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Activation Date: 07 Apr, 2021   Announced Date: 07 Apr, 2021   Expire Date: 20 Apr, 2021

Job Location: Kabul
Nationality: Afghan
Category: Engineering
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: As per NRC salary scale
Vacancy Number: VA-2021-059
No. Of Jobs: 1
City: Kabul Central Office
Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Years of Experience: At least minimum (3-5) years of experience working
Contract Duration: Till 31st December, 2021 (Extendable)
Gender: Male/Female
Education: Graduated from engineering faculty (Civil Engineering).
Close date: 20 Apr, 2021

About Norwegian Refugee Council:

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organization helping people forced to flee.
We protect displaced people and support them as they build a new future. We started our relief efforts after World War Two. Today, we work in both new and protracted crises across 31 countries. We specialize in six areas: food security, education, shelter, legal assistance, camp management, and water, sanitation and hygiene.
We stand up for people forced to flee. NRC is a determined advocate for displaced people. We promote and defend displaced people’s rights and dignity in local communities, with national governments and in the international arena. NRC’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva is a global leader in monitoring, reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

We respond quickly to emergencies. Our expert deployment capacity, NORCAP, boasts around 1,000 experts from all over the world who can be deployed within 72 hours. Our experts help improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises.

Around 6,000 men and women work for the Norwegian Refugee Council. Most of us are hired locally to work in the field, and a small number are based at our head office in Oslo. Many of our colleagues were once themselves fleeing their homes.

NRC Afghanistan established operations in 2003, and currently maintains five area offices in Balkh, Hirat, Kabul, Kandahar, and Nangarhar, as well as field offices in hard-to-reach, displacement-affected provinces: Badghis, Faryab, Khost, Kunar, Kunduz, Nimroz, Sar-e Pul, and Uruzgan. NRC employs over 1,400 staff in Afghanistan, and works through direct implementation of programmes, to provide both emergency response and durable solutions for internally displaced Afghans, as well as returning Afghan refugees, and Waziristan refugees in southeastern Afghanistan.

Purpose of the Job:

The purpose of Shelter Officer Position is to contribute with specific technical competences to shelter projects implementation. This position will normally report to Shelter Coordinator and will provide support to Shelter team. He/she will be managing Shelter Technical Assistants.

Job Description:

Generic responsibilities:

Ensure compliance with NRC policies, guideline and standards.
Ensure compliance with Shelter strategy, tools, handbooks, guidelines and standards.
Shelter officer specific technical responsibility for implementation of technical activities and tracking of financial expenditures of the project.
Shelter officer specific technical responsibility for the quality control and monitoring of project activities.
Shelter officer specific responsibility for project documentation of technical activities of the project(s).
Provide specific technical support and capacity building towards project staff.
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.
Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy.  
Development of holistic and needs based programmes, including cash-based interventions and marked based programmes.

Specific responsibilities:

Quality control of all construction activates at each stage of the progress- travel regularly to all the sites of implementation of shelter activities, ensuring that all activates are in line with norms and standards.
Provide on job training to the shelter beneficiaries.
Monitor and document the implementation of project activities done by implementing partners and/or contractors (plan of action activities, contracts, financial expenditures and project documentation).
Conduct quality control and provide technical support to implementing partners and/ or contractors.
Responsible for: assessment, vulnerable beneficiary selection, project planning, implementation and monitoring for shelter construction activities.
Participate in field missions, shelter activities monitoring, and technical assistance to beneficiaries.
Collection and analysis shelter data and report.
Provision and completion of all field related forms, contracts and retain in profile.
Prepare reports on weekly, monthly and require base as well.
Conduct the meeting with community/or village elders, Maliks, local authority and other stakeholders at filed level.
Provide the technical progress reports, mid-term and final reports.
Ensure that vulnerable displacement affected families have shelter to upgraded and winter friendly dwellings also shelters upgraded.
Participate in NRC staff seminars and training, when scheduled.
Properly operate the NRC assets (HF, VHF, Computer and set phone…. etc.)
Ensure the inclusion of cash-based interventions and marked based programmes in country and area-based strategies and their implementation across and within NRC’s core competencies
Provide an enabling environment for the implementation of cash-based interventions, including multi-purpose cash assistance, emergency cash responses
Any other tasks as assigned by the immediate superior.

Job Requirements:

Generic professional competencies:

Graduated from engineering faculty (Civil Engineering).
Familiar with designing, implementing and monitoring of construction projects.
At least minimum (3-5) years of experience working with NGOs in a similar Shelter fields.
Excellent communication skills.
Computer literacy.
Familiar with Urban Shelter standards.
Knowledge of international standards code for building material and testing.
Fluency in English and local language Pashto and Dari.
Able to express your ideas clearly and confidently in speech.
Experience with field level coordination with national/international organizations.
Experience from working within technical expertise area in a humanitarian/ recovery context.
Previous experience from working in complex contexts.
Core competency expertise.
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.

Behavioural competencies:

Planning and delivering results.
Working with people.
Communicating with impact and respect.
Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
Ability to meet deadlines in multiple-tasking environments.
Ability to engage and motivate staff in a challenging programme area.
Collaborative nature, ability to work well in a team environment.
Flexibility, creativity, and it helps to if you have a good sense of humor.
Good coordination skills.

We Offer:

Monthly Salary based on NRC Afghanistan Salary Scale.
NRC has medical coverage for staff plus 4 dependents. 
Eid Bonus once per year.
Leave and Holidays accordingly Afghanistan Labour Law.
Top up Credit card on monthly basis. 


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