Water & Habitat Engineer
JOB TITLE: Water & Habitat Engineer
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-10 LAST UPDATED: N/A DEADLINE: 2021-06-25


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 1 - Barda

About the Job

The Water & Habitat Engineer plans, designs and implements engineering projects within the scope of the ICRC’s water and habitat assistance objectives with supervision and coaching from his/her line manager. He/She monitors on-site works, carries out needs assessments and surveys, and plans new projects.

This is a full-time position with the duty station in Barda.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

• Assesses, collects and compiles technical information related to the Water & Habitat program.
• Liaises with the involved partners regarding technical aspects.
• Coordinates and organizes working group/activities with key actors on water related files.
• Prepares technical assessments to monitor the water and power supply activities and analyse the data.
• Contributes to designing the department’s strategy to enhance efficiency of the Water supply sector (drinking and irrigation water) in coordination with government entities.
• Suggests effective and adapted ways to engage with and mobilize stakeholders on ICRC-observed water challenges when needed.
• Draws plans and sketches on AutoCAD engineering software or VISIO software showing and describing the situation of water points.
• Participates in the preparation of contractual documents and ensures that procedures and confidentiality are respected.
• Visits construction field sites, documents ongoing works and drafts written reports (site inspection, site instruction) if requested.
• Supports the development and implementation of the strategy of the delegation in water related projects and activities.
• Is in charge of maintaining and enlarging the network of interlocutors amongst national and international actors working within the same domain of activity (drinking and domestic water, irrigation and agriculture, electricity and modern technology, habitat…)
• Regularly updates technical and financial data in the Water & Habitat Project Assistant (WPA) tool.
• Maintains contact with external interlocutors within the area of responsibility.

Specific Responsibilities:

• Is in charge of the ICRC Water and Habitat advocacy file related to the rational use of water in the area of operations.
• Implements a pilot water supply projects construction in cooperation with Azersu OJSC.
• Conducts awareness activities in schools and villages related to the proper water management and consumption
• Organizes and supervises University interns study / analysis of water production/ actual demand in Agdam district.
• Maintains relationship with key interlocutors related to the advocacy file (Azersu OJSC, Amelioration, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Ganja University, local authorities etc.)
• Prepares analysis/ reports on the advocacy file progress and contributes to the development of the file.

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. Fluency in Russian is a distinct asset.
• 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 bar_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: 24th June 2021. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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

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