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NGO Engineer Job in Kenya

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organisation with the exclusively humanitarian mission to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance. 

It also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening International Humanitarian Law and universal humanitarian principles.

The ICRC’s Somalia Delegation in Nairobi co-ordinates the institution’s humanitarian activities in Somalia.

Water & Habitat Engineer (Wathab)

The Water & Habitat Unit carries out various projects in Somalia which include boreholes re-drilling and wells civil works & rehabilitation, rain water catchment’s structures, as well as construction and renovation of various structures.

In the frame of its activities, the Somali Delegation in Nairobi is seeking a skilled and highly motivated person to fill the Water and Habitat Engineer position.

  • He/she will be based in Somalia and work within the frame of the Wathab department approach and of the wider delegation strategy for Somalia;
  • He/she will work in collaboration with Regional ICRC Field Officers based in the different regions of Somalia,
  • Carry out assessment and diagnostics of buildings (hospitals, health structures, etc.);
  • Write bill of quantities (BoQ) for rehabilitation or constructions works;
  • Produce basic technical drawings for civil works;
  • Supervise rehabilitation and construction works independently;
  • Implement contracts for ICRC projects and deal directly with contractors on the ground;
  • Supervise civil works related to water projects (elevated tanks, animal troughs, etc.);
  • Organize for and provide technical training and support to ICRC staff.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Degree of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or related field of work;
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in implementing and supervising construction projects, if possible in Somalia;
  • Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, any other interactive software);
  • Ability to read and produce technical drawings (good command of AutoCAD is an asset);
  • Excellent command of English and Somali languages;
  • Very good knowledge of written reporting (in English);
  • Good administrative skills, ability to supervise and train staff;
  • Somali native with valid passport,
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel in various regions inside Somalia and ability to work in hardship areas.
Other Requirements:
  • Experience in humanitarian work;
  • Experience in supervising construction teams on site;
  • Ability to design simple structures, such as small buildings, concrete slabs, etc;
  • Knowledge or experience in water projects is an asset;
  • Good command of AutoCAD is an asset.
Interested persons with the required background and experience are invited to submit their application to the Head of Human Resources on the below address or e-mail, on or before 31st May 2012. 

Please include detailed curriculum vitae, current and expected remuneration and contact details of three referees.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification

International Committee of the Red Cross, Somalia Delegation, Denis Pritt Road, P.O.Box 73226, Nairobi, 00200, Kenya.


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