International Committee of the Red Cross
Dhaka Delegation


Vacancy Notice

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), established in 1863, works worldwide to provide humanitarian help for people affected by conflict and armed violence and to promote the laws that protect victims of armed conflict. An independent and neutral organization, its mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, it employs around 18,000 people in 80 countries; it is financed mainly by voluntary donations from governments, national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies. The ICRC in Cox’s Bazar Office is looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated and motivated person for the following position:

Position : Water & Habitat Engineer
Department : Water & Habitat
Location : Cox' Bazar
Starting date : As soon as possible
Contract Type : Open Ended Contract

The Water & Habitat Engineer will plan, design and implement engineering projects within the scope of the ICRC’s water and habitat objectives with direct supervision and coaching from their hierarchical superior.

Major responsibilities of this position include but do not limit to


  • Develop project documents (drawings, bills of quantities, contracts, etc.) for small and non-complex engineering projects using approved formats
  • Monitor project implementation for compliance with project documents, ICRC standards, and local building codes/standards ensuring corrective action is taken where necessary
  • Supervise small number of contractors working on project sites and conduct quality control of infrastructure installed by the ICRC
  • Prepare implementation/progress reports at interval set by the project manager
  • Provide regular information to colleagues on security, stakeholder issues and site progress
  • Manage project purchasing on labour and materials according to the delegation's financial rules
  • Administer hand-over of ICRC-provided infrastructure to end-users
  • Organize and conduct training for end-users in the operation and maintenance of infrastructure installed by the ICRC
  • Assist in identifying and analyzing needs through assessments and surveys
  • Take part in analyzing water and habitat issues, the security situation and the cultural and political environment

Educational requirements:

  • Graduate in civil, structural or hydrological/hydraulic engineering, architecture or similar
  • Excellent command (spoken and written) of local language(s)
  • Excellent command (spoken and written) of English
  • Proficient in use of drawing software, Autocad

Professional requirements:

  • At least 3 years of proven professional experience in a similar position especially with any international NGO/bilateral development agency
  • Good knowledge of water and sanitation, construction engineering
  • Experience in training and participatory approach will be an added advantage
  • Experience in managing 1–3 technical support staff
  • Experience of managing contractors

Personal qualities for the position:

  • Excellent sense of responsibility and confidentiality
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, respecting the established framework
  • Ability to define priorities
  • Ability to adapt to and work in a multicultural team environment
  • Team spirit and capacity to integrate a multidisciplinary approach

What we offer:

  • An open ended contract with attractive compensation and social benefits
  • Attractive compensation and benefits along with medical insurance and accidental coverage
  • 13th months’ salary
  • In-house and/or external training
  • The opportunity to apply your knowledge and experience in an international setting of humanitarian endeavour

How to apply

Apply on-line on the BDJOBS website

Special Instructions:

  • Applicants from Chattogram and Cox's Bazar are encouraged to apply
  • Only short-listed candidates will be notified.
  • All interesting profiles will be kept in a recruitment pipelines for future needs

Application Deadline: September 19, 2018