21 Sep 2020

Construction Officer ( National Only ) at Norwegian Refugee Council

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Duties and responsibilities

Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
Implement delegated shelter project portfolio according to plan of action
Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
Ensure proper filing of documents
Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist
Promote and share ideas for technical improvement
Contribute to organisational learning through the provision specific technical analysis, lessons learned and reports

Support the Education Coordinator in formulation of project work plans and provide quality and timely reports to the Education Coordinator on Construction/Renovation progress.
Participate in needs assesment for rehabilitation and/or construction
Preparation of constructuon validation plans, Bill of Quantities (BOQ) and implimentation plans as requested from time to time.
Supervise and monitor construction/rehabilitation of changing rooms for girls where available and rehabilitation of accessible classrooms, playgrounds and girl-friendly latrines
Participate in developing maintenance plans for rehabilitated infrustructure
Monitor and ensure proper usage of the construction materials, assets and tools.
Work with relevant authority to guide proper positioning of the classroom, gender sensitive WASH facilities on the site
Coordinate with NRC WASH and Shelter teams regularly
Strengthen coordination with government technical departments, camp management authorities and partners
Facilitate effective implementation of construction/rehabilitation activities which includes supervision and monitoring of classrooms and gender sensitive WASH facilities construction/or rehabilitation, and ensure tasks are completed correctly and on schedule
Support the preparation PRs and follows up for timely procurement of materials, tools and services. Take part in general assessments, upon request


Degree/Higher National Diploma in field related to Civil engineering, Architecture
Proven practical experience in the planning and execution of shelter / construction projects for at least 3 years. Possibly experience in humanitarian assistance.
Ability to initiate, develop, plan and implement an integrated programme.
Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to explain and present technical information.
Experience in capacity building and training of staff and target groups
Political and cultural awareness
Ability to work independently in a result oriented multi-tasking and multi-cultural environment and manage conflicting priorities.
Understanding of humanitarian standards
Sensitivity to the needs and priorities of disadvantaged populations (minority groups, PSN etc)
Demonstrated experience of integrating gender and diversity issues into Shelter Programming.

Personal qualities

Experience from working as a Construction/Shelter Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
Fluency in English, oral and written
Be able to use a wide variety of software, including Word, Excel and Power Point
Participate in appropriate professional development of project portfolio
At all times in and outside work adhere to NRC Code of Conduct

Planning and delivering results
Empowering and building trust
Communicating with impact and respect
Handling insecure environment

We can offer

Duty station: Nyarugusu and Mtendeli
Contract period is for 12 months with possibility of extension.
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions, The candidate will observe NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for the NRC Office in Kibondo
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Closing Date : 21st October, 2020.

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