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Technical Site Engineer

Job Title: Technical Site Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Erbil, Iraq
REF: 1835
Contact Name: Hardi Ismail
Job Published: 2 months ago

Job Description

MSELECT is looking to hire a Technical Site Engineer for an international development consultancy in Erbil. 3 to 7 years of experience with farm cultivation and management of vegetables crops. English and Kurdish fluency is a must. Arabic is a plus.

Role Purpose

The site engineers will be responsible for technical matters related to implementation of demonstration projects.  The technical site engineers will be based in Erbil/Kurdistan Region, and will follow up on site implementation in the region.

Role Responsibilities

  • Support in project technical planning, design and implementation
  • Demonstration sites technical support in planting and crop management and protection
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Reporting

Key Functions

Construction Phases

  • Verification assessment visits, to conduct on-site visits for prospective partners to ensure the eligibility through inspecting the land, source of water and electricity and other requirements
  • Monitor Construction Activities, conduct field visits to sites to follow up, identify, evaluate progress and report emerging findings with focus on solutions
  • Assist in plan, design, and supervise the building of the greenhouses, irrigation, drainage, and water-control systems in addition to checking technical designs and drawings to ensure that they are followed and if implemented correctly
  • Assist in the development of designs of system and their equipment, using computer-aided design technology
  • Test system implementation and inspection

Capacity Building

Elevate the beneficiaries’ capacity and skills through the following:

  • Delegate work and oversee quality of work and provide guiding feedback to support our partner’s growth and work plan implementation
  • Participate in workshop to provide farmers or farm cooperative members with information that can help them improve agricultural productivity and quality
  • Provide beneficiaries with required skills and knowledge on how to carry out regular maintenance of the greenhouse hardware and growing system
  • Enhance the beneficiaries’ in safety measurements (dealing with pesticides, nutrient solutions …etc.).
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship though regular follow-up i.e. Irrigation plan, nutrient solutions quantity & plan, pesticide control plan, and harvest plan
  • Water Quality, follow-up plan for water quality and issues related to management, control, and recycled drain water

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • Horticulture University degree
  • 3 to 7 years of experience with farm cultivation and management of vegetables crops
  • Experience in greenhouses cultivation
  • English and Kurdish. Arabic is a plus
  • Communication and writing skills, and use it of internet and emails
  • Ability to organize field days with farmers and support their needs
  • Experience with development programs is preferred

*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.