Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a Danish international non-governmental organisation, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world.
DRC is present in more than 30 conflict territories around the world assisting displaced people with shelter, food, income generating activities, and wide range of other assistance.
It is of utmost importance for DRC to work in compliance with the DRC Accountability and Quality Management system and national legislation.
Smooth, reliable and effective operational systems are preconditions for DRC to maintain its position as a trustworthy and reliable partner for our donors and an accountable organisation towards our beneficiaries.
DRC has been operating in the West Africa region for over 15 years, running a combination of emergency, livelihood, protection and advocacy programmes through Country Offices (COs) Guinea, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria and a Regional Office (RO) in Abidjan.
DRC has 17 offices and more than 500 staff members across the WA region.
DRC started operating in Nigeria in 2015 where plans to run a combination of emergency, livelihood, WASH, protection and advocacy programmes has been set.
DRC currently has offices in Abuja, Yola, Mubi, Maiduguri and planning to run an office in Yobe, besides 50 staff members subject to increase in near future.
The position :
The Shelter and Infrastructure Assistant primary function is to assist the Shelter Officer in ensuring quality of the planning, implementation and follow up of Shelter activities being implemented by DRC.
General Programming & Operations :
Carrying out Shelter needs assessment for returning refugees and IDPs and using results in designing intervention measures.
Monitor Shelter activities, construction works progress, budgets, costs and schedule in accordance with project plan and taking of appropriate actions.
Ensure archiving of Shelter logs and procurement records.
Participate in preparations of Shelter flight and vehicle plans.
Ensure efficient and Effective program implementation while following the budget and work plan.
Participate in preparing monthly / quarterly / annual highlights / reports and proposals and budgets for donors.
Mobilization of beneficiary communities to maintain the established shelter resources.
Coordination and representation :
Collaborate with relevant Internal and External technical experts on issues related to shelter.
Represent DRC at shelter meetings and other relevant technical coordination meetings at field level.
Ensure integration of Shelter activities with other DRC sectors.
Coordinate with WASH, RRM and Shelter counterparts in other locations in the implementation of common funded projects.
Ensure good representation and reputation of Shelter sector at all levels.
Actively participate in internal coordination meeting
Project development :
Assist in developing project plans and budgets for funding.
Assist in developing the projects’ M&E tools.
Assist in project implementation and reporting.
Prepare WASH weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports as tasked by Shelter Officer.
The responsibilities listed in the JD are not exhaustive and may be readjusted according to operational needs but will remain in line with the overall purpose of the role.
Key Requirements : Education :
Bachelor’s Degree in Civil / Water Engineering, Architecture or technical courses from recognized institution.
Diploma in Civil / Water Engineering, Architecture, or technical courses from recognized institution.
At least 1-year experience in implementation and evaluation of Shelter and NFI distribution projects.
Knowledge of Shelter Approaches.
Good IT skills (especially MS Office).
Project Planning and Management is an added advantage
Experience working in emergency response with NGOs, preferably in a humanitarian context.
Languages : (indicate fluency level) :
Fluency in written and spoken English. Fluency in local spoken languages.
Fluency in Hausa and Kanuri is a requirement