Engineer at Mercy Corps Nigeria – 4 Openings

Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Engineer

Locations: Dan Musa LGA, Kankara LGA, Jibia LGA, Batsari LGA- Katsina
Employment Type: Contract
Job Period: June – August

Job Objectives

  • The consultants are short-term technical experts charged with the responsibility of quality assurance and quality control of the quick-impact projects.
  • The consultant engineers (3) will be engaged in daily monitoring and implementation of CMCR Quick Impact Projects (QIPs) as on designs, BoQ and SoW, quality control plans, and facilitate adherence to Mercy Corps Infrastructure Standards.
  • The consultant will also ensure safeguarding, safety, and other policies and procedures are followed by the contractors engaged to undertake the works.
  • The consultant will also establish conditions for compliance with stated quality, time, and cash resources, providing overall site supervision, community people management, verifying calibrations, and measurements, conducting material quality tests, ensuring overall quality control in construction works based on approved plans/designs, BoQ’s, technical specification and contract documents.
  • The overall objective is to ensure that the infrastructure works constructed achieve the intended value for money and are completed on time and with the required quality standards.

Technical Site Supervisor Tasks:

  • Review all weekly work plans and communicate plans to the infrastructure advisor before a new week.
  • Supervise the work of the contractors on a daily basis and ensure that the contractors adhere to project plans/designs, material quality, BoQ, technical specifications, and contract documents and meet the quality standard.
  • Provide support by coordinating and managing data and activities of local unskilled laborers.
  • Act as site foreman under the supervision of CMCR Infrastructure advisor and MC technical team
  • Liaise with contractors, CMCR Engineer/Team, and other stakeholders, ensuring that all parties remain coordinated and well informed on the infrastructure site activities, safeguarding, early warnings, and security issues.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with local authorities, communities, and stakeholders in the MC area of intervention.
  • Liaison between CMCR advisor, community, and site engineer to ensure works are ethically implemented according to plans, and specifications and completed within the designated timeframe within the budget.
  • He/ She is responsible for maintaining safety and quality standards at the construction sites.
  • The site supervisor will be supporting or traveling to assigned /multiple sites as required within any LGA as needed.
  • Conduct community sensitization, awareness, and mobilization to encourage participant’s commitment to CMCR activities.
  • Performing equipment, material, and routine site inspections, testing, and ensuring the equipment and manpower provided by the contractors are up to standard to complete the project with good quality in mind.
  • Adherence to all MC infrastructure’s minimum standard policies and procedures as outlined in MC policies and procedure manuals.
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and not jeopardize its humanitarian mission in the country of operation.
  • Performs any other duties as requested by the CMCR Engineer/ team.
  • Develop daily reports using the Mercy Corps template.
  • Develop a final project report capturing all relevant dates, and data worth noting.
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and not jeopardize its humanitarian mission in the country of operation.

Technical Site Supervisor Deliverables:

  • Detailed weekly supervision work plan (Also briefly stating the succeeding activities in the prior week)
  • Generate weekly/Monthly construction inspection reports completed and shared on time.
  • Document challenges, mitigation measures, success stories, and best practices.
  • Share a minimum of 10 clear Action Pictures and short videos of construction work sections daily.
  • Infrastructure work completion report detailing stages of work execution, images, approvals issued, quality and compliance forms, and types of quality control tests/dates/analysis results.

Timeframe / Schedule:

  • The Technical Site Supervisors will provide the above deliverables between (June 2024 – August 2024)
  • The Technical Site Supervisors will report to the CMCR Infrastructure Advisor/MC Infrastructure technical team.
  • The Technical Site Supervisors will work closely withtheLGA WASH unit, RUWASSA, geologists, technologists, and other skilled relevant partners from state and local MDAs.


  • Possess 4 years and above of experience in managing water infrastructures, and civil and other construction works including supervision, with evidence in the CV and or certificate of works.
  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Building Engineering/Technology, Geology and Mining, Architecture, Construction Project Management, or any other relevant related engineering fields, a master’s degree will be a plus. Copies of relevant certificates (Education and Professional) to be provided.
  • Proven experience (Copies of Contracts/Job Completion note etc. of previous/similar work done) working as a Site Supervisor, foreman, Site engineer, Construction Project Manager, WASH Engineer, with construction and water scheme construction experiences, etc.
  • The ability to interpret blueprints of technical engineering designs/plans, BoQ, and Specifications with evidence in the CV and or certificate of works.


  • Outstanding leadership and construction or WASH project management skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Sound knowledge of building codes, Standard methods of Measurement, and construction safety regulations.
  • Working knowledge of construction tools and equipment.
  • Good knowledge of project location and ability to speak one or both the local language (Hausa and Fulani)

Mercy Corps, Responsibilities:

  • Mercy Corps will provide monthly payments to cover all needs, accommodation, and logistics for the consultant (Technical site supervision).
  • Consultancy Monthly pay covers only working days or all the days the consultant (Technical site supervision) works, it does not cover off-work days.
  • Payment will be made every month covering the cumulative working days, and the Consultant (Technical Site Supervisor) will fill out a timesheet and daily submissions of reports.
  • Mercy Corps will provide oversight support and initiatives as required.
  • Mercy Corps will provide necessary templates for reports, request for clarification, quality checklist, project designs BoQs etc
  • Mercy Corps will support the consultants (Technical Site supervisors) with the necessary safety gear.

Timeframe / Schedule:

  • Estimated Commencement Date: June – August 2024.
  • Estimated End Date: August 2024.

Total Level of Effort:

  • Actual days worked counted within the three (3) months period.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:

  • Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives.
  • We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening, and evolving to become more diverse, equitable, and inclusive than we are today.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

  • We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination based on race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status, or any other protected group in the locations where we work.

Safeguarding & Ethics:

  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our stakeholders and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring, and evaluation of our field projects. Team members are expected to conduct themselves professionally and respect local laws, customs, and MC’s policies, procedures, and values always and in all in-country venues.


  • Mercy Corps will pay a daily remuneration of NGN30,000 (transport, accommodation, and services all-inclusive) for each day engaged.

Application Closing Date
10th June, 2024.(4 pm)

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send the below documents to: using “Technical Site Supervisors CMCR QIPs” as the subject of the mail.

Documents to be submitted

  • Education certificates.
  • CVs
  • Relevant professional training certificates in line with construction, safety and quality, evidence of registration with professional bodies in Nigeria (e.g COREN, CORBON, ARCON, NIOB, NIQS etc.),
  • Contracts/Work certificates and another any evidence of similar projects executed.