Water and Habitant Engineer (Location in Barda)
JOB TITLE: Water and Habitant Engineer (Location in Barda)
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-28 LAST UPDATED: 2020-10-28 DEADLINE: 2020-11-27


The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance. The ICRC also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles.

Water & Habitat Engineer – Location in BARDA (3 Positions)

About the Job

The Water & Habitat Engineer plans, designs and implements engineering projects within the scope of the ICRC’s Water and Habitat activities with supervision and coaching from his/her line manager. The projects are defined and based on technical needs assessment and can cover:

• Emergency water, sanitation, housing in temporary accommodations.
• Emergency support for housing and rehabilitation works for public buildings (schools, health posts, kindergarten).
• Repairs of water (drinking/irrigation, sanitation and electrical systems) or with contractors or through support of the technical state agency in charge (Melioration, Azersu, Azerishiq) in villages.
• Restart/continuation of the pilot project on water (irrigation and drinking) as part of the Water Mobilisation Strategy.
• Continuation of the COVID emergency support as needed especially in schools

He/She monitors on-site works, carries out needs assessments and surveys, and plans new projects. He/She prepares all needed documents for design, purchase and contracting as well as reporting and evaluation using ICRC procedures and tools. This is a full-time position for an employment contract of one-year duration with a duty station in BARDA.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Draws up documents (drawings, bills of quantities, contracts, etc.) for engineering projects using approved formats; monitors project implementation for compliance with project documents, ICRC standards, and local building codes/standards, ensuring corrective action is taken where necessary.
• Supervises small numbers of contractors working on project sites and conducts quality control of infrastructure installed by the ICRC.
• Creates project files in electronic databases (such as the WatHab Project Assistant application) and keeps them up to date.
• Prepares implementation/progress reports.
• Provides regular information to colleagues on security, stakeholder issues and site progress.
• Manages project purchasing on labour and materials according to the delegation's financial rules.
• Administers hand-over of ICRC-provided infrastructure to end-users.
• Trains or organizes training for end-users in the operation and maintenance of infrastructure installed by the ICRC.
• Uses results-based management to evaluate project implementation.
• Helps identify needs through assessments and surveys.

Desired Profile and Skills

• High Education (University or Institute) in engineering or a related field.
• 3-5 years' professional experience in a related field of activity.
• Good knowledge of water and sanitation and/or construction engineering.
• Very good computer literacy.
• Good rigor, method and analytical skills.
• Very good interpersonal and communication skills.
• Very good command of the English and Azerbaijani languages.
• Experience working in an international environment and/or an international organization is a strong asset.
• Cultural awareness and commitment to encourage diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

How to Apply

Qualified and experienced candidates are invited to apply. You may apply by sending your CV (in English), a cover/motivation letter (in English), and scanned copies of relevant diplomas/certificates to the e-mail bak_recruitment_services@icrc.org. Within the cover letter, the application should be addressed to the Human Resources Manager, Baku Delegation. Clearly indicate the position title in the subject line of your email message.

Deadline for receiving applications: 10 November 2020. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

For additional information about the organization, please consult the ICRC website: www.icrc.org. Any specific enquiries about the position should be addressed to bak_recruitment_services@icrc.org.

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