Water and Habitat Engineer

Location:
Worldwide
Industry Sector:
NGO
Type of contract:
Contract
Salary:
Competitive

Water and Habitat Engineer

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Your task

As a Water and Habitat Engineer working for the ICRC, you will be responsible for the planning, design and implementation of engineering projects for victims of armed conflict. Working in a team, your tasks will include conducting needs assessments, surveying water and housing needs, negotiating with local authorities and firms regarding project implementation and handling all aspects of project management.

Selection requirements

  • Minimum age: 25
  • Prepared to accept unaccompanied postings during the first 24 months of collaboration (i.e. no spouse, partner, children or dependents)
  • Recognized degree in public health engineering, civil engineering, sanitary systems or similar areas (hydrogeology, geology, environment, construction, …)
  • At least three years professional experience after graduation, in chosen field, humanitarian/international field experience an asset
  • Excellent command of English (good command of French an asset)
  • Familiarity with word-processing and spreadsheet software
  • Driving licence (must be valid for manual transmission vehicles) mandatory

Your profile

  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
  • Capable of leading a multicultural team
  • Responsible and well-organized
  • Able to work under pressure in a potentially dangerous environment

What we offer

  • An opportunity to practise your profession in a setting of humanitarian endeavour
  • A training course prior to departure
  • A multicultural working environment

Please note that owing to the ICRC’s working procedures and principles, in particular the principle of neutrality, we cannot assign personnel to a country of which they are a national.

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