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Shelter technical officer (engineer)- Ukraine nationals only - Ukraine

Sievierodonetsk (Ukraine)

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

NRC is looking for the Shelter technical officer / Civil Engineer in our office in Severodonetsk.
The purpose of the Shelter technical officer / Civil Engineer positon is to ensure that repair and rehabilitation of buildings are implemented according to NRC standards and procedures and national regulations.

Job description

Do structural assessments of buildings and propose technical solutions for materials assistance, repair, rehabilitation and/or reconstruction, and provide technical information for development of work plans, technical specifications, bills of quantities (BoQs), cost estimates, structural drawings (CAD), and tender documents for procurement of construction services.
Review and analyze contract claims and variation orders, assess the completion of works, and prepare recommendations for payments, and interim and final payment certificates
Involve and inform communities and local authorities about the activities and ensure that all projects are in line with national guidelines and regulations
Break down the annual operational plans into weekly, monthly and quarterly implementation plans
Coordinate with humanitarian actors and other relevant partners vis a vis project implementation
Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist
Ensure that procurement, development and distribution of materials and equipment are timely and according to procedures
Ensure correct data tracking for all interventions and prepare periodic progress reports and other documents as required
Provide technical support to contractors and beneficiaries, supervise construction works, and ensure that quality of materials and workmanship is according to technical specifications
Assist and support the direct line manager in drafting reports of any kind
Assist with any other duties assigned by line manager as and when required.
Ensure compliance with Shelter strategy, tools, handbooks, guidelines and standards
Ensure that all shelter projects (repair, rehabilitation and/or reconstruction) are implemented in a timely manner and according to strategy, proposals, budgets and plans, and in line with NRC policies and donor requirements
Shelter specific technical responsibility for the quality control and monitoring of project activities
Shelter specific technical responsibility for project documentation of technical activities of Shelter project(s)
Provide specific technical support and capacity building towards project staff
Assess, promote and document ideas for technical improvement and further program development options
Contributes to Shelter specific protection risks and needs analyses
Ensure that the project is implemented in adherence with the requirements of the partnership agreement
Contributes to designing of protection response to identified risks and needs
Ensure compliance with NRC policies, guidelines and standards


Experience from working within technical expertise area in a humanitarian/ recovery context
Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
Intermediate in English, both written and verbal
3 years' experience from working as a civil engineer
Higher education, within architecture or structural engineering or related field of study
Documented results related to the position's responsibilities
Knowledge of computer programs: MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project, AutoCAD
Excellent time management skills and ability to perform under tight deadlines
Fluency in spoken Russian or Ukrainian
Willingness to work in demanding, stressful situations under difficult living conditions with respect for basic security rules.
Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts

Education level

  • College / University, Bachelor's degree

Personal qualities

Planning and delivering results
Working with people
Communicating with impact and respect
Handling insecure environments

We offer

Contract period: till the end of 2018
Salary/benefits: According to NRC country policy
Duty station: Severodontesk, Ukraine

Miscellaneous info

  • Travel: Approx. 75 days travel
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: Sievierodonetsk (Ukraine)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Engineering
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Human Settlements (Shelter, Housing, Land, Property)
  • Closing Date: 2018-07-19

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