Shelter Specialist Jordan Amman Country Office

  • Contract
  • Jordan
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

Norwegian Refugee Council

NRC currently has over 3,000 staff across the Middle East dedicated to assisting people affected by conflict in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Palestine. Its interventions are based upon its programming expertise in the Core Competencies of Shelter, Education, Water and Sanitation Hygiene, Livelihoods and Food Security, along with Information Counselling and legal Assistance (ICLA) to vulnerable displaced people that were forced to flee

Generic responsibilities

  1. Responsible for programmatic areas’ (Housing, Renewable Energy, WASH) specific contextual analysis including protection risks and needs as input to Country Strategy including Contingency Plan.
  2. Responsible for programmatic areas’ (Housing, Renewable Energy, WASH) specific input and participation in needs assessments including of protection risks and needs, and plan response to new emergencies.
  3. Responsible for technical innovative development and quality of the Housing programme in country, holistic programming (with other Core competencies) (CCs) and to ensure harmonisation and consistency across CC projects in line with NRC Programme Policy.
  4. Responsible for mainstreaming of protection in programme design and implementation in line with NRC Protection Policy and guidelines.
  5. Accountable for organisational learning from programme implementation, sharing of best practice and capacity building
  6. Develop the Housing programme strategy, technical guidance and Macro LFAs
  7. Responsible for adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  8. Contribute to fundraising, develop and revise funding proposal, budgets and donor reports. Proactively support and follow up PMs and PCs in conducting high quality reporting.
  9. Provide technical direction and project implementation support to AMs, PMs and Coordinator in the field.

Specific responsibilities

  1. Lead the review of the 2022-25 Shelter programme strategy (including plan of actions) to ensure the response in addressing the protracted needs of refugees while in displacement. The 2022-25 strategy is expected to consider how to reduce the impacts of climate change on refugees in Jordan, in line with new NRC global objectives.
  2. Lead on fundraising for the Shelter program strategy, taking the lead on interfacing with donors and proposal writing.
  3. Develop advocacy strategy, in collaboration with Advocacy and Policy Advisor, and lead on shelter/housing-related advocacy priorities, and any other priority, as identified in the program strategy.
  4. Link, and where possible align, to Jordan’s work on refugee housing solutions in host communities and camp with ongoing regional and global initiatives and best practices around responses to displacement and durable solutions.
  5. Provide strategic guidance and oversee the development of the programs in host and camps, including expansion of renewable energy and climate-sensitive programming.

Professional competencies

  • BA with 7 years of work experience or MA with 5 years of work experience, in architecture, urban planning, or equivalent technical areas. Experience working in a humanitarian response to an urban crisis.
  • Work experience in housing policies, urban programming and planning.
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile.
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal.
  • IT skills.
  • Valid driver’s license

Context/specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Knowledge of the context in Jordan and/or neighbouring countries.
  • Knowledge of international guidance and best practices on security of tenure, affordable housing, renewable energy and climate-sensitive approaches to shelter programming.
  • Experience of working/collaborating with local authorities, municipalities on local response plans and capacity building.
  • Experience with programming for refugees in urban settings as well as in refugee camps.
  • Proficiency in Arabic language (desired).

For more information, see the detailed Job Description

Other information

Duty station: Amman

Travel: 30% (within Jordan)

Duration and type of contract: 1 year renewable

Salary: Based upon NRC Grading System

How to apply

All Interested Applicants are invited to Apply Here