Shelter Technical Assistant

Norwegian Refugee Council, Syria

Skill Required:, Project Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
18th February, 2020

Job Description

The Shelter/NFI/WASH unit is one of the four Core Competencies (program units) under NRC Syria country office: Shelter/NFI/WASH, Education, LFS (Livelihood & Food Security). Schools Rehabilitation is one of the projects delivered under this unit.

Duties and responsibilities

Project Implementation.

  • Responsible for successfully Implementing and verifying all Shelter/NFI/WASH projects throughout the full project cycle. Depending on the needs of the successful project implementation, this includes:
  • Follow up rehabilitation/reconstruction works at works site
  • Survey implemented quantities.
  • Prepare invoices and periodic reports.
  • Compliance check for material types & installation methods,
  • Any other relevant task.


  • Responsible for Implementing and verifying Shelter/NFI/WASH technical components of Area Office-level needs assessment. This includes:
  • Rapid Needs Assessments (RNAs).
  • Multi-Sector Needs Assessments (MSNAs).
  • Detailed/Sectoral Assessments.
  • Construction/process-related assessments (supplier/contractor capacity, preparation of BoQs, drawings and other technical documents).
  • Project M&E.
  • Responsible for supporting the M&E Unit in achieving accurate and high quality Monitoring and Evaluation activities in accordance with the Syria Response M&E Strategy, tools and guidelines. This includes:
  • Collect construction/process outputs and outcomes.
  • Collect beneficiaries' feedback over implemented works.
  • Assess the quality of implemented works.
  • Any other relevant task.

Protection Mainstreaming.

  • Responsible for supporting the Protection Unit in protection mainstreaming in all Shelter/NFI/WASH activities throughout the project-cycle.
  • All project activities will be conducted in accordance with the Protection Mainstreaming Strategy, tools and guidelines This includes:
  • Ensure safety and dignity of beneficiaries,
  • Understand their diverse needs,
  • Enable meaningful access to NRC’s services,
  • Ensure adequate accountability to affected populations,
  • Ensure adequate participation and consultation,
  • Support the realisation of their human rights.


The position-holder is responsible for maintaining a collaborative working environment with other team members; Shelter/NFI/WASH project team, other Core Competencies team in addition to the Support Teams.


  • Bachelor Degree or above (Civil, Architect) with a minimum of 3 years of similar work experience
  • Working in a humanitarian/recovery context or equivalent is a plus.
  • Experience of working in complex and volatile contexts.
  • Fluency in Arabic & English, both written and verbal.
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills & MS Office software.
  • The above-mentioned work experience should be in the field of Construction or similar.
  • Skills in using CAD and other essential engineering software.
  • Knowledge of the context in Syria.

Personal qualities

  • Handling insecure environment.
  • Coping with change.
  • Communicating with impact and respect.
  • Analyzing.
  • Working with people.
  • Planning and delivering results.


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