Regional Construction Advisor
In order to be successful you will bring/have:
- MA/MSc/MEng or equivalent in Architecture, Planning, Civil or Structural engineering, construction, or another relevant subject, or equivalent field experience
- At least 7 years of professional experience in the built environment field
- At least 5 years’ experience of working in a development / humanitarian context.
- Strong English language skills and ability to communicate clearly in both verbal and written form
- Demonstrable experience in diagnosing organisational challenges and delivering change
- Experience of site supervision and project management for construction
- Strong interpersonal skills and experience of mentoring and coaching staff to achieve their goals
- Advise on international best practice for building regulations for hazard resistance in non-engineered buildings.
- Commitment to, thorough understanding of, and able to train staff in participation and accountability approaches
- Demonstrated ability to set up monitoring & evaluation systems in large complex programmes.
- Proven ability of mentoring and coaching.
- Experience of developing and negotiating successful partnerships with institutional donors
- Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
- Excellent communication skills; high level of written and spoken English
- Proven ability to influence change at an operational and strategic level.
- Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
- The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
- Experience of designing / leading emergency shelter responses.
- Previous experience of Construction project management across multiple locations
- Demonstrated ability to set up learning and development processes for a large team
- Experience of senior level representation, including coordination at national, SAG/TWG or govt level
- CAD Skills
- French, Portuguese, Arabic
- Structural design skills
The ESA Regional Construction Adviser will be expected to:
- Implement the Construction Change Process, as per the work plan under the HPO Supply Chain Transformation, providing input and feedback into the change process through work stream lead.
- Provide technical support to programmes involving Construction through review of proposals, advising on quality assurance processes and safe programming for construction.
- Provide technical support to large emergency responses in the region
- Provide change support to other regions, under a deployment agreement
This role will also be expected to play a leadership role, through 360-degree support to colleagues and work to ensure that broader sector coordination mechanisms are functioning effectively. In most circumstances, the post holder will be expected to mentor and/or build capacity both international and national staff colleagues, this includes working with procurement to ensure construction plans/procurement plans are completed collaboratively so that high quality materials, assets, organisations can be sourced and vetted in a timely manner and follow the principles of procurement.
In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder may be expected to support the deployment of HST, act a backstop, or support short-term emergency response deployment, within limitations of workload.
Contract duration: 24 months
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
- No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
- All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
- Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.
Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents
Date advertised: 14 Aug 2019
Closing date: 28 Aug 2019 - 23:59 EAT
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Department: Facilities and Wellbeing
Type: Fixed-term contractSchedule: Full-time