Shelter and infrastructure officer 
Job Description

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

Job Description

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 organization  learning through the provision specific technical analysis, lessons learned and report

Support Project Team leader in formulation of project work plans and provides quality and timely reports to the Project Team leader on projects progress.

Participates in projects reviews with beneficiaries, NRC staff and other implementing partners.

Develops a contingency response plan for any unforeseen emergencies and any unpredictable change of weather when called upon.

Participates actively in proposal and budget developments.

Oversees community mobilization for all activities related to the provision of infrastracture

Oversees effective implementation of construction activities to include supervision and monitoring  roads construction/maintenance, construction/maintenance of building facilities and ensuring tasks are completed correctly and on schedule.

Develops training material for mud brick production, masonry and carpentry works.

Oversees the production of trusses, doors and windows in the NRC carpentry workshop

Supervises and monitors distribution of shelter construction materials and take account of the vulnerabilities of the various groups identified in relation to active participation in the construction process.

Takes lead in conducting facilities assessments and continuous gap identification and analysis.

Develop technical specifications for materials and construction activities in coordination with Project Team leader.

Under the supervision of the Project team leader, initiate the drafts of technical drawings; develop Bill of Quantity and technical specification notes for shelter and other Construction projects.

Establish and maintain good working relationships with local authorities, local communities, local committees and partners as well as with all stakeholders in NRC area of intervention.

Preparation of bill of quantities as requested from time to time.

Preparation of completion  certificates to facilitate payment of work done by contractors /incentive workers.

Represents NRC in relevant meetings( CCCM, Town Hall Meetings, SWG meetings, Zone Leader meetings)

Monitors allocated budget to avoid overspending /underspending.

Ensures that HR processes are properly done for each of the staff (Shelter Assistants / Refugee community workers).

Recruits, trains, and manages incentive workers (community mobilizers, quality monitors, construction workers).

Supervises and develops the capacity of shelter and infrastructure technical assistants/refugee community workers implementing shelter construction activities.

Develops work plan for each staff and measures their performance along the implementation period.

Takes 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.

Prepares Purchase requisitions (PRs) and follow up on timely procurement of materials, tools and services.

Any other activities that you will be assigned.

Investigate and facilitate introduction of new technology, methods and approaches in order to improve the quality of the activities.

Job opportunity at Norwegian Refugee Council, Shelter and Infrastructure Officer

Professional competencies

Degree/Diploma in field related to Civil engineering, Architecture, site planning

Proven practical experience in the planning and execution of shelter / construction projects for at least 3 years. Possibly experience in humanitarian assistance

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, arch Card and Autocard

Participate in appropriate professional development of project portfolio

At all times in and outside work adhere to NRC Code of Conduct

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

Planning and delivering results

Empowering and building trust

Communicating with impact and respect

Handling insecure environment

Duration and type of contract:    12 months with possibility of extension subject to funding availability

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 February 2022.