Ukraine nationals: WASH/Shelter Technical Officer

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Severodonetsk, , UA

Job Description

Generic responsibilities

  • Ensure compliance with NRC policies, guidelines and standards
  • Ensure compliance with WASH/Shelter strategy, tools, handbooks, guidelines and standards
  • Ensure that all WASH/Shelter projects (repair, rehabilitation and/or reconstruction) are implemented in a timely manner and according to strategy, proposals, budgets and plans, and in line with NRC policies and donor requirements
  • WASH/Shelter specific technical responsibility for the quality control and monitoring of project activities
  • WASH/Shelter specific technical responsibility for project documentation of technical activities of WASH/Shelter project(s)  
  • Provide specific technical support and capacity building towards project staff
  • Assess, promote and document ideas for technical improvement and further program development options
  • Contributes to WASH/Shelter specific protection risks and needs analyses
  • Ensure that the project is implemented in adherence with the requirements of the partnership agreement
  • Contributes to designing of protection response to identified risks and needs

Specific responsibilities

  • Provide technical guidance and support within all essential services in urban settings (water, wastewater, energy, construction) to ensure quality, cost-effectiveness, sustainability and impact soundness in their implementation.
  • Do structural assessments of buildings and propose technical solutions for materials assistance, repair, rehabilitation and/or reconstruction, and provide technical information for development of work plans, technical specifications, bills of quantities (BoQs), cost estimates, structural drawings (CAD).
  • Assess the completion of works, and prepare recommendations for payments, interim and final payment certificates
  • Provide technical support to contractors and beneficiaries, supervise construction works, and ensure that quality of materials and workmanship is according to technical specifications
  • Involve and inform communities and local authorities about the activities and ensure that all projects are in line with national guidelines and regulations
  • Break down the annual operational plans into weekly, monthly and quarterly implementation plans
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, explore and asses new and better ways to assist
  • Ensure that distribution of materials and equipment is done in timely manner and according to procedures
  • Ensure correct data tracking for all interventions and prepare periodic progress reports and other documents as required
  • Assist and support the direct line manager in drafting reports of any kind
  • Assist with any other duties assigned by line manager as and when required.

Professional competencies

These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance.

Generic professional competencies for this position:

  • Experience from working within technical expertise area in a humanitarian/ recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • English skills, both written and verbal will be an advantage
  • Experience of working as a civil engineer
  • University degree in architecture or engineering: civil, structural, electro-mechanical, hydrogeology, environmental, energy or related fields
  • Knowledge of computer programs: MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project, AutoCAD
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to perform under tight deadlines
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to prioritize a complex workload and to work autonomously as needed

Context/specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Fluency in spoken Russian or Ukrainian
  • Willingness to work in demanding, stressful situations with respect for basic security rules.

Behavioral competencies

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Working with people
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Handling insecure environment

We offer:

  • Type of contract: local employment contract till 31.12.2021, with the possibility of extension.
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC salary scale, terms and conditions.
  • Duty station: Severodonetsk, Ukraine.




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