Field Civil Engineer Officer Tanzania Red Cross Society(TRCS) Kigoma, Tanzania
5th April 2024

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 years.



  • 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 the 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: 

  1. Revise and produce detailed drawings, sketches, and designs with the support of  Government authorities: latrine blocks, medical wards or units, etc.
  2. Review partners’ plans and specifications for projects for compliance with the standard. Revise and produce (when needed) bill of quantities (BoQ) to ensure that they correlate  with all the other technical documents
  3. Produce and check mathematical calculations related to surveying, drafting, and prepare  engineering calculations as appropriate, as well as topographic assessment if needed
  4. Provide detailed information and prepare calls for further technical support needed for the correct implementation of the projects
  5. Provide guidance on the technical requirements needed for bids
  6. 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 ongoing constructions
  • Ensure field activities comply 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 the 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



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 Cc: 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. 


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.

  1. Tanzania Red Cross Society is an equal opportunity employer and therefore qualified women are highly encouraged to apply.
  2. TRCS has zero tolerance to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. Protection from Sexual  Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) is everyone’s responsibility and all staff are required to adhere to the Code of Conduct, which enshrines principles of PSEA, always (both during work hours and outside work hours).
  3. Tanzania Red Cross Society (TRCS) does not CHARGE A FEE at any stage of the recruitment process and selection process. TRCS also uses our official email and with the extension of ( not Gmail, Yahoo or any other email.
  4. All applications are free for all candidates and no one should give any payment or compensation during the recruitment process. Should the candidate be asked for any fee, he/she must report to TRCS – HR Department through the Official Email:

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