Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
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Technical Shelter Officer "Internals & Nationals Only"

Job Description and Requirements

Rights Respected, People Protected

NRC in Jordan

Established in 2012 NRC Jordan’s long-term outlook addresses the problems affecting life as a refugee. We work to build the resilience of Syrians, and to relieve the impact on the Jordanian communities that host them.  Syrian refugees in Jordan are struggling. As they contend with difficult living conditions across the country, the obstacles are complex. They struggle to remain registered as refugees, to provide for their families, and to access essential services – including education for their children. The Jordanian communities that host them, meanwhile, feel the impact of hosting high numbers of refugees – with each year that passes, local infrastructure becomes more strained.


 Technical Renewable Energy and WASH Officer 

Role Specific Information

The shelter technical officer will be managing all the tasks related to the renewable energy and energy efficiency interventions at selected schools, will also coordinate the related rehabilitation activities with the rest of the implementation works. Furthermore, will be managing and overseeing all the Mechanical and Electrical works related to both Rehabilitation and Construction works. 

Our Ideal Candidate:

The candidate must be a university graduate in Mechanical or Electrical engineering, with a minimum of four years of experience in a similar field, specifically in construction works, with proven experience in construction management and dealing with contractors.

The ideal candidate must be highly motivated, have strong management and communication skills to and must be details oriented, well organized and planned to handle multiple tasks in the field as well as the in the office and with the team. 

We are looking for a hardworking dedicated candidate, who shows interest in this project to share their experience and provide their input to make a difference for vulnerable people.

In this position, you will join highly motivated and expert staff who are making a difference to the most vulnerable people in the world's biggest displacement crisis.


Specific responsibilities:

  • Plan and organize the schools’ assessment and selection process for schools receiving R.E & E.E solutions/interventions, as well as leading the implementation phase and providing support and guidance to other team members, all during a certain time frame to meet project milestones.
  • Conduct the site analysis for schools, and lead the process of identifying mechanical solutions according to the needs for both rehabilitation and construction works, in addition to proposing and implementing new solutions to achieve energy efficiency at schools.
  • Develop and control the quality of the mechanical and electrical technical drawings and designs.
  • Revision of the mechanical and electrical designs delivered by the engineering office to ensure that all technical drawings and designs are done as per technical guidelines, relevant building codes, standards, and industry’s best practices.
  • Supervise the mechanical and electrical works on site during implementation, and conduct quantity survey after completion.
  • Lead the market assessments to identify technical solutions and alternatives, that will help with both inspecting and approving samples and materials for mechanical and electrical works as well as proposing new options to achieve energy efficiency at schools.
  • Supervise contractors providing rehabilitation works and PV cells installation.
  • Ensure proper documentation throughout the project, as well as reporting progress whenever needed.
  • Coordinate the project activities with the relevant stakeholders (Schools, MoE, Ministry of Energy, Electricity company, contractors)
  • Handling several tasks related to the mechanical and electrical works, as well as the R.E & E.E activities, and re-priorities all tasks in hand according to any unpredictable changes.

Generic responsibilities:

  • Ensure compliance with NRC policies, guidelines and standards.
  • Ensure compliance with Core Competency strategy, tools, handbooks, guidelines and standards.
  • Responsible for implementation of technical activities of Core Competency project(s).
  • Responsible for tracking financial expenditures for technical activities of the Core Competency project(s).
  • Responsible for technical quality control and monitoring of project activities.
  • Ensure project documentation of technical activities of the Core Competency project(s).
  • Provide technical support and capacity building towards project staff.
  • Provide technical analysis and feedback to NRC representatives in coordination forums.
  • Assess, promote and document ideas for technical improvement and further program development options.
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist.
  • Promote the rights of internally displaced/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy.
  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards & principles within NRC and amongst beneficiaries served by NRC.
  • IF APPLICABLE: Monitor and document the implementation of project activities done by implementing partners and/or contractors (the plan of action activities, contracts, financial expenditures and project documentation).
  • IF APPLICABLE: Conduct quality control and provide technical support to implementing partners and/or contractors.


Additional Information:

Contract period: Through to 30 September 2019 (Renewable based on funding & performance)  

Salary/benefits: 1347 JOD (subject to social security and Income tax)

Duty station: Irbid

NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and to check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activities.

NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.

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