Shelter and Settlement Project Officer – Site Engineer Iraq Duhok

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    December 5, 2022



The purpose of the officer position is day-to-day implementation, monitoring, and reporting of the S&S Program, and technical design development.


Generic responsibilities

These responsibilities shall be the same for all positions with the same title. The responsibilities shall be short and essential. Details belong in the Work and Development plan.

  1. Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks, and guidelines as well as Government rules and regulations
  2. Implement delegated S&S project portfolio activities according to the plan of action specifically regarding technical aspects
  3. Prepare and develop technical documents and status reports as per project monitoring requirements
  4. Ensure proper filing of technical documents in both hard and soft copies
  5. Ensure that projects target beneficiary sites/units most in need, and explore and assess new and better ways to assist
  6. Promote and share ideas for technical improvement in relation to both the “hard” and “soft” components of S&S programming

Specific responsibilities

These responsibilities shall be adapted to the particularities of the job location and context, phase of operation, strategic focus, and type of program intervention. This section shall be revised

  1. Undertake technical survey assessments of S&S projects, develop BoQs, drawings, and designs as required for submission to the S&S Coordinator
  2. Monitor project and contractor implementation, as per project monitoring requirements
  3. Line Management of S&S Assistants – Technical and social, Technical and social Supervision of Daily Workers and Incentive Labor.
  4. Organize and lead the supervision and monitoring of contractor work, works carried out by Daily/Incentive labor and/or repairs done by the beneficiaries themselves
  5. Consolidate site-level BoQs for inclusion in procurement documents. Ensure that content specifications are precise and work with logistics to obtain samples as needed
  6. Prepare project-level scope of work and supervise and/or prepare site/unit level Scope of Work by S&S Assistants -Technical and social. Collaborate with PC on the development of standardized BoQs.
  7. Develop technical specifications for materials and construction activities in coordination with the Project Coordinator. Prepare Technical designs as required
  8. Actively participate in developing work plans for the technical aspects of S&S activities
  9. Ensure that gender and protection mainstreaming is carried out at the field level.
  10. Collaborate with teams from other CCs to ensure that project beneficiaries are provided with the full packages of services available through NRC’s programming according to the beneficiaries’ specific and self-identified needs
  11. Any other task relevant to the position as requested by the line manager


1. Professional competencies

These are skills, knowledge, and experience that are important for effective performance.

Generic professional competencies:

  1. Experience working as a Project Officer – Technical (or Equivalent) in a humanitarian/recovery context
  2. Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  3. Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  4. Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  5. Some knowledge of English, and fluency in spoken and written Kurdish and/or Arabic.

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge, and experience:

  1. A university graduate in engineering, architecture, construction management, or equivalent
  2. At least two years experience in a technical responsible position in an NGO (preferred), or in an International company
  3. Proven experience in developing and following through on the technical implementation of construction projects.
  4. Experience in management of technical and social teams carrying out activities at multiple sites concurrently
  5. Experience in documenting the progress of construction-related S&S activities
  6. Experience in monitoring construction activities/contractors ensuring that technical standards are adhered to during implementation
  7. Experience in developing BoQs, BoQ Amendments, Scope of Work, Technical specifications of materials, and construction activities
  8. Ability to prioritize needs and carry out multiple tasks simultaneously
  9. Experience in coordinating the technical aspects of implementation activities carried out by contractors and Daily/Incentive labor teams
  10. Knowledge of the context in (KR-I or Iraq) specifically in regard to the technical aspects of S&S needs of conflict-affected persons. Strong knowledge of local building practices
  11. Strong communication, interpersonal, analytical, and negotiation skills
  12. Advanced computer skills, especially in Word, Excel, and CAD. Knowledge of Microsoft Projects and other design programs is a plus.

2. Behavioural competencies (max 6)

These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioral competencies, and the following are essential for this position:

  1. Handling insecure environments
  2. Empowering and building trust
  3. Planning and delivering results
  4. Communicating with impact and respect

Other Information:

  • Contract Duration: 12 months
  • Duty Station: Duhok- Iraq
  • Health Insurance is provided
  • Salary: G5/S1, According to NRC’s Iraq salary scale and terms and conditions.
  • NRC is an equal-opportunity employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.
  • For more information please read the Job Description.


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.