Shelter Technical Assistant Derna Libya

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Position:                                          Shelter/WASH Technical Assistant

Reports to:                                      Shelter/WASH Team Leader-Derna

Supervision of:                                NA:

Duty station:                                   Derna, Libya

Travel:                                             30% out of duty station

Project number:                              Various

Duration and type of contract:  12month (with possibility of extension)

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.

  1. Role and responsibilities

The purpose of this position is to support the day-to-day implementation of the Shelter/WaSH related projects delivered by NRC in Derna Libya.If requested, may also needed to travel to surrounding areas of intervention. Projects in this area are delivered through direct implementation.

Generic responsibilities

  1. Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines.
  2. Assist a range of support with the implementation of the WASH/Shelter portfolio according to plan of action.
  3. Implements independently procedures and activities within WASH/Shelter core competency as delegated.
  4. Responsible for organizing and delivery of tasks in line with priorities and standards.
  5. Develop and maintain knowledge of the specialist area of work in which technical assistance and support is being provided, in order to be most effective in supporting the team.
  6. Use initiative in day to day problem solving in line with agreed procedures, priorities and standards for the area of work.
  7. Prepare and develop status reports as required by management.
  8. Ensure proper filing of documents.

Specific responsibilities 

  1. Facilitate and supervise the construction and/or rehabilitation works of water and sanitation facilities, shelters and other community infrastructures identified by NRC.
  2. Facilitate and supervise community mobilisation, behaviour change interventions and kit distributions.
  3. Participate in preliminary activities (needs assessment, identification of beneficiaries, design of technical documents like BOQs, SOW) of the WASH and Shelter sector (including energy access component)
  4. Support capacity building of masons, skill and unskilled workers and local populations.
  5. Participate in the definition of themes and design of WASH and Shelter behaviour change tools/materials according to the target group (local authorities, management structures, beneficiary households) on each of the themes recommended by the NRC programme
  6. Promote the sustainability of settlements and community infrastructure interventions through technical training in the management and maintenance of the works
  7. Collect and share weekly evidence and required sources of verification of WASH-Shelter installations (distribution lists, photos, success stories, testimonies, minutes, field book)
  8. Provide feedback to line manager on goods and materials ordered, as well as the quality of work from contractors.
  9. Share the observations from the field, particularly the input received from beneficiaries to improve the programme.
  10. Support the implementation of Safe and Inclusive Programming throughout programmes.
  11. The position-holder is responsible for maintaining a collaborative working environment with other team members, both within the Shelter and WaSH project team, within other Core Competencies and with the Support Team.

Critical interfaces

By interfaces, NRC means processes and projects that are interlinked with other departments/units or persons. Relevant interfaces for this position are:

Programme Development: Shelter and WaSH Project Team.
Area Operations: Shelter and WaSH Project Team.
Support Services: Area Office Support Team.
Monitoring: Shelter IMO, M&E team, CFM

Scale and scope of position

Staff: As delegated by line-manager.
Stakeholders: I/LNGOs, Local Authorities, local community representatives;
Budgets: None
Information: Project databases, document archives, GOORS, etc.
Legal Compliance with NRC Policies and Procedures;
  1. Competencies 

Competencies are important in order for the employee and the organisation to deliver desired results.

Generic professional competencies for this position: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, construction, architecture, water engineer, or equivalent.
  • At least 1 year of technical experience in WASH and/or Shelter and construction fields.
  • Demonstrated experience within technical expertise area of WASH and or Shelter with a focus on hardware aspects
  • Experience from working within technical expertise area in a humanitarian/ recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Proven ability to use MS Office software (especially Word and Excel) and competent in email communication with MS Outlook or Other related software.
  • Proven ability to use engineering software such as AutoCAD, and other related software.
  • Be willing and able to travel and work regularly on the field (outside office)
  • Fluency in Arabic, both written and verbal
  • Good skills in English, both written and verbal is a plus.

Context/specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Knowledge of the context in East Libya
  • Experience supervising construction and rehabilitation projects.
  • Experience communicating effectively with stakeholders and communities.
  • Excellent Community mobilization skills
  • Good diplomatic skills and tact for community engagement
  • Able to work under pressure and for extended working hours.
  • Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply for this position.

2. Behavioural competencies

  • Build meaningful relations
  • Empower people
  • Act with integrity
  • Deliver results

3. Performance Management

The employee will be accountable for and evaluated on the responsibilities and the competencies, based on NRC’s Performance Management Framework. The following documents will be used for performance reviews:

  • The Job Description
  • The Goals and Performance Plan
  • The NRC Competency Framework

 Application Procedure:

  • Application is online for Libya National only.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • NRC does not at any stage of recruitment request candidate to make payments of any kind.
  • NRC has not retained any agent to conduct recruitments on behalf of the organisation.
  • NRC is committed to a diverse workforce through diversity, equity and inclusion 
  • Qualified females candidates and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.
Benghazi, Libya
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