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Координатор(ка) проекту «Shelter» – Shelter Project Coordinator

About Us

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organization 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 purpose of Shelter Project Coordinator position is to provide support on specific technical competences related to Shelter programme development.

Generic responsibilities:

  • Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist
  • Contribute to specific protection risks and needs analyses
  • Contribute to the design in consultation with PAC of protection response to identified risks and needs
  • Contribute with Shelter/WASH specific technical competence to the development of Shelter/WASH strategy, Integrated LogFrame, and Plan of Action
  • Contribute with Shelter/WASH specific technical competence to programme development, adjustment or review
  • Contribute to NRC strategy development and provide input on needs and gaps from relevant area
  • Develop training modules and provide specific technical learning or/and training for project staff
  • Provide training to relevant stakeholders
  • Ensure proper filing and scanning of all Shelter/WASH documents according NRC procedures and policies

Specific responsibilities:

  • Lead the Shelter technical assessments
  • Provide Shelter specific technical input to coordination mechanism (e.g. cluster coordination) and working groups
  • Ensure proper sensitization, informing the community about the planned activities, the criteria for, and selection of beneficiaries
  • Contribute to development of Shelter specific technical guidance, tools and mechanism
  • Contribute to organizational learning through the provision specific technical analysis, lessons learned and reports, and trainings
  • Support the management and implement portfolio of Shelter projects, in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements
  • Provide regular progress reports to PM
  • Promote and share ideas for quality improvement of the Shelter activities
  • Coordinate with relevant authorities, humanitarian actors and other relevant partners vis a vis project implementation.
  • Ensure comprehensive documentation of all activities conducted
  • Prepare technical information and specifications required for tenders on procurement of construction materials, tools, equipment or services
  • Work to eliminate barriers of programmatic co-location/integration between Shelter, WASH ICLA, Livelihood, and Camp Management (UDOC)
  • Manage the Shelter technical team, set clear indicators for achievement and introduce a follow up and reporting mechanism
  • Support the line manager in drafting reports of any kind and contributing to proposals writing with development of work plan, budget, list of activities
  • Liaise with local government/community to advocate for the Shelter activities, obtain required permissions for project implementation and coordinate activities.
  • Represent the Shelter department in local coordination meetings
  • Assist with any other duties assigned by line manager as and when required.


 1. Professional competencies

Required competencies for this position:

  • Degree in a technical discipline (Engineering/Architecture) or Construction Project Management
  • 3+ years of relevant experience managing construction projects
  • 2+ year in humanitarian sector in technical role
  • Fluency in Ukrainian
  • C2 level in English, both written and verbal
  • Good working knowledge of the mandates and standards of programming within the framework of the international humanitarian sector
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills and the ability to liaise authoritatively with figures from the humanitarian community, local media, local government and army, and other relevant actors, when required
  • Excellent communication and reporting skills, both written and oral.

Desirable skills, knowledge, and experience

  • Degree in Structural Engineering
  • Experience in Surveying
  • 1+ year experience working in relief operations in challenging environments
  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • High proficiency in AutoCAD
  • Willingness to work in demanding, stressful situations with respect for basic security rules.

2. Behavioural competencies:

  • Ability to work with diplomacy, tact and sensitivity and experience in working within different cultural contexts requiring cultural sensitivity
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Managing performance and development
  • Planning and delivering results

This position is for Ukrainian nationals only.

The deadline for the applications –19.05.2022

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.

We offer:

  • Type of contract: national employment contract 
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC salary scale, terms and conditions.
  • Duty station: Lviv or Kyiv, Ukraine.