Shelter and Settlement Coordinator -Electrical Engineer-Female candidates preferred-Iraq Duhok

Job Overview


The purpose of the Shelter & Settlements (S&S) Coordinator – Electrical Engineer position is to implement delegated Shelter portfolio projects. The following is a brief description of the role.


Generic responsibilities

  • Line management of Shelter & Settlements Officer and technical assistants
  • Adherence to NRC policies, guidance, and procedures, and awareness of NRC global and regional strategies.
  • Contribute to Shelter strategy development, concept notes, project proposals, and budgets and provide input on needs and gaps.
  • Manage and implement a delegated portfolio of Shelter projects (activities, budget, plan of Action, and project documentation) as delegated from PM in line with proposals, objectives, strategies, and donor requirements while ensuring high technical quality.
  • Provide regular progress reports to PM (AM and CCS if no PM).
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist.
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities.
  • Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills.
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders.
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy.

Specific responsibilities

  • Assist PM in the development of assessment (Social and Technical) and Focus Group Discussion Tools. Plan and supervise community meetings and other community mobilization activities and review technical package development (BoQ, drawing, and design process.)
  • Assist the PM in developing beneficiary selection criteria and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Supervise Shelter Officers and Shelter assistants and ensure that beneficiaries have been selected in accordance with the criteria of UNHCR project monitoring NRC policies, guidance and procedures.
  • Develop electrical engineering drawings, BoQ, designs and technical sheets for Shelter projects where required and provide technical electrical engineering design support to UNHCR projects in Iraq. Review and provide advice to the Shelter team and donor-requested projects on electrical engineering projects.
  • Provide QA and QC for electrical engineering components.
  • Supervise the project implementation, daily monitoring, and documentation of all site level construction works and regularly visit sites to ensure monitoring activities are carried out in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures
  • In collaboration with PM and with input from Shelter Officers – Technical, develop of technical aspects of Tender Documentation for the project. Participate in tender openings and review of supplier samples with Logistics.
  • Develop BoQs formats and requirements with input from Shelter Officers – Technical. Provide guidance and quality assurance to Officers through surveying assessments, BoQ, drawing and design process, including all reporting requirements.
  • Develop Scope of Work formats and requirements with input from Shelter Officers – Technical
  • In collaboration with PM and Shelter Specialist develop minimum technical standards for construction/upgrades/rehabilitation and ensure that activities are carried out in accordance with the allocated budget.
  • Supervise and document information related to follow-up carried out by Shelter Assistants relating to any project beneficiary information requests and complaints as directed by Project Manager and M&E unit. Directly carry out follow up on sensitive cases.
  • Provide regular progress reports to PM and AM and input into Donor reports as requested
  • Assist PM in the development of data management tools and Standard Operating Procedures and ensure proper filing of documents in both hard and soft copies.
  • Conduct performance management for Shelter Officers under direct supervision and review performance management activities carried out by Shelter Officers and provide on-the-job training as planned to increase the capacity of project staff and transfer key skills; Actively participate in capacity building training, workshops and seminars organized by NRC.
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities, local and international NGOs/Agencies, and other key stakeholders at the community and area levels.
  • Plan and supervise distribution activities and ensure NRC Standard Operating procedures are adhered to during distributions. Coordinate with Logistics, Finance, Security, and HR as required to ensure that distributions are carried out on time and according to plans.
  • In collaboration with PM to develop an M&E plan and tools specific to project implementation
  • Any other task relevant to the position as requested by the Project.


1. Professional competencies

These are skills, knowledge, and experience that are important for effective performance.

Generic professional competencies for this position:

  • Experience from working in a Shelter and Settlement project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context.
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic or Kurdish. Knowledge of additional local dialects is a plus.

Context-related skills, knowledge, and experience (shall be adapted to the specific position):

  • Post-secondary degree or higher in engineering, architecture, humanitarian assistance/development project management, or related subject;
  • At least four years in project management in an emergency setting or development work;
  • Strong experience in financial, asset, and human resources management, budgeting, and administration;
  • Strong experience in planning, design, coordination, and implementation of emergency shelter projects in both the camp and non-camp settings in Iraq.
  • Proven skills and experience in successfully managing shelter teams
  • Proven skills and experience in monitoring and documenting shelter project implementation
  • Strong experience in managing and monitoring construction activities/contractors.
  • Experience in leading teams in the organization and management of distribution activities
  • Experience leading teams in conducting, organizing, and managing conducting needs/vulnerability assessments and beneficiary selection processes.
  • Strong experience organizing and leading teams working with vulnerable households in Urban and Camp settings with an NGO, charity, or similar organization.
  • Experience in leading development BoQs, BoQ Amendments, Scope of Work, Technical specifications of materials, and construction activities
  • Ability to prioritize needs and carry out multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Experience in coordinating with NGOs, community organizations, community leaders, UN Agencies, and government officials.
  • Experience in field-level coordination with community stakeholders, local and international NGOs, and local government officials.
  • Knowledge of the context in (KR-I or Iraq) specifically in regard to the Shelter needs of conflict-affected persons
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, analytical, and negotiation skills
  • Proven skills and experience in the concept note, proposal, and report writing
  • Advanced computer skills, especially in Word and Excel. Knowledge of Microsoft Projects and CAD is a plus.

2. Behavioural competencies

These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioral competencies, and the following are essential for this position:

  • Handling insecure environments
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Managing performance and development
  • Planning and delivering results

Other Information:

  • Contract Duration: 12 months
  • Duty Station: Duhok- Iraq
  • Health Insurance is provided
  • Salary: G7/S1, According to NRC’s Iraq salary scale and terms and conditions.
  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • NRC is an equal-opportunity employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.
  • For more information please read the Job Description.


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.

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