WatHab Engineer-1 (Community Engagement) (Kabul, Afghanistan) 173 views

Job Description


WatHab Engineer 1 plans, designs and implements engineering projects within the scope of the ICRC’s water and habitat assistance objectives with supervision and coaching from their hierarchical superior. S/he carries out needs assessment and surveys, reports, plans projects and monitors on-site works. S/he need to maintain a close working relationship with external stakeholders related to their projects.

Main Responsibilities:

Functional Responsibilities:

  • Identifies needs through assessments and surveys;
  • Organizes regular field visits and/or meetings with communities;
  • Carries out capacity building and keeps regular contacts with local authorities and community leaders, joining frequent field trips to engage communities;
  • Prepares technical documents (assessments, reports, drawings, bills of quantities, contracts, etc.) for engineering projects (focused on construction and rehabilitation) 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 consultants and/or contractors;
  • Conducts quality control of acquired material and monitors and evaluates projects’ performance;
  • Creates project files in electronic databases (such as SharePoint the WatHab Project Assistant application) and keeps them up to date;
  • Prepares implementation/progress/feasibility reports and studies;
  • 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 and awareness sessions for owners and end-users;
  • Uses results-based management to evaluate project implementation.


The ICRC is a neutral, impartial and independent organization. Its exclusive humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance. The ICRC endeavours to alleviate suffering by promoting and strengthening humanitarian law and Universal humanitarian principles.

Job Requirements

  • University degree in civil, water or environmental engineering.
  • Excellent command (spoken and written) of local language(s).
  • Excellent command (spoken and written) of English.
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of CAD and/or engineering-specific software is an asset.
  • Additional university certificates are an asset.
  • Experience managing people is an asset.

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Years of Experience

3-5 years’ professional experience in a related field of activity




According to ICRC salary scale

Submission Guideline

Please submit your letter of motivation and CV not later than (23rd December 2021) to: Location:KABUL
Vacancy Nr: KAB-WATHAB-ENG-1CEO3122021
E-mail Address: kabrecruitment@icrc.org
Nr of Posts: 1 Clearly indicate the vacancy number of the position you are applying for, (as mentioned in the above table) in the email subject line, CVs not mentioning the vacancy number in subject line, will not be considered. Only complete files matching with the profile and instructions will be considered.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Submission Email: Please select from above table the email address for the job location you would like to apply to. Please do not apply to all locations to your applications will be considered void.“The ICRC values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Female candidates strongly encouraged to apply. CV’s received will be subject to the rules of the Data Protection of the ICRC (Data Controller) and will only be used for the purpose they were sent for and will not be kept after the end of the process or shared with third parties without consent of the sender. https://www.icrc.org/en/publication/4261-icrc-rules-on-personal-data-protection#
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