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Posted by:International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)on November 6, 2018 1:09 pm
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Job description

The Water and 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 the hierarchical superior. S/he carries out needs and technical assessments, plans new projects, manages contracts, and monitors on-site works. S/he has strong responsibilities for building and maintaining close working relationships with external stakeholders. The Water and Habitat Engineer will be based in the ICRC Iligan office, with frequent visits to field locations in Lanao Del Sur and Lanao Del Norte, including Marawi City and Butig.


• Manages engineering projects in the fields of urban and rural water, sanitation, and civil construction, from the initial problem analysis through project development, outline and detailed design, implementation, and post completion evaluation

• Works as part of a multidisciplinary team to identify needs and potential projects within the mandate of the ICRC, and the strategy of the Iligan office

• Builds and maintains strong relationships with external stakeholders, including government bodies, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), other national and international organizations, and local communities

• Undertakes outline and detailed design of water supply, sanitation, and civil construction projects for urban and rural contexts

• Produces contract documents (terms of reference, technical specifications, bills of quantities, engineering drawings)

• Manages construction contracts and supervises construction works to ensure compliance with contract documents, ICRC standards, and national standards

• Manages project purchasing on labor and materials according to the delegation’s financial rules

• Prepares assessments, project proposals, progress and completion reports

• Creates and maintains up to date project files in ICRC’s internal database software

• Trains or organizes trainings for end-users in the operation and maintenance of infrastructure installed by the ICRC

• Maintains close coordination with the wider multidisciplinary ICRC team on issues regarding security, the identification of needs beyond those to be addressed by the Water and Habitat Engineer, information gathered from external stakeholders, and progress with engineering projects




A successful candidate will have:

• University degree in civil, structural or hydrological/hydraulic engineering, architecture or equivalent

• Excellent command of spoken and written Filipino and English

• Good knowledge of water and sanitation or construction engineering

• A strong commitment to the humanitarian mandate of the ICRC and willingness to work in, and adjust to, difficult contexts

• Ability to analyze situations and continued initiative to propose appropriate and innovative solutions

• Willingness to learn and to develop new skills on the job

As an asset, a successful candidate may have:

• Proficiency in the use of drawing software if working in construction and hydraulic engineering

• Proficiency in the use of AutoCAD and MS project-management suite or equivalent

• Prior experience in humanitarian or development work

• International experience or exposure to international best practices for designing water structures and urban water systems and networks

• Ability to speak in other local languages used in central Mindanao

• Good knowledge in Google sketch up software or STAAD

ICRC offers 

• The opportunity to work with a diverse, international team

• Opportunities for continued learning and development

• A meaningful career within an international humanitarian setup

• Competitive compensation package


Closing date of application: 6 November 2018

Duration of contract: Open-ended

Start date: As soon as possible

*Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until position is successfully filled. Recruitment may close before deadline of applications. Qualified applicants are requested to send their comprehensive resume, cover letter to man_hr_services@icrc.org with subject line: SURNAME First name – ILI WATHAB Engineer (cover letter, resume). Office Address: ICRC Iligan: G/F Padilla Bldg. (Kingsway Inn), Andres Bonifacio Avenue - Tibanga Highway, Iligan City, Lanao del Norte Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. A valid NBI clearance must be submitted once shortlisted. To learn more about the ICRC in the Philippines, please visit our website www.icrc.org/ph and follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/ICRCph.