Job announcement: QIP Officer
Position: QIP Officer (1)
Job Location: Marib (City-Al Wadi) at the community center and in the field.
Duration of Assignment: 6 Months (July-December2023)
Report to: Activity Coordinator/Project Manager
Deadline: 06 July 2023
This position is open to internal applicants only. Applicants must be legally present in Marib at the time of application, recruitment, and hiring unless HA makes an online interview.
Human Access for Partnership and Development (HUMAN ACCESS) is a non-governmental, independent, non-profit, humanitarian, developmental, charitable, voluntary, and community-based organization. It was established in March 1990 by an elite of volunteers and social personalities as a voluntary non-governmental organization that implements its programs, projects, and services according to periodic plans, a deliberate and renewed strategy, and a method of work based on the scientific methodology to be an effective link between donors and beneficiaries. Human Access is UNHCR’s implementing partner in Marib and other cities. HUMAN ACCESS is characterized by a strong and renewed relationship with development partners at home and abroad, and it has joint efforts with official and popular authorities. It is also distinguished by a tangible presence in many charitable and humanitarian events and activities. During its period of operation, which extends for about three decades, the association obtained several memberships in various organizations and bodies.
The association is a member of the Department of Public Information for the Non-Governmental Organizations of the United Nations (DPI-NGO), a member of the Arab Union for Voluntary Work, and an active and accredited partner to various international organizations, the most important of which are the World Food Program (WFP), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
HUMAN ACCESS has also obtained membership in many local, Arab and international organizations and networks working in various fields of volunteer and humanitarian work. It in addition obtained the international quality certificate ISO 9001: 2008 as a culmination of its institutional work.
This project is for IDPs and entitled:’Provision of life-saving protection services to IDPs and conflict-affected populations in Marib—-545’
Safeguarding at Human Access is committed to the community members we work with and the beneficiaries we serve. As part of this commitment, Human Access has zero tolerance for violations of our Code of Conduct (Sexual Abuse of Beneficiaries and Community Members (PSEA), Child Safeguarding Policy, PSEA Misconduct Policy, Discrimination, Harassment Policy, and Anti-Fraud and Corruption).
Equal Employment Opportunity
Human Access is an equal-opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have a sustained global impact.
We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.
The Position Summary
Under the direct supervision of the Activity coordinator – Project Manager, the QIPs Officer will be mainly involved in assisting with needs assessments, identification of projects, and the implementation and management of the Quick Impact Projects. More specifically, he/she will be responsible for ensuring the adequate implementation of infrastructure construction and/or public service building rehabilitation in the target areas as per technical standards and project objectives and based on joint needs assessments with local communities.
- Participate in needs assessments with local communities and local authorities for the identification of projects and target areas.
- Support the development of assessments summarizing the needs for possible projects identified
Advise on project activities, consultations regarding contract development, and technical specifications for all construction-related projects.
- Conduct technical assessments of sub-contractors and develop bill of quantities (BOQ) for infrastructure/civil works and public service buildings rehabilitation;
- Review of project plans and technical documents prior to implementation to ensure feasibility and accuracy of inputs required in terms of quality and quantity;
- Contribute to the preparation of tender documents and evaluation of technical criteria in tender bids if necessary;
- Liaise with all local/national government representatives to allow for timely completion and to address any issues raised regarding the sub-contractor’s work;
- Supervise construction sites, a complete regular report on construction progress, quantities delivered to the sites, and sites conditions, with photo documentation, notify of any challenges/delays in the work plan;
- Cross-check reports emitted by the consultant/contractor for accuracy (if any);
- Draft memos detailing lessons learned and best practices identified during the project, especially regarding infrastructure construction and rehabilitation.
- In light of his/her functions, the QIPs Officer acknowledges the fact that the nature of his/her work might evolve. Thus, he/she may be given other responsibilities and attributions with new opportunities that arise and in accordance with his/her competencies and qualifications. The QIPs Officer, therefore, accepts in advance that his/her attributions may be enlarged or modified during the course of the project.
- Education: Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, public works or relevant field;
- At least 2 years of experience working on construction/public works and civil engineering;
- Experience with local public authorities is an asset;
- Good knowledge of legal framework of the construction and civil engineering sectors in Yemen;
- Good knowledge of standards and regulations in supervising public works;
Familiarity with the aid system, and ability to understand donor and governmental requirements;
- Excellent communication and drafting skills;
- Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the office;
- Being a strong team player and adept at creating a strong team spirit;
- Ability to organize and plan effectively;
- Ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people;
- Ability to travel and work in difficult conditions and under pressure;
- Working knowledge of English both spoken and written is preferable;
- Strong knowledge of Microsoft office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint…).
- Strong organization, collaboration, representation and negotiation skills.
- Knowledge of the area of responsibility and understanding of local communities and customary rules.
- Excellent observation, analytical and report writing skills.
- Native Arabic and good English skills are essential.
- Strong knowledge and skills of computer and prior experience working with smart data collection tools such as KOBO.
- Readiness to commit and adhere to the values, mission and vision of HA.
- Be available for regular trainings provided by HA and support in identifying staff training needs.
- Respect confidentiality of data and information.
- Attention to details and ability to communicate professionally and effectively - practical and problem-solver.
- Able to ensure quality delivery in stressful environment, punctuality and respect for rules and procedures, and to adhere to deadlines.
- Ability to deal with heavy work pressure.
- Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
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