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About Norwegian Refugee Council:

he 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.

Purpose of the Job:

The purpose of the shelter Technical assistant is to contribute to cash for rent project implementation in Kandahar Province. It will predominantly include conduct household need assessment for force evicted families, selection of beneficiaries, support for the delivery of humanitarian aid (through in-kind distributions and/or market-based approaches); and support for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of these activities. The Shelter Technical assistant will also facilitate information flow between NRC staff, local authorities, beneficiary, communities, and other relevant stakeholders, as appropriate.

Job Description:

Generic responsibilities:

  • Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Implement delegated shelter  project portfolio according to a plan of action
  • Prepare and develop shelter  status reports as required by the shelter project manager
  • Ensure proper filing of documents for the shelter project
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and assess new and better ways to assist
  • Development of holistic and needs-based programs, including cash-based interventions and marked based programs
  • Assess, promote and document ideas for technical improvement and further program development options
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and assess new and better ways to assist
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy.


Specific responsibilities:

  • Conduct field visits in Kandahar and interview returnees/IDPs families.
  • Quality control of all shelter activities at each stage of the progress – travel regularly all the site for implementation of shelter intervention in Kandahar province.
  • Operate field equipment, radio, etc.
  • Responsible for assessment, project planning, implementation, and monitoring of shelter projects.
  • Maintain regular field visits for the shelter project.
  • Proceed on-time cash payments to target families according to the plan and on-time clearance.
  • Participate in NRC staff seminars and training, when scheduled
  • Project site selection. Identify of most needy and eligible families with close coordination with the ICLA team.
  • Prepare  reports on weekly, monthly and require base as well
  • Ensure the inclusion of cash-based interventions and marked based programs in-country and area-based strategies and their implementation across and within NRC’s core competencies
  • Provide an enabling environment for the implementation of cash-based interventions, including multi-purpose cash assistance, emergency cash responses
  • Conduct the meeting with community/ or village elders, Malaks, School shura, local authority, and other stakeholders at field level.
  • Any other tasks as assigned by the immediate superior.

Job Requirements:

  • Experience with field-level coordination with UN organizations, INGOs, Donors and authorities
  • Experience from working within technical expertise area in a humanitarian/ recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Core competency expertise
  • Knowledge of cash-based interventions and market-based programmes
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities


Qualifications for Internal Candidates

  • Minimum University degree in civil engineering/social science , with 2 years’ experience in community-based project
  • Experience with Urban shelter standards.
  • Previous work experience with a satisfactory performance in the same or similar functional area preferably with UN or INGOs
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Fluency in English and local language Dari/Pashtu
  • Able to express your ideas clearly and confidently in speech
  • Able to act on initiative, identify opportunities & proactive in putting forward ideas & solutions

We Offer

  • Monthly Salary based on NRC Afghanistan Salary Scale.
  • Smart Phone with Top up Credit card with internet package on monthly basis.
  • NRC will cover staff plus four (4) depended for medical insurance.
  • One time Eid Bonus per year
  • Leave and Holidays accordingly Afghanistan Labor Law.


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