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Wathab Engineer 1 (Somali Speaker)

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Draws up documents (drawings, bills of quantities, contracts, reports, etc.) for 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;
  • Contributes to the identification needs through assessments and surveys in places of detention and/ or in the field and shares finding and analysis with the Water Habitat Coordinator and line manager;
  • Contributes to the revision/ project’ design work with Kenya Prison Service (KPS) and Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) teams;
  • Supervises small numbers of contractors working on project sites, as well remotely, and conducts quality control of infrastructure projects supported by the ICRC during design, implementation and monitoring phases;
  • Manages project purchasing on labour and materials according to the delegation’s logistical and financial rules and ICRC-KRCS Operational Framework;
  • Creates project files in electronic databases and keeps them up to date;
  • Prepares implementation/ progress reports at intervals set by the WatHab Coordinator and/ or line manager and/or consolidates reports by KPS and KRCS;
  • Administers hand-over of ICRC-provided infrastructure supported projects to end-users;
  • Trains or organizes training for end-users in the operation and maintenance of infrastructure installed/ supported by the ICRC;
  • Uses results-based management to evaluate project implementation;
  • Contributes to the department institutional technical reporting;
  • Provides regular information to colleagues on security, stakeholder issues and site progress.

Minimum Requirements and competencies

  • University degree in civil, structural or hydrological/ hydraulic engineering, architecture or similar;
  • Minimum 3-5 years of professional experience in a related field of activity, supervision of engineering works and/ or experience working with an international humanitarian organization are an asset;
  • Experience in managing technical support staff;
  • Must be fluent in written and spoken English, Kiswahili and Somali language;
  • Proficient in use of drawing softwares; AutoCAD or other relevant softwares and MS project-management suite or equivalent;
  • Computer proficiency especially in MS office suite;
  • Detail-oriented, highly organised and practices strict adherence to timelines;
  • Excellent planning and reporting skills;
  • Good knowledge of political, economic, social and cultural environment of this region;
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel extensively.

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ICT Specialist

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Independently installs, maintains, repairs and monitors ICT equipment in line with ICRC standards
  • Oversees and monitors the set up of ICT Infrastructure in Somalia for all ICRC offices
  • As a part of global support services handles customer/staff queries and escalates as per the ICT policy
  • Ensures ICT inventory is updated regularly, carries out regular physical checks and maintains adequate stocks levels in the field offices
  • Monitors and ensures that existing ICT infrastructure is functional
  • Ensures that global/country-level policies and procedures are implemented and adhered to
  • Interacts with suppliers and service providers and ensures adherence to ICRC logistics and ICT procedures in all transactions
  • Conducts end-user briefings and trainings centering on the ICRC ICT systems
  • Develops and updates the technical documentation for all ICT equipment
  • Allocates tasks amongst the field ICT team members and supervises them remotely
  • Monitors teams’ performance and is involved in capacity building

Minimum qualifications and required competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Information Technology, Electronics or Computer Science
  • 5 years’ troubleshooting experience in; ICT service catalogue; workplace services, telecommunications, IT and help desk
  • Windows Server Technology, Security Gateway and Fire wall Certification
  • Experience in LAN and WAN configuration
  • Knowledgeable and skilled in Wireless and VSat technologies
  • Experience in Project management and report writing
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision in a very busy environment
  • Good command of English and Somali language
  • Good knowledge of the social, economic, and political affairs of the assigned region

We Offer

  • A challenging job opportunity within a dynamic work environment in an international humanitarian organization
  • Training and development opportunities
  • A competitive salary with benefits, based on the ICRC Compensation and Benefits framework

Method of Application

Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

The interested candidates should fill up a form by clicking the link below on or before 01st February 2023 at 4:30 pm then submit their CV, motivation letter, including references details, supporting documents (Certificates, Diplomas, Degree etc) and current and expected remuneration to ICRC Nairobi Delegation, HR Department via the email address provided below:

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The reference WATHAB Engineer 1 must be stated in the application to be valid. If you do not fill out the required information as per the link provided or clearly state the position for which you are applying and attach the required certificates & other supporting documents, your application may not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted