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International Organzation for Migration - IOM

Construction Engineer at International Organzation for Migration – IOM Job Vacancy in Ethiopia 

Construction Engineer at International Organzation
Category: Engineering, Architecture and Construction
Location: Dire Dawa, Dire Dawa
Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Employment Type: Contract
Salary: Per UN Salary Scale

Job Description

acancy No. IOM-CFA/0031/20
Position Title Construction Engineer
Duty Station Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
Classification NO-A
Type of Appointment SSTDC, Three months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date As soon as possible
Posting Period 09.06.2020-19.06.2020



Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting huma0ne and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. External candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy.

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 Head of Sub Office and direct supervision of Resource Management Officer. The successful candidate will be responsible for the successful implementation and supervision of the various construction projects in Ethiopia.


Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

The scope of work will include and not limited to:

1. 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.

2. Monitor construction with the best professional and consulting standards to ensure that the building works are executed as per specifications and bills of quantities.

3. 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
  • Undertake quality control
  • Prepare periodical progress reports whose nature and frequency depending on the magnitude of the project and reviewed for submission to management
  • 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

4. Assist in coordination and monitoring of projects, making detailed plans to accomplish goals and directing the integration of technical activities.

5. Analyse technology, resource needs, and market demand, to plan and assess the feasibility of projects.

6. Plan and direct the installation, testing, operation, maintenance, and repair of facilities and equipment and direct, review, and approve technical designs and variation works.

7. Consult with relevant bodies inside and outside IOM to prepare project scope and specifications.

8. Recruit employees: assign, direct, train and evaluate their work;

9. Provide support to Project Management, Site Management, Project Control Management, Engineering Management, Procurement, Construction Management, etc. as required.

10. Perform other tasks as assigned by supervisors

Job Requirements

Educational Qualification and Experience

  • MA/MSc Degree in Architecture, Civil and structural Engineering or building engineering and experience in urban development in insecure, or post conflict environments; with three years of relevant professional experience
  • BA/BSc Degree in the above field of study with eight years of experience
  • Knowledge and experience in CAD based applications such as AutoCAD and/or Archi CAD for review of designs where necessary.
  • 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.

Construction Engineer at International Organzation for Migration – IOM Job Vacancy in Ethiopia 

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