1 Apr 2024

Field Civil Engineer Officer at Tanzania Red Cross Society

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Job Description

The Tanzania Red Cross Society is a voluntary humanitarian organization established as an independent National Society (NS) by an Act of Parliament No. 71 of December 1962 amended by Parliament of Tanzania in 2019. It is mandated to play specific voluntary humanitarian roles during disasters/emergencies, and peacetime as an auxiliary organ to the Public Authorities.

Tanzania Red Cross Society was recognised and admitted to the membership of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in 1963. The TRCS Headquarters office are located in Mikocheni, Dar es Salaam.

TRCS is the largest and most dependable local partner in delivering humanitarian services in Tanzania. The TRCS has an active network of members and volunteers in all regions in Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar (Around 40% are women of more than 35,000 active volunteers.) Most importantly, because of its credibility, Tanzania Red Cross Society receives supports from a broad range of partners including the IFRC, the ICRC, the American Red Cross, the Spanish Red Cross, the Belgian Red Cross-Flanders, the French Red Cross, the Italian Red Cross, the China Red Cross and the Korean Red Cross. Other partners are UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP and UNFPA, the EU, USAID, CDC, BPRM, PACT and Pathfinder International. Tanzania Red Cross Society is looking for dynamic persons to fill the below vacancies.


Reports to : Program Coordinator

Duty Station : Kigoma Town, Kigoma Region

Age Limit : Not above 45 year.


To ensure the timely and effective implementation of the construction works under various projects (3) implemented by the TRCS/SRC partnership in Tanzania, TRCS is looking for a Field Civil Engineer Officer.
The Engineer is expected to work in close cooperation with Contractors and their engineering staff in the field, as well as with Government staff (district engineers, RUWASA) and report and advise the TRCS Program Manager in Kigoma Town Office.
Specifically, the Field Engineer will have the following responsibilities: a. Provide professional services required to oversee the design and construction of sites, working in close collaboration with the Government
Engineers/RUWASA who are responsible for the projects, including but not limited to:

Revise and produce detailed drawings, sketches and designs with the support of Government authorities: latrine blocks, medical wards or units, etc.
Review partners’ plans and specifications for projects for compliance with the standard d. Revise and produce (when needed) bill of quantities (BoQ) to ensure that they correlate with all the other technical documents
Produce and check mathematical calculations related to surveying, drafting and prepare engineering calculations as appropriate, as well as topographic assessment if needed
Provide detailed information and prepare calls for further technical support needed to the correct implementation of the projects
Provide guidance on the technical requirements needed for bids
Provide correct and accurate certification of works
Manage the planning, organizing and development of all aspects of the construction follow up works, including the monitoring, documenting, reporting and coordination, as well as supervision of contractors’ work.
Ensure that construction activities are running as per plan, and specifications by carrying out regular field inspections, verifications, and confirmations of work in process and completed by contractors according to original workplans and other documents (contract, etc.).
Provide expert guidance on the construction works to diagnose and anticipate defects and specify remedial repairs, assist with cost management and analysis and have a good understanding of the workmanship.
Ensure that all materials and equipment related to the constructions meet the required standards and specifications, as well as the standards agreed in the contract documents (specifications, drawings, BoQ, etc.).
Regularly report (every two weeks) to Program Manager on the progress of the planned and on-going constructions
Ensure field activities compliance with national water quality testing policy and health and safety requirements.
Ensure an accurate and compliant certification at all the stages of the construction projects (design, implementation and interim certificates, handovers included but not limited to) involving all the parts (Government, TRCS/SRC partnership, etc.).
Assists and guides project teams in the preparation and implementation of WASH and hygiene promotion community activities such as sensitizations, development of IEC materials, and other community engagement activities.



Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in civil engineering/water engineering
Registered as Professional Engineer
Possession of a registration as Graduate Engineer with ERB is considered an added advantage

Computer skills and conversant with AutoCAD/ Arch CAD/ EPANET / Hydraulic calculations / Structure calculations
Strong management of Microsoft Office package (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook) – Knowledge of design and implementation of building structures
Knowledge of solar panel installation, wiring, battery storage systems
Knowledge of water projects (piping and pump mechanics)
Knowledge of relevant safety standards and regulations
Good planning and organizational skills
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff partners, contractors, local actors and other stakeholders


At least 3 years-experience in construction and WASH projects
Previous experience in supervision of construction projects

Oral and written fluency in English is mandatory
Oral and written fluency in Kiswahili is mandatory
Travel and work environment required:

Office-based in Kigoma Town
Frequent field visits to construction sites within Kigoma region (Kakonko, Uvinza, etc.). Field visits will last between one and 3 days.


– Values

Inclusion and respect for diversity:
Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-today challenges.
Adherence to TRCS/SRC to all Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) and anti-Harassment policies
Empathy: shows compassion for others, makes people feel safe, respected and fairly treated.
Core Competencies

Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner. Is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own actions and delegated work.
Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication. Explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring, and motivational way.

Desired additional properties:

Previous work experience in health-related projects
Previous work experience with the Tanzanian Red Cross Society or other Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement actors
Data gathering and analysis skills
Have an excellent knowledge of relevant national and regional rules, regulations and guidelines regarding construction and WASH
Proactivity, responsibility, creativity and originality will be highly considered

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Method of Application

If you meet the criteria given above and are interested in the vacancy, please send an application with a cover letter that explains how your experience fits this role, updated CV and certificates to  [email protected] Cc: [email protected] In the subject clearly mention the job  position that you are applying for as it appears in this advertisement.

Applications should reach the undersigned by 16.00 hours of 5th April, 2024. 

Secretary General,  

Tanzania Red Cross Society, 

Box 1133, Dar Es Salaam. 

Direct applications through hand delivery will not be accepted. Only short-listed candidates will  be contacted.

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