12 Apr 2022

Shelter Technical Assistant at Norwegian Refugee Council

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Job Description

Job Description

Shelter Technical Assistant, the purpose of the assistant position is to assist in the day-to-day implementation of the shelter project. Shelter

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and beliefs shall guide our actions and relationships.

Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
Assist with the implementation of the support function portfolio according to plan of action
Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
Ensure proper filing of documents
Promote and share ideas for improvement of the support function
Support the shelter officer in the formulation of project work plans and provide quality and timely reports to the officer on the progress of the project.
Supervise and monitor construction and maintenance of transitional shelter and infrastructures
Request shelter construction materials from the warehouse in a timely manner, supervise and monitor the distribution of construction materials to the beneficiaries
Monitor and ensure proper usage of the shelter construction materials, assets and tools.
Monitor proper positioning of the shelter on the site
Provide support to the NRC WASH Assistants upon request
Facilitate community mobilization for all activities related to the provision of shelters in close coordination with the NRC WASH team
Facilitate effective implementation of construction activities which includes supervision and monitoring of emergency- and transitional shelter construction, and ensure tasks are completed correctly and on schedule
Support the development of training material for mud brick production, masonry and carpentry works
Participate in shelter assessments and continuous gap identification and analysis
Preparation of bill of quantities as requested from time to time.
Represent NRC in relevant meetings
Recruit, train and manage incentive workers (community mobilizers, quality monitors, construction workers).
Supervise and develop the capacity of refugee community workers implementing shelter construction activities.
Take account of gender, protection, HIV, the environment, and other important cross-cutting concerns in programme design, implementation, and reporting; carry out activities in a way that reflects the needs of specific groups and individuals e.g. elderly people, minority groups, children, and people with disabilities.
Support the preparation PRs and follows up on timely procurement of materials, tools and services.
Take part in general assessments, upon request
Participate in infrastructure assessments, BOQ preparation and construction supervision
Diploma in Civil engineering, or relevant practical experience. Possibly experience in humanitarian assistance.
Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to explain and present technical information.

Experience in community mobilization

Knowledge of Kirundi
Political and cultural awareness
Ability to work independently in a result-oriented multi-tasking and multi-cultural environment
Sensitivity to the needs and priorities of disadvantaged populations (minority groups etc.)
Experience from working as a Shelter Assistant or Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
Fluency in English, oral and written
Participate in the appropriate professional development of project portfolio
At all times in and outside work adhere to NRC Code of Conduct

Duration :8 Months with possibility of extension

“women candidates are Encouraged to Apply “

About Us
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.
Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.
NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.
The deadline for submitting the application is 20 April 2022.

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Closing Date : 20th April, 2022.

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