Deadline: 25 February, 2021

Location: Yola, Nigeria

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is seeking to fill the role of Shelter Technical Assistant.

NRC provides assistance, protection and durable solutions to refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide.


  • Carry out pre-evaluation of needs (targeting, needs assessment, beneficiary identification and selection) and alert the hierarchy of any population movement in the area
  • Provide technical support and orientation to local technicians and community workers, and train and develop their capacity
  • Implement shelter construction activities, conduct technical assessment and approval of quality of work, and ensure better management of remaining material
  • Conduct community sensitisation, awareness and mobilisation to encourage beneficiary commitment to the shelter activities
  • With the support of the shelter officer and shelter coordinator, provide the drafts of technical drawings, bill of quantity, site plan and technical specification notes for shelter projects
  • Alert the shelter officer for any potential need of modification on construction designs or for any unpredictable soil constraints identified
  • Assist the shelter officer to accurately control movement of trucks, quantities and qualities of material supplied to site
  • Establish local committees for shelter project
  • Maintain good working relationships with local authorities, local communities, local committees and partners, as well as all stakeholders in NRC area of intervention
  • Ensure the participation of female workers in key positions in the construction/rehabilitation of shelters and community infrastructures
  • Represent NRC in field coordination meeting


  • University degree in Civil Engineering or Architecture
  • Knowledge of northeast Nigeria
  • Knowledge of the local languages will be a plus
  • Implementation of emergency shelter activities experience
  • Experience in household sensitisation and shelter and infrastructure maintenance training
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD, GPS, ARC GIS and Google Earth

To apply and for more information, click here.

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