Shelter Engineering Assistant NGO Job Opportunities – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)


Organisation: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 36 countries throughout the world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC works in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.
Job Summary: The Shelter Engineering Assistant will supervise the day to day technical aspects of semi-permanent shelters and latrines works of the ECHO project in Rhino Camp. Additionally the Shelter Engineering Assistant is expected to participate in certification of completed projects for payment together with district technical teams. He/s will ensure that technical specifications for all infrastructure works are in line with DRC’s construction manual.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • To set up, plan, supervise and monitor the implementation of the project: Emergency intervention to South Sudanese refugees and host communities in West Nile – Uganda through coordinated and appropriate WASH, Shelter, Education services and resources to rebuild livelihoods, funded by ECHO;
  • Carry out screening of project jointly with the district technical team and compile Investment Plan for approval by the District Technical Planning Committee (DTPC)
  • Supervise and monitor the work of youth and participating communities;
  • Supervise the technical aspects of the project;
  • Prepare Order Request/Purchase Requisitions for procurement of materials and tools for project implementation;
  • Assess the activities undertaken and ensure efficient use of resources;
  • Liaise with all internal and external counterparts of the project;
  • Continuously monitor and supervise construction of semi-permanent shelter and latrines in close collaboration with the infrastructure Assistants and Infrastructure Coordinator Junior;
  • Ensure regular communication between communities at the project implementation sites and DRC
  • Tasked with processing payments for youth after completion of works.
  • Liaising with the district engineering team to assess the quality of infrastructure projects
  • Recording and filling the tally sheets during deliveries of local materials at the sites.
  • Actively participate in social mobilization of communities for maintenance of completed project
  • Participate in radio talk shows whenever invited
  • Work closely with the Shelter Adviser, Short Term and Shelter Engineer, work on project technical reports
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the immediate supervisor.
  • Reports to Shelter Adviser, Short Term and Shelter Engineer

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Shelter Engineering Assistant job placement must hold a Diploma in civil engineering;
  • Four years of relevant working experience in labor based technologies
  • Being a strong team player and adept at creating a strong team spirit;
  • Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and office;
  • Ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people;
  • Ability to travel and work in difficult conditions and under pressure;
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications including;
  • A cover letter (1 page) in which you explain why you are interested in the position and how you meet the qualities and qualifications criteria
  • Concise and accurate CV (maximum 3 pages). The CV should include information about your qualification, relevant training courses, Work experience, name and contact details of 3 relevant references.
All applications should be sent to administrator@drcuganda.org clearly indicating position name in the subject line.
Deadline: 18th January 2018 by 5:00pm


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