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