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Job Title:   Field Engineer
Total Positions:   2
Job Location:   Peshawar
Gender:   No Preference
Minimum Education:   Bachelors
Degree Title:   Must hold a Diploma/Bachelors’ Degree in Engineering or Technology
Career Level:   Experienced Professional
Minimum Experience:   3 Years
Apply By:   Jul 17, 2020
Job Description:

Background/IRC Summary:  

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

IRC has been working in Pakistan for over 30 years, and manages and delivers large, complex programs to meet the needs in health, education, protection, environmental health and livelihoods for displaced, poor and disaster affected communities. IRC works in partnership with local government and non-governmental organizations and currently works in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh provinces.

IRC Pakistan will be implementing five years “leveraging Inclusive WASH for Empowerment in Pakistan (LIFE-Pakistan) project i.e. Water For Women Fund supported by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australian government.

With an overall goal of gender equitable and socially inclusive WASH services for improved health conditions of marginalized groups, this project aims to directly improve the lives of 168,000 beneficiaries in 75 villages in three districts of KP, Pakistan.

The project will reach its goal through three pillars:

  1. Inclusive community level WASH
  2. Improved WASH governance
  3. Strengthened decision making around WASH.

The project will focus on schools and health centers that serve communities, as well as community and household WASH. A process of participatory training and discussion will be utilized to strengthen women’s role in the community and will be supported with life skills training and gender protection programming. Knowledge management and learning through ongoing monitoring, periodic evaluations and research will keep the project on track, provide evidence for advocacy for improving legislative environment, and draw learning for future programing.

Job Overview/Summary: This role would specialize in the management of engineering operations on daily basis in communities, schools and health care facilities. He/ She would have an oversight, monitoring and streamlining engineering operations related to regular program and COVID-19 activities as per IRC and Donor guidelines.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Work jointly with IRC and Partners WASH teams for their environmental investigation efforts i.e. sanitary surveys, WSS scoping/mapping etc. to effectively bridge these efforts with accessibility options for the deprived groups.
  • Monitoring progress of EH infrastructure during implementation phase of the project.
  • Provide technical support to implementing partners in verification of WASH Inclusive infrastructures i.e. drawings, design and BOQ’s through field visit as per National/international codes/standards such as ACI, ASTM, ACP, CBM etc. for improved quality and inclusiveness.
  • Field Engineer will ensure that all construction sites meet legal/standardized guidelines, health, and safety requirements, and keeping in view universal access guidelines.
  • Field engineer will be responsible for ensuring that designs and solutions are developed in consultation with communities and relevant departments, and are designed to meet the basic needs, with enough and effective feedback on designs from the clients.
  • Field Engineer will be responsible for ensuring WASH designs comply with environmental and health regulations where required.
  • Field Engineer will be responsible for professional/technical engineering designs/drawings and review standards, surveys, and inspections.
  • Provides technical assistance and consults with other Governments departments and partner organization regarding engineering functions and site selection & development.
  • Establishing minimum requirements for safeguarding public health and safety of marginalized groups i.e. PWD, TGs, elderly, chronically ill etc. Ensuring meaningful engagement and access to WASH services and facilities.
  • Provides interpretations of construction codes, State laws and departmental/organizational policies and its translation or reflection in IRC work.
  • Provides guidance to the IRC-EH team on code compliance keeping in view the IRC standard operational procedures.
  • Assess potential risks, provide advice, and resolve creatively any emerging problems/deficiencies during implementation of EH project.
  • Supervise all the technical assessments and monthly evaluations of engineering activities and report all the activities to Civil Engineer and/or WASH Manager in a timely manner.
  • Supervision/development/review of the following aspects.
  • DRR/DRM resilient WASH infrastructure.
  • Development of BOQs.
  • WASH infrastructure in communities
  • Inclusive WASH infrastructures provision in schools/health facilities through line department.
  • Inclusive WASH approaches
  • Designing and construction of water supply/sanitation schemes.
  • Designing and construction of solid/liquid waste management system.
  • Designing of different types of hand washing facilities.
  • Carry out other WASH and Engineering related tasks as assigned by supervisor.

Job Requirements:


  • Must hold a Diploma/Bachelors’ Degree in Engineering or Technology

Work Experience:

  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in monitoring and implementation of inclusive WASH infrastructure activities.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Computer literacy in MS Word, MS Excel, AutoCAD
  • Demonstrated experience in designing water and sanitation infrastructure
  • Knowledge and experience of the whole process of bringing designs from concept stage through design to construction and handover
  • Professional engineering qualification preferred

Language Skills:

  • Strong oral and written English, Urdu
  • Local language/Pashto would be an asset

Desirable criteria:  

  • Work with INGOs and/or NGOs
  • Experience of working with partners
  • Experience of working in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The IRC Core Values and Commitments;

·         The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity Anti-Retaliation and Combating Trafficking in Persons.

·         IRC is committed to ensuring that IRC staff is suitable to work with children and have the knowledge s/he needs to uphold and abide by the IRC’s Child Safeguarding Policy.

Level of interaction with children: less direct contact with children

·         IRC ensures that its staff must actively practice the roles and responsibilities related to client responsiveness, accountability to people in affected communities and must have competencies to solicits and listens to feedback and other’s perspectives, responds to feedback with maturity and sensitivity and takes appropriate decisions and makes changes to behavior or actions in response to feedback.

·         IRC recognizes that gender equality is fundamental to the achievement of our organizational mission. As such, IRC is committed to the promotion of gender equality in all aspects of our operations and programs. Our organizational policies, procedures and actions demonstrate this commitment.

Women candidates and differently able persons are highly encouraged to apply.  

Company Information
Company Name:  International Rescue Committee
Company Description:
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a leading global relief and development organization, established in 1933, and currently working in 42 countries worldwide. IRC has been working in Pakistan for over 30 years, and manages & delivers large, complex programs to meet needs in health, education, protection and livelihoods for displaced, poor & conflict-affected communities. IRC works in partnership with local Government and non-Governmental organizations and currently works in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh provinces.

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