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Electro Mechanical Specialist(2)

Plan International

Gambella, Ethiopia
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, ...), Projet/programme de développement
Electro Mechanical Specialist(2)

Location: Gambella, Ethiopia

Company: Plan International

The Organisation
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 85 years, and are now active in more than 80 countries.

The Opportunity
Plan International Ethiopia has been implementing a Wash project which is a climate-resilient solar powered water supply system, sanitation and hygiene promotion services for the target communities in Gambella regional state to increase access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene to refugees and the hosting- communities. So, the project needs an experienced Electro Mechanical specialist (Solar Expert) to handle the underground water source investigation and construction technical aspects of the WASH project at the expected level in order to realize the primary goals and guarantee the quality of the deliverables.

The Individual

Qualifications/ Experience Essential:
A minimum of a University Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Renewable Energy and related solar powered fields.
5+ years of relevant experience out of which 3 years on a senior level  experience in an NGO / INGO relevant to Solar Powered Water Supply Project construction tasks.
Demonstrated solid experience in the design, implementation and supervision of large size Solar Powered Water Supply Project
Ability to work in adverse weather and occasional overtime and weekends
Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff in WASH related construction technical skills

Qualifications/ experience desirable:
Good knowledge of the attributes of ores, soil, minerals and other materials
Practical experience in construction industry especially in water works.
Extensive knowledge on Climate resilient Gender transformative WASH, and the sector dynamics.
Understanding of Core Humanitarian Standards which are workable by sector. 
Knowledge of human resource and coordination role from general and organization perspectives.
Understand organizational principles, systems and have the ability to provide leadership and support to staff working at community level for disaster affected population.
Knowledge of child-rights programming particularly Child Protection in Emergency, CPiE
Knowledge of participatory Monitoring, Evaluation and Research systems and processes
Proven experience as a geologist
Experience with various geological techniques like mining, boring and numerical modelling
Proficient in computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications like using geology software (e.g. AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, ETAP Demo, Microsoft Excel, Word PowerPoint etc.)
Familiarity with engineering drawings
Interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationships with colleagues
Have good writing and oral communication skills, including presentation.
Experiences in resource mobilization through preparation of Humanitarian and Development Nexus WASH Project proposals.
Proven working experience in Electro-mechanical/ solar power PV installation
Understands budgetary processes including planning, monitoring and reporting.
Ability to provide team leadership and communicate effectively.
Ability to conduct assessment, analyze information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically.
An analytical mind & attention to detail

Safeguarding Children and Young People (Safeguarding) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI)
Understands and puts into practice the responsibilities under Safeguarding and GEI policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), ensuring that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.
Ensures that all staff signed safeguarding policies;

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Location: Gambella 

Type of Role: Definit Contract 

Reports to: WASH Project Manager 

Grade: D1

Closing Date: September 21,2023

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates. 

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