Title: Shelter Assistant
Company Name: Norwegian Refugee Council, Bangladesh
Job Location: Cox's Bazar (Ukhia)
Employment Status: Contractual
∎ Degree in architecture, engineering, or project management OR a proven vocational experience in construction management or as a solar power electrician.
∎ Assist with the implementation of Shelter programme activities according to plan of action, promote and share ideas for improvement of the support function
∎ Under the supervision of Shelter Project Officers, conduct needs assessments, verification and data collection to identify cases for shelter assistance in refugee camps and host communities.
∎ Supervise distributions, participate in technical trainings to refugees and host communities.
∎ Provide direction, assigns tasks and gives instructions to daily workers (e.g. trainers) and evaluates individual performance.
∎ Take part in the mobilization of refugee and host communities for awareness campaigns and for conducting research using focus group discussions, interviews and questionnaires.
∎ Conduct outreach activities within the camps and serve as a link between NRC programs and the local community, ensuring their inputs into shelter programme activities.
∎ Establish excellent relations with beneficiaries including understanding the needs of beneficiaries through regular visits and frequent contact.
∎ Energetic and motivated individuals with a passion for humanitarian work and a desire to work with Rohingya refugees
∎ Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
∎ Prior experience with local or international NGOs in support of refugee populations is an asset.
∎ Able to maintain smooth, clear and professional communication with the beneficiaries
∎ Professional communication skill in dealing with external partners and internal departments at NRC
∎ Competitive salary and allowances as per NRC`s salary scale, medical allowance, festival bonus, and annual leave
Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ We welcome applications from qualified and interested candidates, particularly local candidates, from the Cox's Bazar area. Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Application Deadline: 11 Nov 2020
∎ 28 Oct 2020
∎ Norwegian Refugee Council, Bangladesh
∎ Business : An estimated 905,000 Rohingya refugees currently reside in Cox`s Bazar, Bangladesh, over 700,000 of whom fled extreme violence in Myanmar in late 2017. They reside in refugee camps, which are among the most congested camps in the world, with limited access to basic services, including adequate sanitation, healthcare, livelihoods and education.
The refugees have put an immense strain on the Bangladeshi`s living in Cox`s Bazar, however, despite the challenges, the Bangladeshi communities were the first to respond when the Rohingya arrived and generously continue to host the refugees, and many of the local communities are now also in need of support.
NRC has been present in Bangladesh since 2016, working through partnerships with local NGO`s. We have since scaled up our presence in Bangladesh, obtaining legal registration in November 2018, allowing us to better respond to the Rohingya influx. Alongside our partners, we provide assistance to refugees and local communities through Education programming and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) activities.