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

Organisation: Danish
Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Programme
Manager
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 and Infrastructure Officer will
oversee and quality-assure all Shelter and Infrastructure projects in DRC field
office Uganda. The incumbent will be tasked with the supervision of the construction
of PSN Houses and Latrines. He /she will engage in general supervision of
construction works, unburnt bricks production and other construction materials.
He/she will be responsible for the technical specifications of all works and
make sure they are in conformity with DRC’s approved designs, drawings and
specifications respectively. He/She guarantees the smooth functioning of
Shelter activities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Project development
and implementation
                    
Support
the Area Manager in planning and budgeting of shelter and infrastructure
project in all settlements.
                    
Assist
in design, project cost estimation and tendering of all shelters and
infrastructure projects and liaise with the district authorities for approval
of plans.
                    
Supervise
all constructions under DRC in the settlement and ensure that works are carried
out as per set standards specified in the drawings, designs and technical
specifications
                    
Regularly
monitors progress of the works against agreed timelines and take corrective
measures if necessary to ensure the works are completed on time.
                    
Verifies
interim and final payments and ensures that the works are completed within
agreed budget.
                    
Follow
up on projects assigned to including site handover, schedule, re-measurements,
quality control, quantity control and variation/change orders (if necessary).
                    
Ensures
that site records are maintained throughout the project and are handed to
supervisor at project completion
                    
Preparing
detailed bills of quantities for construction works
                    
Conduct
technical assessments whenever required
                    
Form and
train youth groups on PSN shelter and latrine construction
                    
Procure
and provide youth groups with construction tools and materials for construction
of PSN shelters
                    
Engage
youth groups in the construction of PSN shelters as per the drawings and
specifications
                    
Organize
quarterly shelter monitoring visits and meetings.
Grants Management
and Reporting:
                    
Manage
and oversee all shelter grants in Kyaka II; develop and maintain implementation
and procurement plans for all projects.
                    
Prepare
quality and timely monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
                    
Ensuring
effective implementation of M&E systems throughout the lifetime of the
project.
                    
Manage
the project budget; oversee all budget expenditures and ensure they are
allowable and allocable according to donor regulations; review monthly Budget
Follow Up (BFU) and implementation tracking tool and collaborate with the
Finance department to ensure accurate expenditures and reporting.
                    
Actively
participate and prepare all documents in advance of the BFU and implementation
tracking meetings.
                    
Quality
Monitoring, Evaluation In collaboration with the M&E team, supervise the
Shelter teams and Project Staff to conduct and facilitate regular monitoring
and evaluation activities, and liaise with partners to identify gaps and
challenges as well as to ensure quality impact of the Shelter approach;
                    
Work in
close collaboration with the M&E team, develop and roll out plans and tools
to ensure data are collected to better report on activities and to improve
quality services for beneficiaries including: needs assessment, baseline and
impact surveys;
Coordination and
Representation of DRC:
                    
Coordinate
with other humanitarian partners and local authorities in the target areas, as
relevant for the effective and efficient implementation of the Shelter program;
                    
Participate
in Shelter meetings and working groups at filed level and occasionally at
national level if required.
                    
Contribute
to coordination mechanisms, including reporting and updating interagency tools;
                    
Represent
the organization locally amongst donors, NGOs, International Organizations and
local authorities and report representation action to /Area Manager
                    
Ensure
that the strategy of the Shelter programs complies with technical frameworks of
DRC-Uganda.
Staff Performance
Management, Learning & Development:
                    
To
support the identification and finalization of human resource needs for the
smooth implementation of the Shelter program, in collaboration with the
Coordination;
                    
To carry
out recruitment when needed, in respect to the local regulations, in
collaboration with the Shelter Line Managers, and in coordination with the
Human Resources department, including writing of job descriptions and candidate
selection processes;
                    
To
support and identify professional development needs of the team, raise to
Coordination team and develop capacity building priorities and response.
                    
Ensuring
the logistical and administrative monitoring for Shelter programs:
                    
To
ensure that logistical, administrative and financial procedures are respected
by Shelter teams and alerts the management team if gaps are observed in order
to take corrective action;
                    
When
necessary, to give consent for local Shelter purchases and submits purchase
requests to the relevant department and forward for approval (in accordance
with internal rules and donor guidelines);
                    
To
supervise the Shelter equipment and stock on the mission and ensures they are
properly utilized;
                    
Any
other duties that may be assigned.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
                    
The
ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Shelter and Infrastructure
Officer job placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or
Construction with at least 3 years’ experience and one of which must have been
with an international NGOs.
                    
Previous
experience in Shelter project management in humanitarian context
                    
Excellent
knowledge of finance and budget.
                    
Must be
a team player
                    
Strong
analytical, drafting and diplomatic skills, and proficiency in basic computer
software including engineering (AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, etc) and GIS tools (GPS
usage).
                    
Ability
to interpret designs, drawings and technical specifications.
                    
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.
                    
Excellent
communication skills, calm and a good sense of humor.
                    
The
candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering
                    
Languages:
Fluency in English. Knowledge
of Kiswahili is an added advantage.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their online applications at the link below.
Deadline: 7th May 2019
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