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  • Posted on: 26 July, 2016 Deadline: 8 August, 2016
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    An International Development Organization is seeking applications from qualified Nigerian nationals for the following position:

    State Engineers (REVISED) - 2 positions


    Position Summary:

    The State Engineer will support the Engineering Design and Environmental Compliance Manager to ensure that all projects are implemented in accordance with sound technical, environmental and engineering standards.  The State Engineer provides technical support with respective to design and detailing of structures, training and supervision to project engineers who are implementing small and medium-sized infrastructure subprojects. The State Engineer will provide technical input to NERI staff during the project identification, development and implementation: including budget preparation, scheduling, environmental reviews and compliance monitoring, preparing and reviewing designs, and progress monitoring and reporting. The State Engineer will ensure that all infrastructure projects are completed within the available timeframe, allowing sufficient time for close down, demobilization, handover, final invoicing, and, if necessary, contract termination.

    Reporting & Supervision:

    The State Engineer technically reports to the Engineering Design & Environmental Compliance Manager in Abuja and administratively to the State Program Manager based respectively in Adamawa and Yobe State. The State Engineer has no direct reportees, but oversees the work of up to 10 temporary project engineers at a time.


    • Carry out structural design and detailing of structures, inclusive of office and residential buildings, schools and community centers.
    • Conduct final checks on project designs and specifications to ensure that all designs, drawings and BOQs are in accordance with sound technical, environmental and engineering standards before passing on to Abuja for final approval
    • Interpretation and application of geotechnical reports to ensure standard foundation choice and construction.
    • Directly supervise construction and renovation works in the program area, and/or provide technical assistance and supervision to Project Engineers for all NERI infrastructure projects within the program area
    • Assist the Program team in identifying and developing infrastructure projects. Input will include, but not be limited to, establishing constructability, identifying potential field difficulties, and budget preparation to include material, labor, equipment and service costs
    • Prepare EDFs (Pls provide the full name and place the acronym infront), identifying mitigation measures into projects. Ensure that these mitigation measures are planned, budgeted and carried out
    • Conduct daily monitoring visits to infrastructure project sites, including unannounced visits in order to monitor progress and ensure compliance. Preparation of daily reports and weekly summary submissions to the Engineering Design and Environmental Compliance Engineer
    • Assist in evaluating and prequalifying potential subcontractors
    • Set up and maintain local price databases using inputs from the procurement teams, past activities and assessment visits.
    • Assist in the tendering, tender evaluation and contract recommendation processes for sub consultants and sub contracts.
    • Directly carry out, or oversee Project Engineer pre-final and final inspection of all infrastructure works
    • Technically review all invoices for state infrastructure subprojects submitted according to project invoice review procedures;
    • Interface with grantees, sub-contractors and vendors as required ensuring transparent program processes are upheld.
    • Participate in final review and close out of grant activities
    • Any other duties suitable to task and commensurate with ability

     Required Skills & Qualifications

    • University degree in Civil Engineering or similar field of study. 
    • 5 years’ structural design and detailing as well as general work experience. 4 years’ specific work experience with a large portfolio assistance program providing infrastructure project implementation: Construction supervision as Resident Engineer, Construction Manager or Contractor’s Site Representative.
    • Expert use of AutoCAD and CADS RC; structural design software such as CADS SMART Engineer and Orion for structural modelling.  Willingness to learn additional software as the need may arise.
    • Familiarity with USAID Environmental Compliance regulations and experience in preparation of EDFs
    • Ability to work independently, think creatively and apply problem solving skills and provide technical supervision
    • Excellent report writing and communication skills
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to manage a diverse range of professional relationships essential.
    • Proficient oral and written communication skills in English.
    • Fluency in Hausa or Kanuri desired.

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    STTA Information Coordinator and Liaison


    Position Summary:

    The STTA Information Coordinator and Liaison will coordinate information and liaise between NERI and our partner offices in Abuja with actors in Borno State for a period of 3 months to provide an improved understanding of the humanitarian situation in Borno and opportunities for assistance, coordination, and contribution, which will assist in more quickly resolving the conflict in the North East of Nigeria.

    The STTA Information Coordinator and Liaison will report to NERI on incidents, events, and humanitarian efforts, which are currently poorly coordinated and reported, by the multiple actors. Activities will include attending line ministry meetings, coordinating with UN-OCHA, taking and receiving messages from international NGO (INGO) partners and others, as well as the Government of Borno State and verifying information presented to NERI.

    Reporting & Supervision:

    This position will report directly to NERI Abuja.


    • Liaising between our partner sectoral offices, NERI and actors in Borno State on an ongoing basis via email, phone, in-person meetings, etc. as required to fulfill requirements of the position.
    • Establishing a network - throughout Borno State - of information sources with international organizations, international NGOs, local organizations, and state and federal government actors for engaging in regular communications, i.e. daily, weekly, monthly or ad hoc, for obtaining up-to-date credible information on various humanitarian issues for subsequently sharing with NERI.
    • Providing, ideally in real-time or at a minimum weekly, written reports on incidents, yielding informative summaries of location, including with GPS coordinates where possible, and description of the event(s) involving all Borno State actors. 
    • Establishing and demonstrating a robust data verification process to ensure only credible information is presented in a timely manner in all communications to NERI.
    • Establishing and demonstrating a low-profile, yet robust, security protocol to aid the Information Coordination and Liaison in carrying out responsibilities of the STTA and developing positive and productive relationships with the various actors in Borno State.
    • Provide cumulative monthly reports indicating trends.
    • Other tasks, of a reasonable nature, based on capacity of the Information Coordinator and Liaison, not explicitly incorporated herein but integral to meeting the objectives of the position and needs of NERI.

     Required Skills & Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in international studies, social sciences, or similar field
    • 3 years of practical work experience,
    • Proficient in spoken and written Hausa and Kanuri languages,
    • Proficient in spoken and written English language,
    • Experience in synthesizing and analyzing information for generating reports and identifying trends,
    • Practical experience of writing reports and other communications, in English language, in a clear, concise and coherent manner; especially with an international organization
    • Proficient use of a computer and basic programs, i.e. MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, for generating reports and other communication vehicles,
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to manage a diverse array of professional relationships with various actors in Borno State, NERI,
    • Self-motivated and willing and able to work independently, providing timely deliverables in a quality-oriented manner based on agreed upon formats and templates
    • Experience working in a conflict environment is a plus

    Method of Application

    Applicants for this position MUST submit the following documents to by Monday August 1, 2016:

    • A current resume or curriculum vitae (CV) listing all job responsibilities; AND
    • A cover letter

    Please reference the job title and location on the subject line, your cover letter and resume/CV. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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