Shelter and Infrastructure Officer
Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified individual to fill-in the vacancy of Shelter and Infrastructure Officer to work in Damascus for Deir Ezzour projects under employment contract
Who are we?
The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfillment of the wish to return home.
The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956, and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced.
All of our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.
DRC has been actively operating in Syria since 2008 mainly supporting refugees. In June 2012, DRC was authorized by the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) to expand its humanitarian efforts and provide assistance to IDPs and the vulnerable resident population countrywide. Since then, DRC activities have been focused on NFI distributions, Shelter, WASH, Protection, Education, Livelihoods and Mine Risk Education in six Governorates (Damascus, Rural Damascus, Dara'a, Aleppo, Hama, and Homs). While Protection/community service activities are provided to beneficiaries throughout our six Community Centers.
About the job
The Shelter & Infrastructure officer will be responsible for field visits mainly in the governorate depending on the security situation, will play a major role in assessing schools, collective shelters, and unfinished buildings to be rehabilitated, WASH infrastructure.
This position is based in Damascus with monthly visit to Deir Ezzor depending on the security situation
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Assessing schools, collective shelters, unfinished buildings, and WASH infrastructure in Deir Ezzor.
• Supervise as requested the work of DRC field engineers in Deir Ezzor
• Preparing and revising Bill of Quantities;
• Monitoring construction works, verifying work status for processing payments.
• Writing report about construction work status.
• Participating in coordination meeting on governorate level if requested.
• Any other task as requested by the direct manager
To be successful in this role we expect you to have
- Bachelor degree in Engineering.
- Three to five years working experience in monitoring construction works, preparing Bill of quantities, verifying construction material qualities.
- Good command of the English language.
- Bachelor degree in Civil or Architectural engineering
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:
Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values.
Contract Length: up to six months contract, renewable dependent on both funding and performance.
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for National Staff.
Due to legal requirements, we are only allowed to consider applicants with Syrian or Syrian Palestinian nationality
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All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.
Closing date for applications: the 13th of February 2019.
Need further information?
For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo.