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Project Engineer

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 CARE Zimbabwe

Job Type

Full Time



Description :


Company Description

CARE began working in Zimbabwe in 1992 in response to a severe regional drought. After establishing a drought mitigation program, CARE began longer term developmental programs with local partners in building small dams, strengthening local microfinance institutions, and launching projects to assist small businesspersons in the rural areas.

CARE Zimbabwe’s overall goal is to empower disadvantaged and poor households to meet their basic needs. Programs promote sustainable livelihoods of poor and vulnerable people

Job Description

The Project Engineer will be responsible for providing technical guidance in the design, implementation, and certification of infrastructural projects in line with national/international standards

Key duties and Responsibilities
•    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
•    Provides input into procurement plan (technical input, specifications, delivery timelines)
•    Contributes to new proposal development and providing technical guidance to the designated C/FFA project field assistants, logistical and information support with respect to food basket, NFI material dispatches, cash/food distributions, monitoring and evaluation
•    Training 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
•    Monitors and reviews use and movement of project hardware (such as NFIs, equipment), resources and assets (such as level equipment) and monitoring a reconciliation of project activities in line with the budget
•    Facilitates collaborative joint progress monitoring at project sites with relevant government technical departments and local authorities at provincial and district levels
•    Prepares completion certificates of completed assets for endorsement by communities and government authorities
•    Coordinates learning visits with project partner organisations
•    Compiles and maintains asset registers for NFI materials at project sites and preparing disposal plans for the materials
•    Facilitates handover of completed livelihood assets to communities and stakeholders


•    Degree in Civil Engineering/Agricultural Engineering or equivalent
•    4-6 years experience in community projects engineering or related field

Additional Information

•    Excellent Interpersonal and  communication skills
•    Excellent report writing skills
•    Exceptional   planning and organizing skills.


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