Shelter Assistant

Danish Refugee Council

Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs working in 40 countries worldwide, is currently looking for a highly qualified Shelter Assistant for Chernihiv Office

DRC has been operating in Ukraine for more than 10 years with emergency and durable solution interventions for assisting IDPs, returnees, Host communities, and conflict-affected populations. With the outbreak of the conflict in February 2022, DRC has shifted its programming to emergency response to meet the urgent needs of conflict-affected population in the country. Current DRC programming is focusing on protection activities such as protection monitoring, information dissemination, Individual protection assistance, and legal aid. DRC is starting a Shelter program to assist in the reconstruction, light and medium repairs of houses and apartment blocks, improvement of communal shelter and assistance to displaced households.

In addition to protection programming, DRC is currently implementing Multipurpose Cash Assistance (MPCA), NFI and Food distributions, Shelter & WASH interventions, and Economic Recovery, Humanitarian Demining and Explosive Ordnance Risk Education. The organization counts with 6 offices in the country

Overall purpose of the role:

  • Provide administrative and technical support to the shelter activities
  • Assist the Shelter Officer and Team Leader in ensuring the quality of the planning, implementation and follow-up of the shelter activities

Shelter Sector responsibilities:

  • Follow all Shelter activities including the day-to-day supervision of partners, contractors and quality control
  • Participate in assessments, procurement documents and scope of work related to shelter activities

Geographic scope: Base (Chernihiv)
This role has an area focus and ensures compliance to DRC procedures and guidelines within the area.

Main responsibilities:


  • Reporting to Shelter Team Leader (Engineer)
  • Follow all relevant project tools, plans, and budgets
  • Project implementation, reporting and evaluation

Programming & Operations

  • Ensure efficient and effective program implementation while following the budget and work plan
  • Provide technical support and inputs on all shelter activities

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


  • Support the monitoring of financial commitments and expenditures against budgets and provide timely feedback on budget follow-up
  • Initiate procurements and ensure their execution

Required experience and competencies:

  • Minimum 1 year of relevant experience, preferably with experience in the field of humanitarian response
  • Practical experience in sector area working for an INGO is preferred
  • Experience in administrative and support tasks
  • Proficiency in English is desirable
  • Excellent skill in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Skills in GIS software and AutoCAD are an asset

All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.
  • Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
  • Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

Required education:

Bachelor’s degree or higher in Civil Engineering or another relevant field

We offer

Contract length: 3 months renewable depending on performance and funding.

Designation of Duty Stations: Chernihiv

Start date: As soon as possible.

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for national staff.

Application process

All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.

Closing date for applications**: 30th of September, 2022**

How to apply