Ended Shelter and Infrastructure Officer

The Job

Shelter and Infrastructure Officer (1 Position)

Duty Station [Al-Khokha -Yemen]

Who are we?

 The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is an International non-governmental organization, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people in over 30 countries around the world. DRC has been operating in East Africa and Yemen  (EAY) region for over a decade, running a combination of emergency, livelihood, protection and advocacy programs through Country Offices (COs) in Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia/Djibouti, Yemen and Uganda/Tanzania with a Regional Office (RO) in Nairobi.

DRC, through its specialized business unit, Danish Demining Group (DDG) aims to recreate a safe environment where people can live without the threat of landmines, unexploded ordinances and small arms and light weapons”. These goals can be effectively advanced through cooperation and joint action with other organizations as well as with integration of operations and programs with its sister organization, DRC.

About the job

Under the direct supervision of Mocha Base Manager, and technical supervision of the South WASH Manager, the Shelter and infrastructure Officer – Al-Khokha will ensure the effective implementation of DRC’s Wash services in the assigned area of operation. The work includes Working closely together with community, Monitoring, ensure effective program implementation.

Duties and Responsibilities 

Shelter programming

  • Ensure efficient and effective program implementation while following the budget and work plan
  • Participate in preparing regular and ad hoc reports, proposals and budgets
  • Monitor and supervise construction companies contracted by DRC for execution of projects
  • Carry out technical quality control of constructed facilities
  • Ensure gender equity and social inclusion in all aspects of DRC interventions
  • Facilitate the process of capturing, documenting and disseminating project experiences, achievements, and good practice as lesson learned case studies, and progress reports
  • Support governorate & district level stakeholders in planning, orientation, training, and other activities
  • Supervise technical aspects of daily workers and incentive labour
  • Promote and share ideas for technical improvement in shelter programming
  • Actively participate in, and provide inputs on, site planning and infrastructure arrangements
  • Train IDPs and host communities on how to use emergency shelter kits and repair emergency shelters

Site management and coordination

  • Work closely together with community-based site management committees at sites
  • Support site planning in order to ensure that IDP site residents can dignified conditions
  • Monitor sites to identify needs, gaps in service provision, and duplication of efforts at IDP sites
  • Collaborate with relevant internal and external technical experts on sector relevant issues
  • Represent DRC at meetings and other relevant technical coordination meetings
  • Ensure integration with other DRC sectors
  • Support other teams in conducting multi-sectorial assessments of IDP needs

Information management

  • Establish, maintain, and actively utilize networks of key shelter informants at IDP sites
  • Support with the timely registration of IDPs, including identification of shelter related needs
  • Maintain a comprehensive database of service and needs related information for each site
  • Analyze site related and contextual information to support DRC MEAL project evaluations
  • Provide, document, and track timely referrals and shelter service requests to key partners

Other responsibilities

  • Support the monitoring of financial commitments and expenditures against budgets, providing timely feedback on budget follow-up
  • Plan and coordinate proactively logistics and movements of staff from different operational areas
  • Initiate procurements and ensure their execution
  • Ensure distribution plans are prepared and shared with logistics in a timely manner
  • Support the CCCM team in conducting shelter related capacity building
  • Train site committees in site monitoring, especially with shelter related issues
  • Actively participate in the development and implementation of protection and gender mainstreaming
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Camp Management Team Leader to advance DRC's work

About you

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)
  • Minimum two years of experience in international and/or local NGO; ideally involved in the direct implementation of field level humanitarian assistance to IDPs
  • Proven skills in building relationships with stakeholders at the community, local, and national levels
  • Good conceptual understanding of gender, protection, and human rights
  • Excellent representation, negotiation, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Strong team spirit and ability to work comfortably in multi-cultural contexts
  • Good skills with basic software, such as MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of field-specific software, such as AutoCAD and Civil 3D
  • Ability to write reports and situational briefings in English
  • Ability to spend extended periods of time in field conditions
  • Ability to come up with innovative solutions to unexpected and challenging problems

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies: 

Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process. 

Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback. 

Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation. 

Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly. 

Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values. 

Moreover, we also expect the following:

Required qualifications:

Education :

  • Bachelor/Degree in Civil Engineering


  • Arabic - Fluent, reading, and writing
  • English - Fluent, reading, and writing

We offer

DRC will offer the successful applicant a three months contract, renewable dependent on both funding and performance.

Workplace: Al-Khokha.

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment. This position will be placed at Band (H).

How to Apply

Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button or the link below.
All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in the same language as this vacancy note. CV only applications will not be considered.


If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact job@drc.dk

Applications close December 15, 2019

Need further information?

For more details on this position, please contact yem-recruitment@drc.ngo.

Please note that applications sent directly to [yem-recruitment@drc.ngo] will not be considered.

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website www.drc.ngo

  • Employer: DRC
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Al-Kokhah
  • Posted on: 3 December 2019
  • Deadline: 15 December 2019