Project Engineer – Chipinge

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Project Engineer - Chipinge

  • Post Date:March 30, 2021
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  • Career Level Other
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 3-5 Years
  • Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

GOAL is an international non-denominational, non-governmental and non-political humanitarian organisation dedicated to work towards ensuring the poorest and most vulnerable in our world and those affected by humanitarian crises have access to the fundamental rights of life, including but not limited to adequate shelter, food, water and sanitation, healthcare and education. GOAL has operated in Zimbabwe since 2002 and currently our focus is on Emergency response, Livelihoods, Nutrition and WASH activities.


The Project Engineer to be responsible for all engineering and technical disciplines involved in the project. S/he will schedule, plan, forecast, resource and manage all the technical activities aiming at assuring project accuracy and quality from conception to completion, with the aim of creating, rehabilitating and maintaining assets for and with the community as well as work with the project team to ensure all necessary support trainings are conducted



  • Prepares activity plan for the project and submits to Project Manager for approval
  • Undertakes detailed feasibility study and pre-check surveys in conjunction with relevant government departments to determine scope of work (including person days, food, workers)
  • Generates Bill of Quantities (BOQs), financial budget and technical design for the project
  • Submits and discusses the BOQs and design with Project Manager for approval
  • Provides input into procurement plan (technical input, specifications, delivery timelines) and submits to Project Manager
  • Establishes the work norms for participating communities including Project Implementation Team selection criteria, community asset management structures and worker selection criteria
  • Contributes to new proposal development


  • Provides technical guidance to the designated project field assistants, logistical and information support with respect to food basket, NFI material dispatches, cash/food distributions, monitoring and evaluation
  • Produces project design report for input into Terms of Reference for contractors and discusses with Project Manager for further guidance on action
  • Prepares work schedules with community input
  • Trains community asset management members and staff on construction standards, operation and maintenance of created or rehabilitated infrastructure
  • Supervises the contractor / communities during the project implementation
  • Identifies and pursues solutions to specific asset creation problems   highlighted by communities, stakeholders and staff in the project operation areas
  • Certifies completion of works by phases in compliance with Government of Zimbabwe statutory regulations and recommends payments (food /cash)
  • Monitors and reviews use and movement of project hardware (such as NFIs, equipment), resources and assets (such as level equipment)
  • Monitors and maintains a reconciliation of project activities in line with the budget
  • Verifies project documents related to the asset and requests in line with the project plan


  • Facilitates collaborative joint progress monitoring at project sites with relevant government technical departments and local authorities at provincial and district levels
  • Coordinates learning visits with project partner organisations


  • Carries out post-project survey and submits to the Project Manager
  • Compiles and maintains asset registers for NFI materials at project sites and prepare disposal plans for the materials
  • Prepares completion certificates of completed assets for endorsement by communities and government authorities
  • Facilitates handover of completed livelihood assets to communities and stakeholders

Requirements (Person Specification)

  • Degree in Civil Engineering/Agricultural Engineering or equivalent
  • 4-6 years experience in community projects engineering or related field
  • Evidence of maturity and experience in working in community development programmes.
  • Ability to work under pressure, with minimum supervision.

GOAL Competencies

  • Adaptability &Flexibility
  • Accountability & Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Communication
  • Creative & Innovative Thinking

Other requirements

  • Ethics & Integrity
  • Flexibility
  • Influencing Others
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Planning & Organising
  • Problem Solving
To apply
Interested employment seekers are invited to apply here
All applicants should be prepared to upload an application letter; and a Current CV with full contact details of at least three contactable references.
Deadline: 5 April 2021