Ended Shelter and Infrastructure Officer

The Job

Shelter and Infrastructure Officer

Employment band: H


Contractual Information:

Location: Mokha
Starting date: 28.02.2019
Contract: Standard
Duration: 6 months ground


The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) has delivered humanitarian relief and development programming in Yemen since 2008. DRC focuses on supporting refugees, migrants, and people displaced by conflict and natural disasters, working especially in areas with access challenges. DRC engages in protection, emergency, WASH, and mine risk education programming among other sectors, and has hub offices in Sana'a, Aden, Hodeida, as well as several other locations throughout Yemen.

Overall purpose of the role

Ensure the quality of the planning, implementation and follow up of all technical aspects of the sector activities being implemented by DRC.
Develop and maintain good relations with the persons of concern, relevant stakeholders and other humanitarian actors, to support adequate implementation and coordination of DRC’s sector activities.

Sector responsibilities: Provision of emergency shelter, emergency cash grants, rehabilitation of housing, provision of physical infrastructure like roads, bridges, community centres, irrigation systems or other community structures, facilitation and training of infrastructure management groups at community level, facilitation and funding of community development plans, initiatives for disaster risk reduction at community level.

Geographic scope: Base – Mokha

This role has a base focus and ensures compliance to DRC procedures and guidelines at base level. The role contributes to the development of base strategies, which are translated into action plans and day-to-day tasks.

Main responsibilities

Programming & Operations

  • Ensure efficient and effective program implementation while following the budget and work plan.
  • Participate in preparing monthly/quarterly/annual highlights/reports and proposals and budgets for donors
  • Lead the team in carrying out monitoring and evaluation exercises.
  • Conduct technical needs assessments, focus group discussions, community meetings, and other community mobilization activities
  • Produce site level Scope of Work in accordance with DRC Technical minimum standards.
  • Technical Supervision of Daily Workers and Incentive Labour. 
  • Promote and share ideas for technical improvement in relation to both the “hard” and “soft” components of Shelter programming.
  • IDPs site planning.
  • Train IDPs and Host community on how to use emergency shelter kits and emergency shelter repair kits.

Coordination and representation

  • 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

Project development

  • Develop projects plan and tools.
  • Project implementation and reporting.
  • Monitor and evaluate projects.


  • Support the monitoring of financial commitments and expenditures against budgets and provide timely feedback on budget follow-up.
  • Plan and coordinate proactively logistics and movements of staff from and to different operational areas.
  • Initiate procurements and ensure their execution.
  • Ensure distribution plans are prepared and shared with logistics in a timely manner.

Roles reporting to this position

Reports to

No direct reports, but supervises Assistant

WASH Project Manager

Required experience.

  • Minimum 2 years of practical experience in sector area working for an INGO.
  • Field experience.
  • Excellent skill in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Advanced English proficiency.

Required education

Relevant university degree (e.g. civil engineer) or equivalent professional qualification

Competencies and Values

All DRC staff members are expected to demonstrate the following core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence – constantly and actively seeking ways to develop professionally
  • Collaborating – working respectfully with DRC staff, partners, beneficiaries, and other stakeholders
  • Taking the lead – showing positive initiative in situations where leadership is required
  • Communicating – ability to listen, give space, and convey thoughts and ideas to others respectfully
  • Demonstrating integrity – adhering to high personal and professional ethical standards

Furthermore, DRC places strong emphasis on staff acting in accordance with the following DRC values:

  • Humanitarian approach – right to life with dignity takes precedence over politics and principles
  • Respect – belief in the notion that all human beings have equal rights
  • Independence and neutrality – fairness and equality through non-affiliation with politics
  • Inclusion – all people should have access to, and be included in, DRC interventions
  • Honesty and transparency – assuming accountability for our actions

Terms and Conditions 

The proposed employment conditions are based on DRC policy and Yemeni labor law. The selected candidate shall perform his/her duties in compliance with the DRC Code of Conduct and procedures at all times.

How to Apply

CVs of qualified candidates are invited at the below link by the 12 February ,. Please mention your name on the uploaded CV file. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


  • Employer: DRC
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Mokha
  • Posted on: 30 January 2019
  • Deadline: 12 February 2019