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Construction Engineer, Emergency Response

Location: , South Sudan
Job ID: 13209
Date Posted: Apr 21, 2022

Job Description

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We are looking for a Construction Engineer to join our Emergency Response team in South Sudan. In this role you will oversee construction teams and ensure adequate supplies and manpower are in place for the project. You will be monitoring all construction activities (school infrastructures, health center, WASH facilities, office premises etc.) within the program area and provide technical support on managing construction and rehabilitation activities. Bring your experience and expertise to advise, strategize, and monitor our construction efforts. Join the team and use your gifts and talents for the Kingdom.


A day in the life of a Construction Engineer, Emergency Response:

At Samaritan’s Purse, the Gospel really is the center of all we do!  We start each day with a time of devotions and spend time praying for each other, our staff and volunteers who serve around the globe. 


In the role of Construction Engineer, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Maintain your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be an effective witness for Him
  • Support the Area Coordinator in formulating project work plans and provide reports on Construction/Renovation progress, participating in needs assessment for rehabilitation and/or construction.
  • Facilitate, supervise and monitor implementation of new school and WASH facilities and rehabilitation of classrooms, playgrounds and gender-sensitive latrines.
  • Participate in developing maintenance plans for rehabilitated structures.
  • Monitor and ensure proper usage of the construction materials, assets, services, and tools while supporting purchase preparation
  • Work with relevant authorities to guide proper positioning of the classroom, gender-sensitive WASH facilities on the site.
  • Strengthen coordination with government technical departments, camp management authorities and partners.
  • Supervise site engineers/assistants/foreman, as required, and provides daily instruction and responsibilities for when the Construction Manager is not present at the site.
  • Monitor the progress and quality of work of subcontractors with respect to contract deadlines, budget, scope of work, and deliverables.
  • All other duties as assigned



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Qualifications & Experience:

  • Degree in civil engineering, construction engineering, architecture or other relevant degree with a minimum of three (3) years of experience at international levels in project monitoring, site supervision, quality assurance and/or other directly related technical fields with practical experience in the planning and execution of shelter/construction projects preferably within humanitarian assistance; or equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • Experience working in a developing country and/or familiarity with emergency response and experience as a Construction/Shelter Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context is preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of AutoCAD (or drafting equivalent software)
  • Working knowledge of Excel and Microsoft Office is required
  • Good analytical and negotiating skills
  • Ability to read construction drawings and blueprints
  • Ability to manage and monitor resources and supervise a team of professional and support staff
  • Ability to work independently in a results oriented multi-tasking and multi-cultural environment and manage conflicting priorities
  • Ability to learn quickly, adapt, respond to change, and tolerate ambiguity
  • Ability to contribute to formulation of strategies and policies
  • General knowledge of latest developments and technology in construction industry.
  • Good understanding of construction project cycles
  • General knowledge and understanding of public procurement principles, financial and legal aspects of construction issues, ethics and risk management of construction project
  • 12 credit hours of college-level Biblical Studies (can be completed after hire)


Job Location: Unity State, South Sudan

Type:  Full-time

Language Requirement: Fluency in English (required); fluency in Arabic (required)

Accompaniment: Not Accompanied

Travel Expectations: 30-60 days annually; required travel documents and vaccinations for entry into foreign countries will be necessary



  • International medical, prescription, dental & vision insurance
  • Paid Family Medical Leave
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid holidays
  • 12 vacation/personal days
  • 10 sick days
  • Annual Home Leave
  • R&R
  • Food and Housing are provided



Samaritan's Purse Mission Statement:

Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.


Samaritan's Purse Statement of Faith:

* We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.  (1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17)

* We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.   (Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6)

* We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.   (Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4 and 1:29; Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 and 4:15)

* We believe that all men everywhere are lost and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit. (Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 and 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7)

* We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life.   (John 3:5-8; Acts 1:8 and 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:6-10)

* We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment.  (1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20:11-15)

* We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the church.  (1 Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23)

* We believe that the ministry of evangelism and discipleship is a responsibility of all followers of Jesus Christ.   (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15; 1 Peter 3:15)

* We believe God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other.  God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society.  For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female.   (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9)

* We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of evangelism.   (Matthew 9:35-38; 22:37-39, and 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15 and 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10; Colossians 2:6-10; 1 Peter 3:15)

* We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellowmen.   (Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10)



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Location: , South Sudan
Date Posted: Apr 21, 2022

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