The Norwegian Refugee Council Job for a Shelter Team Leader

The Norwegian Refugee Council seeks to recruit to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Shelter Team Leader

Job Location: Maiduguri, Borno State

Educational Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or related fields in development

Years of Experience: Minimum 5 years’ experience from working with shelter/NFI, houses construction/repair projects in a humanitarian/recovery context. Experience from working with social work and/or with distribution of humanitarian assistance is an advantage.


Other Requirements:

  • Excellent communication skills – written and spoken – in English required.
  • Fluency in one or more of the national/regional languages (Hausa and Kanuri preferred)
  • Must be willing to work as a team member, take direction, and share technical skills with colleagues and counterparts
  • Computer literacy in word processing and spreadsheets is required,
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD, GPS, ARC GIS and Google Earth is strongly desirable
  • Must be able to work under pressure
  • Must have knowledge of emergency, transitional and permanent shelter construction requirements and protocols
  • Familiarity with international minimum standards of shelter service delivery (i.e., SPHERE) is an advantage

Personal Qualification:

  • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
  • Highest standards of ethics and integrity
  • Ability to work in insecure environments
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Codes of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable

Remuneration and Benefits
According to NRC’s directions

Job Specification(s)Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the Shelter activities according to strategy, proposals, budgets and plans
  • The Team Leader holds overall responsibility for management of the Technical and Social activities of the Shelter project including: project planning and implementation, assessment, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Ensure that all program data are accurately collected and reported; the shelter assistance is in fact provided to selected and approved beneficiaries; the quality and quantity of construction materials distributed; the shelter completion and occupancy.
  • To assess the shelter construction training needs of the community and assists in the development of appropriate training materials and plans
  • Maintain updated and precise records on the geographical location of NRC beneficiaries
  • Supervise and support the daily work of all shelter program staff
  • Monitor and account for the statistical outputs of the team;
  • Provide weekly, monthly and quarterly reports on upcoming activities, progresses and achievements made in the designated areas of responsibility;
  • Ensure correct implementation of NRC Security Policy;
  • Maintain a close line of communication and cooperation with all relevant NRC counterparts in the country;
  • Provide in-advance input on the overall program strategy and decisions in the designated area of responsibility
  • When requested by the supervisor, participate in strategy and coordination meetings with national and international stakeholders.
  • Ensure that all programming, administrative and logistical tasks are promptly and correctly completed in accordance with NRC policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Represent NRC in meetings and promote exchange of information with relevant external actors.
  • Ensure adherence to NRC policies and donor requirements
  • Remain current on all issues related Shelter Programming and ensure that staff maintain and update their knowledge.
  • Coordinate strategy and approach with other NRC offices and personnel.
  • Conduct staff meetings and produce regular reports.
  • Performs any other duties as requested by the shelter Program Development Manager

Apply Before: 27th May, 2016.

How to Apply: Interested and qualified candidate should submit their Application letter and updated CV’s to the following e-mail address: The title of the position (Shelter TL- Maiduguri) must be indicated in the subject line of your e-mail.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Start Date ASAP


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