WASH/Shelter Technical Officer (engineer) 91 views

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.

Job Description

WASH/Shelter technical officer specializes in essential services in urban settings (water supply, wastewater, energy, construction) able to assess, plan, design and supervise projects in those contexts.

The purpose of the positon is to ensure that repair and rehabilitation of buildings, maintenance of water systems and energy efficient solutions are implemented according to NRC standards and procedures and national regulations.

Generic responsibilities

  • Ensure compliance with NRC policies, guidelines and standards
  • Ensure compliance with WASH/Shelter strategy, tools, handbooks, guidelines and standards
  • Ensure that all WASH/Shelter projects (repair, rehabilitation and/or reconstruction) are implemented in a timely manner and according to strategy, proposals, budgets and plans, and in line with NRC policies and donor requirements
  • WASH/Shelter specific technical responsibility for the quality control and monitoring of project activities
  • WASH/Shelter specific technical responsibility for project documentation of technical activities of WASH/Shelter project(s)
  • Provide specific technical support and capacity building towards project staff
  • Assess, promote and document ideas for technical improvement and further program development options
  • Contributes to WASH/Shelter specific protection risks and needs analyses
  • Ensure that the project is implemented in adherence with the requirements of the partnership agreement
  • Contributes to designing of protection response to identified risks and needs

Specific responsibilities

  • Provide technical guidance and support within all essential services in urban settings (water, wastewater, energy, construction) to ensure quality, cost-effectiveness, sustainability and impact soundness in their implementation.
  • Do structural assessments of buildings and propose technical solutions for materials assistance, repair, rehabilitation and/or reconstruction, and provide technical information for development of work plans, technical specifications, bills of quantities (BoQs), cost estimates, structural drawings (CAD).
  • Assess the completion of works, and prepare recommendations for payments, interim and final payment certificates
  • Provide technical support to contractors and beneficiaries, supervise construction works, and ensure that quality of materials and workmanship is according to technical specifications
  • Involve and inform communities and local authorities about the activities and ensure that all projects are in line with national guidelines and regulations
  • Break down the annual operational plans into weekly, monthly and quarterly implementation plans
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, explore and asses new and better ways to assist
  • Ensure that distribution of materials and equipment is done in timely manner and according to procedures
  • Ensure correct data tracking for all interventions and prepare periodic progress reports and other documents as required
  • Assist and support the direct line manager in drafting reports of any kind
  • Assist with any other duties assigned by line manager as and when required.

Professional competencies

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

Generic professional competencies for this position:

  • Experience from working within technical expertise area in a humanitarian/ recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • English skills, both written and verbal will be an advantage
  • Experience of working as a civil engineer
  • University degree in architecture or engineering: civil, structural, electro-mechanical, hydrogeology, environmental, energy or related fields
  • Knowledge of computer programs: MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project, AutoCAD
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to perform under tight deadlines
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to prioritize a complex workload and to work autonomously as needed

Context/specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Fluency in spoken Russian or Ukrainian
  • Willingness to work in demanding, stressful situations with respect for basic security rules.

Behavioral competencies

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Working with people
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Handling insecure environment

We offer:

  • Type of contract: local employment contract till 31.12.2021, with the possibility of extension.
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC salary scale, terms and conditions.
  • Duty station: Severodonetsk, Ukraine.

Please note that we will contact only shortlisted candidates.

NRC retains the discretion to cancel the recruitment.

Application process

  • To apply please follow this link https://vacanciesinukraine.com/jobs
  • To help us track our recruitment effort, please indicate in your cover letter how (vacanciesinukraine.com) you have heard about this position. 
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The Norwegian Refugee Council is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises in 31 countries, where we help save lives and rebuild futures.

We deliver high-quality aid where needs are greatest. When we started our relief efforts after World War II, humanitarian needs were critical. They still are – and we’re still there, protecting people forced to flee and supporting them as they build a new future. Today, we work in both new and protracted crises across 31 countries, where we provide camp managementfood assistanceclean watershelterlegal aid, and education.

We stand up for people forced to flee. NRC is a determined advocate for displaced people. When we witness injustices, we alert the world. 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. NRC’s global provider of expertise, NORCAP, the world’s most used, boasts around 1,000 experts from all over the world. Our experts stand ready to deploy at a moment’s notice to support the UN and local authorities in humanitarian crises.

Around 14,000 humanitarians work with 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.

Today, a record 68.5 million people are fleeing war and persecution. Not since World War Two have more people needed our help. The Norwegian Refugee Council assisted over 8.5 million people worldwide in 2018, and with your support, we can help even more.

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