International Committee of the Red Cross





About the Job

The Water & Habitat (WatHab) Engineer plans, designs, supervises, and implements engineering projects within the scope of the ICRC’s Water and Habitat assistance objectives. S/he monitors on-site works, carries out needs’ assessment, surveys and initiates new projects within the area of responsibility.

This is a national/resident position based in Baidoa.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepares relevant documents, assessment reports, drawings, bills of quantities and project proposals 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
  • Ensures that material and equipment delivered to the sites are in the correct quantity and quality as per the requisition from the department
  • Supports in identification of needs through assessments and surveys, shares results and findings with the Project Manager
  • 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 Project Manager
  • Oversees hand-over of ICRC-provided infrastructure to end-users
  • Prepares project implementation and progress reports and submits to the Project Manager

Minimum qualifications and required competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture, Mechanical, Water or Environmental Engineering
  • 4 years progressive experience in a related field of activity
  • Proficiency in use of AutoCAD is a must and knowledge of other design software is desirable
  • Experience in supervising contractors
  • Detail-oriented, highly organized and practices strict adherence to timelines
  • Excellent planning and reporting skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Somali language
  • Computer proficiency especially in MS office suite
  • Excellent knowledge and thorough understanding of context
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel across 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 [email protected]. Your cover letter must indicate your current salary and your expected salary range. The closing date is 28th March 2024. Clearly indicate the position title WATER & HABITAT ENGINEER BAIDOA in the subject line of your email message. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.


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 [email protected]*.***

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Deadline: 28 Mar 2024