NRC seeks Technical Field Assistant | Job Title: Technical Field Assistant | Department/Project No.: Shelter | Job Location: Gaza
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.
The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs
Job Purpose Summary
TFA’s role is to conduct field assessment visits for beneficiaries housing units, include collect technical data, prepare BoQs, and provide field monitoring, technical advice, approve financial payments based on NRC’s standards, and projects conditions.
Data collection activities
-Carry out technical assessments of houses and utilities, in line with NRC’s project criteria, in order to aid the assessment of the need (from the technical aspect) for a shelter upgrading intervention such as rehabilitation works, construction works and/or any other future shelter intervention.
-Produce accurate drawings, reports, measurements (BoQs) and/or photographs as evidence of a technical assessment.
Facilitation of technical implementation
-Investigate physical characteristics of housing units to ensure safety and Susceptibility for upgrading.
-Supervise the upgrading work in the assigned houses.
-Assist beneficiaries with technical advice on how to complete their works at the expected quality and budget.
-Keep accurate data of all the technical information and ensure that all beneficiary files are complete.
-Provide technical assistance to any other NRC staff as required and for the purposes of training and/or writing of project proposals
-Ensure and promote efficient and cost-effective use of NRC’s assets and resources in order to maximize funding to beneficiaries
-To share ideas with the TFO to fulfill the beneficiaries’ needs
-To arrange meetings with the beneficiaries when necessary to discuss issues.
-Report daily to the TFC.
-To perform other related duties as identified by the supervisor when requested
-Conduct technical assessments and quick surveys of shelters
-Follow up implementation of work for each assigned house at every stage
-Create a supervision plan for all assigned houses
-Provide certification of eligibility to receive installments
-Report troublesome cases to TFO
Qualifications and Competences
Academic and Professional Qualifications
-Diploma/Technical Degree in Civil Engineering
-Minimum of 3 year of relevant work experience in a busy organization.
Knowledge, Skills & Personal Attributes
-Good communication and interpersonal skills
-Strong organizational and team working skills
-Good cultural awareness and sensitivity
-Highly approachable, trustworthy and confidential
-Good English Language level
-Knowledge of the NGO operations and the dynamics of the humanitarian sector is a plus
-Construction technical knowledge
-Duty station: Gaza based position
-Travel: No travelling required
All NRC employees should be able to adhere to our Codes of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability.
To apply please visit www.nrc.no/vacancies
Closing date: 26thJuly 2015
The Norwegian Refugee Council has 2000 committed and competent employees involved in projects on four continents, to give refugees and internally displaced persons a better life and future. In addition we have one of the world’s largest standby forces with 600 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours’ notice when crisis occur.
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