Senior Shelter Cluster Coordinator Palestine Gaza

  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Infrastructure, Urban and Rural Development
  • Deadline:


What we are looking for:

A dedicated, innovative, and accountable professional to support coordination, strategy development and advocacy functions to ensure NRC’s role as the Shelter Cluster (SC) Lead Agency under the Cluster Approach, works within the framework of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), and together with Shelter Cluster Chair and lead agency, ensure a coherent and effective emergency response by mobilizing groups of agencies, organizations, and NGOs to respond in a strategic manner to the complex humanitarian crises.

What you will do:

  • Alongside the Cluster Chair Shelter Coordinator, contribute to develop and continuously update a SC Strategy in a consultative process with SC partners, including the local government and ensure that the shelter response is driven by this strategy.
  • In collaboration with the Cluster Chair Shelter Coordinator, identify core advocacy concerns for the SC through a consultative process: develop joint cluster/inter-cluster initiatives to ensure regular and consistent advocacy.
  • Ensure that the SC has a functional information management strategy and mechanism to report and share information within the Shelter Cluster, with the other clusters, with the government, with the overall humanitarian community including donors, with NRC internal mechanisms, and with the Global Shelter Cluster.
  • Support the Cluster Chair Shelter Coordinator in the establishment and maintenance of the cluster structure, including the cluster core documents and ensure that the SC produces analytical shelter reports, including the Factsheet.
  • Develop and prepare different shelter typologies, where required, in close collaboration with Cluster Chair Shelter Coordinator.
  • Ensure appropriate collaboration with shelter response-related clusters of CCCM, Early Recovery, Education, Health, Protection, and WASH in the work of the Shelter Cluster.
  • Coordinate within the SC or at Inter-Cluster level shelter needs assessments, including participatory assessments.
  • Ensure that the shelter response is informed by appropriate relevant Technical Standards, including among others Sphere, and good practice, co-chairing the Technical Working Groups (TWiGs) when necessary.
  • Coordinate the integration of cross-cutting issues in the work of the Shelter Cluster, including age, gender, and diversity.
  • Alongside with the Cluster Chair Shelter Coordinator, provide regular updates to NRC Palestine Head of Programme.
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders.
  • Provide coordination services, including meetings, ensuring that cluster coordination is inclusive, consultative and results oriented.

Please download the detailed job description to learn more about the position.

What you will bring:

  • Advanced University Degree (Master’s/ MPhil) in Civil/Structural/Architectural Engineering or another relevant field.
  • Minimum 4 years of professional experience in Shelter, Non-Food Items, at a managerial level in emergency and conflict and post conflict environments.
  • Has experience within the humanitarian architecture (cluster system) and with humanitarian appeals, humanitarian response plans and common humanitarian funds.
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts. Knowledge of Palestinian context id highly desirable.
  • Excellent advocacy and representation skills including the ability to develop strong interpersonal relationships to facilitate communication within the cluster.
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile with documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions, meet short deadlines and travel extensively at short notice to support field operations.
  • Fluency in English language is must, both written and verbal.

What we offer:

  • Duty station: Gaza
  • Contract: 12 months (renewable conditional on funding and performance)
  • Travel: 30% to NRC Palestine field locations.
  • Salary/benefits: grade 8 on NRC’s salary scale, with accompanying terms and conditions
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to diversity without distinction to age, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.
  • We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

Find out more about the benefits of working for NRC

Important information about the application process

  • Internal candidates only: To apply as an internal candidate, log in with your official email or click on Opportunity MarketPlace.
  • When creating your profile, include your full name as given on your passport. Complete all the system-required fields for experience, employment history and education.
  • Submit your application and CV in English, taking care to attach your latest CV.
  • Applications that do not meet the minimum standards in terms of experience or qualifications will generally not be considered. Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will also not be considered.
  • We welcome applications from all eligible and interested individuals possessing the requisite work authorization or the ability to promptly obtain legal authorization to work in Palestine. Send in your application by latest January 18, 2024.
  • We receive many applications for each vacant position and so only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • If you have any questions about this role, please email with the job title as the subject line.

Why NRC?

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. Our 15,000 staff work in crises across 40 countries, providing life-saving and long-term assistance to millions of people every year.

NRC currently has over 3,000 staff across the Middle East dedicated to assisting people affected by conflict in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Libya and Palestine. Its humanitarian interventions are based upon its programming expertise in the Core Competencies of Shelter, Education, WASH, Livelihoods and Food Security, and Information Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) to vulnerable displaced people that were forced to flee.

Watch this short video to see NRC in action.

We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee. Are you one of those people? If you are, NRC offers you the opportunity to:

  • do demanding and professional work, often in challenging contexts.
  • join a work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility.
  • be part of a welcoming and supportive community committed to human dignity.

Learn more about NRC’s operations in Palestine here.

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.
Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.
NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.
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