Save The Children Field Infrastructure Assistant Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Save The Children Field Infrastructure Assistant Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 197885

Category: Architecture and Construction Location: Mekelle, Tigray
Career Level: Junior Level (1+ - 2 years experience)
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: As per the scale of the organization

Job Description


Save the Children is an exciting and dynamic organization that follows a holistic approach to achieve more for children and use its resources in an efficient and sustainable way.

In every programming we aim to achieve results at scale, build partnership to influence others and increase our impact; look for innovate solutions to the problems children faces, campaign for better practice and ensure that Children’s voices are heard.

Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity.

We are an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behavior towards children both in their private and professional lives.

Save the Children offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development. If you are interested to work in an organization that is determined to achieve dramatic change for the most vulnerable children, we encourage you to look through the job profile below.

Job Title

Field Infrastructure Assistant Officer


SCI/TFO/ 004 /2019

Place of Work

Mekelle , Tigray


Education Integrated with Livelihood Project

Monthly Salary in ETB

As per the organization scale

No. of Positions


Length of Contract

One Year with Possibility of Extension

Role purpose:

The field infrastructure Assistant Officer will be tasked with assisting all site based functional aspects of construction related projects from design and procurement, to supervision and contributing to reports.

With challenging environments for constructing schools and other buildings, this position will demand a highly motivated, detail oriented individual who will be able to solve challenges in relation to implementation of construction activities when it arise.

It is also a requirement that the Assistant Construction Officer maintains regular communication with all the stakeholders: contractors, community focal points, representative community members and the line managers.

Key areas of accountability

Planning, Coordination & programme support
  • Routine liaison with community, Government liaison, for the implementation of the proposed Infrastructure facilities

  • Regular site supervision, contribute information to proposals and provide daily and monthly reports outlining progress as well as the utilization of materials, labour and equipment being used.

  • Collaborate in planning, design and quantity surveying with CO construction and program team while they are developing new project proposal

  • Visit and assess proposed construction sites in project areas and make decisions based on consultation with the construction supervisor and concerned project stakeholders.

  • Supervision of construction projects to ensure compliance with specifications, agreed quality standards and planned work schedules.

  • Ensure attendance on site for identified milestone (foundations, superstructure, concreting, formwork etc.) activities on the planned work schedule.

  • Ensure that work orders (site book) instructed by the construction supervisor are clearly communicated to the contractor.

  • Timely communication of any claims by the contractor; ensuring records have been kept of potential causes for claims such as site activities (or non-activity), weather conditions, access problems etc.

  • Timely communication of any engineering related issues on site; requiring Construction supervisor presence/attendance.

  • Prepare weekly site progress reports (with photographs of both good and bad quality issues) that accurately depict completed elements to accepted standards and estimate % completion of elements still in progress. These reports should be communicable to the construction supervisor, SCI Construction Manager, Coordinators, local Government and Contractors.

  • May recommend technical modification for existing infrastructure, if required. And also ensure that the project plans, drawings or sketches are well understood by the implementation contractors/teams, provide implementation guidelines and give feedback as appropriate.

  • Assist the procurement team in outsourcing and contract administration for all the programme’s construction activities implemented by the programme under the field office threshold.

  • Assist to Identify and organise procurement of locally available construction materials in close collaboration with the FO procurement team.

  • Ensure effective and efficient use of all SC’s financial and material resources in order to keep costs to the lowest possible

  • Responsible for all tasks or assignments given by his immediate line manager or field office.

    Review, Follow up and assessment

  • Follow up on planning and implementation of all construction undertakings and monitor the performance of construction companies for compliance with the contract agreements they entered into with SCI

  • Assist and actively participate in the construction projects management Processes (Planning phase, Design phase, Bidding phase, & Construction phase and Post construction phase)


  • Collect data from field offices and compile construction work progress reports on regular basis to the field office

    Job Requirements


  • Diploma/TVET level 4 and COC with 2 years’ experience in construction, engineering or related technical field
  • Proven and significant experience in field works and community mobilization and to develop strategies to fill identified gaps.
  • Field level experience in logistics for INGOs in international development and emergency programmes


  • Interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.

  • Commitment to Save the Children values.

  • Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours in the event of major emergencies including travelling at short notice and for extended periods of time

  • Computer literate and operational knowledge of MS office, knowledge of Engineering-Software (AutoCAD) is a plus

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants who met the MINIMUM requirements should send the following through until Feb 13, 2019

    a. A CV (not more than 3 pages)

    b. A cover letter (not more than one page)

    c. A one-page table summarizing your educational background, work experience, technical skills and competencies to facilitate the screening process. Refer the vacancy announcement while doing this.

    Please Do not submit copies of transcripts, academic degrees or recommendation letters with the application. You will provide them upon request.

    Please make sure you state the code of the vacancy on the subject of your email. All applications should be received within one week of this advertisement.

    Save the Children is committed to ensuring that all our personnel and programmes are absolutely safe for children.

    We undertake rigorous procedures during the recruitment process including background checks to ensure that only people suitable to work with children are allowed to join our organisation and all candidates will therefore be subject to this scrutiny.

    In the selection of its staff, Save the Children is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities.

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