Ended Mechanical Engineer

The Job

Location: Sa'adah Governorate

Duration: 6 Months Job Profile:

The National Foundation for Development and Humanitarian Response (NFDHR) is a local non for profit and non-governmental organization that was established in June 2012 to enhance the community participation in service provision, advocate and monitor policies, encourage women and youth participation at local and national levels, and build resilience of societies affected by natural crises or armed conflicts.

Mechanical Engineer directly supervised by Field Coordinator, is responsible for designing, revising and supervising the mechanical works in the WASH and C4D project targeted two districts in Sa'adah governorate. The Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for handing over the mechanical works, reporting on regular basis and providing the required technical support to the team and implementing contractor(s).

Responsibilities, Tasks & Duties:

  • Under the direct supervision of the Field Coordinator, Mechanical Engineer will prepare the BoQs, drawings and specifications for the mechanical works including the generators and /or water pumps' types, power limits and number of needed units considering the economic, environmental and geographical circumstances and  conditions.

  • Provide estimated costs and verity of alternatives of required generators and water pumps.

  • Check the accuracy of provided information of previous studies and provide technical recommendations based on scientific and reasonable justifications.

  • Mechanical Engineer will work together with Field Coordinator and Logistics Officer on preparedness of tender(s) documents, analysis of quotations, selection of best commodities meeting the required quality in specifications and mechanical engineering manuals and codes.

  • Check the selected items including the generators and/or water pumps are fitting the surrounding environment of the project location to ensure the best performance of items.

  • Conduct field visits to monitor the progress and ensure the quality of delivered mechanical items in compliance with specifications, international codes and standards with checking the quantities are met with approved contracted BoQs and specifications.

  • Prepare the progress reports of the implementation, document the reports and archive them on regular basis in coordination with Field Coordinator and M&E Officer.

  • Issue the payment certificates for the contractor(s) based on the progress ratio of the implemented activities and installed mechanical items.

  • Prepare the progress and technical reports as per NFDHR MEAL policy of weekly and monthly as well as final reports.

  • Deliver any tasks required by the direct manager, the WASH Field Coordinator and WASH Project Manager when applicable.

Required Qualifications/Education: 

  • Minimum of Bachelor degree of Mechanical Engineering, pumps and power engineering.

Skills and Experience Requirements:


  • At least three years of working in mechanical engineering implementation with reliable company/organization.

  • Experience in working in the field within a team and supervision of contractors.

  • Work experience in issuing payments certificates for contractors as per implementation progress on the ground.

  • Preferable experience in working in project location.


  • Preferable excellent skills of English in both written and verbal communication

  • High flexibility with excellent negotiation skills in dealing with difficult and conflict situations.

  • Good administrative and technical skills of people management and delivery of activities in emergencies.

  • Strong ability to use computer programs including engineering software and email.

  • Good background and clean history of corruption, violence or health problems.

  • Ability to work under pressure and long working hours in emergencies.

  • Willingness to travel and conduct extensive field visits.

How to Apply

Qualified and interested applicants are required to send their CVs along with a cover letter to the following email address: hr.ye@nfdhr.org

Deadline. 27-03-2017.

Please indicate the post name and code in the subject field of your message as follows: Mechanical Engineer -170006

Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

  • Employer: NFDHR
  • Category: Engineering
  • Location: Sa'adah
  • Posted on: 24 March 2017
  • Deadline: 27 March 2017