About Mercy Corps
Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future. In Iraq, Mercy Corps has worked since 2003 across all 18 governorates to alleviate suffer, respond to the needs of vulnerable people in emergencies, and help build a better future for the youth in a more peaceful and coherent communities.
Mercy Corps has worked across Iraq’s 18 governorates since 2003, implementing relief and development programming, more than a third of which has focused on the specific needs of refugees and displaced persons. Mercy Corps Iraq’s goal is to work with civil society, public and private sector partners to meet immediate needs and reduce longer-term vulnerabilities of communities within Iraq. Mercy Corps Iraq focuses on (1) providing humanitarian assistance to conflict affected populations to meet basic needs, maintain human dignity and facilitate self-empowerment; (2) supporting income-generating opportunities that transition individuals and households from financial dependency towards financial independence while facilitating market-system approaches; (3) working with young females and young males to address their diverse needs, promoting leadership and linkages with civil society, as well as access to education, psychosocial support, and economic opportunities; and (4) promoting reconciliation and foster trust across community divisions by strengthening conflict management and prevention mechanisms and enhancing social cohesion. Mercy Corps runs a portfolio of WASH programming that reach over 400,000 individuals per year. Our WASH programming includes work inside and out of camps with interventions that include: rehabilitation of water treatment plants, development of water networks, eVouchers for hygiene kits and water trucking, hygiene promotion, solid waste management, NFI distributions, water trucking, reverse osmosis units, drainage, rehabilitation of latrines and showers, and maintenance of all WASH infrastructure. Our work includes acting as the main WASH actor in IDP camps. We aim to expand our portfolio of humanitarian programming to include water resource management, including good governance approaches to ensuring strategy, proper resourcing and technical expertise to better manage water resources in country.
The Iraq WASH program is an ambitious program currently funded by OFDA at $+17 million implementing large scale WASH programs in 7 governorates. The program has very aggressive schedule and ambitious goals to deliver over at least1 water network in camp, 10 water treatment plant rehabilitation in out of camp settings, 28 schools and 14 PHCs WASH infrastructure rehabilitation, 2 drainage networks/ treatment plants rehabilitation in out of camp and 1 drainage network in camp, 4 RO units at community level and 270 RO units at household level and other projects. The senior engineer will be responsible to supervise and manager the engineering team and implement the WASH programs on time, budget, and high quality. The senior engineer will also be responsible to mentor the existing engineering team and increase their capacity for the assessment, design, and implementation of high quality infrastructure project.
GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY
The Senior Engineer is responsible for all Engineering and infrastructure aspects of the WASH projects in 7 governorates of Iraq and supporting other sectors om case to case basis as per request received. Senior Engineer will supervise engineering team and work closely with other program staff to select projects, develop project designs and/or supervise engineering companies to do so and ensure quality and timely implementation of infrastructure projects. In addition to overall technical project implementation and management, the Senior Engineer will work closely with local authorities, other privet/public organizations and other stakeholders to build their capacity on O&M of the rehabilitated/constructed structures. Due to the current Global conditions, this is a remote position.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Maintenance of relations
General Mercy Corps
Timeframe / Schedule
Direct supervision of the engineering team as determined during deployment.
REPORTS DIRECTLY TO:
Program Director WASH
WORKS DIRECTLY WITH:
Program Director, Procurement department and if requested with technical personnel of hired engineering and construction companies and monitoring consulting firm.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
In addition to your CV, please submit a brief cover letter which includes a list of relevant projects/experience, how previous experience is relevant to this consultancy, expected fees/daily rate, and availability. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis for a target start date before the end of September 2020.
Mercy Corps Diversity Statement
Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives.
We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained global impact.
We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.