Field Engineer

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CTG Global

CTG Global is a managed service company specializing in Recruitment, Management Consultancy, Human Resources support services and Monitoring & Evaluation in post disaster and post conflict countries around the world.

CTG Global provides services to humanitarian organizations, government, non-governmental organizations and corporates that enables public and private sectors to focus on their core business and the achievement of their objectives in hostile and threatening environments as we provide a safe and secure environment for them to do so and alleviate them of their risks, crisis and personnel management problems.

Job Details
Employer: CTG Global
Job Title: Field Engineer
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Kismayo - Jubaland - Somalia
Category: Other


Vacancy reference no.:



Field Engineer

Place of performance:

Kismayo, Somalia

Contract duration:

up to 7 months (@21.75days/month)

Starting date:



CTG support and manage humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world. With past performance in 15 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and Central and South America – we offer a holistic fabric of project management, implementation and support. Skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we have the ability to act quickly (crisis response teams can be on the ground in 24 hours) and to establish structured operations in high-risk environments. CTG recruit and manage qualified, skilled teams with extensive experience operating in challenging conditions.


Under the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Return, Reintegration and Durable Solutions (RRDS) program has been undertaking various rehabilitations and construction works in Somalia. It is important for IOM to ensure the following in its implementation of engineering projects:

a) Contractors are technically sound;

b) Adequate planning and execution of construction works according to the design, specifications and bills of quantities;

c) Day to day monitoring of ongoing engineering projects;

d) Approvals including justifications for variations and certification of works completed;

To ensure this is done satisfactorily IOM wishes to recruit a local field engineer with adequate building and civil engineering qualifications to supervise the construction of various infrastructure projects in Somalia.


Role objective:

With the support of the Durable Solutions Project Officer - Mogadishu, under the overall supervision of the RRDS Project Manager, IOM seeks to contract a suitably qualified individual (hereinafter local field engineer) in order to assist IOM in direct monitoring of construction and rehabilitation works in Jubaland and South West states as well as Hirshabelle region.

Expected output:

A. Bidding and Award of contract

Facilitate pre-bid conferences at the local level including site visit for prospective bidders for familiarization purposes;

Respond to any technical queries by prospective bidders regarding the scope of the works before submission of offers;

Participate in bid opening as and when required by the National Engineer – Mogadishu to advise on technical evaluation;

B. Services for Supervision (Resident Supervision)

Provide technical support for the implementation of engineering components related to the RRDS Portfolio’s construction projects implemented in Jubaland and SW states.

Participate in the preparation and evaluation of technical designs, scope of works, bills of quantities (BOQ) and material specifications lists in coordination with the Durable Solutions Project Officer in Mogadishu to identify basic and/or special project needs in specific areas;

Provide preliminary budgets and scope of work including other technical documentation relating to infrastructure programming at the initial stages of grant development before the assessment is conducted;

Advice the RRDS team on activities related to the actual implementation of the projects in relation the design, specifications and BOQs;

Suggest appropriate mechanisms to adapt structures in the areas selected during the initial stages of grant development;

In coordination with procurement team, participate in bid opening ceremonies as when required and advise the tender committee and RRDS team in the field on technical matters related to the selected projects;

Provide technical guidance and monitoring of ongoing projects providing progress reports for construction projects including the engineer’s report, quality control and certificate of practical completion reports at all stages of construction for payment purposes payment;

Advise on any variation works that may arise during implementation and seek approval from the Project Manager before implementation;

In collaboration with RRDS team, track and assess technical progress of infrastructure projects vis-à-vis work plan, schedule and budget;

Provide regular weekly report regarding the status of ongoing projects, ensuring the contractors have adequate distribution of labour and materials on site to enable them complete the works within the stipulated period;

In collaboration with the Durable Solutions Project Officer, be able to identify early warning signals for potential work adjustments and/or contract variations. Any variations should be approved by the Project Manager;

Assist field teams in liaising with provincial government and community leaders in identifying and prioritizing community needs from technical;

In collaboration with the Durable Solutions program officer and field teams, maintain working relationships with local authorities and draw up, when required, Memorandum of Understanding with relevant government bodies and other potential partners;

Conduct market survey of construction materials at local level and gather information on market conditions for adequate preparation of BOQ’s;

Advise program management on ways to proactively manage impact on the project of potential fluctuations in the supply chain arising from different market uncertainties;

In conjunction with the DS Project Officer, Project Manager evaluate and suggest improvement to program planning, programming, implementation and monitoring in connection with the field of expertise;

Project reporting:

This position reports to the Return, Reintegration and Durable Solutions (RRDS) Project Manager

Team management:




§ Bachelor's in Architecture, Civil and Structural Engineering, Building Engineering or a related field from an accredited academic institution with 3 years of relevant professional experience. and/or Diploma in Engineering with 5 years of relevant experience.

Work experience:

§ Minimum of 5 years of demonstrable relevant Engineering – Civil experience.

Geographical experience:

§ Minimum of 5 years of experience in Africa and/or Africa with local experience in Kismayo is an advantage.


§ Fluency in English (essential) and Somali ().

Key competencies:


Experience in urban development in insecure, or post-conflict environments;

Sufficient capacity to undertake the aforementioned responsibilities in Somalia. Experience and ability to produce and/or check the drawings including but not limited to site plans, architectural, structural and MEP drawings, cost estimation, BOQ and other layout plans which may be presented by prospective contractor(s);

Excellent computer skills, including MS Office suite, including knowledge and experience in CAD based applications such as AutoCAD and/or Archi CAD for review of designs where necessary;

Demonstrated experience in project cycle management;

Proven skills and experience projects monitoring and evaluation;

Good report writing skills;

Experience in working with international organizations, governmental institutions, and/or aid organizations;

Experience in working with government authorities (especially in Jubbaland state) including knowledge of building bylaws and building requirements an asset;

Experience in construction/renovation work in Somalia is an asset.


Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms;

Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders;

Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others;

Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience;

Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services;

Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;

Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others;

Planning and Organizing - plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;

Professionalism - displays mastery of subject matter;

Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation;

Technological Awareness - displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;

Resource Mobilization - works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.

Other relevant information:

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.

Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighbouring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighbouring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.

Please note the last date for applying for this role is 04.02.2018


Interested candidates should create a profile and apply on CTG Global careers website (click here). Please refer to the vacancy number: VAC-1257. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Publish date: 2018-02-08 10:01:16
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