SWEDO is a Swedish non-profit, non-political, non-religious development aid organization that was founded in 1991 in Stockholm, Sweden. Having continuously operated in the Kurdistan Region ever since, SWEDO’s main priorities of work are construction and infrastructure activities, refugee and IDP initiatives, health, water, sanitation and hygiene, and capacity building.
The World Food Program has granted SWEDO a project to implement a WFP-assistance program under the ICSP-Strategic Outcome 2- Sustainable Livelihoods for Resilient Communities in Thi-Qar Governorates
Beneficiaries of the project are 1,155 direct beneficiaries receiving support through cash transfer assistance to provide works for the creation of assets, training and productive inputs to strengthen livelihood production and market value chain, and 8,100 indirect beneficiaries
The target area is affected by widespread environmental degradation, neglected – or absent – infrastructures for the sustainable creation of livelihoods, and the project aims at provide the target beneficiaries with environmental assets that will enable them to initiate a path of sustainable livelihoods and recovery to development
The creation of assets plays a key role in the program, with special attention to agricultural and livelihoods, especially water-related infrastructures utilized for irrigation. The program aims at providing an integrated approach with rehabilitation of water canals, irrigation schemes and plantation of palm date trees
The Civil Engineer is the primary responsible for the assessment of the water canals to be rehabilitated, including the assessment of the required allocation of community workers, mobilization of machinery for land movement, and the overall coordination of the operations related to water canals
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assessment of the target areas for the water canals rehabilitation in order to provide a detailed assessment of the functionality of irrigation canals;
- Provide technical expertise on intervention related to agricultural assets, especially water, in the project area;
- Provide technical advisory to the Project Manager and the SWEDO Country Director for Iraq on the procurement for goods and services related to the design and implementation of the program;
- Write technical requirements and specifications, evaluating technical offers and advising on amendments and technical needs;
- Detailing the list of technical works and cleaning to be operated on the water canals;
- Identify needs for the rehabilitation and/or deployment of drip water irrigation systems;
- Assist in the procurement and delivery of 1,100 palm date trees: identification of the areas, plantation system and provide technical advise;
- Organize technical training on conservation agriculture for 1,155 beneficiaries;
- Assist in the procurement of agricultural inputs;
- Participate to survey activities to assess access constraints to livelihoods.
- Bachelor degree in agriculture, water resources or livelihood, MA is preferred;
- At least 5 years of professional experience in in agriculture, livelihoods and irrigation systems, expert knowledge of cropping systems in Iraq;
- Fluency in Arabic and English Languages;
- Knowledge and familiarity with datasets developed by the humanitarian community in Iraq;
- Good knowledge of landcover and land use assessment;
- Knowledge of technical surveys for livelihood assessment;
- Knowledge of technical surveys for livelihood assessment.
Interested applicants must send their most recent CV to firstname.lastname@example.org, Subject line must read: S-IR-VA-20063, Agriculture Expert, Thi-Qar
Note: Applications not meeting the specified minimum requirements o received after closing date may not be considered. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview that may include a written test of communication and writing skills.
Women are strongly encouraged to apply