Construction Engineer at Christian Aid Nigeria

Construction Engineer

  • Salary (full time):
    ₦8,501,197 Salary (full time)
  • Full time salary:
  • Type of contract:
    Fixed Term
  • Contracted hours:
  • Contract length:
    6 months
  • Location:
    Borno State, Maiduguri
  • Closing date:
    1 February 2019
  • Interview date:
    12 February 2019

About us

Christian Aid (CA) is a UK-based international NGO, partnering with others to end poverty in Africa. At the heart of this vision is the transformation of the lives of people who live in poverty, empowering them to have a brighter future. Christian Aid works in more than 30 countries and has been operating in Nigeria since 2003. The Nigeria Country programme focuses on Community Health and HIV, Accountable Governance including humanitarian response and Gender.

About the role

The Construction Engineering will be based in Mongunu LGA of Borno State. He/she will lead all Christian Aid’s construction related activities of Humanitarian response and livelihood programme. The role would take lead in planning, designing and overseeing the construction of building structures and infrastructure as well as maintenance to support the effective implementation of Christian Aid funded humanitarian response with beneficiaries implementing the project.  The post holder will contribute towards the smooth implementation of WFP funded livelihood and resilience project working mainly within the humanitarian programme team but may have frequent contact with external partners during work.

About you

You are required to have a degree in Civil or Construction Engineering. A specialised qualification in Engineering is an added advantage. You are required to have five years INGO experience and managing construction projects in emergency.  Proficiency in designing software programs as AutoCAD is required. The post holder is required to have extensive knowledge of discipline design standards, specification, codes and appropriate safety criteria. You are required to have a thorough understanding of and ability to apply the SPHERE standards on Construction related activities, capacity building tools, Sphere and Red Cross Code of Conduct and HAP standards. He/she is required to have an understanding of partnership approach in emergency/humanitarian work and experience of working with local partners. An understanding of the political, social, economic and infrastructural context of the region and the humanitarian/development issues and challenges it faces of peace building and conflict resolution is essential. The post holder is required to have good communication skills. Fluency in Hausa is required and fluency in Kanuri is desirable.

Further information

This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, disability, religion or belief.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

Competency questions

As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:

Steward resources

Please tell us about a time when you were able to take action to end or reduce the inefficient use of resources. What was the context? What was expected of you? What action(s) did you take? What was the impact of your actions? In what way(s) were you successful?

Communicate effectively

Tell us about a time when you handled a difficult issue with someone else with openness, honesty and respect. What was the context? What did you have to do? What did you say and how?  What was the result? If you were successful, how did you know?

Deliver results

Tell us about a time when you had to make recommendations or take decisions after analysing data, information and other evidence. What was the background? What recommendations or decisions did you have to take? What was your particular task or responsibility? What actions did you take? How did you analyse the information and data? What was the outcome?


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