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

Job Title:         Shelter Engineering Assistant
Organisation: Danish
Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
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
  • Recording
    and filling the tally sheets during deliveries of local materials at the
  • 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;
How to Apply:
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 clearly indicating position name in the subject
Deadline: 18th January 2018 by 5:00pm

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