Male Afghanistan nationals: Shelter/WASH Technical Assistant

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Kandahar, , AF

Purpose of the Job 
The purpose of the assistant position is to assist in the day-to-day implementation of the Shelter/WASH project. Use actions words such as conduct or assist for the position relevant responsibilities.

Job description

  • Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Assist with the implementation of the support function portfolio according to plan of action
  • Responsible for: assessment, vulnerable beneficiary selection, project planning, implementation and monitoring for shelter construction activities
  • Participate in field missions, shelter activities monitoring, and technical assistance to beneficiaries.
  • Collection and analysis shelter data and report to shelter/WASH officer.
  • Maintain shelter beneficiaries’ documentation both on field and office levels and on its profiles.
  • Distribution of beneficiaries’ cash payments according to the plan and on time clearance.
  • Provision and completion of all field related forms, contracts and retain in profile.
  • Beneficiaries and community workers training regarding shelter and latrine design.
  • Responsible for quality maintenance of shelter and latrine in target area
  • Produce reports on weekly, monthly and require base as well
  • Conduct the meeting with community/or village elders, Malaks, local authority and other stakeholders at field level.
  • Remain updated on technical and legal considerations (national lows, standards and codes)
  • Coordinate the material loading, transportation and delivery with logistic and warehouse assistant
  • Participate in NRC staff seminars and training, when scheduled.
  • Properly operate the NRC assets (HF,VHF, Computer and sat phone…etc.
  • Assessment on site. Village assessment; identify needs and resources, shelter type, data on returnees/ IDPs
  • Beneficiary selection: Identify vulnerable families eligible for shelter assistance according to established selection criteria.
  • Delivery on site. Shelter package.
  • Monitoring Ensure that:
  • all program data are accurately collected and reported;
  • the quality and quantity of construction material is distributed to the beneficiaries families, Is correct and according to the delivery plan.
  • The shelter construction up to completion and occupancy respects the activity plan and deadlines.
  • Monitor shelter/WASH construction activities within the agreed timeframe.
  • The quality and quantity of construction material is distributed to individual beneficiaries, is correct and according to the construction delivery plan;
  • Upon successful completion of construction stages reports to shelter/WASH officer for cash Installments disbursement process.


  • University degree in civil/construction engineering.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience working with NGOs in a similar/Shelter & WASH fields.
  • Previous work experience with a satisfactory performance in the same or similar functional area preferably with UN or INGOs.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Fluency in local language Pashtu/Dari both written and verbal
  • Experience from working within technical expertise area in a humanitarian/ recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Some knowledge of English language

Education field

  • Education title: University degree in civil/construction engineering.

Personal qualities

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


  • Dari
  • Pashto
  • English

We offer

  • Monthly Salary based on NRC Afghanistan Salary Scale
  • Top up Credit card on monthly basis
  • Leave and Holidays accordingly Afghanistan Labor Law

Miscellaneous info

  • Travel: Some travelling must be expected