Shelter and Infrastructure Assistant NGO Job Careers – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Title:         Shelter and Infrastructure
Organisation: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to:
Shelter Officer – Rhino Camp
About US:
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a
private, independent, humanitarian organization working on all aspects of the
refugee cause in more than 36 countries throughout the world. The aim of DRC is
to protect refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) against persecution
and to promote durable solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the
basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC works in accordance with
the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in
Disaster Relief.
Job Summary: The
Shelter and Infrastructure Assistant will be providing support to the
implementation of DRC Shelter (DANIDA) Program. The job will require frequent
travel within the project Area including constant support to neighboring camps.
The primary function is to assist in the supervision of the construction of PSN
Houses and Latrines. He /she will be assisting in general supervision of
construction works, unburnt bricks production and other construction materials.
He/she will be responsible for the technical specifications of all works and
make sure they are in conformity with DRC’s approved designs, drawings and
specifications respectively.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
General Duties:
Assist the Shelter Officer with
planning, designing and supervision of construction works, and ensure that
works are carried out in accordance with set standards specified in the
drawings, designs and technical specifications.
Assist the Shelter Officer in the
implementation of the construction of the PSN houses and latrines and ensure
that all materials/ elements are delivered on schedule and are in the right
Ensure that effective supervision of
the construction is done and workmanship is in line with acceptable standards.
Maintain accurate records and proper
documentations of the site progress and make sure that those records are
available at all time.
Ensure that executed work is recorded
and payments are prepared in cooperation with the Livelihood Program.
Ensure timely submission of required
support documents for Finance to effect payments of service providers and
Update and keep records of executed
works and the payments hereof.
Coordination and
Coordinate with Shelter counterparts
in Rhino camp in the implementation of common funded projects.
Ensure good representation and
reputation of Shelter Sector at all levels.
Actively participate in internal and
external coordination meetings.
Work closely with the Shelter
Officer, initiate development of project concepts and proposal documents in
respect to Shelter.
Develop the project’s M&E tools
for monitoring Shelter Projects.
implementation and reporting:
Ensure water quality control in
accordance to Sphere, UNHCR and the Uganda National standards.
Prepare Shelter daily, weekly,
monthly, quarterly, annual reports and timely submission to relevant
Execute other duties as signed by the
Staff management:
Uphold DRC’s code of conduct and
principles of accountability.
Develop and agree on own performance
objectives, targets and ensure appraisals are conducted on the set targets as
Conduct daily field visits to support
other field staff on implementation of Shelter Activities.
Logistics /Finance:
Assist the Shelter Officer to monitor
financial commitments and expenditures against budgets and provide timely
feedback on budget follow ups on a daily/weekly/ annual basis especially on
water quality monitoring.
Initiate procurements and make follow
up with the line supervisor to ensure their execution.
Contribute to grants management of
Shelter project through management of day to day project expenditures.

Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the Danish
Refugee Council (DRC) Shelter and Infrastructure Assistant job placement must
hold a National Diploma in Civil Engineering or Construction with at least 3
years’ experience and one of which must have been with an international NGOs.
Ability to interpret designs,
drawings and technical specifications Is a real asset
Knowledge to plan and prioritize
tasks, and ability to work creatively and independently is highly required.
Ability to work with culturally
diverse group of people.
Computer literacy is a must and
additional Knowledge in Auto-card /Archicad packages is an asset.
Capability and Knowledge to ride
motorcycle in very much required for effective mobility and monitoring of
Proven commitment to accountable
Knowledge of working in challenging
Proven ability to manage large varied
workloads and deal constructively with stress and periods with long hours.
Proven ability to prioritize tasks,
meet deadlines and work with limited supervision
Proactive, stable and robust
character and a good team player.
Excellent communication skills, calm
and a good sense of humor.
Excellent interpersonal skills and
demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations at all levels.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested
candidates should send their applications including;
A cover letter (1 page) in which you
explain why you are interested in the position and how you meet the qualities
and qualifications criteria
Concise and accurate CV (maximum 3
pages). The CV should include information about your qualification, relevant training
courses, Work experience, name and contact details of 3 relevant references.
All applications should be sent to clearly indicating position name in the subject
Deadline: 13th May 2018
by 5:00pm
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