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 & armed violence and to promote the laws that protect victims of conflict. As 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 now looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated and motivated person for the following position:

Position : Water and Habitat Technician
Department : Water and Habitat
Number of Position  : One (01)
Location : Cox’s Bazar
Starting date : As soon as possible
Contract Type : Full time Open Ended Contract​

The Water and Habitat Technician will work under the direct supervision and guidance of the Water & Habitat Delegate in the ICRC’s Office in Cox's Bazar.


  • Develops project documents (drawings, bills of quantities, contracts, etc.) for small or non-complex engineering projects 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.
  • Participates in needs assessment of environmental health (WASH and construction) for ICRC humanitarian activities in Cox's Bazar
  • Participates in project designing and technical elements (surveying, bill of quantities, time table, constraints)
  • Organizes and supervises the implementation and monitoring of technical projects according to ICRC administrative procedure to ensure quality of the projects
  • Organizes the handover of projects and train end-users on maintenance and use of installations
  • Maintains a network of interlocutors, contractors, beneficiaries and their representatives at community level
  • Prepares frequent progress reports and field visit reports
  • Translates documents for internal use and interprets upon request

Educational Requirements

  • Diploma or professional degree in a relevant field such as Civil or Environmental Engineering or Water and Sanitation
  • Good command of English (written and spoken)
  • Excellent knowledge of CAD software, Microsoft Office package and PowerPoint

Professional requirements:

  • Work experience: preferably 02 years of proven professional experience in similar jobs in the engineering sector
  • Work experience: At least one site engineer contract to supervise technical work including civil structures, plumbing and electrical components. Benefit given to candidates that independently produce drawings, calculation sheets, bills of quantities and payment requests.
  • Knowledge required: Water supply, sanitation, construction, emergency preparedness and response.

Personal qualities for the position:

  • Excellent sense of responsibility and confidentiality
  • Good communication, writing and presentation skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, respecting the established framework
  • Able to define priorities
  • Able to adapt to and work in team in a multicultural environment

What we offer

  • An open-ended contract with attractive compensation and social benefits
  • 13th month Salary
  • Medical Insurance and Accidental Coverage
  • 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
  • Application Deadline: 26 May 2020 

Special Instructions:

  • Eligible applicants from Chattogram and Cox's Bazar will get preference
  • Only short-listed candidates will be notified. All interesting profiles will be kept in a recruitment pipelines for future needs (in Cox's Bazar or in Dhaka)