Shelter Technical Assistant in Faryab

Job Location: Faryab
Nationality: National
Employment Type: Full Time
Category: Other
Salary: Based on NRC Afghanistan Salary Scale.
No. Of Jobs: 2
Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Experience: Minimum 2 years of experience working with INGOs i
Contract Duration: 31-Dec-2022 (Extendable)
Gender: Male/Female
Education: University degree in civil/construction engineering and other relevant institution or diploma is req
Closing Date: 2022-01-17

About Norwegian Refugee Council:

About Us

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across 31 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, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. 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.

Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks. NRC requires staff members who travel on an international contract to the field to undergo an medical examination with our medical provider. Employees must produce a Health Clearance Certificate before departure stating that there are no relevant health concerns. If staff are unable to provide this, NRC reserves the right to terminate the Contract of Employment. 


Job Overview:

The purpose of Shelter Technical Assistant position is to assist in day-to-day implementation of Shelter project integrated with shelter activities as well. He/she will be responsible for overall project assessments, selection, (BQ and design) and reporting. Additionally, he/she will ensure construction of Shelter, construction and Shelter upgrading, survey and selecting beneficiaries for cash for rent, survey and selection of venerable beneficiaries for winterization in cash and in kind in all Faryab province city and districts.

Job Description:

Generic responsibilities:

  • Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines.
  • Assists with the implementation of the Shelter portfolio according to plan of action.
  • Implements independently procedures and activities within own shelter as delegated.
  • Responsible for organising and tasks delivery in line with priorities and standards.
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of the specialist area of work in which technical assistance and support is being provided, in order to be most effective in supporting the team.
  • Use initiative in day-to-day problem solving in line with agreed procedures, priorities and standards for the area of work.
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management.
  • Ensure proper filing of documents.
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement in your area of expertise.
  • Share ideas for improvement in your area of expertise.


Specific responsibilities:

  • Identify Shelter needs of the IDPs, Returnees and Host’ families in communities.
  • Conduct Shelter and shelter upgrade need assessments, KAP surveys, hygiene training and Shelter technical assessments.
  • Mobilize, motivate and encourage potential leaders to talk to their fellow community members about good hygiene practices.
  • Supervise the delivery, distributions, and implementation of (Shelter) interventions in field.
  • Ensure all work is carried out as per the community needs and project standards.
  • Monitor the Shelter upgrade, cash for rent and all shelter issues within target communities through the ‘Community Leaders’, as well as directly through spot checks and assessments.
  • Provide daily, weekly, and monthly reports to shelter coordinator on project progress against work plan. 
  • Plan and distribute the shelter In-kind items to target beneficiaries.
  • Quality check from shelter In-kind items in the field and prepare the QC report to shelter coordinator.
  • Provide an enabling environment for the implementation of cash-based interventions, including multi-purpose cash assistance, emergency cash responses any other task given by the direct supervisor.

Job Requirements:

Generic professional competencies:

  • Experience from working within technical expertise area in a humanitarian/ recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Some knowledge of English language
  • Knowledge of cash-based interventions and market based programs


Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Area knowledge Faryab and relevant area.
  • University degree in civil/construction engineering and other relevant institution or diploma is required.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience working with INGOs in a similar role as Shelter Technical Assistant preferably engaged with shelter activities
  • Previous work experience with a satisfactory performance in the same or similar functional area preferably with UN or INGOs.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Good knowledge of computer applications, uses ideally Microsoft Office package.
  • Fluency in English language both written and spoken plus excellent understanding of the local languages Pashtu/Dari


Behavioural competencies:

  •  Planning and delivering results
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Collaborative nature, ability to work well in a team environment
  • Flexibility, creativity and good sense of humor
  • Fair treatment, impartial & humanity – based thinker


We Offer:

  •  Monthly Salary Based on Afghanistan NRC 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 on monthly bases 

Submission Guideline:

For applying and more information, please click below on the name of the position:

Shelter Technical Assistant - Maimana

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