Local recruitment: Water and Habitat (WatHab) Engineer 1 via ReliefWeb

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Mubi, Nigeria 🇳🇬

Under the direct supervision of the Water and Habitat Delegate, the WatHab Engineer 1 plans, designs and implements engineering projects within the scope of the ICRC’s water and habitat assistance objectives with supervision and coaching from his /her hierarchical superior. S/he monitors on-site works, carries out needs assessments and surveys, and plans new projects. S/he has a close working relationship with external stakeholders related to their projects.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Draws up documents (drawings, bills of quantities, contracts, etc.) for engineering projects using approved formats; monitors project implementation for compliance with project documents, ICRC standards, and local building codes/standards, ensuring corrective action is taken where necessary.
  • Assesses WatHab related needs, including multidisciplinary assessments.
  • Designs projects proposals (incl. rationale, physical-drawings- and process design, cost estimation, logistic needs, tentative planning).
  • Prepares tenders tender and contract documents for approved projects and ensure the implementation of agreed works.
  • Carry out hygiene promotion activities in IDPs locations as well as host communities. This includes delivery of hygiene promotion sessions and delivery of technical trainings to NRCS and beneficiaries. Manage distribution of HP items and train/support NRCS in best HP best practices, cholera prevention campaigns as an example.
  • Attends to meetings with other actors involved in the field of water and if required (coordination, networking)
  • Provide training, support, monitoring of partners (i.e. National Society Staff, technical departments of local authorities, contractors) as required.
  • Supervises small numbers of contractors working on project sites and conducts quality control of infrastructure installed by the ICRC.
  • Ensure a proper and close supervision, monitoring of the implementation of WatHab projects, under the guidance of the WatHab Delegate
  • Ensures follow-up of LOG supply chain (supply requests, purchases, contracts, stock management & replenishment, quality control, etc.). Manages project purchasing on labour and materials according to the delegation’s financial rules.
  • Provides progress reporting on program implementation and input to operational reports (assessments, Quarterly reports).
  • Maintains and develops a network of various interlocutors of interest for WatHab and Operations in his/her AoR (e.g: Community leaders, contractor, NRCS, NGOs and other relevant actors).
  • Meets regularly all the concerned authorities and other technical staff of Organizations (such as UNICEF, WASH cluster organization) involved or doing similar WatHab activities in the same AoE.
  • Contribute to emergency assistance support during crisis (rapid deployment, needs assessments, quick response)

Education and Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, architecture, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or Hydrology
  • 3-4 years in similar field
  • Excellent spoken and written English and knowledge of local language (Hausa) is an advantage.
  • Applicants should have a Nigerian nationality or hold a working permit.

Desired profile and Skills

  • Computer literacy; proficient in Microsoft Office software skills (outlook, Excel Power Point, Word).
  • Proven experience in managing projects/activities would be added advantage.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

Grade: B2

How to apply

  • Click on the link or scan the QR code below to access the application page; Application Link


  • Send Curriculum vitae, letter of motivation, and Certificates to ABJ_Recruitment_Services@icrc.org
  • Clearly indicate “ABJ202400423 WatHab Engineer 1 Mubi” as the subject of your application (Applications intended for this role that disregard the online application Ms Form will not be taken into consideration)

The deadline for the submission of applications will be 11.03.2024, 16:30hrs. Late applications will not be considered.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Equal opportunities shall be provided to all employees and applicants for employment based on their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination based on race, colour, religion, gender, nationality, status, disability etc.

(The ICRC values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive working environment)

We welcome applications from all qualified candidates; Female & People Living with Disability applicants are encouraged to apply.

ICRC will not request any monetary payments from applicants at any stage of the recruitment process.





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