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Structural Engineer

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Structural Engineer

Terms of Reference

Position Title: Structural Engineer

Department: Public Works

Reporting to: Director of Public works

CIM Level: A3

Duration: 30 Months (depending on continued budget availability and need for the position as well as satisfactory or better performance evaluations)

Duty Station: Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing (MPWR&H)

About MPWR&H

The Federal Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing is responsible for managing, building and rehabilitating federal government buildings and the infrastructure of the country. The Ministry has always been the custodian authority of all infrastructures, buildings, bridges, highways and roads, land plots, land tenure, national infrastructure policy, urban planning and topographic and cartographic research in Somalia.

The Ministry is committed to deliver its mandate and functions in a transparent, accountable, effective and efficient manner. The Ministry is also committed to recruit a diverse and inclusive civil service work force that aims to best meet the needs of all Somali citizens.

Somalia Strengthening Institutions for Public Works Project (SSIPWP)

The SSIPWP project is the centre piece for building the capacity of the Federal Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing (MPWR&H) and the recently established state-level Ministries and the Banadir Regional Administration (BRA) by developing more effective, efficient, inclusive and accountable institutions for public works and infrastructure.

The SSIPWP project is funded by the African Development Fund (ADF) and the Transition Support Facility (TSF) of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and implemented through a Tripartite Protocol Agreement between the Somalia Federal Government, African Development Fund and the United Nations Office for Project Service (UNOPS).

The purpose of the SSIPWP project is improve the capacities of MPWR&H, State-Level Ministries and BRA responsible for public works to enable them independently plan, manage and oversee infrastructure construction projects and maintenance of public works (Project Appraisal Report, 2016).

Purpose of the position

Structural designers plan and oversee the construction of new buildings and bridges, or alterations and extensions to existing properties or other structures.

Scope of Services

Reporting to the Director of Public Works, the incumbent is responsible for:

o Designing and constructing buildings and structures that are safe and capable of withstanding the elements to which they will be exposed, as well as improving the structural integrity of existing buildings

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

o The preparation of designs, reports and drawings.

o Making detailed calculations about loads and stresses.

o Considering the strength of the materials used and determine how their use will influence the structural design.

o Carefully examine structures that are in danger of collapsing and come up with ideas on how to improve their structural integrity.

o Ensuring that projects meet legal guidelines, health and safety regulations and environmental directives.

o Working with professionals such as geotechnical experts and engineers in order to investigate ground conditions and make sure new structures are stable.

o Using Computer Aided Design (CAD) technology to create simulations

o Any other duties assigned by his/her Supervisor

Required Qualifications, Experience and Skills

o Minimum of Bachelor degree of Civil Engineering, or related discipline.

o At least 5years of professional work experience in a relevant structural Engineering

o Excellent organizational, analytical and data processing skills;

o Demonstrated structural Engineering skills;

o Demonstrated competence in the use of Microsoft Office;

o Excellent oral and written communication skills in Somali and English.

How to apply:

o Interested Somali candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their application letters and detailed CVs to, Closing date by 21st August, 2018 @5:00pm.Kindly indicate “Structural Engineer MPWRH & 00025/18– Mogadishu, Somalia” on the subject line when applying.

o Qualified Female candidates is highly encouraged to apply.

o Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applications are invited from qualified persons for the above vacant position.

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