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Shelter Technical Assistant Afghanistan Khost


  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Khost
  • Grade: Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Human Settlements (Shelter, Housing, Land, Property)
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2022-01-17

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Purpose of the position:

The purpose of the Shelter Technical Assistant position is to assist in the day-to-day implementation of the Shelter project. She will be responsible for village assessments; identify needs and resources, data on returnees/ IDPs, Beneficiary selection and regular monitoring, data collection from field level, check the quality and quantity of construction material before distribution.

You can read more about this position by clicking here: Job Description and NRC Grade Structure

Generic responsibilities:

  • Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines.
  • Assist with the implementation of the support function portfolio according to plan of action.
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management.
  • Ensure proper filing of documents.
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement of the support function Responsible for: assessment, vulnerable beneficiary selection, project planning, implementation and monitoring for shelter construction activities.
  • Collection and analysis shelter data and report to shelter officer.
  • Produce reports on weekly, monthly and require base as well.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Assessment on site. Village assessment; identify needs and resources, shelter type, data on returnees/ IDPs.
  • Beneficiary selection. Identify vulnerable families eligible for shelter assistance according to established selection criteria.
  • Delivery on site. Shelter package according to the plan and on time clearance.
  •  Provision and completion of all field related forms, contracts and retain in profile.
  • Responsible for quality maintenance of shelter and latrine in target area.
  • Remain updated on technical and legal considerations (national lows, standards and codes).
  • Coordinate the material loading, transportation and delivery with logistics and warehouse assistant.
  • Participate in NRC staff seminars and training, when scheduled.
  • Properly operate the NRC assets (HF,VHF, Computer and sat phone...etc).
  • Monitoring Ensure that:
  • all program data are accurately collected and reported;
  • the quality and quantity of construction material is distributed to the beneficiary’s families, Is correct and according to the delivery plan. 
  • The shelter construction up to completion and occupancy respects the activity plan and deadlines.
  • Monitor shelter construction activities within the agreed timeframe.
  • The quality and quantity of construction material, distributed to individual beneficiaries, is correct and according to the construction delivery plan.
  • Participate in field missions, shelter activities monitoring, and technical assistance to beneficiaries.
  • Maintain shelter beneficiaries’ documentation both on field and office levels and on its profiles.
  • Beneficiaries and community workers training regarding shelter and latrine design.
  • Conduct the meeting with community/or village elders, Malaks, local authority and other stakeholders at field level.
  • Upon successful completion of construction stages reports to shelter officer for progress report.
  • Support Emergency Coordinator. Or PM to Prioritize the emergency activities in different region such as field assessments, distribution, responses, PDM, risk monitoring and coordination.
  • Any other tasks as assigned by the immediate superior.

Generic professional competencies:

  • Be ready to work in complex and volatile contexts. 
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities. 
  • Some knowledge of English language.
  • Knowledge of emergency interventions and or programs.

Context/specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Education: Bachelor Degree in Construction, Civil Engineering or any other relevant field.
  • At least 2 years of working experience with the communities.
  • Manage time effectively, prioritizing tasks and able to work to deadlines.
  • Good cultural, social, political and security knowledge of the area.
  • Proven communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills with strong experience.
  • Innovative and creative thinker.
  • Work confidently within a group.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Fluency in local language Pashto/Dari both written and verbal.

We Offer:

  • Monthly Salary based on NRC Afghanistan Salary Scale.
  • NRC has medical coverage for staff plus 4 dependents. 
  • Eid Bonus once per year.
  • Leave and Holidays accordingly Afghanistan Labour Law.
  • Top up Credit card on monthly basis.


We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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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