- 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
- Support the shelter officer in formulation of project work plans and provide quality and timely reports to the officer on projects progress.
- Supervise and monitor construction of shelters,roads and building facilities at school,police and distribution centres.
- Request construction materials from the warehouse in a timely manner, supervise and monitor distribution of construction materials to the beneficiaries.
- Monitor and ensure proper usage of the construction materials, assets and tools.
- Facilitate effective implementation of all construction activities which includes supervision and monitoring of building facilities and roads for service delivery, emergency and transitional shelters for camp consolidation.
- Preparation of bill of quantities as requested from time to time.
- Recruit, train and manage incentive workers (community mobilizers, quality monitors, construction workers).
- Supervise and develop the capacity of refugee community workers implementing shelter construction activities.
- Take account of gender, protection, HIV, the environment, and other important cross-cutting concerns in programme design, implementation, and reporting; carry out activities in a way that reflects the needs of specific groups and individuals e.g. elderly people, minority groups, children, and people with disabilities.
- Take part in general assessments, upon request
- Degree/Diploma in Civil engineering, or relevant practical experience. Possibly experience in humanitarian assistance.
- Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to explain and present technical information.
- Experience in supervision of buildings construction.
- Knowledge of Kirundi
- Political and cultural awareness
- Ability to work independently in a result oriented multi-tasking and multi-cultural environment
- Sensitivity to the needs and priorities of disadvantaged populations (minority groups etc.)
- Planning and delivering results
- Empowering and building trust
- Communicating with impact and respect
- Handling insecure environment
Position: Shelter Assistant
Duty station: Mtendeli, Tanzania
Duration and type of contract: 3months with the possibility of extension subject to funding availabilit y
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.
Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks. NRC requires staff members who travel on an international contract to the field to undergo an medical examination with our medical provider. Employees must produce a Health Clearance Certificate before departure stating that there are no relevant health concerns. If staff are unable to provide this, NRC reserves the right to terminate the Contract of Employment.
About the Team
NORCAP solves key challenges in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors, in order to better protect vulnerable people’s lives and rights. We build partnerships and projects with national and international organisations and stakeholders. Skilled NORCAP experts contribute to developing partners’ capacity – to identify and address challenges, improve collaboration and encourage new and innovative approaches. NORCAP is part of the Norwegian Refugee Council.