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Shelter and Infrastructure Officer (Rhino Camp)

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Construction
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary
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Job Summary

The Shelter & Infrastructure Officer’s is an engineering function whose purpose is to oversee construction of shelters and latrines in the selected settlements in the area of operation. The position may be assigned roles specific to one or more grants. He/she will be responsible for engineering, general supervision of construction works, brick production, establishment and supervision of a carpentry workshop components. He/she will ensure that technical specifications for all works are in line with DRC’s approved construction designs, drawings and specifications as per the specific grant funding each activity.

How to apply
Applications should be in English and include the following:

  • A cover letter (1 page) in which you explain why you are interested in the position and how you meet the qualities and qualifications criteria and salary expectations.
  • Concise and accurate CV (maximum 3 pages). The CV should include information about your qualification, relevant training courses, Work experience, name and contact details of 3 relevant references.Please send your Cover letter, CV and Academic certificates by email clearly indicating position name in the subject line. We thank applicants for their interest in the position however; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


1. Coordination/ Representation

  • Under the supervision of the Team Leader, attend and represent the interests of DRC in all relevant forums as assigned.
  • Actively coordinate within the jurisdiction of your responsibility
  • Represent DRC with the Local Authorities and other stakeholders in the districts of jurisdiction in collaboration with the Base Manager and Team leader.
  • Actively participate in internal coordination meetings to ensure internal coordination with other sectors
  • Contribute and actively participate in a regular sector meeting as assigned by the Team Leader.

2. Project development, implementation and reporting
  • Assist the Team Leader with the planning and supervision of construction activities and ensure that works are carried out as per set standards specified in the drawings, designs and technical specifications.
  • Initiate Innovative implementation strategies to enhance effectiveness, efficiency and delivery.
  • Contribute to concept and proposal development in the infrastructure and Shelter sector and broader DRC programs.
  • Responsible for day to day activity implementation through efficient and Effective way
  • Prepare weekly work plans and ensure they are implemented as approved.
  • Assist the Team Leader in the establishment and management of the carpentry workshop and ensure that all works of carpentry nature are delivered on schedule and in the right quality.
  • Maintaining proper documentation of the progress and site records as well as making designs at appropriate time.
  • Monitoring the construction of shelters, latrines and other assigned infrastructure.
  • Monitor quality and quantity of materials used in the various elements of the construction of PSN shelters and latrines.
  • Prepare monthly work plans and report on actual work achieved against planned.
  • Supervise contractors, ensuring that the workmanship is as per set standards.
  • Assist in documenting lessons learnt and best practices in the sector.
  • Prepare/contribute to weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual, donor and other reports in the areas of Shelter and infrastructure.

3. Staff Supervision
  • Supervise Shelter and Infrastructure personnel as assigned by the Team Leader.
  • Uphold DRC’s code of conduct and principles of accountability
  • Conduct daily field visits to support field staffs, through technical back stopping, to train duty bearers, check quantum of progress and verify quality of work.

4. Logistics /Finance
  • Support the Team Leader in monitoring financial commitments and expenditures against the budget and provide timely feedback on budget follow ups.
  • Plan and coordinate proactively logistics and movements of staff from and to different clusters.
  • Initiate procurements using DRC supply chain systems and procedures.
  • Ensure the delivery of materials and supplies.
  • Contribute to grants management of Shelter and Infrastructure projects through day to day oversight of assigned grant expenditures and contribution to BFU meetings.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Uganda
Area of work: Construction
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Construction management; Stakeholder communication; Architectural planning and design; Reporting; Project preparation and planning; Project implementation; Documentation and record keeping
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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Danish Refugee Council

Non-profit, social workCompany size: 1000+ people

DRC has been operating in Kenya since 2005, where we assist refugees and displacement-affected communities by implementing protection and livelihoods activities that increase their self-reliance and expand opportunities for a dignified life. DRC works in Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps, as well as in Nairobi and Mombasa to assist urban-based refugees.

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