27 April 2017

3 Fresher Shelter Officer - Construction NGO Job Placements - CARE International

Organisation: CARE International
Funding Source: European Commission Humanitarian Aid (ECHO)
Duty Station: Uganda

About US:
CARE International is a leading global development and humanitarian organization. In 2014, CARE worked in 90 countries around the world, supporting 880 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid projects, reaching more than 72 million people. CARE International in Uganda (CARE) works with others to make a sustainable improvement in the lives of the very poor, with a focus on women and girls. Our current program focusses on women and girls’ economic rights, particularly financial inclusion and governance of natural resources women and girls depend upon, and on their sexual and reproductive health rights, including a life free of violence. Our programming is guided by our core values of excellence, accountability, respect, integrity and transparency.

About ECHO Programme:
CARE Uganda will work in partnership with Oxfam International in Uganda on an emergency program funded by ECHO, a one-year programme whose main objective is to save lives, reduce suffering, promote human dignity and increase resilience of refugees and host communities, in particular women, girls and boys, in the Bidibidi settlement in Yumbe district and Imvepi and Rhino Camp settlements in Arua district. It will also aim to reduce vulnerability of refugees by tackling social exclusion through its use of participatory and empowering approaches. As a result, the most marginalized members of the society, particularly vulnerable women and female headed households, are able to benefit from the programme. The emergency programme will be using a rights based approach and will strengthen women’s ability to exercise their rights in a community. The project will work in the districts of Arua and Yumbe.

Job Summary: The Shelter Construction Officer will be responsible for ensuring technical quality of the emergency shelter programming at field level. The jobholder will be responsible for providing technical advice, monitoring and supervision for the beneficiaries and communities during and after shelter construction.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the CARE International Shelter Officer - Construction job placement must hold a University degree in Architecture or Civil Engineering.
  • Demonstrated professional work experience in humanitarian shelter construction and understanding of emergency response programming can substitute for qualifications but not vice versa
  • At least two years of humanitarian aid experience, preferably in emergency shelter projects in refugee settlements
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the displacement sites and inter-sectoral coordination with humanitarian actors, local and national authorities
  • Excellent communication & negotiation skills;
  • Good advocacy and communication skills
  • Highly analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Broad awareness of protection issues as applied to emergency settings, with special attention to the needs of women and children
  • Show commitment to and understanding of CARE core values and principle
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. proficiency in MS-Office
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, Arabic preferred
  • Excellent self-organizational skills
  • Highly pro-active and helpful attitude, ready to take on variety of new tasks and adjust to rapidly changing context and needs
  • Ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines;
  • Ability to manage competing priorities.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their application letters together with detailed CVs/ resumes giving daytime telephone contacts and names and addresses of three professional referees to ugarecruitment@care.org

Deadline: 30th April 2017

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