Shelter and Infrastructure Officer NGO Job Careers – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Organisation: Danish
Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Community
Services Officer
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 & Infrastructure Officer’s is
an engineering function whose purpose is to oversee construction of shelters
and latrines in the selected settlements in the area of operation. The position
may be assigned roles specific to one or more grants. He/she will be
responsible for engineering, general supervision of construction works, brick
production, establishment and supervision of a carpentry workshop components.
He/she will ensure that technical specifications for all works are in line with
DRC’s approved construction designs, drawings and specifications as per the
specific grant funding each activity.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Under the supervision of the Team Leader, attend and represent the
    interests of DRC in all relevant forums as assigned.
  • Actively coordinate within the jurisdiction of your responsibility
  • Represent DRC with the Local Authorities and other stakeholders in
    the districts of jurisdiction in collaboration with the Base Manager and
    Team leader.
  • Actively participate in internal coordination meetings to ensure
    internal coordination with other sectors
  • Contribute and actively participate in a regular sector meeting as
    assigned by the Team Leader.
development, implementation and reporting
  • Support the Team Leader with the planning and supervision of
    construction activities and ensure that works are carried out as per set
    standards specified in the drawings, designs and technical specifications.
  • Initiate Innovative implementation strategies to enhance
    effectiveness, efficiency and delivery.
  • Actively contribute to concept and proposal development in the
    infrastructure and Shelter sector and broader DRC programs.
  • Responsible for day to day activity implementation through efficient
    and Effective way
  • Prepare weekly work plans and ensure they are implemented as
  • Support the Team Leader in the establishment and management of the
    carpentry workshop and ensure that all works of carpentry nature are
    delivered on schedule and in the right quality.
  • Tasked with maintaining proper documentation of the progress and
    site records as well as making designs at appropriate time.
  • Monitoring the construction of shelters, latrines and other assigned
  • Monitor quality and quantity of materials used in the various
    elements of the construction of PSN shelters and latrines.
  • Prepare monthly work plans and report on actual work achieved
    against planned.
  • Supervise contractors, ensuring that the workmanship is as per set
  • Assist in documenting lessons learnt and best practices in the
  • Prepare/contribute to weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual, donor and
    other reports in the areas of Shelter and infrastructure.
Staff Supervision:
  • Supervise Shelter and Infrastructure personnel as assigned by the
    Team Leader.
  • Uphold DRC’s code of conduct and principles of accountability
  • Conduct daily field visits to support field staffs, through
    technical back stopping, to train duty bearers, check quantum of progress
    and verify quality of work.
Logistics /Finance:
  • Support the Team Leader in monitoring financial commitments and
    expenditures against the budget and provide timely feedback on budget
    follow ups.
  • Plan and coordinate proactively logistics and movements of staff
    from and to different clusters.
  • Initiate procurements using DRC supply chain systems and procedures.
  • Ensure the delivery of materials and supplies.
  • Actively contribute to grants management of Shelter and
    Infrastructure projects through day to day oversight of assigned grant
    expenditures and contribution to BFU meetings.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council Shelter and
    Infrastructure Officer job placement should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in
    civil engineering, Construction Management, Vocational studies in
    Technological studies with Education from a recognized University or
  • Three years of relevant work experience in construction, two of
    which must be with NGOs. Candidates with a National Higher Diploma in
    Construction with 5 years of experience may be accepted
  • Ability to interpret designs, drawings and technical specifications;
  • Ability to programme and schedule task in a multidisciplinary
    environment and 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
  • Computer literacy is a must -knowledge of AutoCAD/Arch card is an
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Must be conversant with at least one of the local languages.
  • Must be in possession of a valid motorcycle riding permit with at
    least one-year rough road riding experience.
  • Proven commitment to accountable practices.
  • Knowledge of working in challenging environments.
  • Proven ability to manage large varied workloads and deal
    constructively with stress and periods with long hours.
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and work with
    limited supervision
  • Proactive, stable and robust character and a good team player.
  • Excellent communication skills, calm and a good sense of honour.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish
    effective working relations at all levels
How to Apply:
Applications should
be in English and include the following:
  • 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
    and salary expectations.
  • 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.
Please send your
Cover letter, CV and Academic certificates by email
to recruitment@drcuganda.org. Please clearly indicating position name in
the subject line.
Deadline: 18th July 2018 by 5:00 pm
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