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Distribution Technical Assistant – Технічний асистент з розподілу

About Us

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.
Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.
NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

Role and responsibilities

The Distribution Technical Assistant is part of the team tasked with the implementation of NRC’s Distribution activities in urban settings. Under the supervision of the Distribution Project Coordinator, the purpose of the Distribution Technical Assistant position is to assist with the implementation of all NRC distribution activities in Eastern Ukraine, in compliance with NRC standards and procedures and national regulations.

Generic responsibilities:

  • Implement assigned daily programmatic tasks and activities as assigned by the Distribution Project Coordinator
  • Comply with NRC distribution strategy, tools, guidelines and standards
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in project activities
  • Collaborate with relevant local authorities and stakeholders at field level as requested by the Distribution Project Coordinator (i.e. local authorities, other humanitarian organizations, volunteer groups)
  • Adhere to NRC policies, guidelines and procedures
  • Assist with the implementation of the support function portfolio according to plan of action
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
  • Ensure proper filing of documents
  • Contribute to identification of protection risks and needs in the context of the program implementation
  • Promote the rights of IDPs in line with NRC’s advocacy strategy

Specific responsibilities:

  • Participate in assessment and registration exercises for beneficiary selection for distributions
  • Assist the Distribution Project Coordinator in supporting and monitoring the activities of partner organizations responsible for distributions in target areas and in ensuring they carry out distributions in line with NRC’s strategy, modalities and compliance requirements.
  • Provision of assistance and guidance for the beneficiaries and flag any cases requiring further follow up to the supervisor.
  • Ensure distribution site preparation and readiness for all distributions as assigned by supervisor
  • Participate in community sensitization activities ahead of distribution.
  • Preparing data reports/ maintaining the stock inventory and analyzing information based on assessment/registration data.
  • Reporting work progress on daily, weekly or monthly basis and archiving the needed documents using the established system as agreed with the line manager
  • Provide regular suggestions on programme improvements and progress reports to the Distribution Project Coordinator.
  • Abide by his/her team with NRC’s compliance rules and regulations
  • Liaise with NRC protection focal point in referring the protection-related cases
  • Assist with any other duties assigned by line manager as and when required.


1. Professional competencies

Generic professional competencies for this position:

  • Political and cultural awareness, as well as good understanding of the current crisis in Ukraine.
  • Previous experience in a humanitarian/early recovery setting is an advantage.
  • Diplomatic and respectful communication.
  • Highest standards of ethics and integrity.
  • Ability to work under pressure in compliance with basic security rules.

Context related skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Fluency in Ukrainian and Russian essential
  • Basic English proficiency is an advantage
  • Willingness to work in demanding, stressful situations and to travel to highly insecure locations in compliance with NRC’s security protocols

2. Behavioural competencies:

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Working with people
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Handling insecure environments

We offer:

  • Type of contract: national employment contract 1 year (with possible extension)
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC salary scale, terms and conditions.
  • Duty station: Dnipro, Ukraine.

To apply for this position please follow the link.

Please note that we will contact only shortlisted candidates.

NRC retains the discretion to cancel the recruitment.

NRC might review applications before advert deadline, therefore interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.