Water And Habitat Engineer

Requisition ID:  15085
Region:  Global Deployment Option
Contract type:  Open-ended contract

What we do

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence. We take action in response to emergencies and at the same time promote respect for international humanitarian law. We are an independent and neutral organization, and our mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. We work closely with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and with their International Federation in order to ensure a concerted, rational and rapid humanitarian response to the needs of the victims of armed conflict or any other situation of internal violence. We direct and coordinate the international activities conducted in these situations.Accountabilities & Functional responsibilities

Main responsibilities

As a Water and Habitat Engineer working for the ICRC, you will be planning, designing and implementing engineering projects for victims of armed conflict. Being part of a multidisciplinary team, you will be responsible for all aspects of project, program and people management.

Currently we are mainly looking for engineers specialized in essential services in urban settings (water, wastewater, energy, construction) able to assess, plan, design and supervise projects in those contexts.Watch our related videos:

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  • University degree in architecture or engineering: civil, structural, electro-mechanical, hydrogeology, environmental, energy or related fields
  • Minimum three years of professional experience in this field, including people and project management
  • Experience of working overseas for humanitarian or development organizations a strong asset
  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work and able to perform under pressure in a potentially dangerous environment
  • Very good command of English. Fluency in another ICRC working language (French, Spanish, Russian or Arabic) is a strong asset
  • Confirmed team leader, with strong level of intercultural understanding
  • Excellent organisational skills, able to prioritise a complex workload and to work autonomously as needed

We welcome applications from all qualified candidates. The ICRC values diversity and is committed to create an inclusive working environment.Our operational and field constraints

  • In line with the principle of neutrality, the ICRC does not assign personnel to a country of which they are nationals
  • Candidates must be in good health and will have to do a medical check-up prior to departure in the field
  • Candidates must possess a driving licence (for manual transmission vehicles)
  • Candidates must be prepared to accept unaccompanied postings (i.e. no spouse, partner, children or dependents) for at least the first 24 months

What we offer

  • Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
  • Attractive social benefits
  • Open ended contract Length of assignment: 12 months
  • Join an ICRC talent pool and be considered for future assignments elsewhere
  • Deadline of application : 31.10.2020

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