Shelter Officer (Kosti)- NRC

OrganizationThe Norwegian Refugee Council 
Job Identification13532
Job CategoryShelter
LocationKosti Country Office
Posting Date01/04/2024, 01:28 PM
Apply Before01/18/2024, 01:28 PM
Job ScheduleFull time
  1. Line management of shelter assistants (engineering-social) project staff.
  2. Adherence to NRC policies, guidance, and procedures.
  3. Contribute to Shelter and Settlement strategy development, and project proposals and provide input on needs and gaps.
  4. Responsible for implementing a delegated technical portfolio of Shelter projects (activities, budget, and project documentation) as delegated by Programme Manager or Project Coordinator in line with proposals, strategies, and donor requirements, and ensuring high technical quality.
  5. Provide regular progress reports to the Programme Manager/Coordinator.
  6. Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities.
  7. Prepare and ensure that all technical bills of quantities and scope of works are in line with quality NRC standards, and program SOPs.
  8. Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills to engineering officers and assistants. 
  9. Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders.
  10. Promote the rights of IDPs/refugees in line with the advocacy strategy.

Specific responsibilities 

  1. Line Management. Responsible for the direct line management of assistants engineering team (assistants and site supervisors).
  2. Strategy Development. Support the Shelter Managers in developing and/or revising the Core Competency Strategies for Shelter and Settlement by providing Area-level analysis and recommendations for needs and response options.
  3. Technical Support. Providing technical support and leadership to partners and communities implementing Shelter-related activities. This includes ensuring compliance with relevant minimum standards and collaborative engagement with the technical team in developing minimum technical standards, SOPs, and guidance.
  4. Partnerships/Contractors. Work in collaboration with the shelter team to identify and develop strategic partnerships (including contractors), monitor the implementation, and assess the performance.
  5. Assessments. In collaboration with the Shelter overseeing all technical/engineering assessments undertaken by NRC or partners for Shelter or related activities within the operational area. Assessments may be emergency-focused, Sector-Specific, Multi-Sector Assessments, Market Assessments, etc.
  6. Accountability. Responsible for ensuring adequate accountability for shelter technical documentation, including Bill of quantities, SoWs, and monitoring reports…, as per NRC policies and the requirements of management for Shelter or related activities.

Professional competencies 

These are skills, knowledge, and experience that are important for effective performance. 

Generic professional competencies for this position: 

  • Desirable minimum 2 years of experience of project implementation, managing and supervising construction/rehabilitation projects with private/humanitarian sectors with proven experience in technical and managerial skills. 
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts.
  • Technical engineering expertise.
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile.
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal.

Context-related skills, knowledge, and experience (shall be adapted to the specific position): 

  • Knowledge of the context in the area of operations.
  • Fluent Spoken Arabic and English essential, and local language is an advantage.
  • Strong knowledge of MS package (Word, Excel…) and Autocad (or similar). 
  • Preparedness to travel up to 90%

Behavioral competencies (max 6)

These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their jobs. The following are essential for this position:

  • Handling insecure environments 
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Managing performance and development
  • Planning and delivering results

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organization 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 the 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.

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