PURPOSE OF POSITION
The proposed 3 years’ project is designed to address problems and needs identified through consultations with communities, partner and government organizations in Achham and Kailali districts; comprehensive design workshop, technical recommendations from government agencies working on Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and lessons learned from past and present projects in Nepal. Project need assessment reflects communities in Karnali, Mohana and Kandra river basins in Achham and Kailali districts are unable to adapt to and recover from reoccurring hazards, shocks and stresses such as floods, landslides and climatic variations. Recognizing that every year, communities lose life and livelihoods pushing them to vicious cycle of poverty, this project overall aims at contributing to enhance resilience of vulnerable population of these rivers basin. Despite the legal and policy instruments at the national level, local communities and governments have inadequate capacity to translate and operationalize them in order to reduce the exposure to hazards and overall risk. A clear gap is seen on application of DRM policies and strategies to prevent new disaster risk, reduce existing disaster risk and manage unavoidable risk. Therefore, this project’s goal is to addresses these problems by enhancing DRM capacity of the target communities and local governments. Learning from the past, the project takes a two pronged approach to achieve the project goal. first enabling communities to cope with future shocks and stresses by increasing knowledge, skills, and climate resilient practices, improving financial capacity to cope with shocks, and disaster resilient community infrastructures and second improving disaster management systems and capacities of local governments by helping them to increase their understanding on localizing and implementing DRM policies including for making risk reduction a priority in local development. With a clear monitoring and evaluation framework, project anticipates ownership to scale up and for sustainability of the work by local government and communities.
World Vision seeks an Infrastructure Coordinator (Civil Engineer) for the proposed Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA)- Japan funded multi-year Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction Project, Nepal .
The Infrastructure Coordinator will be responsible provide technical leadership across all project’s Disaster Risk Reduction programming, and to lead the implementation of infrastructure and DRR related activities, and ensure the project’s annual KPIs and targets related to infrastructure are achieved. The objective of the DRR project is to facilitate development and effective preparation as well as implementation of local disaster management act, policies, strategies, SoP for LEOC and promote community based disaster management activities aiming to increase the resilience of children, communities, as well as local government officials to be better prepared for and able to respond to natural hazards.
The Infrastructure Coordinator (IC) should have extensive experience in designing and implementing disaster resilient infrastructures (safe shelter, bioengineering, construction works) DRR activities as they are practiced in the context of disaster risk management programs. IC will also support Project Specialist for assisting CBDRR related activities in both project implemented districts in close coordination with WVIN, PNGO staffs under the guidance of Project Manager
This position is overall lead the technical input, field implementation, coordination with Non-government organizations & government stakeholders, signing MoU with local government, budget management, and support for preparation of DRR technical documents. The key components of this project that need to be managed by IC are construction of multipurpose community safe shelter, local emergency operating centre (LEOC), small mitigation measures, bioengineering etc. to minimize the risks of disaster in community level.
Responsible for infrastructure construction component of the project (including planning, coordination and monitoring/evaluation of all infrastructure activities) in close co-operation with Project Specialist.
Supervision of the infrastructure construction works of project operations in order to ensure the project is implemented in line with planned activities and expected outcomes.
Facilitate need assessment, problem identification, stakeholder and situation analysis along with project team in PNGO.
Provide technical assistance regarding design, construction, structural assessment and recommendation.
Support preparing construction and renovation activities survey, design, estimation and supervision of sectorial projects of West Field Office. Participate in surveying to lay out installations and establish reference points, grades, and elevations to guide construction.
Support for specification of construction materials and quality of construction activities including estimate quantities and cost of materials, equipment, or labor to determine project feasibility.
Facilitate construction, operations, and maintenance activities at project sites.
Ensure reports from PNGO’s team regularly for tracking system.
Integration/coordination with other sectors for ensuring Child Well-being Outcomes.
