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About Norwegian Refugee Council:

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organization helping people forced to flee.
We protect displaced people and support them as they build a new future. We started our relief efforts after World War Two. Today, we work in both new and protracted crises across 31 countries. We specialize in six areas: food security, education, shelter, legal assistance, camp management, and water, sanitation and hygiene.
We stand up for people forced to flee. NRC is a determined advocate for displaced people. We promote and defend displaced people’s rights and dignity in local communities, with national governments and in the international arena. NRC’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva is a global leader in monitoring, reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

We respond quickly to emergencies. Our expert deployment capacity, NORCAP, boasts around 1,000 experts from all over the world who can be deployed within 72 hours. Our experts help improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises.

Around 6,000 men and women work for the Norwegian Refugee Council. Most of us are hired locally to work in the field, and a small number are based at our head office in Oslo. Many of our colleagues were once themselves fleeing their homes.

NRC Afghanistan established operations in 2003, and currently maintains five area offices in Balkh, Hirat, Kabul, Kandahar, and Nangarhar, as well as field offices in hard-to-reach, displacement-affected provinces: Badghis, Faryab, Khost, Kunar, Kunduz, Nimroz, Sar-e Pul, and Uruzgan. NRC employs over 1,400 staff in Afghanistan, and works through direct implementation of programmes, to provide both emergency response and durable solutions for internally displaced Afghans, as well as returning Afghan refugees, and Waziristan refugees in southeastern Afghanistan.

Purpose of the Job:

The purpose of the Shelter Technical Assistant position is to liaise and work closely with Shelter department in implementing the Shelter projects including emergency projects and normal projects. The Technical assistant vary from the assistant position by providing a range of support within their area of expertise e.g. design and preparing bill of quantity for the shelters projects, monitoring and technical advice on shelter and latrine construction for mostly IDPs, returnees and refugees in the urban, pre-urban and rural areas.

Job Description:

Generic Responsibilities:

Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
Assist a range of support with the implementation of the Shelter portfolio according to plan of action
Implements independently procedures and activities within own function or core competency as delegated
Responsible for organizing and delivery of tasks in line with priorities and standards
Develop and maintain knowledge of the specialist area of work in which technical assistance and support is being provided, in order to be most effective in supporting the team
Use initiative in day to day problem solving in line with agreed procedures, priorities and standards for the area of work
Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
Ensure proper filing of documents
Development of holistic and needs based programmes, including cash-based interventions and marked based programmes

Specific Responsibilities:

Participate in NRC staff and seminars and training, when scheduled
Operate field equipment.
Keeping on track recording of training data and program documents.
Coordinate closely his or her activities with Shelter officer.
Assist her/his direct supervisor/Coordinator on planning, organizing, facilitating and monitoring of projects.
Preparing of all shelter means of verification (MoV) after any training or distribution conducted.
Update Shelter databases based on the regular site monitoring.
Be willing to travel throughout the districts and other provinces, this is primarily a field position and will require physical activity in a range of demanding natural environments and conditions.
Ensure the inclusion of cash-based interventions and marked based programmes in country and are-based strategies and their implantation across and within NRC’s core competencies.
Provide an enabling environment for the implantation of cash-based interventions, including multi-purpose cash assistance, emergency cash responses.
Any others tasks assigned by supervisor’s/Shelter officer

Job Requirements:


2 to 3 years’ experience from working as a Shelter Technical Assistant in a humanitarian/recovery context
Knowledge and experience within a relevant administration, craft or technical field and ideally a relevant vocational qualification
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
Knowledge of cash-based interventions and market based programs.
Some knowledge of English
Demonstrated experience in conducting rapid emergency assessments in projects.
Experience in working in insecure/conflict environments.
Manage time effectively, prioritizing tasks and able to work to deadlines.
Good cultural, social, political and security knowledge of the area.
Proven communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills with strong experience.
Computer skills.
Work confidently within a group


Bachelor Degree Civil Engineering Faculty

Personal Qualities:

Handling insecure environment
Planning and delivering results
Empowering and building trust
Communicating with impact and respect


We offer:
Monthly Salary based on NRC Afghanistan Salary Scale.
NRC has medical coverage for staff plus 4 dependents.
Eid Bonus once per year.
Leave and Holidays accordingly Afghanistan Labour Law.
Top up Credit card on monthly basis.

Submission Guideline:

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