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Short Term Expert for Health Center Construction and Water Supply

Swiss Red Cross
Location: Unity State, South Sudan
Last Date: September 4, 2011
Email: (Reference:

The Swiss Red Cross (SRC) is looking for a
Short Term Expert for Health Center Construction and Water Supply
for 6 months
to be based in Unity State, South Sudan

Roles and responsibilities:
Professional planning, implementation, supervision and monitoring of health and water infrastructure for approximately 30000 people
Monitoring and controlling of all construction activities, material quality, project costs, work processes and timely completion
Management and supervision of local staff in a culturally sensitive environment
Overseeing and advising budgets and transparent and accountable finance management
Coordination and networking with the South Sudan Red Cross and other partner agencies, local authorities and other stakeholders on site
Progress monitoring, regular narrative and financial reporting and elaboration of project documentation.
Support to South Sudan Red Cross and Swiss Red Cross in disaster assessment if required by circumstances.

University degree and/or professional qualification in Structural/Civil Engineering, Architecture or related technical field
Minimum of 3 years international working experience as supervisor or technical ad-visor for construction and in capacity building in developing countries including site supervision in a post-disaster reconstruction and rehabilitation context
Demonstrated experience in construction administration systems and procedures, in particular control of works and financial management
Experience in the region as well as in Water-Sanitation would be assets
Diplomacy, tact, team spirit, leadership qualities and negotiation skills are essential
Sensitivity to cultural differences, and the ability to adapt to challenging working envi-ronments under fragile security conditions
Very good written and spoken English is essential (working language)
Familiarity with Red Cross Movement is an advantage

Conditions: 6 months with the option of extension, starting as soon as possible or according to agreement. Adequate salary, social insurances, travel and accommodation expenses pro-vided. No family posting.

Due to the urgent nature of this recruitment, candidate reviews will commence immediately upon publication of this vacancy announcement and will continue until a suitable candidate has been identified. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their application without delay.

While we appreciate all responses, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

If you are interested, please address your application with CV and names of three referees (will be contacted only if candidate is shortlisted) to:

Swiss Red Cross, attn. Silvia Cataldo, Rainmattstrasse 10, 3001 Bern, Switzerland or


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