Shelter & Infrastructure Officer

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    3 weeks ago
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    Infrastructure, Urban and Rural Development
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Job description

Job title: Shelter and Infrastructure Officer

Employment Grade: H

Reporting to: Shelter & Infrastructure Team Leader

Direct reports: Shelter & Infrastructure Assistants (02)

Unit/department: Shelter and Infrastructure

Location: Central Darfur

Authorization level: NA

Overall purpose of the role:

Under the supervision of the Team Leader, the officer supervises the routine and daily administration of the Shelter and Infrastructure projects, including organizing and supervising teams, guidance and mentoring of construction teams, design of appropriate interventions and overseeing in Khartoum, principally refugees and host communities.

Responsibilities and Tasks

To achieve the overall and specific position’s objectives the job holder tasks and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:



  • Lead alongside the Team Leader in the Community mobilization, assessment, design, Bill of Quantities (BoQ) preparations, setup, planning and implementation of all the shelter & Infrastructure projects.
  • Assist in the raising up of Purchase Requests (PRs), follow up on the procurement process by the Supply Chain department, smooth transport, delivery and oversight of materials distributions to different sites/locations.
  • Daily update and management of data-gathering and tracking tools used to monitor the project;
  • Lead in community focus group discussions pertaining to the project in partnership and/or consultation with MEAL and Protection teams.
  • Assist in the generation of infrastructure monthly cash forecast, reviewing of all cash for work documentations before approval by the Programme Manager, design, administer and monitoring/supervision of payment to workers.
  • Daily supervision and management of the project assistants.
  • Oversee the registration, verification and training of project participants.
  • Strong adherence to safety and security protocols at all times, and along with Code of Conduct – dedication to reporting suspected contraventions;
  • Ensure DRC Code of Conduct is understood, acknowledged in writing, and followed by the project staff and all volunteer labor, and infractions are reported in an appropriate and timely manner;
  • Any other duties as assigned by line manager.



  • Ensure that quality and accurate weekly and monthly reports and supporting documentation on program activities related to the provision of Shelter and Infrastructure assistance, are submitted timely and daily to the Team Leader
  • To this end, ensure that both the hard and soft copies of all activity reports are archived on the server and/or uploaded onto online platforms for information management as relevant.
  • Ensure that all information or data shared is done so in a manner that upholds the principle of data protection and confidentiality.


Representation and coordination

  • Leading the development of positive relationships with beneficiaries, local communities, local authorities, humanitarian partners, service providers etc. in order to maintain trust in DRC’s professional standard and quality of work among all stakeholders.
  • Ensure that all interactions with individual beneficiaries take place in an environment and in a way that respect and promotes their safety, trust and dignity. Ensure that all interactions with other stakeholders such as community members and service providers are conducted in accordance to the principles of respect, confidentiality and collaboration.
  • Attend Sector Meeting/Coordination meetings when delegated.



  • Leading the effective implementation of support activities related to the effective implementation of the program, including in terms of logistics, administration, human resources, finance and security. In all matters, comply with internal directive and policies as communicated by the Programme manager and Shelter and Infrastructure Technical Coordinator.

Experience and technical competencies:

  • At least graduated, university degree in related subject is desirable.
  • Minimum 2 years’ relevant experience within a humanitarian organization in infrastructure, engineering or WASH infrastructure.
  • Good knowledge of the area
  • Good experience of working directly with Sudanese and Refugee/IDP communities and local authorities
  • Good communications skills; experience with dealing with Communities; good written and spoken English and Arabic

Computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and basic report writing ability






Cash Based Interventions


Assessments and data collection



Community mobilization






Striving for excellence


Taking the lead


Demonstrating integrity

Find the definition of DRC’s Core competencies here


¨Basic: I master the essentials, but may at times need help from others

¨Advanced: I can work independently at full professional level.
¨Expert: I am the go-to person when others need help.


  • At least high school degree, university degree is preferred (technical/scientific faculties)
  • Sound knowledge of engineering designs and software ( ArchiCAD, AutoCAD, GIS etc)


  • Fluent in English (both oral and written)
  • Arabic

Key stakeholders:

  • Internal: Area programme Manager, Durable Solution Programme Manager, Shelter & Infrastructure Technical Coordinator, Protection Team, Safety and Liaison, Supply Chain, Finance team, MEAL team Logistics Officer
  • External: Other Humanitarian Partners, UNHCR, IOM, HAC, COR, camp representatives and local authorities

Last updated:

Denish OJOK – 28/02/2023