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Shelter Officer - (only open for Afghan nationality) - Job Location: Kunduz - Afghanistan


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

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization specialized in assisting and advocating for the rights of refugees, returnees and internally displaced people (IDPs).

Job description

  • Desk study of relevant documents
  • Visit field in Kunduz and interview returnees/IDPs
  • Interview relevant stakeholders for urban shelter needs and opportunities
  • Participate in Assessment report and concept paper
  • Produce reports on weekly and monthly base
  • Operate field equipment, radio etc
  • Responsible for assessment; project planning, implementation and monitoring,
  • Maintain regular field visit
  • Maintain field visit and produce reports on weekly base
  • Maximize community participation and conduct field assessment on beneficiaries
  • Participate in NRC staff seminars and training, when scheduled
  • Any other tasks as assigned by the immediate superior
  • Assessment on site. Needs and resources, shelter type, data on returnees/ IDPs
  • Beneficiary selection. Identify vulnerable families eligible for shelter assistance according to established selection criteria


  • Prior experience with Construction and community based projects
  • Experience with Urban shelter standards
  • Previous work experience with a satisfactory performance in the same or similar functional area preferably with UN or INGOs
  • Knowledge of international standards code for building material and testing
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Fluency in English and local language Dari/Pashtu
  • Able to express ideas clearly and confidently in speech
  • Able to act on initiative, identify opportunities & proactive in putting forward ideas & solutions

Education field

  • Administration / Organisation / Management
  • Civil engineering / construction

Education level

  • College / University, Bachelor's degree

Personal qualities

  • Handling insecure environment
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect


  • Dari
  • Pashto
  • English

We offer

  • Monthly Salary based on NRC Afghanistan Salary Scale
  • Top up Credit card on monthly basis
  • Leave and Holidays accordingly Afghanistan Labow Law

Miscellaneous info

  • Travel: Some travelling must be expected
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Kunduz
  • Grade: Supervisor
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Emergency Aid
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
  • Closing Date: 2017-02-21

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