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27 Feb 2019

Re-advertisement Shelter Technical Engineer Baidoa (National Position)

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Re-advertisement Shelter Technical Engineer Baidoa (National Position) – Somalia

Norwegian Refugee Council

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and

internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.

The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs

Rights Respected, People Protected

Founded in 1946, today the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) works in both new and protracted crises across 31 countries. Our 6,000 employees provide life-saving and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. NRC specialises in six areas: food security, education, shelter, legal assistance, camp management, and water, sanitation and hygiene. NRC is a determined advocate for displaced people. We promote and defend their rights and dignity in local communities, with national governments and in the international arena.

NRC’s expert deployment capacity, NORCAP, boasts around 1,000 experts from all over the world who can be deployed within 72 hours. NORCAP experts help 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.

NRC in Somalia

NRC has been active in Somalia since 2004 with four area offices in Kismayu, Mogadishu, Garowe and Hargeisa, providing protection and humanitarian assistance to refugees, internally displaced persons and returnees in Somaliland, Puntland, South Central and Jubbaland regions. NRC offers a comprehensive response for returnees and IDPs of high need, addressing their food security, livelihood, shelter, education, ICLA, and water, hygiene and sanitation needs and also responding to emergencies through NRC’s five core competences; Shelter, Education, Food Security and Livelihoods, WASH and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA).

NRC Somalia is part of NRC’s East Africa and Yemen regional operation which comprises of large-scale multi-country humanitarian and early recovery interventions spread across seven countries (Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Yemen, Eritrea, South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania). NRC’s overall strategy in the region is to enhance protection and promote the rights of displaced people in humanitarian need by improving living conditions and seeking durable solutions. The regional office is based in Nairobi and works with country programmes to ensure standardization of programmatic and operational approaches, promote multi country programming and ensuring quality and coordination.

The purpose of the officer position is day to day implementation of the CC Projects. Use actions words such as ensure, implement or assist for the position relevant responsibilities.

Candidates can apply online by going through the ” VACANCIES” link at Email or Paper applications will not be considered.

You don’t have to apply again if you applied before as we will consider your previous application

Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply

Deadline for application: 16/03/2019

Key info:

Advertiser: Norwegian Refugee Council

Ref. nr.: 4036160521

Full or part time (%): 100%% Full time

Start date: 27/02/2019

End date: 16/02/2019

Number of positions: 1

Search criteria:

Location: Somalia

Industry : Emergency Relief

Special field : Shelter

Role: Supervisor

Job location: Mogadishu

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Job description

Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines

Implement delegated CC project portfolio according to plan of action

Prepare periodic reports and develop status reports as required by management

Ensure proper filing of documents in place for auditing purposes.

Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and assess new and better ways to assist Promote and share ideas for technical improvement

Coordinate with relevant actors (clusters, government, agencies and other stakeholders)

Participate in community mobilization involving and informing communities and community leaders about the activities

Performance management of project assistants

Ensure timely delivery of quality construction

Lead in overall planning and design of projects

Participate the tendering process including pre-qualifying contractors, evaluations and awards

Prepare tender documents for construction works including technical drawings, specifications of works, Bills of Quantities and conditions of contracts Review contract claims, analyse and recommend variation orders Prepare documents for final handover and closure of projects

Provide technical input in the general supervision, progress of construction activities and control of quality of materials and workmanship

Ensure that procurement, development and distribution of materials and equipment are timely and according to procedures

Participate in the expansion, development, coordination and management of NRC’s Shelter and WASH projects in the designated region and represent NRC in the shelter and WASH cluster meetings.

Carry out informal and formal training sessions to staff and beneficiaries (according to identified needs). Ensure documentation of project progress is ongoing and integrate sound M&E procedures in all aspects of the project.

Monitor, evaluate and ensure that the project activities are consistent with plans and budget lines and NRC’s policy and standards

Prepare the monthly cash and payment forecast.

Assess the completion of works, recommend for payments and prepare interim and final payment certificates As Regional Shelter Cluster focal in Bay and Bakol region;

  1. Provide leadership and guidance to the implementing shelter agencies through a consultative process in the field.
  2. Maintain appropriate effective coordination mechanisms that have been agreed at national shelter cluster level to reduce duplication.
  3. Identify advocacy concerns and improve the understanding of the cluster system, including the sharing of good practices.
  4. Maintain adequate monitoring systems to review the IMPACT of projects.
  5. Strengthen the capacity of the shelter cluster partners with support from the Shelter Cluster Secretariat



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

Knowledge of the context in South Central Region

Knowledge of the local language

Knowledge and experience in the sector

Experience with start-up, exit or similar


Personal qualities

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::

Planning and delivering results

Empowering and building trust

Communicating with impact and respect

Handling insecure environment


We offer

Contract period: 12 months with possibility of extension

Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions

Duty station: Baidoa

Travel: Some travel must be expected

NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and to check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.

NB: All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the

four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.


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