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Shelter Officer Myanmar Hpa An

Myanmar (Myanmar)

  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Myanmar (Myanmar)
  • Grade: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Human Settlements (Shelter, Housing, Land, Property)
    • Technology, Electronics and Mechanics
  • Closing Date: 2021-09-20

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Position:                                               Shelter Officer

Grade:                                                  Grade (5), Step (1)

Reports to:                                           Shelter Coordinator

Supervision of:                                     Nil

Duty station:                                        Hpa An Office

Travel:                                                  70%

Project number:                                   MMFM2114

Duration and type of contract:             One Year contract (fixed term)

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.

  1. Role and responsibilities

The purpose of the officer position is day to day implementation of the WASH/Shelter Project. The following is a brief description of the role.

Generic responsibilities

These responsibilities shall be the same for all positions with the same title. The responsibilities shall be short and essential. Details belong in the Work and Development plan.

  1. Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  2. Implement delegated CC project portfolio according to plan of action
  3. Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
  4. Ensure proper filing of documents
  5. Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and assess new and better ways to assist.
  6. Develop work plan and schedule for the monitoring of activities with line manager
  7. Supervision of assistants
  8. Support the selection of beneficiaries per the agreed criteria

Specific responsibilities

These responsibilities shall be adapted to the particularities of the job location and context, phase of operation, strategic focus and type of programme intervention. This section shall be revised whenever a new employee is hired or the context changes significantly.

  • Ensure that gender, protection, local culture and other important cross-cutting concerns are considered in program implementation
  • Manage and coordinate assessment with shelter coordinator and project manager to identify needs in the target communities
  • Lead on shelter, WASH and emergency response activities with shelter coordinator include design of activities, BoQs, monitoring of any construction or rehabilitation in accordance with government regulations and SPHERE standards
  • Ensure timely implementation of activities according to work plan and project proposal
  • Assist in developing relevant IEC materials that will be used for training and in carrying out hygiene promotion activities within the state/region/township/village.
  • Formulate and manage a database for data related to beneficiary list for non-food items and community sensitization campaigns.

Critical interfaces

By interfaces, NRC means processes and projects that are interlinked with other departments/units or persons. Relevant interfaces for this position are:

  • All CC department and support department
  1. Competencies 

Competencies are important in order for the employee and the organisation to deliver desired results. They are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following two categories:

  1. Professional competencies
  • These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance.
  • Experience in a humanitarian and development program preferably with an INGO.
  • Proven ability to use Auto CAD, MS Office software (especially Word and Excel) is essential.
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Generic professional competencies:

•           Experience from working as a Project/Technical Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context

•           Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts

•           Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities

•           Knowledge of local language and context

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Proven practical experience in the planning and execution of shelter, WASH and emergency response programme of at least 3 years’ experience in a humanitarian and development program.
  • Qualification with AGTI, B-Tech or BE (Civil) is advantage.
  • Experience with preparing Design and Bill of Quantity on emergency and community based infrastructure improvements.
  • Experience in capacity building and training of targeted group.
  • Ability to work independently in a result-oriented multi-tasking and multi- cultural environment and manage conflicting priorities
  • Fluency in Karen, verbal is of distinct advantage


2. Behavioural competencies (max 6)

These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioural competencies, and the following are essential for this position:

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Handling insecure environment
  1. Performance Management

The employee will be accountable for the responsibilities and the competencies, in accordance with the NRC Performance Management Manual. The following documents will be used for performance reviews:

•           The Job Description

•           The Work and Development Plan

•           The NRC Competency Framework


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