Develop and maintain good relationships and lines of communication with relevant local authorities and communities, explaining MC’s role as an NGO and liaising with them during all phases of the project.
Ensure community involvement in all phases of the project (identification, design, implementation, and monitoring) to ensure the development of community ownership for the projects. This should be done in coordination and cooperation with Infrastructure Program Manager and other key technical staff.
In coordination with the infrastructure manager, assist in the preparation of designs and bill of quantities (BOQS) for water and education infrastructure works.
In cooperation with the Program Manager and the Infrastructure manager, assist with development work plans for the implementation of infrastructure activities in the assigned regions in Somalia.
Plan for support needs over the course of the programs, and work schedules (timelines) for the various phases of the programs.
Assist in completing standard Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with community representatives and local authorities for each community identified for project activities. Ensure that all elements of MoU are adhered to.
Implement projects as planned according to developed technical standards, schedules and timelines. This will include location on site for planned infrastructure based on community agreement, supervision of all construction works as regards classroom and water services construction.
Keep detailed technical records for every construction works, training’s and meetings as per the instructions and formats existing Mercy Corps DM&E guidelines.
Provide feedback through the Infrastructure manager to the Monitoring and Evaluation system in order to assess the effectiveness of the projects and impact and propose recommendations for improvements.
Provide regular written and verbal reports to the Infrastructure manager on infrastructure development activity.
Assist the Infrastructure manager and tender committee in selection of qualified contractors to implement the rehabilitation and construction of the water and education infrastructures.
Supervise and be responsible for all technical aspects of project implementation, ensure they are completed in a timely, efficient and accurate manner according to standard engineering methods and contract supporting documents.
Maintain detailed work plans and written records of engineering work undertaken in the project, including site visits and reporting of work progress.
Other duties as assigned by the Infrastructure manager including assignments to any part of Somalia.