Shelter Project Manager - Norwegian Refugee Council, Bosasso

Closing date:  27 Nov 2011

Job description ■In close collaboration with the Area Manager, manage, coordinate, develop and expand NRC’s Shelter projects in Puntland ■Guarantee the continuation of ongoing shelter activities and initiate complementary ones ■With the Area Manager, be overall responsible for the recruitment of Shelter staff ■Manage NRC Shelter staff in Puntland, providing on the job training as required to increase the capacity of the team, local partners and IDPs ■Prepare/ develop narratives and budgets for proposals in collaboration with the Area Manager and Management team in Nairobi ■Prepare monthly reports of all NRC Shelter activities in Puntland, and as required by donors ■Manage and monitor program finance and budgets, ensuring that all project activities are in accordance with budget lines ■Revise budgets as required; ■Quality control of all Shelter activities – travel regularly to all the NRC construction sites ensuring that all constructions are in accordance with norms and standards; ■Ensure a constructive cooperation with other NRC programs in Puntland, local authorities, other international and local NGOs as well as the UN Agencies ■Actively participate in the NRC Puntland and Horn of Africa overall strategic processes and contribute to the elaboration of a Shelter strategy for the Horn of Africa ■Develop a relevant Shelter strategy for Puntland, in line with the NRC shelter policy and the Shelter strategy for the Horn of Africa ■Participate in relevant meetings ■Any other task relevant to the position as requested by the Area Manager

Personal qualities ■All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Codes of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.

Job location ■Somalia, Puntland, Bosasso

Qualifications ■Relevant experience and/or higher education, preferably within architecture or engineering or related fields of study ■Min 3 years field experience, preferably from refugee/IDP/returnees shelter programmes in complex emergencies and with experience from working in a difficult security environment, including experience with remote management ■Practical experience with planning and execution of school and housing/construction projects ■Experience in capacity building and training of workers ■Experience in staff management ■Experience of management of projects to deadlines ■Experience in logistics/ admin management ■Experience of coordination and advocacy work ■Significant understanding of complex emergencies and crisis contexts ■Demonstrated management and leadership skills ■Financial skills including budgeting ■Training skills ■Proven communication, interpersonal and leadership skills ■Fluency in English ■Proficiency in Somali and /or Arabic an asset. ■Political and cultural awareness and experience of working where insecurity is a major issue ■Computer skills ■Proven skills in report/proposal writing ■Holder of a valid international driver’s license ■Knowledge of the political situation in Somalia an asset ■Knowledge of UN system and experience with field level coordination with UN organisations, INGOs, Donors and authorities

We offer ■Commencement: January 2012 ■Contract period: 12 months with possible extention ■Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions, approximately NOK 51800,-(€ 6680 ) per month, and free housing of moderate standard. Please note that tax fees may occur for some countries.

■Duty station will be Bosasso, Puntland. Recreational and social facilities are very limited in Somalia. International staff members are required to live in joint accommodation in Somalia.
■Application procedures and CV registration: Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV. There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the "Company name" field for both company and location.

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