Shelter Assistant at The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

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, emergency food security, 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.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Shelter Assistant Location: Maiduguri, BornoGeneric ResponsibilitiesThese responsibilities shall be the same for all positions with the same title. The responsibilities shall be short and essential. Details belong in the Work and Development plan:Implement and maintain NRC’s shelter procedures and guidelinesEnsure adherence to NRC’s policies and proceduresEnsure a that the beneficiaries and community are involved in the project implementationImplement and maintain a filing system for all project documents according to proceduresEnsure that procurement, development and distribution of materials and equipment are timely and according to proceduresParticipate in the selection of beneficiaries and training for beneficiariesPerforms any other duties as requested by the supervisorEnsure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelinesProvide support to supervisors and staffs to develop the skills and capabilities of staffs.To assist in the identification of community Shelter and NFIs needsTo develop technical specifications and bills of quantities (BOQ) for Shelter construction/repairTo assess the shelter construction training needs of the community and assists in the development of appropriate training materials and plansTrains and supervises the activities of community based shelter technicians and masonsAssists in the compilation of weekly and monthly Shelter reports, program documents, project proposals, and budgetsEnsure adherence to NRC policies and donor requirementsInvolve and inform communities and community leaders about the activitiesPrepare periodic progress reports and other documents as requiredSpecific ResponsibilitiesThe Shelter Assistant is expected to achieve the following during this contract period:Work with his line manager to ensure volunteer and construction schedule is accurate and achievable.Ensure timely delivery of construction materials.Supervise the construction of shelter and other infrastructure are in line with the approved design and bill of quantities.Responsible for managing carpenters working on his assigned shelterResponsible for training and on job coaching carpenters and IDPs participating in the constructionResponsible for ensuring Construction Crews/carpenters leaders adhere to all policies and proceduresProvide construction leadership as needed to ensure the project schedule is met in a safe environment and in a quality manner.Patriciate in site planning as required. Ensure that all NRC job sites are in full compliance with Shelter Working Group guidance.Perform other duties as required by program needs and requested by PDM.Timely reporting, on a weekly and monthly basis, (identifying gaps, risks and bottlenecks that can obstruct proper implementation of activities)Ensure documentation of project progress is ongoingPrepare documentation for final handover and closure of project. 

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