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Emergency Officer – Civil Engineer

Kunar Province

  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Kunar Province
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Engineering
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Medical Practitioners
  • Closing Date: 2021-06-13

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The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfillment of the wish to return home. The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956, and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced. All of our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.


The Civil Engineer is responsible to ensure high quality technical assessment of damaged shelters, prepare BoQs for shelter repair, and lead technical coaching and monitoring for repair works. The Emergency Officer – Civil Engineer reports directly to the Emergency Team Leader.


  • Ensure high-quality and high-impact shelter repair works as part of wider emergency programming in selected communities
  • Develop all technical documents related to shelter repair, including but not limited to BoQs and workplan
  • Lead market survey in intervention areas to inform BoQs
  • Lead technical assessment of shelters, responsible for data quality and verification of all technical data and appropriate storage and management of databases
  • Lead technical coaching of project participants (beneficiaries) and technical monitoring of works conducted, providing ad-hoc coaching as needed to labourers.
  • Provide timely updates on status of shelter repair works to Emergency Team Leader, Emergency Coordinator, and Emergency Specialist
  • Support with procurement process for vouchers
  • Monitor progress of technical activities, including project quality
  • Provide financial and program information and draft reports for internal and donor reporting
  • Prepare project progress reports on weekly and monthly basis
  • Any other task assigned by line manager or supervisor.


To be successful in this role you must have:

Experience and technical competencies: 

  • 3 Years project management experience of infrastructure projects, preferably in (I)NGO or UN.
  • Proven experience in technical assessments, development of technical reports and drawings.
  • Proven experience in environmental assessments
  • Extensive community level experience, in mobilization and engagements
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent computer using skills, preferably including MS Project
  • Excellent Auto Cad using skills.


  • BSc. in Civil or Structural Engineering


  • Pashto (Fluent)
  • Dari (Fluent)
  • English ( Advanced)

We Offer:

  • Salary and conditions will be in accordance with DRC salary scale

Application process:

Interested? Then apply for this position, all applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in the same language as this vacancy note. CV only applications will not be considered.

Applications close 13 June-2021.


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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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