Job Information Project Engineer NGO Information
NGO Name Oxfam
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Job Information
Contract Duration 6 Months
Governorate Salah Al-Din
Job Shift
Nationality National
Working Hours Full Time
Posted 2019-05-16
Minimum Education Bachelor Degree
Degree Title
Minimum Experience 2 Year
Required Travel
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No Of Jobs 1
Published Date 2019-05-16
Deadline Date 2019-05-27
[Tikrit,Iraq ]

Project Engieer

Reporting to:   Project Coordinator              

Job Grade:      D2                  

Contract type: Fixed Term                            

Location:         Tikrit, Iraq - with frequent travel to field locations in Salah al-Din Governorate

Staff reporting to this post: None      

Total Workforce:                    

Annual Budget: No direct budget management responsibility, but in collaboration with line manager will be responsible for tracking expenditure of day to day engineering activities and preparing requisitions when and where required. It can alter as per change in the context.

Iraq Context

Oxfam’s programme has been established in 2014 in response to the ISIS conflict in Iraq. Oxfam implemented activities during the past few years was built around the delivery of 3 main areas: A) Lifesaving humanitarian assistance b) Recovery assistance, and C) Promotion of Women Rights.


  • Lifesaving humanitarian assistance: to newly displaced populations residing in camps or host communities. The bulk of this work was done around the Mosul Operation with activities implemented in the governorates of Erbil, Salah Al Din and Ninewa. Activities included: Establishment/rehabilitation of safe water (boreholes, repair of infrastructure); Emergency water supply (distribution of water through trucking and bottled water); Setting up water tanks and networks in camps; Distribution of hygiene items; construction of latrines; Cash for Work opportunities inside the camps to allow construction work and solid waste management; and Distribution of emergency winterisation kits.


  • Recovery assistance: to returnees, local host communities and IDPs to recover from the post-conflict and to cope with protracted displacement. The main activities implemented under these areas of work include: Rehabilitation of water infrastructure; Supporting local authorities to rehabilitate essential public services (schools and hospitals); Grants to returnees to recover damaged businesses; Provision of livestock to support farmers; Cash for Work opportunities contributing to income for vulnerable families and supporting rehabilitation of infrastructure of public interest (irrigation canals, main roads).


  • Promotion of Women Rights: through contributing to the implementation of the National Plan for 1325 UN Resolution, and economic empowerment of women through provision of training and grants to establish/rehabilitate businesses.


In order to serve these three objectives, Oxfam work aimed to integrate the following key sectors together for every intervention in a given location:

  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Emergency Food Security and Vulnerable Livelihoods
  • Non-food-Items and Shelter
  • Protection of lives and rights of civilians
  • Gender Justice
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning
  • Advocacy and Media work


Team Purpose

To support conflict-affected populations access appropriate and equitable assistance that meets humanitarian needs and reduces underlying drivers of conflict at all levels.

Job Purpose

To deliver the engineering interventions of project in Salah al-Din, and to support the Project coordinator, EFSVL team and Program Manager to supervise the relevant project activities to effectively implement in the targeted locations. 


Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Needs and technical assessment for all type of Livelihoods infrastructure:

  • To conduct technical need assessment for all livelihood interventions in targeted areas.
  • In collaboration with project team participate in selection of targeted communities and ensure registration of beneficiaries for irrigation infrastructure (irrigation channels, CFW schemes etc.) in targeted areas.
  • To conduct technical assessment and feasibility survey for all irrigation infrastructure in targeted area.

Project Implementation :

  • Preparation of BOQs and drawings for all irrigation infrastructures to be implemented in the targeted areas.
  • Execute implementation of all livelihoods infrastructure activities as per implementation plan, BOQs, drawings and specifications.
  • Monitor and supervise rehabilitation of greenhouses, irrigation channels, water pumping stations and ensure effective implementation at ground level.
  • Maintain material record at construction sites and ensure quality of all material arrived on all sites.
  • Validate the progress and quality of work of the CFW workers/contractors, and make the connection with the administration and logistics to ensure their payments are done well on time.
  • Identify project supplies needs, prepare requisitions and coordinate with logistics team to ensure materials arrive timely to work site.
  • Taking timely program advances for labour payments and other activities and ensure it’s on time settlement.
  • Ensure community participation in all infrastructure activities.
  • Ensure all irrigation infrastructure activities are well coordinated with local authorities and all stakeholders, also ensure integration of engineering activities with other livelihoods activities.
  • Technical Training of Community Action Groups and volunteers.
  • Regular visits to field areas to supervise all infrastructure activities and ensuring quality of all irrigation infrastructures.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning:

  • Ensure that irrigation infrastructure construction and rehabilitation works are carried out according to BOQs, drawings, quality standards established by Oxfam through quality checklists. 
  • Weekly reporting of data in order to follow up the standard project and strategic indicators (number of beneficiaries, number and type of activities completed.)

Reporting and Documentation:

  • Preparation of weekly work plan for engineering team and sharing with line manager.
  • Preparation of weekly, monthly and field visit reports and sharing with line manager on timely manner.
  • Ensure proper Record keeping for all EFSVL infrastructure activities in hard and soft form.

