Norwegian Refugee Council Shelter Team leader Jobs in Ethiopia

Norwegian Refugee Council Shelter Team leader Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 216779

Category: Development and Project Management Location: Bule Hora and all fields, Oromia Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: xxxx

Job Description

Job Title: Shelter Team leader (National Position)

Reporting to: WASH/Shelter Project Manager

Job Based at: Bule Hora with travel to the fields

Being an employee of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in Ethiopia the Shelter Team Leader is expected to represent NRC in a responsible manner and always act in accordance with NRC’s Code of Conduct.


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is present in five regions in Ethiopia, providing refugees and internally displaced people with emergency relief and help them to rebuild their lives.

NRC works within the sectors of Education, Shelter, WASH, Livelihood and Food Security, ICLA (Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance), and Child Protection.

Roles & Responsibilities:

The purpose of the Shelter Team Leader is to manage the Shelter project team at field office level and to support other NRC CCs in construction related activities in Bule Hora.

Generic responsibilities:

  • Management of project staff
  • Implement plan of action for delegated portfolio of Shelter projects (activities, budget and project documentation)
  • Day to day follow of progress in project implementation
  • Ensure compliance with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • 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

  • Prepare periodic progress reports and other documents

  • Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills
  • Liaison and collaborate with relevant local authorities and stakeholders
  • Promote the rights of returnees in line with the advocacy strategy

    [Specific responsibilities:

  • Represent NRC in coordination meetings relevant to shelter programmes

  • Keep close relationship with major actors at area level (OCHA, UNHCR, other Shelter actors/Clusters etc.)

  • Acting as NRC’s focal person for the shelter programme

  • Ensure that NRC’s Shelter & WASH are integrated always an in compliance with local norms and international standards

  • Coordinate with area level NRC support functions to run shelter activities smoothly

  • Coordinate and manage area level shelter staff to keep them motivated and capacitated for better programming deliverables and improve staff duty of care

  • Oversee all the technical aspects of Shelter, & possibly WASH when needed, construction (drawings, BoQs, Technical Specifications, feasibility in field etc.)

  • Ensure that NRC beneficiary selection criteria are applied during beneficiary selection

  • Ensure that all activities are compliant with NRC and donor regulations, the donor agreement and implemented in timely and effective manner

  • Assist
    the PM/AM and Shelter Specialist in future programme planning and proposal elaboration activities

  • Monitor the expenditures of the intervention and provide advice on potential budget revisions in a timely manner

  • Participate in tendering, negotiating and contract awarding

  • Ensure logistic and construction components of program are operating in tandem to ensure timely and appropriate arrival and supply of materials

  • Ensure that material delivered meets the contractual requirements as in quality and quantity

  • Ensure accurate and complete filing of Shelter documents

  • Design, develop and maintain monitoring and evaluation tools, provide orientation to the Shelter team on the utilization

  • Assist the PM/AM and Shelter Specialist in drafting external reports to donors, the Shelter Cluster and other parties

  • Draft internal reports as required and requested by the AM and Shelter Specialist

  • Provide technical support for construction activities to other NRC CCs during all stages of the PCM, during implementation stage adhere to the PPA’s descriptions

  • Any other tasks as delegated by the line manager

    Job Requirements

    Generic professional competencies:

  • Previous experience working in humanitarian/recovery context
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Good communication, interpersonal, analytical and negotiation skills;

  • Strong organizational and team building skills

  • Ability to prioritise responsibilities, carry out multiple tasks simultaneously, and meet deadlines

  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Ability to work independently whenever required

    Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience

  • BSc degree in Civil, and Arctectural Engineering with 3 years & above experience in shelter Construction

  • Diploma in Building Construction/Civil Engineering with 4 years & above experience in shelter Construction

  • Specific experience in shelter construction is advantageous

  • Computer skills, especially in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook

  • Computer literacy of technical software (i.e. AUTOCAD, GIS, EPANET) is an asset

  • Ability in English Language, (Written and Spoken)

    Behavioural competencies

  • Handling insecure environments

  • Managing resources to optimize results

  • Empowering and building trust

  • Managing performance and development

  • Planning and delivering results

    How to Apply

    All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Codes of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.

    Interested candidates who meet the above criteria are invited to send in their application letters including updated curriculum vitae with day-time telephone number and contact details of three work-related referees only through OR (If it is possible, attach photocopies of the most relevant educational certificates/testimonials). Applications should reach NRC latest by August 15, 2019.

    NB: only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

    “Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply and on the job training will be provided!”

    Norwegian Refugee Council Shelter Team leader Jobs in Ethiopia

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