Ukraine nationals: Shelter & WASH Technical Assistant

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Kyiv, Ukraine 🇺🇦


**This vacancy is open only to Ukrainian candidates**

The Norwegian Refugee Council in Ukraine is looking for a Shelter & WASH Technical Assistant to join the North Area Office, based in Kyiv. The Shelter & WASH Technical Assistant will support the day-to-day implementation of Shelter & WASH activities in urban and rural settings (water supply, wastewater, energy, construction). 

The main responsibilities of this job are administrative, therefore we are looking for a motivated candidate with good computer and Microsoft Office skills. 


  • Implement assigned daily programmatic tasks and activities as assigned by the supervisor
  • Comply with NRC programme strategy, tools, guidelines and standards
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in project activities
  • Adhere to NRC policies, guidelines and procedures
  • Assist with the implementation of the support function portfolio according to plan of action
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
  • Ensure proper filing of documents
  • Contribute to identification of protection risks and needs in the context of the program implementation 
  • Under the supervision of the Shelter/WASH Technical Officer, guide enumerators when participating in needs assessments to identify potential beneficiaries that could benefit from NRC’s Shelter/WASH activities.
  • Ensure proper sensitisation of the community about the planned activities.
  • Provide regular suggestions on programme improvements and progress reports to the Shelter/WASH Technical Officer.
  • Closely cooperate with other departments to ensure adequate field-level implementation of a coherent integrated programme in target areas in Ukraine
  • Liaise at field level with local government/stakeholders/communities to ensure NRC obtains required permissions for day-to-day project implementation
  • Assist with any other duties assigned by line manager as and when required.

Required skills, knowledge and experience

  • Good computer skills, experience with Microsoft Office applications, required
  • Political and cultural awareness, as well as good understanding of the current crisis in Ukraine.
  • Previous experience in a humanitarian/early recovery setting is an advantage.
  • Diplomatic and respectful communication.
  • Ability to work under pressure in compliance with basic security rules.
  • Highest standards of ethics and integrity
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Fluency in Ukrainian and Russian essential
  • Basic English skills is required
  • Willingness to work in demanding, stressful situations with respect for basic security rules

We offer

  • Contract: fixed term national employment contract until 30 June 2023, with likely extension
  • Location: North Area Office, based in Kyiv
  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by email
  • This vacancy is open only to Ukrainian candidates





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