Traineeship in the Water and Habitat Unit

05 December 2017

Civil Engineer (Generalist) Associate

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance. The ICRC also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles.

Each year, armed conflict disrupts millions of lives. The ICRC's water and habitat activities ensure that people in conflict zones have access to water and create or maintain a sustainable living environment. Ultimately, this work reduces death and suffering due to habitat damage or disruption to water supplies.

The ICRC's Water and Habitat Unit has five main areas of activity:

  • Water supply, storage and distribution
  • Sanitation, waste management and environmental science
  • Restoration and management of electric power
  • Construction, repair and safety of structures
  • Provision of temporary community facilities

More information on ICRC and the Water and Habitat Unit can be found on https://www.icrc.org/en/what-we-do/water-habitat.


Description

The post holder will be part of the Water and Habitat team and work within the ICRC Assistance Division at the headquarter level. He/she will participate in the development of the Unit's activities by supporting the team in its day to day tasks and by developing technical standards, tools and guidelines.


Desired Profile

  • Interest in humanitarian issues
  • Educational background in the field of civil or environmental engineering
  • Know-how of project management and conceptualisation
  • Strong analytical and organisational skills
  • Literate in Microsoft Office
  • Writing skills and capacity to communicate scientific information to non-specialists
  • Proficient in written and spoken English, knowledge of French is an asset
  • Autonomy, flexibility, adaptability
  • Maximum professional experience: 1 year (2 years if including 1 year traineeship)

 

The position will be a full-time paid traineeship of 12 months, based at the ICRC headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.


If interested, please fill the application form at the following link including CV with a motivation letter.

In case you can contact us at wathabintern18@icrc.org.


Application deadline: 20.12.2017


Expected starting date: 19.02.2018


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted subsequently for interviews. Please be aware that the ICRC is not in a position to cover any related travel or accommodation costs. However, interviews may be conducted by phone.