Construction Engineering Technician – Assistant

CTG overview:
CTG staff and support humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world, providing a rapid and cost-effective service for development and humanitarian missions. With past performance in 17 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia, we have placed more than 20,000 staff all over the world since operations began in 2006.
CTG recruits, deploys and manages the right people with the right skills to implement humanitarian and development projects, from cleaners to obstetricians, and mechanics to infection specialists, we’re skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Key to successful project delivery is the ability to mobilise at speed; CTG can source and deploy anyone, anywhere, in less than 2 weeks and have done so in 48 hours on a number of occasions.
Through our efficient and agile HR, logistical and operational services, CTG saves multilateral organisations time and money. We handle all our clients’ HR related issues, so they are free to focus on their core services.
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Background information:
Our clients mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments & other partners to manage projects, infrastructure & procurement in a sustainable & efficient manner.
Within these 3 core areas of expertise, our client provides its partners with advisory, implementation & transactional services, with projects ranging from building schools & hospitals to procuring goods & services & training local personnel. Our client works closely with governments & communities to ensure increased economic, social & environmental sustainability for the projects we support, with a focus on developing national capacity.
Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, their vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices in development, humanitarian & peace building contexts, always satisfying or surpassing partner expectations. With over 7,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, our client offers its partners the logistical, technical & management knowledge they need, wherever they need it.

General background:
The ongoing conflict in Yemen has caused significant disruptions to the supply chain & to the overall availability of services. In light of the reduced or even absent provision of public services, communities have adopted various coping strategies, including using alternate water & energy sources, relying on alternate service providers & community based service delivery initiatives to address the shortfall. Physical damage to infrastructure & the lack of functionality in one sector often spills over into other sectors with significant consequences on both the access to & quality of services, which are often interrelated.

Yemen Emergency Lifeline Connectivity Project (YELCP):
The main objective of this project is to provide climate resilient road access & employment & entrepreneurship opportunities to the food insecure rural population of Yemen. The project is funded by the World Bank & implemented through our client. The project activities are expected to complete by the end of November 2024. We are currently looking for young Yemeni national Assistant Engineers with a strong sense of professional & social commitment to join YELCP as Construction Engineering Technician – Assistant on CTG contracts. This is an opportunity for young engineers to get some training & work experience in their chosen field of work so that they will be better prepared to be employed in the future. The appointments are for a period of 6 months. In the implementation of the project, our client is working with a number of other government agencies who are essential partners of the project. The Construction Engineering Technician – Assistant to be employed will work in the partner’s offices, outside of our clients office. The Construction Engineering Technician – Assistant will work with the Senior Engineers attached to the partner offices & contribute to the project management, design, construction supervision, contracts administration & maintenance of public infrastructure. They will support the experienced professionals by assisting them in various design & construction related tasks while developing their practical engineering skills to help them in future career development. The project has 4 components:
Component 1: Rural & village access roads improvement & maintenance, sub component 1.A: Rehabilitation of lifeline rural access roads, sub component 1.B: Employment intensive road maintenance.
Component 2: Strengthening management capacity of transport sector public institutions.
Component 3: Project implementation & monitoring support, studies & preparatory activities for future projects.
Component 4: Contingent emergency response.

Role objectives:
The Construction Engineering Technician – Assistant will work with the Senior Engineers attached to the partner offices & contribute to the project management, design, construction supervision, contracts administration & maintenance of public infrastructure. S / he will be engaged in activities such as (but not limited to) the following:
Assist the Project Manager & other project staff in the management of projects to ensure timely completion of projects within budget, achieving the quality expectations.
Assist in carrying out project administration tasks such as in procurement, finance & human resources management.
Assist in the planning & design of new projects including assist in preparation of project proposals & other documents.
Assist in preparing design documentation for public infrastructure construction, rehabilitation & maintenance works.
Assist in reviewing designs prepared by other personnel & assist in providing comments for improvement.
Assist in preparing design reports, progress reports & other technical reports where necessary under the supervision of senior professionals.
Where possible, participate in site visits with senior engineers to assist in monitoring construction works.
Assist in contract management including taking site measurements, contract variations, QA / QC inspections, keeping site records & health, safety, social & environmental inspections.
Assist in project procurement matters such as preparing tender documents, tendering, contract negotiations & awards.
Assist in the implementation of our client & World Bank environmental & social management systems including maintaining a high level of health & safety standards on construction sites..

Project reporting:
This role reports to the line manager.

Key competencies:
Must be a recent graduate from a recognized university in civil engineering or a related field or a high school diploma with an additional 4 years of relevant experience would be accepted or a bachelor’s degree the candidate will qualify for the position, but otherwise, relevant experience is considered, experience with construction, project management & / or engineering.
Basic ability to use contemporary computer applications is required.
Fluency in English & Arabic is required.
Treats all individuals with respect, responds sensitively to differences & encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational & ethical norms.
Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity & inclusion.
Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates & supports the development of others. Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs & inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
Demonstrates understanding of the impact of one’s own role on all partners & always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds & maintains strong external relationships & is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self & / or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities & takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our clients impact on their beneficiaries.
Open to change & flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts its own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences & modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
Evaluates data & courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions.
Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation & creativity to problem solving.
Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise & open manner.
Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings & needs of others. Actively listens & proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion & finding common ground.

Team management:
This role has no team management responsibility.

Further information:
Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply for this role.

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