Shelter Technical Assistant

Full time @Norwegian Refugee Council in NGO
  • Afghanistan, Badghis
  • Post Date : 1 April, 2024
  • Apply Before : 1 May, 2024
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Job Detail

  • Job ID 27902
  • Organization Name norwegian-refugee-council
  • Vacancy Number VA-2022-200
  • Number of Job(s) 1
  • Job Location(s) Badghis
  • Experience Field 2 to 3 years’ experience from working as a Shelter Technical Assistant in a humanitarian/recovery context of relevant experience
  • Education Field Bachelor Degree Civil Engineering Faculty
  • Career Level Other
  • Gender Male/Female
  • Nationality National
  • Salary Based on NRC Salary Scale - 31 Dec 2022
  • Contract Type Not Specified
  • Required Language(s) Dari
  • Deadline 24-05-01

Job Description


About Norwegian Refugee Council:

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.

NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

Purpose of the Job:

The purpose of the Shelter Technical Assistant position is to liaise and work closely with Shelter department in implementing the Shelter projects including emergency projects and normal projects. The Technical assistant vary from the assistant position by providing a range of support within their area of expertise e.g. design and preparing bill of quantity for the shelters projects, monitoring and technical advice on shelter and latrine construction for mostly IDPs, returnees and refugees in the urban, pre-urban and rural areas.

For more information about this position, please click on NRC Grade Structure and Job Description.

Job Description:

Generic responsibilities:

  • Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Assist a range of support with the implementation of the Shelter portfolio according to plan of action
  • Implements independently procedures and activities within own function or core competency as delegated
  • Responsible for organizing and delivery of tasks in line with priorities and standards
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of the specialist area of work in which technical assistance and support is being provided, in order to be most effective in supporting the team
  • Use initiative in day to day problem solving in line with agreed procedures, priorities and standards for the area of work
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
  • Ensure proper filing of documents
  • Development of holistic and needs based programmes, including cash-based interventions and marked based programmes

Specific responsibilities:

  • Participate in NRC staff and seminars and training, when scheduled
  • Operate field equipment.
  • Keeping on track recording of training data and program documents.
  • Coordinate closely his or her activities with Shelter officer.
  • Assist her/his direct supervisor/Coordinator on planning, organizing, facilitating and monitoring of projects.
  • Preparing of all shelter means of verification (MoV) after any training or distribution conducted.
  • Update Shelter databases based on the regular site monitoring.
  • Be willing to travel throughout the districts and other provinces, this is primarily a field position and will require physical activity in a range of demanding natural environments and conditions.
  • Ensure the inclusion of cash-based interventions and marked based programmes in country and are-based strategies and their implantation across and within NRC’s core competencies.
  • Provide an enabling environment for the implantation of cash-based interventions, including multi-purpose cash assistance, emergency cash responses.
  • Any others tasks assigned by supervisor’s/Shelter officer

Job Requirements:


  • 2 to 3 years’ experience from working as a Shelter Technical Assistant in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Knowledge and experience within a relevant administration, craft or technical field and ideally a relevant vocational qualification
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge of cash-based interventions and market based programs.
  • Some knowledge of English
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting rapid emergency assessments in projects.
  • Experience in working in insecure/conflict environments.
  • Manage time effectively, prioritizing tasks and able to work to deadlines.
  • Good cultural, social, political and security knowledge of the area.
  • Proven communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills with strong experience.
  • Computer skills.
  • Work confidently within a group.


Bachelor Degree Civil Engineering Faculty

Personal Qualities:

  • Handling insecure environment
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect


We offer:
Monthly Salary based on NRC Afghanistan Salary Scale.
NRC has medical coverage for staff plus 4 dependents.
Eid Bonus once per year.
Leave and Holidays accordingly Afghanistan Labour Law.
Top up Credit card on monthly basis.

Submission Guideline:

How to Apply:

Option 1:

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Note: All applicants are supposed to create and properly fill online CV profile in NRC site, example (personal, education, experience background etc..) and only attaching CV won’t be enough.

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