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Shelter Assistant-Technical(National Position)

Duhok (Iraq)

  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Duhok (Iraq)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Human Settlements (Shelter, Housing, Land, Property)
    • Administrative support
    • Infrastructure and Urban-Rural development
  • Closing Date: 2020-04-01

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                                                                                                   Rights Respected, People Protected
NRC in Iraq
Since the Government of Iraq declared that combat operations against the Islamic State group (IS) had ended in 2017, Iraq has been recovering from the significant damage and destruction caused by the armed conflict. Of the more than six million Iraqis who fled their homes since 2014, 4.5 million Iraqis have returned to their area of origin and 1.4 million remain internally displaced. Many Iraqis have returned to areas that lack basic infrastructure, services and livelihood opportunities, or where explosive devices have not been cleared. Other challenges returnees and secondarily displaced people face include the lack of security, community acceptance, housing, property, and civil documentation issues as well as critical educational and health service gaps. Throughout this, Iraq continues to host over a quarter of a million Syrian refugees.
The UN estimates that more than 4.1 million Iraqis will need assistance in 2020, 1.77 million of them in acute need. With military operations against IS group having ended, the Iraqi government faces new challenges to ensure an inclusive reconstruction and reconciliation that will sustain peace.
Since 2010, NRC Iraq has been assisting internally displaced Iraqis, Syrian refugees, returnees, and host communities in Ninewa, Dohuk, Erbil, Kirkuk, Basra, Salahdeen and Anbar Governorates.  
We focus on assisting the newly displaced, those experiencing protracted displacement in camps, and people returning to and living in hard-to-reach places by improving their chance of obtaining a durable solution.  NRC runs integrated programmes across Iraq to respond to people in need using our shelter and settlements, education, camp management, legal assistance, livelihoods, and cash activities.
                                                                                           

                                                                                           Shelter Assistant- Technical (National Position)

The purpose of the assistant position is to assist in the day to day implementation of the Shelter project.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct needs assessments, focus group discussions, community meetings, and other community mobilization activities
    In collaboration with Shelter Project Assistant(s) – CM, conduct door to door visits to potential beneficiary households and correctly fill project-related forms, questionnaires, and BoQs.
  • Explain to the beneficiaries the project implementation methodology, scope of work, selection criteria and any other related beneficiary project documents.
  • Carry out regular follow-up visits with selected project beneficiaries during and post-project implementation
  • In collaboration with Shelter Project Assistant(s) – CM, conduct site monitoring visits to follow up on construction activities being carried out at selected housing units.
  • Respond to any project beneficiary information requests and complaints as directed by the Project Coordinator and M&E unit.
  • Report on daily activities of Incentive labor and complete documentation in regards to attendance and performance.
  • Participate in field-level coordination with community stakeholders in areas of project implementation as directed by Shelter Officer.
  • Participate in activities at distribution sites including registration of recipient households, verification of IDs, and signing of distribution lists by beneficiaries.
  • Conduct household level M&E activities and develop success stories from project implementation.
  • Perform any other task relevant to the position as requested by the Project Officer and/or the Project Coordinator.
Our Ideal Candidate:
  • University graduated in a civil engineer or water resources.
  •   Minimum one year experience in similar position and maximum three years .
  • Experience in working at distribution sites.
  • Experience in conducting needs/vulnerability assessments and previous participation in beneficiary selection processes.
  • Experience in working with vulnerable households in Urban and Camp settings with an NGO, charity or similar organization.
  • Proven experience in performing assigned tasks in an efficient and effective manor.
  • Experience in field level coordination with community stakeholders, and local government officials.
  • Local knowledge of areas of implementation.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, analytical and negotiation skills.
  • A solid computer skill 
Additional Information
Contract period: Till 31-Sep-2020 
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions. 
Duty station: Duhok
Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply 
We will review applications on an ongoing basis, interested candidates are encouraged to apply early. 
For full position details please check the Job Description
NRC is an equal opportunity employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee.

We work in crises across more than 30 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights.

NORCAP is a global provider of expertise that contributes to solving challenges in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors. Our ultimate goal is to strengthen the resilience, and protect the lives, rights and livelihoods of vulnerable people and communities

NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.


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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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