Shelter Specialist Tunisia

This exciting opportunity entails overseeing all programmatic and technical aspects of NRC’s Shelter and NFI programming in Libya, as well as the Environmental and Social Management Framework. Working closely with the Head of Programme, Country Director, and the NRC programme team, you will strive to enhance the quality of existing projects and explore opportunities for expansion in new areas across Libya. You will lead the development of shelter programming, focusing on assessment, quality outputs/outcomes, continuous learning, and staff development. Additionally, you will support inter-agency coordination for shelter and NFI activities if the working group is reactivated by an emergency in Libya.

What we are looking for:

We are seeking a seasoned professional with a robust background in urban programming displacement within complex and volatile settings, coupled with extensive experience in protection and Housing, Land, and Property rights. The ideal candidate will have served in a senior-level project implementation or technical advisory role for an international humanitarian organization in a humanitarian/recovery context. You must possess comprehensive technical knowledge of shelter standards and principles and have demonstrated the ability to develop effective responses and modalities to meet identified shelter needs in alignment with relevant frameworks.

What you will do:

Some of your specific responsibilities include:

  • Roll out NRC Shelter programme strategy in Libya, in line with NRC programme policy and global strategic priorities.
  • Identify needs for conflict and displacement affected populations and propose appropriate response in terms of shelter assistance (household and community rehabilitation for urban and camp-based communities) and NFI distribution.
  • Promote integrated programming (with other CCs) through systematic planning/cooperation.
  • Develop tools and community level assessment of the shelter needs in key pockets of displacements/return across Libya to inform the expansion of shelter activities.
  • Develop Monitoring and Evaluation systems together with the M&E team.
  • Provide technical support on the recruitment of senior shelter staff, as needed.
  • Dedicate significant time/effort through training/coaching/mentoring to develop the capacity of shelter project staff.
  • Serve as the Co-lead for the Shelter/NFI Sector Working Group.
  • Carry out any other tasks relevant to the role and the programme as assigned by the Head of Programme or the country management group.
  • Provide technical support on the Environmental and Social Management framework (ESMF). This includes revision of ESMF instruments, provision of technical support and guidelines, capacity building to key staff, develop tools for mainstreaming ESMF within the projects.
  • Accountable for managing ESMF related activities from assessments, implementation and monitoring of ESMF tools.
  • Provide technical supervision to the Environmental and Social Management Coordinator
  • Review technical packages for housing and infrastructure. In coordination with logistics set up specific tools and templates for procurement of shelter program to meet KFW requirements.
  • Quality control of infrastructure implementation including creation of construction management tools to meet KFW standards.

Please download the detailed job description to learn more about the position.

What you will bring:

  • At least 4 years’ experience working in a senior level project implementation or technical advisory position for an international humanitarian organization in a humanitarian/recovery context.
  • Extensive technical knowledge of shelter standards and principles with demonstrated capacity to develop effective responses/modalities to identified shelter needs and in accordance with the relevant frameworks.
  • Previous experience working in urban programming displacement in complex and volatile settings with a solid background in protection and Housing Land and Property rights.
  • Solid experience with project cycle management (PCM) and in project development; including ability to lead on assessments, design; with good skills in proposal writing/reporting.
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile and strong capacity to lead and influence.
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal.
  • Knowledge about environmental and social management processes form assessment, implementation and monitoring.
  • Experience implementing KFW projects is an asset.
  • Arabic language skills will be an advantage.
  • Previous working experience and knowledge of the context in Libya will be an asset.
  • Solid understanding and experience of crisis contexts and working in complex emergencies, as well as in the recovery/transition phase.
  • Previous experience developing and managing WASH projects will be an advantage.

What we offer:

  • Duty station: Tunis, Tunisia.
  • Contract: National 2-year Contract.
  • Salary/benefits: Grade 9 on NRC’s regional salary scale, with accompanying terms and conditions.
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to diversity without distinction to age, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.
  • We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

Find out more about the benefits of working for NRC

Important information about the application process:

  • Internal candidates only: please click on the suitcase icon labelled “I am an employee” to be redirected to NRC’s internal careers site.
  • When creating your profile, include your full name as given on your passport. Complete all the system-required fields for experience, employment history and education.
  • Submit your application and CV in English, taking care to attach your latest CV.
  • Applications that do not meet the minimum standards in terms of experience or qualifications will generally not be considered. Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We receive many applicants for each vacant position.

NRC is committed to promoting diversity and gender equality. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Why NRC?

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. Our 15,000 staff work in crises across 40 countries, providing life-saving and long-term assistance to millions of people every year.

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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.

How to apply

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