Mosul (with frequent travel)
The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfillment of the wish to return home.
The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956, and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced.
All of our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.
DRC has been operating in Iraq since 2003 and in Northern Iraq since 2010. It is currently implementing a broad range of activities relevant to conflict affected communities and persons. The activities are categorized in ten sectors: Shelter and Non-food Items, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Livelihoods, Protection, Mine Risk Education, Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM).
About the job
- Under the supervision of the Infrastructure and Shelter Manager, the Infrastructure and Shelter Officer (Shelter Officer) contribute to the planning, implementation and follow up of Shelter activities in his/her assigned area.
- Shelter activities include rehabilitation of public infrastructures such as schools, health centers and community centers, emergency repairs of private houses according to Sphere minimum standards or distribution/installation of Shelter kits and seasonal NFIs and technical support and outreach to the Ministry of Urban Planning.
- Implementation modalities are through either markets-based approaches through cash for work, casual labour, cash or vouchers, or instead through private contractors.
Your main duties and responsibilities will be:
- Under the supervision of the Infrastructure and Shelter Manager, the Infrastructure and Shelter Officer undertake regular field/site visits to ensure proper monitoring of the activities’ implementation in area of operation.
- Act as a focal point for DRC Shelters activities in the areas of implementation.
- With the support of the Infrastructure and Shelter Manager, the Officer liaises directly with the contractor focal point at the worksite to monitor the quality of the works, alongside the relevant governorate directorate. The Officer is tasked with approving/rejecting the works after consulting the Infrastructure and Shelter Manager according to the agreed standards in the BoQ.
- Organizes the Cash for Work activities schedule, liaise directly with the workers and make sure that all the necessary documentation (attendance sheets, certificate of completion of works etc.) is properly filled and filed.
- Identify potential beneficiaries for Shelter activities and conduct any technical assessment needed in order to tailor the response, taking into consideration the specific needs of vulnerable individuals and persons of concern.
- Prepare and follow up Procurement Requests forms for all materials or services needed to allow proper continuation of the works
- Provide daily updates to the Infrastructure and Shelter Manager and contribute to regular reports on progress and activities.
- Take responsibility for stock, inventories, materials, tools and equipment, including correct filing and documentation in close cooperation with the logistics department and notably warehouse officer.
- Be the focal point with distribution team, supplier and logistics to implement any distribution.
- Be the focal point with M&E team in order to make sure that PDM are conducted on a timely and good-quality basis.
- Support, facilitate or undertake communication and liaison activities to actively consult and involve beneficiaries, key informants, actors, partners and stakeholders in all stages of project design and implementation.
- Ensure regular and timely reporting of problems, potential delays or risks to project implementation to the relevant supervisor, and support in the development and execution of solutions and mitigating actions.
- Contribute to refining of data collection, monitoring and reporting tools, and to the harmonisation of Shelter methodologies and tools across the area(s) of operation.
- Support with the preparation and filing of Payment Requests and other project related documentation, as requested by Line Manager;
- Ensure the respect of DRC Code of Conduct and DRC’s zero tolerance policy of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA), humanitarian principles and contribute to the integration of Protection and Age, Gender, Diversity (AGD) mainstreaming into DRC programming. Undertake any other duties that may be assigned by the Line Manager;
- Undertake any other duties that may be assigned by the Line Manager
To be successful in this role we expect you to have the following:
- Significant proven work experience in supervising construction projects including Shelter/WASH infrastructure and previous INGO experience implementing Shelter/WASH activities. Experience in distributions is an asset.
- At least 1 year experience leading small teams, and undertaking basic project implementation/monitoring responsibilities (e.g. completing purchase requests, compiling beneficiary data, etc.)
- Proficiency in spoken and written English and Arabic is essential.
- Proficiency in the following computer programs: MS Excel, MS Word. Autocad is a plus.
- Good interpersonal skills and proven ability to work in a complex multicultural environment as a flexible and respectful team member.
- Willingness and capacity to work in the field and travel frequently to project sites when needed.
- Willingness and capacity to work outside of regular working days (national holidays or extra hours) in case of emergency response.
- Ability to work sensitively with vulnerable people, taking into account gender, age and diversity.
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate and work as part of a team to achieve joint objectives, in a multicultural context.
- Ability to act calmly in tense situations, handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion, and act with transparency and integrity.
- Solution-oriented approach, with strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
- Detail oriented, with ability to organize and manage information, plan and manage workload, prioritize, and deliver to deadlines.
- Familiarity with international humanitarian and protection standards (e.g. WASH and Shelter standards Sphere handbook, USAID Field Operations Guide WASH and Shelter guidelines).
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:
Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values.
Contract length: 6 months (renewable based on both funding and performance).
Start date: As soon as possible.
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Nationals; please refer to drc.ngo under Vacancies. .
All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.
Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking HERE or on the apply button.
Closing date for applications: 30 November 2018. Due to the urgency of the position DRC reserves the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline.
For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo.