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Vacancy id VAC-9644
Job title VAC-9644 Laboratory Assistant
Location mutiple duty station (within Somalia)
Apply by 30-Apr-2023
Start date 10-May-2023
Duration 3 months
Number of vacancies 3
Qualification Certificate in Secondary Schooling (essential).
Bachelor’s in or a Diploma in Civil Engineering (desirable).
Sector experience Minimum of 1 year/s of demonstrable relevant experience (essential).
Geographical experience Minimum of 1 year/s of experience in Somalia (essential).
Languages Fluent in English (essential).
Fluent in Somali (essential).

Job description

CTG overview CTG staff and support humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world, providing a rapid and cost-effective service for development and humanitarian missions. With past performance in 17 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia, we have placed more than 20,000 staff all over the world since operations began in 2006.

CTG recruits, deploys and manages the right people with the right skills to implement humanitarian and development projects, from cleaners to obstetricians, and mechanics to infection specialists, we’re skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Key to successful project delivery is the ability to mobilise at speed; CTG can source and deploy anyone, anywhere, in less than 2 weeks and have done so in 48 hours on a number of occasions.

Through our efficient and agile HR, logistical and operational services, CTG saves multilateral organisations time and money. We handle all our clients’ HR related issues, so they are free to focus on their core services.

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Overview of position Our client operations in Somalia is engaged in providing contract management & construction supervision support to various infrastructure projects implemented by the Government partners. The projects include roads rehabilitation, construction of health facilities, urban drains rehabilitation & various community infrastructure works. They are responsible for ensuring that these works are implemented in accordance with the technical design, specifications & engineering standards as specified in the contract documents & also in compliance with environmental & social safeguards standards. In order to strengthen the construction quality control capacity of our clients team, they are recruiting a Laboratory Assistant to serve various project locations.
Role objectives The Laboratory Assistant working under the supervision of the Laboratory Technician will be responsible for undertaking laboratory activities in material testing & records keeping in order to support the quality control of the various construction works. The specific roles & responsibilities to be carried out under the supervision of the Laboratory Technician will include:

  • Undertake on site material tests such as field compaction test, slump test & other basic tests as well as collection of samples for the laboratory testing.
  • Collect & maintain daily weather records such as temperature & rainfall data.
  • Assist the engineering team for quality control of the works by carrying out inspection visits to the material harvesting quarry sites, concrete / asphalt production plants & precast units production sites & collecting information related to construction quality control.
  • Assist the Laboratory Technician in undertaking laboratory tests & maintaining the laboratory.
  • Ensure to perform other activities such as, material testing & quality control related duties as directed by the Laboratory Technician.
Project reporting The Laboratory Assistant working under the supervision of the Laboratory Technician.
Key competencies
  • Completion of secondary school is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree or a Diploma in civil engineering will be an asset.
  • Minimum of 1 year of relevant experience is required with demonstrated capacity to perform the expected roles & deliver results.
  • Excellent command of Somali & English language (oral & written) is required.
  • Ability to plan, organise, manage & implement work assignments, juggle competing demands & work under pressure of frequent & tight deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills & ability to establish & maintain effective partnerships & working relations with people in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment with sensitivity & respect for diversity.
Team management This role has no team management responsibility.
Further information Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply for this role.
Disclaimer: At no stage of the recruitment process will CTG ask candidates for a fee. This includes during the application stage, interview, assessment and training.
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