Shelter Team Leader (Gadarif) – NRC


About NRC

The Norwegian Refugee Council has an interesting and rewarding opportunity to be part of our newest country of operation – Sudan.
The NRC has recently re-registered to operate in Sudan, and is currently in country start-up phase, conducting assessments and designing the first steps of the programme. Focus will be given to people displaced by conflict, refugees, and vulnerable migrants, and potential geographical areas of work will be Khartoum state, South Kordofan and Blue Nile on a first phase, with the idea to expand to other States. 
As a priority, NRC is therefore hiring a Logistics Officer to be part of establishing NRC’s programme in Sudan. 

Job Description

OrganizationThe Norwegian Refugee Council 
Job Identification1732
Job CategoryShelter
Apply Before24/05/2021, 11:02
Degree LevelBachelor’s Degree
Job ScheduleFull time

  Shelter Team Leader Sudan Gedarif (National Position)

P.S: Please ensure that you fill in all details before submitting your application on NRC people (Oracle HR). Empty and incomplete applications will not be considered.

NRC resumed operations in Sudan in 2020, providing humanitarian assistance, protection, and durable solutions. Our country programme integrates all of NRC’s six core competencies (camp management, education, ICLA, livelihoods, shelter, and WASH), and provides a rapid response capacity (including for the recent refugee emergency in eastern Sudan), and thematic capacities for cash and markets-based approaches, advocacy, digital modes of assistance, and co-leading various technical and strategic coordination platforms.

Generic responsibilities:

  • Management of project staff
  • Implement plan of action for delegated portfolio of Shelter projects (activities, budget and project documentation)
  • Day to day follow of progress in project implementation
  • Ensure compliance with NRC policies CC tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist
  • Promote and share ideas for technical improvement
  • Prepare periodic progress reports and other documents
  • Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills
  • Liaison and collaborate with relevant local authorities and stakeholders
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy

Specific responsibilities:

  • 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 criteria
  • In collaboration with PDM develop project budgets including project inputs, staffing costs, team resources/running costs, transportation, construction costs, and all other costs necessary to implement project successfully
  • Development of construction management tools and documentation. Verification and authorization of completion of works certificates
  • Oversee the recruitment, training, organization, and management of community contracting cooperatives and incentive workers (community mobilizers, construction workers)
  • In collaboration with PM and with input from Shelter Officers – Technical, develop of technical aspects of Tender Documentation for project. Participate in tender openings and review of supplier samples with Logistics. Prepare PRs/Pos and follow-up on the timely procurement of materials, tools and services
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities, local and international NGOs/Agencies and other key stakeholders at community and area level
  • Plan and supervise distribution activities of shelter materials and essential household item. Ensure NRC Standard Operating procedures are adhered to during distributions.
  • In collaboration with PDM develop M&E plan and tools specific to project implementation
  • Supports PDM in development of contingency response plans for any unforeseen emergencies.
  • Any other task relevant to the position as requested by the Project Manager (Area Manger/Shelter Specialist/Program Development Manager if no PM)

Our Ideal Candidate:

We are looking for a university graduate, with a minimum of 3 years’ previous experience in the field of Shelter preferable to be from the same area.   

Experience working in complex and volatile contexts, in particular in Sudan.  Technical Shelter expertise relevant to the role. Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.  Fluency in English and Arabic both written and verbal.

We are particularly looking for a positive individual with strong communication skills, who can build trust and confidently navigate both internally and externally at different levels.

In this position you will join highly motivated and expert staff who are making a difference to the most vulnerable people.

Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline

Email and paper applications will not be considered.


Contract period: 12 months

Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions

Duty station: Gedarif

Travel: 90% will be daily travel to the project sites

NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and to check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.

NB: All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable​. 

About Us

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across 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.

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