WATER & HABITAT ENGINEER – HARGEISA

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

WATER & HABITAT ENGINEER

HARGEISA

About the Job

Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the Water & Habitat (WatHab) Engineer, plans, designs and implements engineering projects, monitors on-site works, carries out needs assessments, surveys and plans projects for Sub Delegation North Area of Responsibility.

This is a resident/National position based in Hargeisa.

Duties and Responsibilities

· Supports the Program Manager in identifying, assessing, planning, designing and implementing water projects in the area of responsibility (AoR) and monitors the impact of these projects**

· Conducts basic design of engineering projects and on-site follow-ups

· Manages independently, execute administrative/office and technical works related to WatHab projects

· Supervises contractors, on-site works and conducts quality control during the design and construction of the infrastructures implemented by the ICRC

· Plans post-implementation assessments and administers hand-over of the infrastructures implemented by the ICRC to end-users

· Organizes training for end-users in the operation and maintenance of infrastructure installed by the ICRC

· Support in the planning of the community mobilization activities and facilitate in the formation of water users’ committees as per the need of the operation context

· Provides the general updates, daily reports, field trip reports and technical reports for projects under his/her responsibility

· Prepares the necessary implementation, progress and completion reports for projects under his/her responsibility

· Ensures an efficient and effective information flow in either oral and written reports and accurately interprets from English to Somali and vice versa during field visits and/or when requested

· Establishes a close working relationship and networks with the relevant various interlocutors; Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS), relevant authorities, Water Authorities, NGOs and communities

Minimum qualifications and required competencies

· University degree in civil engineering, mechanics, rural hydraulic, construction or architecture

· At least 2 years of professional experience in the supervision of civil engineering works, construction of berkads, rainwater catchment, subsurface dams, hand dug wells, boreholes as well as small scale hydraulics structures

· Fluency in written and spoken English and Somali

· Proficient in use of drawing software AutoCAD or similar

· Strong relationships with relevant organizations/actors in target projects communities; youth groups, women organizations, community leaders, local NGOs, media and local authorities

· Good knowledge of water and sanitation, civil engineering, rural hydraulics works

· Experience in managing at least 3 technical support staff

· Excellent organizational, planning and reporting skills

· Good knowledge of the political, social and cultural context of the country

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

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