Water and Habitat Engineer

Multiple locations

Your task

As a Water and Habitat Engineer working for the ICRC, you will be responsible for the planning, design and implementation of engineering projects for victims of armed conflict. Working in a team, your tasks will include conducting needs assessments, surveying water and housing needs, negotiating with local authorities and firms regarding project implementation and handling all aspects of project management.

Selection requirements

  • Minimum age 25
  • Very good command of English. Fluency in another ICRC working language (French, Spanish, Russian or Arabic) is a strong asset
  • University degree in architecture, civil or structural engineering, hydrology, hydraulic, geology or related fields
  • Minimum three years of professional experience in this field, including the management of technical support staff
  • Experience of working internationally is a strong asset, in particular for a humanitarian organisation
  • Proficient in the use of IT Office Tools and CAD drawing software. Knowledge of Epanet software is an asset
  • Prepared to accept unaccompanied postings (i.e. no spouse, partner, children or dependents) for the first two missions (minimum 12 months each)
  • Valid driving licence for manual transmission vehicles

Your profile

  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
  • Able to work under pressure in a potentially dangerous environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent team leader, with a high level of intercultural understanding
  • Excellent organisational skills, able to prioritise a complex workload and to work autonomously as needed
  • Hands-on approach to project management

What we offer

  • The opportunity to provide crucial assistance to victims of armed conflict as part of a highly professional and dedicated team
  • A wide range of professional experience in challenging environments, combined with an attractive career plan
  • Competitive salary and benefits


Length of assignment: 12 months minimum

Please note that owing to the ICRC's working procedures and principles, in particular the principle of neutrality, we cannot assign personnel to a country of which they are a national.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Location: Multiple locations
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Engineering
    • Environment
    • Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
  • Closing Date:

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