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

Organisation: CARE
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
  • 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
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the
    displacement sites and inter-sectoral coordination with humanitarian
    actors, local and national authorities
  • Excellent communication & negotiation
  • Good advocacy and communication skills
  • Highly analytical and problem solving
  • 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
  • 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

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