Integration, coordination and transversal aspects

  • Ensure that construction works is integrated with other livelihoods activities and community participation component, to ensure sustainability of the infrastructure built.
  • Coordinate EFSVL construction activities with other sectors of Oxfam e.g. WASH & protection, in order to integrate activities in the same geographical area and for the same beneficiaries.
  • Coordinate EFSVL construction activities with other local actors (governmental and non-governmental).

Ensure the integration of gender, protection, HIV, environment and other crosscutting issues to the design, implementation and development of EFSVL construction activities, and ensure that activities take into account the needs of specific groups and individuals, especially children, the elderly and disabled

Qualifications & Preferred Skills

Technical Skills, Experience & Knowledge

The role is one that requires technical expertise (Cash for Work Schemes, Irrigation Infrastructure, rehabilitation and construction of Greenhouses, structural design and/or construction)

Qualification: Bachelor/Graduate degree in Civil engineering, Environmental or public health engineering or equivalent.

  • Experience: Experience of minimum 3 years in the field of construction, including 1 year in EFSVL/shelter/infrastructure sector. Experience related to engineering in a humanitarian setting, including direct experience of repairing and constructing irrigation channels, construction of greenhouses etc, would be an asset.
  • Proven experience of coordinating EFSVL or integrated programmes. It is desirable that some of this should have been in emergency relief programmes.
  • Excellent team work skills and the ability to build good relations both internally and externally
  • Experience in the design and delivery of training or capacity building programmes
  • Practical knowledge in terms of masonry, plumbing, carpentry and pumping system.
  • Knowledge of using Auto cad
  • Knowledge of preparation of estimates/BOQ
  • Planning and organization skills
  • Ability to listen and adapt
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good in speaking English
  • Perfect knowledge of local languages (Arabic)
  • Community mobilization skills
  • Computer literate, knowledge of Excel, Word and power point
  • Iraqi Nationality



  • Experience in NGO sector
  • Good knowledge of supervision techniques
  • Able to travel and work in conflict affected areas.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences, and the ability to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts.
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s mission, aims & objectives.


Behavioural competencies (based on Oxfam’s Leadership Model)

Practice Category

Leadership Practice




We are able to develop a high degree of self-awareness around our own strengths and weaknesses and our impact on others. Our self-awareness enables us to moderate and self-regulate our behaviours to control and channel our impulses for good purposes.  We self-moderate appropriately to different context thereby optimizing our ability to achieve goals.


We put ‘we’ before ‘me’ and place an emphasis on the power of the collective, nurture the team and play to the strengths of each individual. We are not concerned with hierarchical power, and we engage with, trust and value the knowledge and expertise of others across all levels of the organisation.  We work to achieve goals together not just individually.

Seeing the ‘big picture’

Vision Setting

We have the ability to identify and lead visionary initiatives that are beneficial for our organisation and we set high-level direction through a visioning process that engages the organisation and diverse external stakeholders. Clarity in our communication of vision allows others to focus on delivery and their contribution to the wider changes we seek.

Systems Thinking

We view problems as parts of an overall system and our contributions to change in relation to the whole system, rather than reacting to a specific part, outcome or event in isolation. We focus on cyclical rather than linear cause and effect. By consistently practicing systems thinking we are aware of and manage intended and unintended consequences of organisational decisions and actions.

Strategic Thinking and Judgment

We use judgment, weighing risk against the imperative to act. We make decisions consistent with organisational strategies and values

Agility, Complexity, and Ambiguity

We scan the environment, anticipate changes, are comfortable with lack of clarity and deal with a large number of elements interacting in diverse and unpredictable ways. We develop strategies to maximise adaptability and agility, encourage forward thinking, new ideas and learning from experience.

Relationship Skills



We are good active listeners who can see where deeper levels of thoughts and tacit assumptions differ. Our messages to others are clear, and consider different preferences.


We have the ability to engage with diverse stakeholders in a way that leads to increased impact for the organisation We spot opportunities to influence effectively and where there are no opportunities we have the ability to create them in a respectful and impactful manner.

Relationship Building

We understand the importance of building relationship, within and outside the organisation. We have the ability to engage with traditional and non-traditional stakeholders in ways that lead to increased impact for the organisation.



We all work to effectively empower and enable others to deliver the organisations goals through creating conditions of success. We passionately invest in others by developing their careers, not only their skills for the job.  We give more freedom and demonstrate belief and trust, underpinned with appropriate support.

Ability to Deliver results

Mutual Accountability

We can explain our decisions and how we have taken them based on our organisational values.  We are ready to be held to account for our actions and how we behave, as we are also holding others to account in a consistent manner.


We are comfortable to make transparent decisions and to adapt decision-making modes to the context and needs. We recognize that decisions may not always lead to the results we seek but enable us to continually learn and improve.

How To Apply

OXFAM is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.



Please submit your CV in English detailing your experience for the post and include a daytime telephone contacts to Subject line should be Project Engineer .


Shortlisting will be on rolling basis.


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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