Job Description


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Position:                                         Shelter Project Officer

Reports to:                                     Area Programme Manager 

Duty station:                                  Shire (travel to Shire, surrounding host communities)

Project number:                             ETFM2301

Duration and type of contract:   6 months and 15 days /Fixed Term/

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships. 

Roles & Responsibilities:

The purpose of the Shelter officer position is to facilitate the supervision of the ongoing Shelter project activities in Shire as requested.  The Shelter officer will also support on assessment of new constructions and maintenance works within the refugee/ IDP camps and host communities. This is a roving position that will primarily be based in Shire.

Generic Responsibilities 

Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures  Line managing Shelter Project assistants and other project staffs Coordinate and communicate with camp level partners and IDP representatives and local Administration during work execution in IDP camps and Host communities. Ensure standard of constructions are maintained as per SPHERE standard  Prepare and develop status reports as required by management Implement CC SoPs and ensure high technical quality of projects Contribute to the development Shelter project strategies; participate in the development of relevant CC projects. Promote and share ideas for improvement of the Shelter Program Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist. Promote the rights of refugees in line with the advocacy strategy.

Specific Responsibilities 

Providing Technical Support  for all construction and maintenance activities including school constructions under Education program Verify  BoQ and designs for new project proposals are prepared and submitted on time Regularly travel to the field to support shelter activities. Participate in site selection for new constructions and in assessing shelters for maintenance. Check  that Payments for executed construction works  are prepared and paid accordingly  Coordinate with Shelter team and other IPs for final quality work checking and approval Ensure close follow up and supervision of out sourced constructions Ensure quality construction materials are delivered as per the specification given during purchase requisition Follow up and check quality of constructions undergoing are maintained Coordinate with Education team to ensure on time delivery of constructions and fulfil requirements of school standards Ensure Cost, requisition and administer Working Advances, including construction teams' payments, field-based resource person’s payments and activity participants’ payments are in compliance with NRC policy. Support beneficiary trainings as required by the project objectives. Organize and implement distributions of NFIs to the beneficiaries. Promote and share ideas for technical improvement. Provide support to any construction or maintenance activities and assessments for NRC Shire and surrounding host community in line with NRC quality standards. Implement any other task relevant to the position as requested by the line manager.

Generic professional competencies: 

A university degree in Civil Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management or Related field. Minimum of three years practical experience in construction supervision/follow up with Humanirarian Organizaion or NGOs’ working in complex and volatile contexts Knowledge of the operating context in Tigray Region; Knowledge of the local languages is an advantage;  Experience in use of design software’s like Autocad, Arcgis and statistical packages; Knowledge and experience of the application of SPHERE Experience from working in a humanitarian/recovery context Ability to prioritise responsibilities, carry out multiple tasks simultaneously, and meet deadlines Ability to work independently whenever required  Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities Good knowledge of English

Behavioural Competencies 

Demonstrates strong communication skills Handling insecure environment Ability to work under high work load  Attention to detail Good cultural awareness and sensitivity  Strong team working and support role skills Planning and delivering results Good task orientation and planning skills. Communicating with impact and respect
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