Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
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Shelter Officer - Construction (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.


 Shelter Officer - Construction 

Role Specific Information

The Shelter officer, with a civil engineer background, will work as a part of NRC's school construction team in supervising construction and rehabilitation works, ensuring that the works are done according to standards, specifications and the industry's best practices.

Our Ideal Candidate:

The candidate must be a university graduate in Civil or Structural engineering, with a minimum of three years of experience in a similar field, specifically in construction works, with proven experience in site supervision and fieldwork.

The ideal candidate must be highly motivated, have strong management and communication skills 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:

  • Inspection of construction works in school expansion projects to ensure that works are done as per the technical standards, specifications and best practices.
  • Ensure proper documentation of construction documents, logs and reports on site.
  • Prepare construction progress reports.
  • Quantity surveying and verification of quantities of materials and works provided by the contractor.
  • Act as a focal point between NRC and the contractor.
  • Conduct market assessments to examine available construction materials and technologies.

Generic responsibilities:

  • Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines.
  • Implement delegated Core Competency project portfolio according to the plan of action.
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management.
  • Ensure proper filing of documents.
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist.
  • Promote and share ideas for technical improvement.


Additional Information:

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

Salary/benefits: 1024 JOD (subject to social security and Income tax)

Duty station: Irbid

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

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