Shelter Technical Assistant Afghanistan Oruzgan in Norwegian Refugee Council Uruzgan, Afghanistan

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Job Description

Caution: This Position is for Afghan National Only

Purpose of the Job

The purpose of the position is the day-to-day implementation of the shelter activities under education project in Urozgan province. She/he will be responsible to conduct need assessment for construction component in school, analysis the report, prepare the design and require drawing for construction aspect, day to day monitoring on progress and quality check of construction materials.

In addition, he or she will be responsible for tailoring/ prepare construction training materials to local languages to build school shura capacity on construction materials quality checks and procurement.

You can read more about this position at Job Description & NRC Grade Structure

Generic Responsibilities

  • Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Implement delegated shelter project portfolio according to plan of action
  • Prepare and develop shelter status reports as required by shelter project manager
  • Ensure proper filing of documents for shelter project
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist
  • Development of holistic and needs-based programmes, including cash-based interventions and marked based programmes
  • Assess, promote and document ideas for technical improvement and further program development options
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist
  • Promote the rights of IDPseturnees in line with the advocacy strategy

Specific responsibilities:

  • Desk study of relevant school construction documents.
  • Conduct field visit in Uorzgan and interview returnees/IDPs families in H2R areas
  • Quality control of all construction activities at each stage of the progress – travel regularly to hard to reach area (H2R) all the sites on implementation of shelter intervention in Urozgan province.
  • Provide on the job training to the mason on construction in all project location as standard
  • Prepare daily and weekly report.
  • Operate field equipment, radio, etc.
  • Responsible for assessment, project planning, implementation and monitoring
  • Maintain regular field visits for the school construction aspect.
  • Proceed on-time cash payments to School Shura according to the plan and on-time clearance.
  • Participate in NRC staff seminars and training, when scheduled
  • Assessment on site. needs and resources, construction type, data on returnees/ IDPs
  • School project selection. Identify of most needy and eligible schools as per EFPR stand and support Education TA on established the School Shura.
  • Prepare reports on weekly, monthly and require base as well
  • Ensure the inclusion of cash-based interventions and marked based programs in-country and area-based strategies and their implementation across and within NRC’s core competencies
  • Provide an enabling environment for the implementation of cash-based interventions, including multi-purpose cash assistance, emergency cash responses
  • Conduct the meeting with community/ or village elders, Malaks, School shura, local authority, and other stakeholders at field level.
  • Any other tasks as assigned by the immediate superior .
  • Prepare the design and require drawing for the construction action aspect as per MoE standard
  • Responsible for QA for the project construction component and QC for construction materials

Generic professional competencies:

  • Bachelor degree in civil engineering.
  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience relevant position experience in community-based school construction projects with International NGOs, UN Agencies or other International funded projects.
  • Fluency in English and local language Dari and Pashtu.
  • Experience from working within technical expertise area in a humanitarian/ recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Core competency expertise.
  • Able to express ideas clearly and confidently in speech
  • Able to act on initiative, identify opportunities & proactive in putting forward ideas & solutions
  • Knowledge of cash-based interventions and market-based programmes
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities

Behavioral competencies

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Working with people
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision
  • Ability to meet deadlines in multiple-tasking environments
  • Ability to engage and motivate staff in a challenging programme area
  • Collaborative nature, ability to work well in a team environment
  • Flexibility, creativity, and it helps to if you have a good sense of humor
  • Good coordination skills

We Offer

  • Monthly Salary based on NRC Afghanistan Salary Scale.
  • Smart Phone with Top up Credit card with internet package on monthly basis.
  • NRC will cover staff plus four (4) depended for medical insurance.
  • One time Eid Bonus per year
  • Leave and Holidays accordingly Afghanistan Labor Law.

About Us

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.

Company: Norwegian Refugee Council

Vacancy Type: Full Time 

Job Location:  Uruzgan, Afghanistan

Application Deadline: N/A

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