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
  • The incumbent will ensure compliance with
    NRC policies, guidelines and standards
  • Ensure compliance with Shelter &
    Infrastructure development strategy, tools, handbooks, guidelines and
  • In charge of the implementation of project
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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