Global Communities

Engineering Officer (Ref: Engineering Officer)

  • Gaziantep
  • Global Communities
  • Posted date: 1 week before
  • End date: 2024-07-15

Job Title: Engineering Officer (Ref: Engineering Officer)

Job In Gaziantep

Company: Global Communities

Start Date: 2024-07-03

End Date: 2024-07-15

Job Description

Location:           Gaziantep, Turkey

Department:    Program - Engineering

Report to:          Sr. Engineering Manager



Global Communities’ (GC) Office of Humanitarian Assistance (OHA) has developed a strategy for the organization’s response to the Syria crisis, anchored in a field presence.  Specifically, OHA is commencing responding directly in Syria, intensifying GC’s assistance to Syrian IDPs. This will be done through an approach to programming where projects will be focused on sustainability rather than relief delivery.

GC is a fully registered organization in Turkey and is currently building its humanitarian response professionals in Turkey. 


The overall responsibility of the Engineering Officer will be developing procedures for the implementation of the Infrastructure Rehabilitation and Shelter programs in accordance with Global Communities’ principles and promoting cordial working relationships with partners, communities, and other stakeholders. He/she will be required to supervise, monitor, and evaluate the engineering projects. This position requires very close coordination with the local partner organizations implementing the Infrastructure rehabilitation and Shelter activities with Global Communities in Northern Syria. 

The Engineering Officer reports to Sr. Engineering Manager.


The Engineering Officer is responsible for the following:

  1. Provide timely sectoral analysis, input, support, and collaboration to the Situation Analysis and prepare its periodic update for effective program planning, readjustment, and management.
  2. Promote knowledge management effectively through the production of key Infrastructure rehabilitation, WASH, and Shelter program documents and reports; and sharing good practices, lessons learned, knowledge, and information.
  3. Formulate, implement, and monitor work plans and activities implemented by local partners, ensuring alignment with defined program approaches and objectives, and maintaining a focus on gender/sex disaggregation of relevant indicators.
  4. To supervise regular data collection through implementing partners and ensure the quality of the data by random verifications and validations
  5. In close coordination with the M&E team, plan and manage assessments, and analysis for results.
  6. Ability to create databases for the collected data and analyze it under the direct supervision of the direct manager.
  7. Liaise closely with the Engineering team and local partners to improve communication and quality of implementation.
  8. Daily monitoring and reporting on project activities using project management and monitoring tools  
  9. Support the engineering manager by providing assistance to the team and partners in all aspects of project cycle management – design, implementation, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning
  10. Provide feedback to partners and program teams on projects’ performance based on monitoring data findings
  11. Ensure quality and integrity of implementation, including adherence to technical guidelines, administrative systems, and established deadlines.
  12. Prepare agendas for meetings and prepare schedules and minutes.
  13. Attend Coordination Clusters meetings, and team and organizational meetings as required.
  14. Report all protection and security-related concerns.
  15. Ensure compliance with relevant donor regulations.
  16. Any other assignment by the supervisor.


Education and Training

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or Architecture.
  • Experience can be substituted for an undergraduate degree, in the equivalent of 2 years of additional relevant experience (on top of the required experience) for 1 year of education.
  • A postgraduate degree in above mentioned related discipline will be a plus.



  • Familiarity with the Shelter and multi-sectoral programming in NWS, and the issues of water and sanitation systems, municipal water, sanitation facilities, infrastructure rehabilitation, and construction works.
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience working directly for an NGO or relevant organization
  • Past work with local NGOs and/or international donor-funded programs is preferred. Experience working with IDPs or other vulnerable populations required, implementing Infrastructure rehabilitation project,s and conducting training is preferred.


Technical skills

  • High analytical and reporting skills.
  • Team player with excellent planning skills
  • Ability to solve problems in the field with suppliers
  • Excellent command of Excel and other database applications.
  • Must be computer-literate, particularly in programs such as AutoCAD, and MS Office.  Strong organizational and collaboration skills are required, with the ability to work independently and be self-directed, as necessary. 


Other Qualifications

  • Ability to work well in unstable and frequently changing security environments;
  • Willingness to travel to the project locations in NWS.


Language skills

  • The applicants are required to have good written and verbal English and Arabic skills. 
  • Turkish speaking/writing skills also highly desirable.


Note: Female candidates with the required experience and skills are strongly encouraged to apply.



Global Communities is an equal-opportunity employer. As an international humanitarian organization, we highly respect and value diversity and ensure that all qualified applicants receive consideration solely based on required experience and capabilities regardless of their race, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, ethnicity, religion, disability, or marital status. All Global Communities employees, regardless of their position, are prohibited from engaging in any form of discrimination, harassment, exploitation, or abuse (physical, sexual, emotional, or verbal), or in any other way breaching the rights of others to thrive in a safe and supportive environment.

We consider Humanitarian Principles as an integral part of our relief and humanitarian work across the globe and are fully committed to promoting the recognition of human rights, especially the safeguarding of children, women, and adults at risk. We believe we are accountable to those in the communities we serve, and as such, it is our responsibility to ensure that, we as an organization, must not contribute in any way to harming or exposing those communities to further risk. Global Communities applies zero tolerance to any act of exploitation, abuse, harassment, and discrimination in every aspect of its work.

Therefore, as part of our recruitment process, a range of pre-employment checks/screenings will be conducted in conformity with Global Communities’ Safeguarding Policies. 

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  • Global Communities does not charge any fees at any stage of the recruitment process. 
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