Shelter Officer

February 15, 2023

Job Description

  • Lagos

the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, emergency food security, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Shelter Officer
Job Identification: 9739
Location: Yola, Adamawa
Employment Type: Full-Time
Job Category: Shelter
Job Description

We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee. 
If you are those people, the Norwegian Refugee Council in Nigeria is looking for an enthusiastic and passionate Shelter Officer to join our dynamic Shelter Team in Yola, Adamawa State, by supporting the implementation of the Shelter Project and processes at Yola Area Office, and Using NRC’ standards, he/she will ensure that quality standards and learning are integrated into programme implementation.
To be successful in this role you seek opportunities to ensure effective impact and outcome measurement, documentation and dissemination of lessons learnt across core Competences. 
If you are highly organised individually, comfortable with working in a remote environment and have previous experience of Implementing Shelter Project in an INGO settings, we would love to hear from you!


Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
Contribute to Shelter strategy development, project proposals and provide input on needs and gaps
Manage and implement delegated Shelter activities in field locations according to the budget and project’s proposal
Ensure high technical quality of all the implemented shelters
Provide regular progress reports to shelter program coordinator and area manager
Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities
Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills
Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders
Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy
Manage day-to-day activities of all shelter activities with technical aspects (new constructions, rehabilitation, repair, etc)
Manage day-to-day activities of all shelter activities with social aspects (NFI Distributions, Beneficiary Selection and Community Sensitization, etc.) 
Assist Shelter Program Coordinator and Shelter specialist with donor reports
Contribute to the design of implementation documents for Shelter projects
Ensure technical standards such as SPHERE standards for implementation are known and applied among shelter team
Ensure standards and SOPs for protection and gender mainstreaming, beneficiary selection and distribution are known and applied among shelter team
Ensure that all activity documents related to activities such as labor payments, hand-over certificated, etc. are filled correctly and stored adequately according to NRC Nigeria policies.


University Degree in Civil Engineering or Architecture
Experience household training in and infrastructure maintenance
Knowledge of the context in North Eastern Nigeria
Knowledge of the local language, Hausa, Fulfulde
Knowledge of emergency, transitional and permanent construction requirements and protocols
Familiarity with international minimum standards of service delivery (i.e., SPHERE) is an advantage
Familiarity with AutoCAD, GPS, ARC GIS and Google Earth is strongly desirable
Experience with start-up, exit or similar.

Application Closing Date
23rd February, 2023.
How to Apply
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