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Shelter Officer(National Position)

Duhok (Iraq)

  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Duhok (Iraq)
  • Grade: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Human Settlements (Shelter, Housing, Land, Property)
  • Closing Date: 2020-04-01

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                                                                                                            Right 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 Officer(National Position) (Internal candidates only)

The purpose of the officer position is day to day implementation of the Shelter Program. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Organize and lead technical needs assessments, focus group discussions, contractor meetings, and technical discussions with stakeholders.
  • Supervise the beneficiary selection in accordance with the technical and social project selection criteria.
  • Prepare informational materials for project beneficiaries in regards to BoQs and scope of works Develop training materials related to the proper installation of materials.
  • Organize and lead the supervision and monitoring of contractor work, works carried out by Daily/Incentive labor and/or repairs done by the beneficiaries themselves.
  • Consolidate site-level BoQs for inclusion in procurement documents. Ensure that content specifications are precise and work with logistics to obtain samples as needed
    Supervise and/or prepare the production of site-level BoQs and BoQ amendments by Shelter Assistants -Technical. Collaborate with PC on the development of standardized BoQs.
  • Prepare project level scope of work and supervise and/or prepare site/unit level Scope of Work by Shelter Assistants -Technical and social. Collaborate with PC on the development of standardized BoQs.
  • Develop technical specifications for materials and construction activities in coordination with Project Coordinator. Prepare Technical designs as required.
  • Track and record information related to following up carried out by Shelter Assistants - Technical and social relating to any project beneficiary information requests and complaints in regards to technical aspects of implementation as directed by Project Coordinator and M&E unit.
  • Conduct performance management for Shelter Assistants - Technical and social under direct supervision.
  • Carry-out field-level coordination with contractors and/or Daily/Incentive Labor in areas of project implementation.
  • Organize and lead field level M&E activities specifically related to the technical and social aspects of project implementation and develop lessons learned documentation related to technical implementation.
  • Supervise and develop databases related to shelter projects.
  • Any other task relevant to the position as requested by the line manager.
Our Ideal Candidate 
  • Experience working as a Project Officer - Technical (or Equivalent) in a humanitarian/recovery context.
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts.
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic or Kurdish. Knowledge of additional local dialects is a plus.
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 
NRC is an equal opportunity employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.
 For full position details please go through the Job Description

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.
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