Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Shelter & WASH Technical Officer

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description


The Shelter/WaSH Technical Officer – specializes in Technical Support on essential services in urban and rural settings (construction, water supply, wastewater, energy systems) and he/she is responsible for assessing, planning, designing and supervising projects in those contexts.

The purpose of the Shelter/WaSH Technical Officer position is to ensure that repair and rehabilitation projects are implemented according to NRC standards and procedures and national regulations.

Generic responsibilities 

  1. Ensure compliance with NRC policies, guidelines and standards.
  2. Ensure compliance with NRC Ukraine strategy, tools, handbooks, guidelines and standards.
  3. Ensure that all Shelter/WaSH projects (repair, rehabilitation and/or reconstruction) are implemented in a timely manner and according to strategy, proposals, budgets and plans, and in line with NRC policies and donor requirements.
  4. Specific technical responsibility for the quality control and monitoring of project activities.
  5. Specific technical responsibility for project documentation of technical activities of Shelter/WaSHproject(s).
  6. Provide specific technical support and Capacity Building towards project staff.
  7. Assess, promote and document ideas for technical improvement and further program development options.
  8. Contributes to Shelter/WaSH specific protection risks and needs analyses.
  9. Ensure that the project is implemented in adherence with the requirements of the partnership agreement.
  10. Contributes to designing of protection response to identified risks and needs.

    Specific responsibilities 

    • Do structural assessments of buildings and WaSH facilities and propose technical solutions for materials/equipment/NFI assistance, repair, rehabilitation and/or reconstruction, and provide technical information for development of work plans, technical specifications, bills of quantities (BoQs), cost estimates, structural drawings (CAD) and tender documents for procurement of construction services.
    • Review and analyze contract claims and variation orders, assess the completion of works, and prepare recommendations for payments, and interim and final payment certificates.
    • Provide technical support to contractors and beneficiaries, supervise construction works, and ensure that quality of materials and workmanship is according to technical specifications.
    • Involve and inform communities and local authorities about the activities and ensure that all projects are in line with national guidelines and regulations.
    • Provide support, as required, to municipalities and other public bodies (particularly those lacking proper construction and procurement sections) on project Design and engineering.
    • Coordination with humanitarian organizations and other relevant partners regarding Project Implementation.
    • Ensure that distribution of materials and equipment is done in timely manner and according to procedures.
    • Ensure correct data tracking for all interventions and prepare periodic progress reports and other documents as required.
    • Assist and support the direct line manager in drafting reports of any kind.
    • Assist with any other duties assigned by line manager as and when required.
    • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, explore and assess new and better ways to assist.

      Generic professional competencies for this position: 

      • Experience in technical expertise area in a humanitarian/ recovery context
      • Previous experience in complex and volatile contexts.
      • 2 years’ experience working as a Engineer" id="link" class="link">Civil Engineer, knowledge of BoQ, norms and standards of construction works, including critical social infrastructures is desirable.
      • Technical degree and expertise in architecture or engineering: civil, structural, electro-mechanical, hydrogeology, environmental, energy or related fields.
      • Knowledge of Computer Programs: MS Word, MS Excel, Autocad.
      • Excellent time management skills and ability to perform under tight deadlines.
      • Excellent organizational skills, ability to prioritize a complex workload and to work autonomously as needed.

        Behavioural competencies

        • Planning and delivering results
        • Working with people 
        • Communicating with impact and respect
        • Handling insecure environments

          What We Offer

          This position is open for Ukranian Nationals Only

          We offer an opportunity to match your career to a compelling cause and a chance to meet and work with people who are the best in their fields.

          We are also looking for people who share our values:

        • To be dedicated in what we do;

      • To be innovative with our solutions;

    • To act as one unified and inclusive team;

  11. To be accountable to the donors that make our work possible;

    We invite applications from all qualified and interested candidates. Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be screened on a rolling basis and interviews will be assigned instantly until a suitable candidate is selected.

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