Water & Habitat Engineer

at International Committee of the Red Cross
Published November 8, 2022
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Category Engineering  
Job Type Full Time  



The Water & Habitat Engineer plans, designs and implements engineering projects, monitors on-site works, carries out needs assessments, surveys and plans new projects in different areas of Somalia. S/he works under the supervision of the Head of Sub-Delegation.

This is a resident/national position based in Nairobi, Kenya with frequent travel to Somalia.

Duties and Responsibilities

Prepares relevant documents, drawings, bills of quantities and contracts for engineering projects using approved formats
Monitors project implementation for compliance with project documents, ICRC standards, and the local building code/standards, ensuring corrective action is taken where necessary
Helps identify needs through assessments, surveys and shares results and findings with the Water and Habitat Delegate
Supervises contractors working on project sites and conducts quality control of infrastructure installed by the ICRC
Ensures that contract terms are understood and respected by the contractors
Establishes a close working relationship and networks with the relevant stakeholders
Monitors security issues related to project sites and provides regular information to the technical supervisor

Minimum qualifications and required competencies

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


University degree in Civil Engineering, Construction or Architecture


5 years of professional experience in the supervision of civil engineering works, experience working with an international humanitarian organization is an asset

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