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Shelter Technical Assistant

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Activation Date: 31 May, 2021   Announced Date: 31 May, 2021   Expire Date: 13 Jun, 2021

Job Location: Kabul
Nationality: Afghan
Category: Engineering
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: As per NRC salary scale
Vacancy Number: VA-2021-090
No. Of Jobs: 2
City: Kabul Central Office
Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Years of Experience: At least 2 years of working experience with the co
Contract Duration: Till 31st December, 2021 (Extendable)
Gender: Female
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field such as Civil Engineering faculty.
Close date: 13 Jun, 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 the Shelter Technical Assistant position is to assist in the day-to-day implementation of the Shelter project. She will be responsible for Village assessment, identify needs and resources, data on returnees/ IDPs, Beneficiary selection and regular monitoring, data collection from field level, check the quality and quantity of construction material before distribution.

Job Description:

Generic responsibilities:

Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines.
Assist with the implementation of the support function portfolio according to plan of action.
Prepare and develop status reports as required by management.
Ensure proper filing of documents.
Promote and share ideas for improvement of the support function Responsible for: assessment, vulnerable beneficiary selection, project planning, implementation and monitoring for shelter construction activities.
Collection and analysis shelter data and report to shelter officer.
Produce reports on weekly, monthly and require base as well.
Development of holistic and needs based programmes, including cash-based interventions and marked based programmes.

Specific responsibilities:

Assessment on site. Village assessment, identify needs and resources, shelter type, data on returnees/ IDPs.
Beneficiary selection. Identify vulnerable families eligible for shelter assistance according to established selection criteria.
Delivery on site. Shelter package according to the plan and on time clearance.
 Provision and completion of all field related forms, contracts and retain in profile.
Responsible for quality maintenance of shelter and latrine in target area.
Remain updated on technical and legal considerations (national lows, standards and codes).
Coordinate the material loading, transportation and delivery with logistic and warehouse assistant.
Participate in NRC staff seminars and training, when scheduled.
Properly operate the NRC assets (HF,VHF, Computer and sat phone…etc).
Monitoring Ensure that:
all program data are accurately collected and reported.
the quality and quantity of construction material is distributed to the beneficiary’s families, is correct and according to the delivery plan.
The shelter construction up to completion and occupancy respects the activity plan and deadlines.
Monitor shelter construction activities within the agreed timeframe.
the quality and quantity of construction material is distributed to individual beneficiaries, is correct and according to the construction delivery plan.
Participate in field missions, shelter activities monitoring, and technical assistance to beneficiaries.
Maintain shelter beneficiaries’ documentation both on field and office levels and on its profiles.
Beneficiaries and community workers training regarding shelter and latrine design.
Conduct the meeting with community/or village elders, Malaks, local authority and other stakeholders at field level.
Upon successful completion of construction stages reports to shelter officer for progress report.
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:

Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field such as Civil Engineering faculty.

At least 2 years of working experience with the communities.
Excellent communication skills.
Excellent computer skills.
Fluency in local language Pashtu/Dari both written and verbal.
Be ready to work in complex and volatile contexts.
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
Some knowledge of English language.
Knowledge of emergency interventions and or programmes.
Knowledge of cash-based interventions and market based programmes.

Behavioural competencies:

Handling insecure environment.
Planning and delivering results.
Empowering and building trust.
Communicating with impact and respect.

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. 

Submission Guideline:

1st Option: For applying and more information, please copy below link and paste in the web address.


Note: All applicants are supposed to create and properly fill online CV profile in the system, example (personal, education, experience background etc..) and only attaching CV won’t be enough.

2nd Option: Based on the policy, only for this position hardcopies of the CVs can be submitted on below address:

District 10th, Qala – E – Fatullah, Street # 3, beside (MSF) office, Kabul, Afghanistan.

Submission Email:


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