Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
The Norwegian Refugee Council is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee.
Education Construction Officer Job Vacancy at the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
All NRC employees are expected to work by the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and beliefs shall guide our actions and relationships.
- Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
- Implement delegated shelter project portfolio according to plan of action
- Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
- Ensure proper filing of documents
- Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist
- Promote and share ideas for technical improvement
- Contribute to organisational learning through the provision specific technical analysis, lessons learned and reports
- Support the Education Programme in formulation of project work plans and provide quality and timely reports to the Education Project Coordinator on Construction/Renovation progress.
- Participate in needs assesment for rehabilitation and/or construction when required
- Preparation of constructuon validation plans, Bill of Quantities (BOQ) and implimentation plans as requested from time to time.
- Supervise and monitor construction/rehabilitation of changing rooms for girls where available and rehabilitation of accessible classrooms, playgrounds and girl-friendly latrines
- Participate in developing maintenance plans for rehabilitated infrustructure
- Monitor and ensure proper usage of the construction materials, assets and tools.
Work with relevant authority to guide proper positioning of the classroom, gender sensitive WASH facilities on the site
- Coordinate with NRC WASH and Shelter teams regularly
- Strengthen coordination with government technical departments, camp management authorities and partners
- Facilitate effective implementation of construction/rehabilitation activities which includes supervision and monitoring of classrooms and gender sensitive WASH facilities construction/or rehabilitation, and ensure tasks are completed correctly and on schedule
- Support the preparation PRs and follows up for timely procurement of materials, tools and services.
- Take part in general assessments, upon request
- Degree/Higher National Diploma in field related to Civil engineering, Architecture
- Proven practical experience in the planning and execution of shelter / construction projects for at least 3 years.
- Possibly experience in humanitarian assistance.
- Ability to initiate, develop, plan and implement an integrated programme.
- Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to explain and present technical information.
- Experience in capacity building and training of staff and target groups
- Political and cultural awareness
- Ability to work independently in a result oriented multi-tasking and multi-cultural environment and manage conflicting priorities.
- Understanding of humanitarian standards
- Sensitivity to the needs and priorities of disadvantaged populations (minority groups, PSN etc)
- Demonstrated experience of integrating gender and diversity issues into Shelter Programming.
- Experience from working as a Construction/Shelter Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context
- Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
- Fluency in English, oral and writtenBe able to use a wide variety of software, including Word, Excel and Power Point
- Participate in appropriate professional development of project portfolio
- At all times in and outside work adhere to NRC Code of Conduct
Duty station: Nyarugusu
Duration and type of contract: 5 months with possibility of extension subject to funding availability
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 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 is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.
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.
The deadline for submitting the application is 14 July 2022.