Water and Habitat Engineers

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What the Water and Habitat Department do in Syria:

Since the start of the Syria conflict in 2011, a substantial part of the country’s water and sanitation infrastructures have been damaged or destroyed. The ICRC Water and Habitat department jointly with Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) Water and Rehabilitation team increasingly found it vital to stabilize & strengthen the resilience of the main central water supply systems in Damascus, Homs, Hama, Tartus, Lattakia, Aleppo & Hassakeh cities including the critical infrastructures through the ‘Too Big to Fail’ program (TBtF), and provide support to water service providers, including repairs and rehabilitation works that enabled the delivery of potable water for millions of people. Moreover, strong capacity has been developed in most Water and Habitat fields: Water, Sanitation, Power supply, Shelter, Health structures, Forensics, Schools, Bakeries, and Irrigation to help people in need.

Purpose & Scope of your role:

The available positions concern not only the “TBtF” program but also general WatHab Engineering positions. The Water and Habitat Engineer will be responsible for the department activities in the assigned area, from designing and implementing the engineering projects. S/he will run projects by using standard project management processes, monitors on-site works, carries out needs assessments and surveys, and plans new projects.

Main Responsibilities:

· Draw up documents (drawings, bills of quantities, contracts, etc.) for engineering projects; monitor project implementation and progress

· Supervise small numbers of contractors working on project sites

· Responsible for all the financial and administrative related invoices and follow up.

· Prepare project proposals and contact the concerned departments.

· Maintain a good relationship with projects partners, contractors and suppliers.

· Create project files in electronic databases and keeps them up to date.

· Prepares implementation/progress reports.

· Translate from and into Arabic.

What We Offer:

We offer an exciting role in a humanitarian and multicultural environment with the opportunity to promote humanitarian values and to alleviate suffering. We also offer a competitive remuneration package with attractive social benefits!

We Are Looking For:

· Professionalism and outstanding interpersonal skills to work collaboratively within a team and establish and manage productive internal and external relationships at all levels of the organization.

· Ability to influence stakeholders to come to best practice solutions and decision making

· Proven customer service orientation and planning, organization, priority setting and negotiation skills to prioritise multiple tasks with challenges.

· Superior time management skills and ability to take care of ambiguity and reprioritize tasks in response to unexpected changes in priorities/requests.

· Interest in projecting a positive image of the ICRC as a humanitarian employer of choice

· Ability to proactively embrace and drive positive transformations and to take thoughtful risks which can improve performance

· Respect for confidentiality.

· Handle stress and workload

Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience Required:

· University degree in electro-mechanical, civil or structural engineering, hydrology, hydraulics, geology, architecture or similar

· Minimum 3 years’ professional experience in a related field of activity.

· Good knowledge of water and sanitation engineering.

· Excellent command (spoken and written) of Arabic and English.

· Proficient in AutoCAD and MS project-management suite or equivalent.

· Proficient in use of hydraulic modelling software is an asset.

· Validated experience working in multidisciplinary teams and/or the humanitarian sector is an asset.

· Knowledge and proven working experience within big water supply infrastructure or hydrology projects is an asset.

· Good knowledge of the assigned area of work.

Location: Aleppo, Damascus, Rural Damascus and Southern Syria, Hassakeh, Tartous, Homs and Hama

Working Language: English

Application deadline: 31 January 2022

How to apply

Interested candidates are requested to send their updated CV and motivation letter (In English) to the email address below, noting that you need to define the desired location of your application in your email subject.


Email subject: “Water and Habitat Engineer – Location”

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

The ICRC values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates.

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