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Technical Shelter Assistant - Construction Supervisor "Nationals Only" - Jordan


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

NRC in Jordan 

Established in 2012 NRC Jordan’s long-term outlook addresses the problems affecting life as a refugee. We work to build the resilience of Syrians, and to relieve the impact on the Jordanian communities that host them.  Syrian refugees in Jordan are struggling. As they contend with difficult living conditions across the country, the obstacles are complex. They struggle to remain registered as refugees, to provide for their families, and to access essential services – including education for their children. The Jordanian communities that host them, meanwhile, feel the impact of hosting high numbers of refugees – with each year that passes, local infrastructure becomes more strained.


Role Specific Information

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and beliefs shall guide our actions and relationships.

The Technical Camp Shelter Assistant is responsible for the design, planning and construction tasks related to maintenance of camp infrastructure and general construction activities inside the camp.


Generic responsibilities:

  • Monitor and report all project activities and challenges, and ensure compliance with plans and NRC standards
  • Carry out data collection and Liaise with communities and community leaders and report all protection-related concerns
  • Identify gaps, problems in the implementation area of own activities and Suggest new methods and approaches in order to improve the quality and the efficiency of the activities.
  • Develops own weekly activity planning and provide direction, assign tasks and give instructions to daily laborers and/or contractors and evaluates individual performance.
  • Monitors the progress of activities of assigned daily laborers and or contractors and ensures they are implemented conform planning and quality standards.
  • Adheres to NRC policies CC tools, handbooks and guidelines.
  • Prepares and files accurate records of project activities and ensures all information is accurate and available in time.


Specific responsibilities:

  • Determines engineering requirements by conducting inspections and analytical tests; analyzing and synthesizing data; maintaining control charts.
  • Resolves engineering problems by collecting and analyzing information; researching, analyzing, adapting, and modifying engineering techniques; recommending solutions; preparing drawings, schematics, and diagrams; evaluating components, materials, and suppliers; resolving design integration issues; developing specifications and safety standards; performing installations.
  • Maintains project team accomplishments by communicating essential information; coordinating actions; obtaining expert input; reviewing open issues and action items; contributing information to team meetings and reports; escalating project completion impediments.
  • Maintains and improves quality results by completing quality assurance tests; following standards; studying, evaluating, and re-designing processes; implementing changes.
  • Design culverts, roads and any other type of infrastructure works based on the required and requested standards and specifications and following up with the contractor on the implantation process and work plan. 
  • Following up with contractor on the infrastructure maintenance work, and preparing progress and final reports.
  • Working on shelter construction project, and following up with the laborers, suppliers, and other teams.
  • Working on Shelter maintenance project with coordination with UNHCR, and reporting all maintained shelters on weekly and monthly basis.


Our Ideal Candidate:

We are looking for a university graduate in Civil Engineering or equivalent, with a minimum of 1 year previous experience in Construction Activities, road and culverts construction and surveying work (preferable).   Experience working in complex and volatile contexts, in particular in the Middle East.  Technical expertise relevant to the role. Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.  Intermediate level of English, both written and verbal.

We are particularly looking for a positive individual with strong communication skills, who can build trust and confidently navigate both internally and externally at different levels.


Additional Information:

Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline

Contract period: Through 31st December, 2017 

Salary/benefits: 842 JD's subject to social security 

Duty station: Azraq 

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: Please enter your specific city of residency in Jordan in your application.

NRC does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training or any other fees). Offers of employment or job openings with requests for payment of fees are fraudulent. Victims of such scams should report them to their local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

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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: Azraq
  • Grade: Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Administrative support
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
  • Closing Date: 2017-04-19

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