International Organzation for Migration Construction Engineer Jobs in Ethiopia

International Organization for Migration Construction Engineer Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 205668

Category: Engineering
Location]: Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa
Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: As per UN salary scale - NOA

Job Description

Vacancy No.:


Position Title:

Construction Engineer

Position Grade:


Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Type of appointment: SST, Six months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing Period : 25.04.2019

Context and Scope of the Position

IOM Special Liaison Officer in Ethiopia has been undertaking various construction works in the country and wishes to recruit a local field engineer with adequate building and civil engineering qualifications to work under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission and direct supervision of Resource Management Officer.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Facilitate pre-bid conferences including site visit for prospective bidders;
  • Respond to any technical queries by prospective bidders regarding the scope of the works;
  • Participate in bid opening as and when required to advise on technical evaluation of the engineers;
  • Develop standard forms for regular monitoring reports including progress of work, adequacy of materials used, and details of work done along with measurements to show compliance with the BOQ and completion certification;
  • Supervise construction with the best professional and consulting standards to ensure that the building works are executed as per specifications and bills of quantities;
  • In carrying out the assignment, the site engineer shall undertake the following works.
  • Issue instructions to the contractor (s) and provide engineering supervision to the execution of works; Certify that the construction materials brought to site by the contractor(s) are in accordance with the specifications and are tested as per standard practices and submit report to supervisors and specific unit;

  • Ensure quality control through laboratory tests and other non-destructive tests at the expense of the contractor as may be required.

  • Prepare periodical progress reports whose nature and frequency depending on the magnitude of the project and reviewed for submission to management;

  • Maintain estimates and comparative statements of project costs and submit reports to management promptly;

  • The engineer shall be responsible for getting any defects identified during such an inspection rectified from the concerned contractor(s) and final payment of the contractor(s) recommended upon certification of the works.

  • Confer with management and field staff to discuss project specifications and procedures for implementation.

  • Coordinate and direct projects, making detailed plans to accomplish goals and directing the integration of technical activities.
  • Analyse technology, resource needs, and market demand, to plan and assess the feasibility of projects
  • Plan and direct the installation, testing, operation, maintenance, and repair of facilities and equipment and direct, review, and approve technical designs and variation works
  • Consult with relevant bodies inside and outside IOM to prepare project scope and specifications.
  • Recruit employees; assign, direct, train and evaluate their work; and oversee the development and maintenance of staff competence as and when required
  • Prepare budgets, bid documents, and contracts, and direct the negotiation of contracts.
  • Perform administrative functions such as reviewing and writing reports, approving expenditures, enforcing rules, and making decisions about the purchase of materials or services.
  • Establish the working relationship with operations management needed to facilitate the coordination and execution of project work, including presenting and explaining proposals, reports, and findings to donors or government as well as confer with and report to officials and the public to provide information and solicit support for project implementation.

    Perform other tasks as assigned by supervisors

    Job Requirements

    Educational Qualification:

  • MA/MSc Degree in Architecture, Civil and structural Engineering or building engineering and experience in urban development in insecure, or post conflict environments; with two years of relevant professional experience
    BA/BSc Degree in the above field of study with five years of experience
  • Knowledge and experience in CAD based applications such as AutoCAD and/or Archi CAD for review of designs where necessary.
  • Preferable seven (7) years of relevant professional experience in Civil and structural Engineering projects for BA degree holders and five (5) years for masters holders;
  • Previous
    work experience in the engineering field especially in UN Agencies is an advantage;
  • Excellent experience in supervision of construction works with a track records of having undertaken construction or renovation of similar funding scale;
  • 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);
  • Experience in working with international organisations, governmental institutions, and/or aid organizations an asset;
  • Ability to work independently, under pressure, able to maintain accuracy, paying attention to details, meeting deadlines and working with minimal supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills with proven ability to work effectively and harmoniously with a team of colleagues;
  • Effectively applies knowledge of Civil and structural Engineering of relevant theories and practices, and recognizes their application within existing IOM processes;
  • Anticipates and understands internal and external issues and opportunities that may impact the construction programme landscape of IOM;
  • Understanding of Construction management framework approach is considered as an asset;
  • Adapts best Civil and structural Engineering practices to the requirements of IOM to facilitate the achievement of strategic objectives;
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain integrity in performing responsibilities assigned.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment.


  • Excellent writing and oral skills in English and Amharic is required and Working knowledge of other local languages has an advantage.

    Values and Competencies

    The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:


  • Inclusion & respect for diversity: Respects and promotes individual and cultural differences. Encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.

  • Integrity & transparency: Maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.

  • Professionalism: Demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

    Core Competencies

  • Teamwork: Develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.

  • Delivering results: Produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner. Is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.

  • Managing and sharing knowledge: Continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.

  • Accountability: Takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.

  • Communication: Encourages and contributes to clear and open communication. Explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

    Managerial Competencies

  • Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision. Assists others to realize and develop their potential.

  • Empowering others & building trust: Creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.

  • Strategic thinking & vision: Works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction


  • 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.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates are invited to submit their application/ motivation letter enclosed with only detail CV written in English via our e-mail address RECADDIS@IOM.INT, by April 25, 2019 at the latest, referring the position title and Vacancy number in the subject line of your email; no photocopies of educational/training certificates is required at this stage; applicant who doesn`t follow the required application procedure will automatically be disqualified from the competition.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    We strongly encourage qualified women to apply!

    International Organization for Migration Construction Engineer Jobs in Ethiopia

  • Click here to post comments

    Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Jobs in Ethiopia.

    Scholarship 2019/20

    Undergraduate Scholarships 2019/2020
    Masters Scholarships,
    PhD Scholarships,
    International Scholarships.