19 Feb 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 the 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 recognized and admitted to the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) membership in 1963. The TRCS Headquarters office is 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 support 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

Key Duties/Responsibities

: Not above 45 years.

To ensure the timely and effective implementation of the construction works under various projects implemented by the TRCS/SRC partnership in Tanzania.
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:
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
Review partners’ plans and specifications for projects for compliance with the standard (quality, national and international standards involved)
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 followup 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 work plans 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.).
Conduct meetings with construction company at field level to discuss all aspects of the project, and report to the management.
Conduct meetings and engage all the Government Engineers/RUWASA to ensure that all the stages and works are implemented following their standards.
Regularly report (every two weeks) to Program Manager on the progress of the planned and on-going constructions, providing detailed information about the follow-up done and suggesting guidance for way forward.
Ensure field activities compliance with national water quality testing policy and health and safety requirements.
Ensure that time action is taken to address any deficiencies in quality/safety/budget standards and provide solutions for improving the quality of work.
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.
Assist in the administration of contracts and give technical guidance on bid specifications for project improvements if needed, in collaboration with the Procurement and Logistics Unit from TRCS Headquarters.
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.
Ensure and certify that all tasks are completed to a satisfactory standard before final payment is authorized by the TRCS/SRC partnership.
Actively participate in the identification and writing of proposals based on the needs observed.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned by the TRCS Regional Branch and the TRCS HQ.

Qualifications, Experience & Skills required:


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
Experience in working in an international environment and in liaising with a variety of partners at all levels of the hierarchy.
Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.


At least 3 years’ experience in construction and WASH projects
Previous experience in supervision of construction projects
Previous experience in projects funded by international donors will be valued
Previous experience in Kigoma region or other rural areas in Tanzania will be valued


Oral and written fluency in English 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 to 3 days.


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 Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) and antiHarassment 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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Closing Date : 25th February, 2024.

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