12 July 2017

Shelter/Infrastructure Officer International NGO Careers - Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Title:            Shelter/Infrastructure Officer
Organisation: Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
Duty Station:  Uganda

About NRC:
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.

Job Summary: The Shelter/Infrastructure Officer will actively contribute with specific technical competences to shelter and school infrastructure implementations.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • The incumbent will ensure compliance with NRC policies, guidelines and standards
  • Ensure compliance with Shelter & Infrastructure development strategy, tools, handbooks, guidelines and standards
  • In charge of the implementation of project activities
  • Responsible for tracking of financial expenditures of the project’s technical / field activities
  • Responsible for the quality control and monitoring of project’s field activities
  • Responsible for documentation of project technical activities
  • Provide technical support and capacity building of project staff – assistants, incentive staff, community mobilizers etc.
  • Provide specific technical analysis and feedback to NRC representatives in coordination forums
  • Assess, promote and document ideas for technical improvement and further program development options
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist
  • Help plan and carry out needs assessments, baseline studies and periodic studies, and share feedback on findings to the stakeholders.
  • Monitor and supervise the selection process of shelter and school erection sites / locations.
  • Render support in the selection of materials suppliers and contractors for infrastructure construction, through provision of technical guidance and verification of materials quality and contractor technical capacities
  • Supervise activities implementation and prepare / share progress reports of Shelter and school construction activities
  • Ensure that all construction works undertaken by NRC, or its contractors and assigns meets the required standards and quality specified in the contracts and those set by the national or local authorities.
  • Prepare distribution plan for Shelter Non Food Items (NFIs) and construction materials, and cash transfers for beneficiary driven shelter implementation.
  • Prepare spending plans for Shelter with the consultation of the respective PC/PM and AM
  • Coordinate/share plans with the shelter working group partners or members, IPs / UNHCR / OPM to avoid any duplication of services and wastage of resources
  • Collate data from the incentive / community outreach workers and prepare regular reports on all Shelter and infrastructure development activities conditions for monitoring.
  • Work closely with community leaders and other sectors and agencies working locally in order to coordinate within the Shelter, WASH, and Education and Food Security sectors.
  • Responsible for all kind of project field records including but not limited to beneficiary lists, distribution plans, site visit records, hand over records and lists and coordination meeting minutes
  • Supervision of field monitors and outreach workers
  • Facilitate and take part in community mobilization, and effective dialogue with the affected communities to allow the agency to be held to account for the quality of the program.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Shelter/Infrastructure Officer employment opportunity should possess a technical background in Shelter / WASH and a University Degree in civil engineering, Surveying or architecture, or related experience
  • At least two to three years of practical experience on Shelter/Infrastructure / WASH interventions, cash transfer programming and monitoring/supervision of emergency shelter developments preferably with an INGO.
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. proven ability to use MS Office software (especially Word and Excel) and AUTOCAD or other Engineering design software
  • Personal Qualities: Planning and delivering results , Working with people , Communicating with impact and respect, Handling insecure environments

How to Apply:
All interested and qualified Ugandan candidates who wish to join one of the world’s leading relief organisations, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) should apply by visiting the web link below.


Deadline: 16th July 2017


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