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  • Posted: Feb 12, 2021
    Deadline: Feb 25, 2021
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    The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent, humanitarian, non-profit, non-governmental organisation. We provide assistance, protection and durable solutions to refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide. What is NRC? NRC promotes and protects the rights of refugees and people who have been displaced within their own country. We take ...
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    Shelter Technical Assistant

    Job Identification: 830
    Location: Mubi, Adamawa  Application Link

    Location: Yola, Adamawa  Application Link
    Job Category: Shelter
    Reports to: Shelter Coordinator
    Supervision of: Community Based Workers
    Travel: 15% to Yola
    Duration and type of contract: Ending by December 31th, 2021 (with possibility of extension)

    Role and Responsibilities

    • The purpose of the assistant position is to assist in the day to day implementation of the CC project.

    Generic Responsibilities (max 10)
    These responsibilities shall be the same for all positions with the same title. The responsibilities shall be short and essential. Details belong in the Work- and Professional Development Plan.

    • 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

    Specific Responsibilities
    These responsibilities shall be adapted to the particularities of the job location and context, phase of operation, strategic focus and type of programme intervention. This section shall be revised whenever a new employee is hired or the context changes significantly.

    • Pre-evaluation of needs (Targeting, Needs Assessment, Beneficiary Identification & Selection) and alert the hierarchy of any population movement in the area.
    • Provide technical support and orientation to local technicians and community workers, train and develop their capacity
    • Implement shelter construction activities, conduct technical assessment and approval of quality of work and ensure better management of remaining material.
    • Conduct community sensitization, awareness and mobilization to encourage beneficiary commitment to the shelter activities.
    • With the support of the Shelter Officer and Shelter coordinator, provide the drafts of technical drawings, Bill of Quantity, site plan and technical specification notes for shelter projects.
    • Alert the Shelter Officer for any potential need of modification on construction designs or for any unpredictable soil constraints identified.
    • Assist the shelter officer to accurately control movement of trucks, quantities and qualities of materials supplied to site.
    • Establish local committees for shelter project
    • Maintain good working relationships with local authorities, local communities, local committees and partners as well as with all stakeholders in NRC area of intervention
    • Ensure the participation of female workers in key positions in the construction / rehabilitation of shelters and community infrastructures and other shelter activitie
    • Represent NRC in field coordination meeting when required.

    Critical interfaces
    By interfaces, NRC means processes and projects that are interlinked with other departments / units or persons. Relevant interfaces for this position are:

    • Project planning: Shelter Officer, Core Competency Assistants, Field Officer, M&E
    • Assessments: Local authorities, Field Officer, M&E
    • Area operations: Field officers
    • Staff capacity building:  Shelter Specialist, Shelter Coordinator, Shelter Officer, HR Officer
    • Implementation: Shelter Officer, Field Officer

    Scale and scope of position

    • Numbers and titles of staff directly managed by the postholder, and numbers of staff and daily workers / incentive staff responsible for overall in the unit (e.g. 5 project officers and 2 education assistants, 34 staff in total) - Nill


    • Key external stakeholders the post has relationships with (e.g. UN agencies, INGOs, local NGOs, civil society, governmental bodies):
    • Local Authorities (LGA Chairman, Bulama), SEMA / NEMA representatives, NGO’s Field project representatives


    • List of budgets covered by postholder, and size of budget:


    • Brief description of the information resources the postholder is responsible for at CO level (e.g. GORS, Agresso, Webcruiter, Intranet):
    • M&E Dash board, GORS, Agresso, NRC Intranet.

    Legal or compliance:

    • Brief description of any legal or compliance responsibility the postholder has (term of employement, vendors, donors):

    Job Requirements

    • Competencies are important in order for the employee and the organisation to deliver desired results. They are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following two categories:

    Professional competencies
    These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance.

    Generic professional competencies:

    • Experience from working as a Project Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context
    • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
    • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
    • Some knowledge of English

    Context / Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

    • University degree in Civil Engineering or Architecture
    • Knowledge of the context in North Eastern Nigeria
    • Knowledge of the local languages will be added advantage
    • Experience on implementation of emergency shelter activities
    • Experience in household sensitization and training in shelter and infrastructure maintenance
    • Familiarity with AutoCAD, GPS, ARC GIS and Google Earth

    Behavioral competencies (max 6)
    These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioural competencies, and the following are essential for this position:

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

    Performance Management
    The employee will be accountable for the responsibilities and the competencies, in accordance with the NRC Performance Management Manual. The following documents will be used for performance reviews:

    • The Job Description
    • The Work and Development Plan
    • The Mid-term / End-of-trial Period Performance Review Template
    • The End-term Performance Review Template
    • The NRC Competency Framework

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