designs from the clients.
  7. Project Engineer is responsible for professional/technical engineering designs/drawings and review standards, surveys and inspections.
  8. Provides technical assistance and consults with other Governments departments and sister organization regarding engineering functions and site selection & development.
  9. Provides interpretations of construction codes, State laws and departmental/organizational policies and its translation or reflection in IRC work.
  10. Provides guidance to the IRC-EH team on code compliance keeping in view the IRC standard operational procedures.
  11. Supervision/development/review the following.

WASH infrastructure both in schools and villages

Technical aspects of the project related to Environmental Sanitation

Inclusive WASH approaches

DRR/DRM resilient WASH infrastructure

Development of BOQs

Designing and construction of water supply schemes,

Designing and construction of solid/liquid waste management system.

Designing of different types of hand washing facilities.

  1. Assess potential risks, provide advice and resolve creatively any emerging problems/deficiencies during implementation of EH project.
  2. Supervise all the technical assessments and monthly evaluations of engineering activities and report all the activities to District Project Manager in a timely manner.

Carry out other such tasks as assigned by supervisor.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: District Project Manager Position directly supervises: Implementing Partner’s engineering components of the project.

Job Requirements:

a)      Education:

·         Bachelor's in Civil/Environmental or any other Engineering field.

b)      Work Experience:

·         Minimum 5-7 years’ engineering experience of working in Inclusive WASH projects.

c)      Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Computer literacy in MS Word, MS Excel, AutoCAD
  • Demonstrated experience in designing water and sanitation infrastructure
  • Knowledge and experience of the whole process of bringing designs from concept stage through design to construction and handover
  • Professional engineering qualification preferred

Language Skills:

  • Must be fluent in Urdu & English languages
  • Pashto language preferred

Others: 

Gender Equality:

IRC recognizes that gender equality is fundamental to the achievement of our organizational mission. As such, IRC is committed to the promotion of gender equality in all aspects of our operations and programs. Our organizational policies, procedures and actions demonstrate this commitment. Women candidates and differently abled persons are highly encouraged to apply.

The IRC Core Values and Commitments:

·         The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity Anti-Retaliation and Combating Trafficking in Persons.

·         IRC is committed to ensuring that IRC staff is suitable to work with children and have the knowledge s/he needs to uphold and abide by the IRC’s Child Safeguarding Policy.

o   Level of interaction with children: Frequent direct contact with children

·         IRC ensures that its staff must actively practice the roles and responsibilities related to client responsiveness, accountability to people in affected communities and must have competencies to solicits and listens to feedback and other’s perspectives, responds to feedback with maturity and sensitivity and takes appropriate decisions and makes changes to behavior or actions in response to feedback.

·         IRC recognizes that gender equality is fundamental to the achievement of our organizational mission. As such, IRC is committed to the promotion of gender equality in all aspects of our operations and programs. Our organizational policies, procedures and actions demonstrate this commitment.

Women candidates and differently abled persons are highly encouraged to apply.

Job Details

Functional Area:
Total Positions:
1 Post
Job Shift:
First Shift (Day)
Job Type:
Department:
International Rescue Committee
Job Location:
Gender:
No Preference
Minimum Education:
Bachelors
Degree Title:
Bachelor\\\'s in Civil/Environmental or any other Engineering field
Career Level:
Experienced Professional
Minimum Experience:
5 Years (Minimum 5-7 years’ engineering experience of working in Inclusive WASH projects.)
Apply Before:
Dec 14, 2023
Posting Date:
Dec 07, 2023

International Rescue Committee

N.G.O./Social Services · 301-600 employees - Peshawar

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a leading global relief and development organization, established in 1933, and currently working in 42 countries worldwide. IRC has been working in Pakistan for over 30 years, and manages & delivers large, complex programs to meet needs in health, education, protection and livelihoods for displaced, poor & conflict-affected communities. IRC works in partnership with local Government and non-Governmental organizations and currently works in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh provinces.

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