South Sudan

Structural Engineer ECRP - Remote Base

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IOM in South Sudan has a broad range of programming centered around three broad areas: humanitarian coordination and support; humanitarian response and resilience; and peacebuilding, transition and development. Humanitarian coordination and support includes leading/co-leading the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) and Shelter and Non-Food Items (NFI) Clusters, Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and management of WASH and Shelter and NFI core-pipelines, humanitarian hubs and common transport services. Humanitarian response and resilience includes CCCM, WASH, Shelter & NFI, health, protection, gender equality and inclusion, mental health and psychosocial support and the management of a Rapid Response Fund. Under peacebuilding, transition and development, IOM South Sudan implements programming on housing, land and property issues, transition and recovery, transhumance conflict prevention, community-based violence reduction, community development and migration management.

IOM is implementing a World Bank-funded project (Enhancing Community Resilience Project - ECRP) that seeks to address key gaps in basic service delivery and strengthen local institutions capacity to better manage inter-communal tensions and resources across 10 counties in South Sudan. The project aims to contribute to the building of a national local-level institutional structure for governance and service delivery, in line with the Local Government Act (LGA) 2009. Under the LGA, responsibility for service delivery is devolved to the county/city level. Despite the established legal framework and its mandated responsibilities for local services, local governments have been largely unable to do so and their functionality varies across regions.

Under the direct supervision of the Project Officer (Technical Infrastructure), and the overall supervision of the ECRP Programme Coordinator, the successful candidate will support the infrastructure design and construction for the Enhancing Community Resilience and Local Governance Project (ECRP).

The construction activities are developed following a participatory community approach with an emphasis on local ownership of the projects. The construction projects are mostly sited in remote field locations spread across ten counties in Western Bahr-El Ghazal, Unity, Upper Nile and Pibor AA. The ECRP community infrastructure types include:

Water Supply: Drilling of new, and/or rehabilitation of existing boreholes, installation of hand pumps, construction of shallow wells and installation of water storage tanks.

Sanitation: Construction of new, and/or rehabilitation of existing Ventilated Improved Pit (VIP) latrines at primary schools, health centers and community markets.

Storm water Management: Rehabilitation of flood protection infrastructure including dikes (soil embankments), overland flow discharge drainage channels and building roof gutters.

Roads and Culverts: Construction of new local feeder roads, repairs and improvements to existing gravel pavements, slopes, drainage structures, and culverts.

Primary Health Care Centers: Construction of new and renovation or extension of existing primary health care centers and units; infrastructure for incineration or storage of non-hazardous and hazardous medical waste.

Primary Schools: Construction of new and renovation or extension of existing buildings with water supply and sanitation work.

Other Community Infrastructure: Market buildings, livestock sheds, and similar structures identified as a local priority by the community.

Deliverables;

The consultant will be expected to:

Provide advice on the feasibility of community-requested infrastructure projects. Identify appropriate structural design options based on the findings and recommendations of the field engineers’ site assessments, with due consideration given to the local availability of construction skills and materials. Make design modifications to design packages to suit site specific conditions.

Provide recommendations for low-cost and effective retrofitting where deemed applicable.

In cases where existing buildings are to be modified or adapted, assess the structural integrity of existing structures. Develop structural designs in support of the architectural proposals

The construction activities are developed following a participatory community approach with an emphasis on local ownership of the projects. The construction projects are mostly sited in remote field locations spread across ten counties in Western Bahr-El Ghazal, Unity, Upper Nile and Pibor AA. The ECRP community infrastructure types include:

Prepare structural design packages including: relevant structural design reports, structural calculations, structural layout and detail drawings for tender and construction purposes, technical specifications and schedules, construction method statements and designer’s risk assessments for third-party certification and to inform the bill of quantities, construction cost estimates.

Produce relevant schedules for: Structural elements (foundations, beams, joists, columns, lintels etc.), concrete reinforcement layout and detail drawings, reinforcement bar bending schedules and bending diagrams.

Perform other duties as assigned related to engineering design and construction.

Review Contractor tenders, Contractor design submissions and construction sequencing proposals

Performance indicators for the evaluation of results:

Acceptance of infrastructure design packages through the formal issuance of Design Review Certificates

Completion of construction bid and contract document templates for each type of infrastructure approved for ECRP implementation in 2020 and 2021.

Number of construction packages tendered and awarded.

Number and significance of contract variances issued during construction resulting from design challenges.

How to apply

Interested candidates should send their CV as well as technical Proposal for the assignment to vss@iom.int by 09 December 2021, indicating in the subject of the e‐mai**l “Structural Engineer ECRP**”**. The submission should include:

· A motivation letter;

· A technical proposal, outlining conceptual framework, detailed methodology and work plan (max 10 pages);

· A financial proposal, outlining the consultancy fee, including the trips;

· CV for each team member.