Water and Habitat Engineer

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Job Overview




The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is a neutral, independent and impartial international humanitarian organization, which assists and protects victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence. The ICRC is currently looking for staff to support its operations in the Republic of Iraq.


By joining the ICRC, you will:

* Have an opportunity to practise your profession in stimulating, complex and sometimes challenging environments, where your work can make a difference.

* Work with colleagues from various professional disciplines and in dynamic and collaborative workstreams, in support of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence.

* Represent one of the most renowned international humanitarian organizations in the world, promote humanitarian values and add to your sense of fulfilment in responding to people and communities affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence.

* Benefit from a competitive employment package, including different possibilities for career and personal development. (An onboarding course and continuous training will be provided.)

* Receive a competitive compensation package, including a monthly salary and benefits (13th month salary, International Retirement Savings Plan, medical coverage, life insurance, a mobility allowance as per policy, social security scheme and final gratuity).


Job Title: Water and Habitat Engineer

Reporting To: Water and Habitat Coordinator

Duty Station: Baghdad, Iraq.

Duration of Contract: Fixed term contract with a possibility for renewal to an open-ended contract

Position grade (ICRC system): B2

Date of Issue: 19 January 2023

Deadline for applications: 31 January 2023




Plans, designs, and implements engineering projects within the scope of the ICRC’s water and habitat assistance objectives and provides support to the Sub Delegations in Iraq.

Main duties and responsibilities

* Contributes to the planning and organization of program activities together with the Water and Habitat Coordinator for the IQ premises rehabilitation/construction needs and general Water and Habitat projects support for all Sub Delegations as the need arises.

* Proposes and designs Water and Habitat projects to meet the assessed needs according to objectives.

* 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/guidelines, and local building codes/standards, ensuring corrective action is taken where necessary.

* Supervises small numbers of contractors working on project sites and conducts quality control of infrastructure installed by the ICRC. Ensures works are implemented correctly, on time, and within budget.

* Monitor the consumption of the budget against the implementation of activities; alerts her/is supervisor in case of excessive or insufficient expenditure; suggest corrective actions.

* Proposes corrective steps or solutions with especial cases, discusses them with the Water and Habitat delegate for approval.

* Trains or organizes training for end-users in the operation and maintenance of infrastructure installed by the ICRC.

* Uses results-based management methodology to evaluate project implementation and Water and Habitat program.



* Engages stakeholders, clients, and beneficiaries to promote participation and ownership of Water and Habitat projects.



* Prepares and shares monthly cash forecast with Finance and Iraq Water and Habitat Administrative assistant.

* Ensures necessary paperwork relevant to the Water and Habitat projects is established and follows up with administration to ensure documents are properly filed.

* Ensures payments of daily workers, suppliers, and contractors according to procedure.

* Settles working advances according to procedure.



* Maintains a list of suppliers and contractors up to date.

* Manages project purchasing on labour and materials according to the delegation’s financial rules.

* Contributes to the tender process as required.

* Organizes material deliveries and ensures checking of the material quality and conformity of paperwork.


Education and Professional Experience required

* University degree in electrical, civil, structural, or hydrological/hydraulic engineering, or similar.

* 3 to 5 years of professional experience in a related field of activity.

* Experience managing 1 to 3 technical support staff.

* Proficient in the use of calculation software, AutoCAD and MS project-management suite or equivalent.

* Good knowledge of water and sanitation or construction engineering.

* Communications Skills and analytical thinker.

* English and Arabic language Fluency is mandatory.

* Computer Literacy is mandatory.



Please note that:

* Applications will only be accepted for Iraqi nationals.

* The successful candidate will undergo a three month-probation period.

* Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


NB: Should you not have received a response from the ICRC within one month of submission of your application, please consider your application unsuccessful.

No Fee:

The ICRC does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process including: application, interview, meeting or processing.


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