Recovery Infrastructure Delegate (Water Schemes and Health Infrastructure)

British Red Cross

Kathmandu, , NP

The Nepal Earthquake Recovery Programme has a vacancy for a Recovery Infrastructure Delegate (Water Schemes and Health infrastructure). This is an opportunity for an experienced engineer to work in the international humanitarian sector as part of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. The post holder will provide technical oversight for the implementation and management of community water schemes, drainage improvements, health-post reconstruction and the retrofitting of a blood bank/district chapter office.

BRC and the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) have partnered on programmes since 2005 and BRC has been present in Nepal since 2012. Following the earthquakes in 2015, BRC is supporting the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) with an Earthquake Recovery Programme.

Based in Kathmandu, the successful candidate will join the established BRC team, consisting of international delegates and national staff and work alongside Nepal Red Cross. Reporting into the BRC Recovery Programme Manager, the post holder will work with the BRC recovery team and the NRCS providing technical guidance, ensuring accountability to beneficiaries, and the delivery of high quality products on time and to budget.

The ideal candidate will be able to provide evidence of:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant subject in water/civil engineering, or equivalent demonstrable experience.
  • Fluency in written and verbal English; knowledge of Nepali would be ideal.
  • Strong computer skills- MS office AutoCAD, Sketch up and other design software
  • Specialist knowledge on designing EQ resistant RCC and Pre-fab structures
  • Technical knowledge and experience of contract management
  • Significant experience in civil construction ideally in a recovery and/or humanitarian context (community water supply and building construction)
  • Experience working with and through local partners in a mentoring and capacity building manner
  • Experience of working in urban and peri-urban context
  • Experience in successfully integrating issues relating to protection of vulnerable groups, gender and diversity, accessibility, community engagement into water and other construction activities