The Haiti AVANSE project is currently recruiting an irrigation engineer with significant experience in the design and implementation of irrigation and drainage works, as part of an overall portfolio of agricultural productivity activities and investments.
The Engineer will specifically: • Develop and/or finalize terms of reference for the recruitment of firms or consultants for the preparation and for the implementation of the proposed irrigation systems' technical designs; • Ensure quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) and field supervision of all the irrigation and drainage activities designed and implemented by contracted firms and/or consultants; • Prepare engineer’s internal quantity estimates and draft budgets for irrigation and drainage activities; • Ensure selected firms/consultants are applying recognized civil engineering standards acceptable to USAID during the design and construction of these irrigation and drainage systems; • Ensure that all contracted firms and consultants understand the requirements of USAID/Haiti Mission Order (MO) 36 and that all designs comply with this MO in terms of details, specifications and format; • Assist the AVANSE team to ensure compliance with USAID environmental standards in the design and execution of works related to the AVANSE infrastructure component, including periodic monitoring of water quantity and quality; • Assist the AVANSE administration in the preparation of the technical portions of tender documents (for both design and construction), and lead the review of any technical studies submitted for payment, the oversight of the design and the execution plans submitted by implementers, and supervise the field monitoring of all activities throughout the design and construction phases; • Attend site progress meetings, conduct routine and spot-check site visits, write field visit reports documenting progress and highlighting any issues; • Participate in the preparation of periodic AVANSE project reports (quarterly, semi-annual and annual) highlighting the progress of the irrigation program activities; • Understand and apply DAI policies, procedures, and forms required for infrastructure contract management; • As directed by the COP or DCOP, review and approve the construction contractors’ deliverables, including health and safety manuals, schedules, resourced workplans, requests for measurement or completion, requests for payment, claims, and routine progress reports. • Perform any other related duties as assigned by the Chief of Party or his designee.
Candidates should have the following qualifications: • A university degree in civil engineering (or related field or professional equivalent); • Significant experience in the field assessment, design and construction of irrigation and drainage systems; • Excellent knowledge of field civil, irrigation and drainage engineering works and practices in Haiti; • Strong sense of responsibility and demonstrated rigor in monitoring activities and QA/QC; • At least three (3) years of relevant professional experience in the field of civil engineering and irrigation systems (preferred); • Relevant experience working in multidisciplinary teams and donor projects; • Excellent organizational and analytical skills and the ability to summarize complex information; • Good computer skills, especially in the use of computer-assisted design software (AutoCad, etc.); • The ability to work under pressure and independently; • Good writing skills in both English and French essential, verbal skills in Creole an advantage; • The ability to produce reports and quality work in a timely fashion.
DAI is an international development company, working in Haiti, under contract funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). For more than 45 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. Currently, DAI is deliverin...g results that matter in some 80 countries. Our development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments. Background & Objective: The USAID-funded AVANSE program works to catalyze inclusive, sustainable economic growth in a potentially highly productive agricultural area. The program is based in Haiti’s Northern Corridor / Cap-Haïtien and works to increase agricultural incomes by achieving the following results: IR 1. Agricultural Productivity Increased; IR 2. Watershed Stability above Selected Plains Improved; andIR 3. Agricultural Markets Strengthened.