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Senior Roving Construction Engineer
International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future.


 Salary: $1300-$1500
 Section/Unit: Operations
 Grade Level: 7A
 Supervisor: Deputy Director of Operations
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Duration: 5 Months with possibility of extension.
 Closing Date: 09 April 2023


The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today work in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.


Main Purpose of Job: 


The Construction Supervising Engineer provides oversight and support to construction works in all IRC field sites in adherence to IRC policies, procedures, guidelines, and standard government specifications. He/She will be the country construction focal person.  Under the supervision of the Deputy Director of Operations, the Country Construction Engineer, provides technical expertise, coordinate planning and implementation of constructions by IRC Sudan Country Program.

 Duties and responsibilities:


  1. Participate in and provide technical /engineering input and costings (Bills of Quantities) for proposals with construction components.
  2. Develop technical drawings and Bills of Quantities (BOQ) for required Construction to guide procurement of construction services.
  3. Coordinate and support assessment of all rehabilitation works at IRC facilities and hired premises and appropriately advise.
  4. Advise on good environmental practices and controls at construction planning and during implementation to mitigate environmental impacts of the works.


  1. Review and recommend construction designs for approval and ensure these are in line with government standards.
  2. Review existing plans for accuracy and quality; and where possible suggest technical changes.
  3. Participate in procurement of construction related works, from tender preparation to evaluate and ensure adequate technical consideration are in place before award of construction contracts.
  4. Review and recommend all changes and adjustments and ensure these are warranted.
  5. Ensure compliance with IRC Safety policies and procedures in construction and implement site safety and hazard assessments for all sites.
  6. Ensure constructions are implemented incompliance with donor rules and regulations. 

Monitoring, supervision, and Reporting

  1. Monitor and track constructions across all IRC field sites to ensure timely, cost effective and quality delivery of the works.
  2. Supervisee and Ensure IRC construction supervising staff conduct regular monitoring and supervision field sites, and these are documented.
  3. Verify completion and standards by signing completion certificates.
  4. Provide regular and periodic updates and reports on construction work as required by IRC. 

Contract Management

  1. Manage constructions contracts and ensure these are delivered within budget, time, and quality (standard specifications).
  2. Manage relations with contractors on behalf of IRC from inception to closure, ensuring that all parties adhere to the provisions of the contract.
  3. Lead review performance review of contractors as part of Procurement Committee
  4. Document any breaches by contractors and escalate to management accordingly.
  5. Supervise and follow up constructions to ensure timely, cost effective and quality delivery of the works.
  6.  Supporting and liaising with IRC contractors to ensure good quality work standard are done as per the specification, requirement and standard of IRC & its funding agency.

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:


  • A minimum of a Degree in Civil Engineering, Architecture, Survey/Topography or Construction Management.


  • Experience in Construction work specially for temporary and semi-permanent construction activities not less than 5 years. 
  • Working with UN or other Humanitarian/Development agencies will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in contracting and/or consulting environment is also an advantage.

Skills and abilities:

  • Computer skills including MS Word, Excel Outlook, PowerPoint, and architectural design applications.
  • Experience in regular report writing. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently. 
  • Flexible and able to work in a dynamic and diverse environment. 
  • Excellent leadership and planning skills. 
  • Ability to write clear concise reports and skills to negotiate with/ advise contractors. 
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

Standard of Professional Conduct 

IRC and IRC employees are required to abide by the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct which are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons, and several others. 


Gender Equality & Equal Opportunity


We are committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer generous benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 


Data Confidentiality


Ensuring the non-disclosure of any information whatsoever relating to the practices and business of IRC acquired in the course of duty, to any other person or organization without authority, except in the normal execution of duty.

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