Water & Habitat Engineer via ReliefWeb

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Nairobi, Kenya 🇰🇪




About the Job

WatHab Engineer plans, designs and implements engineering projects within the scope of the ICRC´s Water and Habitat assistance objectives. S/he carries out remotely, needs assessments, surveys, plans new projects and is responsible for the implementation of the WatHab programme in the North Sub Delegation (covering but not limited to: Garowe, Hargeisa and Bosaso regions) and following the strategic orientations as defined in the Planning & Monitoring Tool (PMT).

The WatHab Engineer acts as a key interface with external stakeholders and reports to management on stakeholder relations and the general situation.

This is a national/resident position based in Nairobi, Kenya, with frequent work-related trips to the North region and other parts of Somalia. The applicant must be a Kenyan Citizen with permanent right to work in Kenya.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Draws up documents (drawings, bills of quantities and contracts) for engineering projects such as hospital rehabilitations, health clinics construction, emergency response, civil works for water supply projects, electro-mechanical equipment of boreholes and hand dug wells and construction of rainwater harvesting infrastructure using approved formats
  • Monitors remotely project implementation for compliance with project documents, ICRC standards, and the local building code/standards, ensuring corrective action is taken if necessary
  • Supervises the design work of staff under his/her responsibility and coaches to improve their skills
  • Supervises remotely contractors and on-site work for all project types and conducts quality control during the design and construction of infrastructure installed by the ICRC
  • Prepares implementation/progress reports and other technical documents at intervals set by his/her functional manager
  • Creates project files in electronic databases (WatHab Project Assistant application and WatHab server) and updates them regularly
  • Manages tendering and project purchasing of materials and hiring of labour according to the delegation´s logistical and financial rules
  • Collaborates and networks with stakeholders, monitors security issues related to project sites and advises WatHab Coordinator where necessary; provides regular information to supervisors on security, stakeholder issues and site progress
  • Conducts needs assessments and analyses surveys and shares analysis with WatHab Coordinator
  • Administers remotely hand-over of infrastructure installed by the ICRC to end-users
  • Organizes training for end-users in the operation and maintenance of infrastructure installed by the ICRC
  • Uses results-based management to evaluate project implementation and to analyse data
  • Submits data for department reporting as per the set deadlines
  • Understands and supervises the Performance Management and Development (PMD) activities for employees under his/her supervision

Minimum qualifications and required competencies

  • University degree in Civil Engineering, Construction management, Architecture, mechanical, water or environmental engineering
  • 6 years of professional experience in the supervision of engineering works and project management, experience working with an international humanitarian organization is an asset
  • Advanced knowledge of Water and sanitation or Construction Engineering
  • Proficient in use of drawing softwares; AutoCAD or other relevant softwares
  • Experience in managing technical support staff
  • Detail-oriented, highly organised and practices strict adherence to timelines
  • Excellent planning and reporting skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Somali language
  • Good knowledge of political, economic, social and cultural environment of this region
  • Computer proficiency especially in MS office suite
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel extensively in Somalia

We Offer

  • A challenging job opportunity within a dynamic work environment in an international humanitarian organization
  • Training and development opportunities
  • A competitive salary with benefits, based on the ICRC Compensation and Benefits framework

How to apply

Apply by sending your cover letter and CV addressed to the Human Resources Manager, ICRC Somalia Delegation, on the email address sokrecruitment@icrc.org. Your cover letter must indicate your current salary and your expected salary range. The closing date is 23rd January 2023Clearly indicate the position title Water & Habitat Engineer Somalia in the subject line of your email messageFemale candidates are encouraged to apply.

For a complete job application, click on this link to fill the application form: Water & Habitat Engineer Somalia


Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Any enquiries about the position should be addressed to sokrecruitment@icrc.org.**

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