Wazifa Group

Wathab Engineer

Wathab Engineer

Job Location: Kabul
May 9, 2024

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Job Description

3 Year
Male, Female, Both
Bachelor Degree
Full Time

Opportunity Details


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 monitors on-site works, carries out needs assessments and surveys, and plans new projects. S/he has a close working relationship with external stakeholders related to their projects.

Accountabilities & Functional responsibilities

  • Prepare technical documents (assessments, reports, drawings, bills of quantities, tendering, ST, contracts, etc.) for engineering projects (main activity will be oriented on the water sector) 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;
  • Identifies needs through assessments and surveys.
  • Carries out capacity building and keeps regular contacts with local authorities and communities.
  • Acts as focal point of the relationship with central and local urban water (UWASS/AUWSSC) Detention and Health authorities.
  • Supervises consultants and/or contractors working on studies and/or project sites.
  • Conducts quality control of acquired material and installed infrastructure.
  • 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 for owners and end-users in the operation and maintenance of water infrastructure.
  • Uses results-based management to evaluate project implementation.

People management responsibilities


Scope & Impact

  • Is responsible for on-site follow-up and basic design of complex engineering projects, with supervision and guidance from WatHab Technician 3, WatHab Engineer 2 or 3, or the (Deputy) WatHab Coordinator.
  • Works within the geographical remit of a sub-delegation or office.
  • Manages technical support staff.


  • Internally, daily contact with delegation employees for the design and administration of WatHab projects.
  • Externally, minimum weekly phone or in-person contact and negotiation with project stakeholders (e.g. community leaders and local authorities), contractors and suppliers, as a representative of the ICRC.

Certifications / Education required

  • University degree in civil engineering, water, or similar.
  • Excellent command (spoken and written) of local language(s).
  • Excellent command (spoken and written) of English.
  • Very good computer skills in use of Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and AutoCAD.
  • Knowledge of project management software and/or hydraulic modelling software is an asset.
  • Good experience in project design, planning and management.
  • Very good analytical & Communication skills.
  • Additional certificate in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering or hydrogeology is an asset.

Professional Experience required

  • 3-5 years’ professional experience in a related field of activity.
  • Good knowledge of water and sanitation or construction engineering.
  • Experience managing 1–3 technical support staff.

Our Values

  • At the ICRC, we value impact, collaboration, respect, and compassion. We seek candidates who demonstrate behaviors based on these shared values. For more information on the ICRC values, please visit this


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