At least 95% accomplishment of work plan done according to project goal and approved budget
Maintain regular communication with the Field Office West; with National office in case of any assistance/support needed.
Maintain compliance with standard procedures and guidelines of World Vision International Nepal (e.g. procurement, financial guidelines etc.)
Facilitate implementing partners to adhere the WV guidelines and policies.
Carry out the security issues in all level.
Monitor and ensure infrastructure construction/rehabilitation works meet minimum standards and achieve engineering certifications.
Conduct monitoring and evaluation of all infrastructures construction works within project areas.
Ensure timely response and resolutions to the feedback/issues. .
Coordination with DHM (Department of Hydrology and Meteorology), field offices for strengthening Community Based Flood Early Warning System (CBFEWS) in the project locations including construction related activities for CBFEWS.
Support for conduction of Participatory Disaster Risk Assessment (PDRA) for preparation of Community Disaster Risk Management Plan (CDRMP) and technically verify locations for installation of hazard/social map in the community
Sign MoU with respective local government before implementation of the project activities especially for selection of land for construction of safe shelter, LEOC building, bioengineering etc. and ensure ownership of the civil engineering activities.
Provide in field support for formation and revitalization of farmers groups including their capacity building on disaster resilient practices
Support for conduction of simulation and drill on specific hazard at ward and municipality level and develop a manual for simulation and drill on specific hazards.
Establish strong relationship with representatives of municipality, District Administration Office and District Disaster Management Committee (DDMC), Local Disaster Management Committee (LDMC) of Kailali and Achham.
Represent World Vision International Nepal when liaising with government authorities, donors, local authorities and other organizations in the project area.
Strengthen relationship with project stakeholders such as Children, parents, teachers, GOs, NGOs through different ways.
The Stakeholders assisted for different program according to the project design.
Advocate Gender issues in local forums and collaborate with Govt. and like-minded non-Govt. organizations; wherever/whenever applicable.
Develop quality report & submit on time.
Prepare or present progress and completion reports.
Monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual report generated in accordance with compliance.
Preparation of case study and success story on a quarterly basis.
Review of the running bills and recommend for the payment process
Preparation of certificate of completion for the completed scheme
Prepare operations and maintenance (O & M) manuals for the implemented construction scheme.
All reports and records are properly documented
Facilitate programs to promote convention of the rights of child/child protection policy on children with especially difficult circumstances disabled people in the community.
Community empowered through project activities
Community participants participated in different workshops and seminars
Develop and use different resources/ material for community activities.
Facilitate counseling for children and parents on education issues.
Increasing demonstration and understanding of commitment to World Vision’s core values in the approach to work and relationships.
Agree and review on performance and development plans with respective supervisor.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering with 3 years’ experience in building construction works and disaster resilient infrastructures.
Familiarity with development theory, community based disaster management, DRM frameworks; Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (VCA), Participatory Disaster Risk Assessment (PDRA), COVACA etc. including Disaster management laws, acts, policies, strategies etc.
2 wheeler license
Must have knowledge and skills of construction project implementation including CBDRR projects.
Ability to work in different target groups and changing environments
Oral and written communication skills in English and Nepali
Ability to work in a team
Technical Knowledge to do construction activities field survey, design, drawing & estimation
Technical Knowledge to do and check vulnerability assessment of structures
Through Understanding of rehabilitation and retrofitting works
Ability to ensure specification of construction materials & ensuring the quality of construction works.
Strong analytical problem solving and organizational techniques
Work under pressure and can take additional responsibilities
Ability to drive motorbike with valid driving license
Experience in managing implementation of projects in institutional building construction
Minimum 2 years of experience in community/public infrastructure works, handling contractor and dealing with community Experience of working in remote district of Nepal
60% travel to project sites (local level) of Kailali and Achham
World Vision International Nepal is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourage candidates of diverse background, women and differently abled, to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be called for the subsequent selection procedure. WVIN reserves all rights to qualify/disqualify applications in any case.