The Technical Field Assistant is responsible for assisting in the day-to-day implementation of the Shelter program in BML and South Lebanon including Palestinian camps, through carrying out quality technical assessments and reporting accordingly.
Duties and responsibilities
Participate in all Shelter activities related to COVID-19 emergency response.
Carry out technical needs assessments for shelters, in line with NRC’s project criteria intervention.
Produce accurate drawings, reports, measurements (BoQs) and / or photographs as evidence of a technical assessment
Monitor and report on the shelter activities and ensure compliance with plans and NRC standards
Ensure minimum Shelter standards (based on SPHERE) are applied and maintained in shelters
Mobilize communities and community leaders for the building materials, construction activities and maintenance of structures
Suggest new methods and approaches to improve the quality of the activities as relevant based on needs and filed observation
Administrate payment requests for partners, house owners, contractors, suppliers, construction workers, etc.
Report all protection-related concerns
Carry out data collection as required
Prepare and file relevant documents according to procedures
Carry out related mainstreaming of protection in programme daily implementation as per the set NRC’s Protection mainstreaming guidelines, and ensure reporting any breaches / concerns to the line manager for proper action.
Carry out technical site assessments for collective shelters and IS,s, in line with RRT guideline and NRC’s project criteria intervention.
Monitor, supervise and inspect the quality of the works so as to ensure conformity with the technical specification as specified in the Bill of quantities (BOQ) and scope of works, drawings and design requirements
Identify needs and propose scope of intervention (from the technical aspect) for shelter rehabilitation such as minor rehabilitation works, major construction works and / or property upgrades in Small Shelter Units
Ensure that all materials used and work performed address beneficaries’ needs and ensure safety by doing safety inspections of the sites
Check plans, drawings and quantities for accuracy of calculation.
Assist beneficiaries with technical advice on how the completion of works at the expected quality and budget in order to achieve beneficiary satisfaction
Assist in expanding the project location to new areas
Coordinate on activities linked to shelter rehabilitation (Bathing space, drainage, vector control, HLP issues)
Bachelor degree or equivalent in Civil Engineering or Architecture or other relevant engineering degrees
Minimum of 1 year of relevant work experience with shelter projects in a humanitarian / recovery context, experience with start-up of projects is a plus
Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
Fluency in English, both spoken and written
Proficiency of CAD programmes and computer based drawings
Handling insecure environments
Working with people
Coping with change
Planning and delivering results
Communicating with impact and respect
We can offer
Fixed term contract until end of December 2020, renewable based on funding, performance and need for the position
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