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Shelter Officer (Construction)- Puntland, (National Position) - Somalia


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 NRC Somalia/Somaliland Country Programme is part of the NRC Horn of Africa, Yemen, Uganda and South Sudan regional mission. Operations in the region began in Somali land in 2004, expanded to Puntland in 2006, South Central Somalia and Kenya in 2007. Prioritized activities focus on Shelter, WASH, Education, Food Security,Protection and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA).
the purpose o this position is:
To ensure effective planning, resource scheduling and organization, activity administration and implementation of the construction activities on assigned Shelter Project sites in Puntland

Candidates can apply online by going through the " VACANCIES" link at
Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Email and paper applications will not be considered.

Job description

Generic Responsibilities

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

Specific Responsibilities

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, analyze 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 (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


Degree in Structural/ Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying or any other relevant education
Project management training

Relevant Experience
Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience supervising construction sites and community work in rural and urban areas
Experience with other computer programs such as SAP 2000 and Microsoft Project would be an advantage.
Experience in a humanitarian context an added advantage

Education field

  • Architect / Design
  • Civil engineering / construction

Education level

  • Academy college / University

Personal qualities

Handling insecure environments
Planning and delivering results
Empowering and building trust
Planning and delivering results

We offer

Commencement: Asap
Contract Duration: 3 Months with the possibility of extension
Duty Station: Garowe, Qardo
Salary/Benefits: According to NRC's general directions.
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
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: Garoowe
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Engineering
    • Emergency Aid
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
  • Closing Date: 2017-09-02

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