Shelter and Settlements Specialist – Kiev, Ukraine

  • Contract
  • Kiev Ukraine
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

Norwegian Refugee Council

  1. Role Summary:

The purpose of the Shelter and Settlement Specialist position is to provide strategic direction, quality assurance and technical development of the Shelter and Settlements Core Competency in Ukraine in order to contribute to the improvement to the shelter conditions of an individual or of a household appropriate to the phase of displacement. The Shelter and Settlement Specialist is responsible for mentoring, train and capacity build staff on technical capacity.

This position will provide support, technical and operational advice, and guidance with emphasis on ensuring quality. A core contribution will be the development or contextualizing of technical SOPs / technical guidelines providing the team with implementing tools. The Shelter PDM is also responsible for implementing the strategy and the management of specific Shelter and Settlement grants. This role is required to work collaboratively with colleagues in both the technical and the operational management structures in the country office, as well as with members or staff of local implementing partners and coordinating with other colleagues engaged in the regional response.

What you will do:

  1. Develop Shelter strategy, technical SOPs / guidelines and Macro LFAs that are aligned with regional and global strategies and priorities
  2. Compliance and adherence to NRC policies, CC tools, handbooks and guidelines
  3. Responsible of development and manage funding proposal, project budgets and donor reports
  4. Provide technical direction and project implementation support
  5. Provide systematic training and build capacity of technical staff, in approaches including cash-based interventions and market based programme
  6. Ensure that key learnings are extracted from CC implementation, and incorporate them in CC and staff development processes
  7. Liaison and collaborate with relevant local and national authorities and stakeholders and represent NRC in relevant forums/cluster/working groups
  8. Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy
  9. Identify trends, relevant modalities, and donor priorities. Contribute to the development and revision of funding proposals, budgets and donor reports
  10. Ensure high technical quality and synergies in project implementation

Specific responsibilities

  1. Support the consideration and inclusion of cash-based interventions and market-based approaches within (and across) NRC core competency responses, where appropriate
  2. Promote the housing rights of people affected by displacement in line with the advocacy strategy
  3. Contribute to the identification of the needs of affected population at different stage of displacement
  4. Support the incremental integration of NRC Minimum Environmental Requirements
  5. Oversee and be responsible of mainstreaming Safe and Inclusive Programming (SIP) guidelines and ensure that all breaches/concerns reported are properly resolved
  6. Support the due diligence process to take place to address Housing Land and Property (HLP) considerations and improve security of tenure
  7. Contribute to promoting integrated programming with other Core Competencies – ICLA, Education, WASH, LFS, and Protection

Minimum requirements

  • Minimum 4 years of experience within technical expertise area in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Higher education, preferably within architecture or engineering or related fields of study
  • Technical Shelter and Settlements expertise
  • Solid understanding and experience of crisis contexts, as well as in the transition/recovery phase
  • Solid experience with project cycle management (PCM)
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Context-Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Applied knowledge of HLP rights, in practice and as integrated with shelter upgrade or construction programming
  • Knowledge of the context in Ukraine is an asset
  • Experience with programme development and direct implementation in high-risk environments
  • Experience working with implementing partners, and with both, direct and remote management
  • Experience in market-based programming approaches
  • Experience with Technical Working Groups (TWiG) of the Shelter cluster/working groups
  • Experience in community-based approaches, and understanding of Housing Policies is a plus
  • Knowledge of Ukranian language is a plus

How to apply

Please submit your application by following this link

Access to a Schengen visa is required for positions in Ukraine

What We Offer

  • Duty Station: Ukraine
  • Unaccompanied contract
  • Travel: 30%
  • Contract length: 12 months
  • Salary: Grade 9-According to NRC’s Salary Scale. NRC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including R&R.

NRC is very grateful to those who have responded thus far and continue to heed to our calls for support. This is going a long way in addressing the diverse needs, priorities, and concerns currently affecting the people of Ukraine.

Applications will be reviewed on ongoing basis. Due to large response, NRC will not provide feedback to those candidates who do not meet criteria and/or not follow the application process.

Closing date: 9/19/2022