International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies

Reporting directly to the Manager Thematic Files, with technical reporting line to the Senior Officer Shelter in Geneva, the Regional Shelter Coordinator is accountable for ensuring quality technical leadership and guidance to shape the shelter and settlements agenda and interventions within the Red Cross Red Crescent disaster preparedness, response and recovery programming in close coordination with IFRC offices in Europe, with a heavy emphasize on the Ukraine and impacted countries crisis response.

The Regional Shelter Coordinator provides strategic and technical guidance to the IFRC Regional Office in Europe (ROE), including cluster and country delegations, on shelter and settlement matters. These include guidance to ensure that all operations respect the principles of humanity, impartiality, and non-discrimination, avoid harmful effects and put people at the center of all activities by ensuring the dignity, access, participation, and safety of clients guided by an understanding of their different needs, vulnerabilities, and capacities. The role ensures that operational responses promote a culture that is results-oriented, efficient, and based on trust. The role works in close collaboration with sectorial counterparts, Heads of Country and Country Cluster Delegations and Country Offices, Shelter delegates and the Global Shelter Team in Geneva. The incumbent maintains close working relations with Movement entities and networks, as well with UNs, INGOs and other humanitarian actors.


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in structural/civil engineering, architecture, construction management, project management or related technical field of the building environment.— or equivalent practical experience


  • Minimum 5 years of shelter/housing or rehabilitation programming experience, including site supervision and contract and/or project management, and field work.
  • Minimum 3 years of work experience managing teams in a matrix model approach (including direct line management as well as technical line management in different location) and budget management.
  • Experience in developing and implementing shelter or community infrastructure projects on behalf of development organizations and familiarity with current standards and guidelines for humanitarian emergency response, in particular Sphere.
  • Experience on appropriate local construction technologies and materials.
  • Experience with the IASC shelter cluster coordination and contingency planning, in particular working successfully with national government ministries.
  • Experience in the Europe region.
  • Experience in contributing to resource mobilisation efforts, designing, and managing projects and funds from different donors.

Knowledge, Skills and Languages:

  • Advanced knowledge of sector specific topics, standards, approaches, and policies and demonstrated skill in analytical and strategic thinking.
  • Must be a strong team player, supportive, empathetic, and dedicated and have Advocacy, representation, and negotiation skills.
  • Experience in remote working and remote technical support and willingness and capable to travel.
  • Knowledge of IFRC policies and procedures, particularly regarding shelter and knowledge of the Humanitarian Reform/ IASC Cluster system.
  • Excellent computer literacy (MS office applications including Word, Excel and Power-point and Internet skills).
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to liaise with international organisations’ counterparts and RCRC Movement senior management and leadership.
  • Strong knowledge of project cycle management.
  • Fluent spoken and written English.
  • Good command of another IFRC official language (French, Spanish or Arabic).
  • Other languages relevant to the Europe Region.

How to apply

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