Shelter Technical Officer Mid Level

Location: Bijulikot, Ramechhap
Salary: Negotiable
Posted Date: 2017-05-05 Deadline: 2017-05-22
  • Nos. of Opening : 2
  • Location : Bijulikot Ramechhap
  • Working Position : Mid Level
  • Qualification Degree : Bachelors in Engineering
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Category : Engineering/Civil /Architecture
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

1. Technical Oversight and Site Supervision:

  • Provide families/masons with mobilization and technical support for compliance with project safety and shelter design
  • Provide instruction to beneficiaries on safe and sustainable construction methods and cost effective methods
  • Assist community people by preparing drawings and BOQs according to their needs
  • Supervise masons, and family members active in reconstruction and ensure compliance for worker, beneficiary, and job-site safety
  • Provide orientation on safe demolition to HHs members and ensure that HHs is demolished and debris management are done on zero accident.
  • Ensure compliance with the national/international building code and in line with natural disaster building standards i.e. SPHERE Standards
  • Ensure household latrines are constructed as per Nepal government requirement and Medair standard requirement

2. Training and awareness raising activities

  • Identify training needs of community members involved in shelter interventions and develop and implement training plans.
  • Work closely with counterpart shelter technical staff, to design training, sensitization and orientation session and on the job training to masons.
  • Provide orientation and training to beneficiaries on earthquake resistant techniques to build back better
  • Ensure that shelter activities are in close integration with hygiene promotion activities and maintain all records of shelter awareness raising  activities
  • Design and conduct the VDC/school level shelter awareness raising events (i. e. awareness rallies, street drama, quiz competition, video presentation 

3. Quality Management

  • Perform progress and final inspection of shelters to ensure quality (materials, workmanship, and construction technology) and completion of work
  • Ensure that all the inspection documents for grants disbursement process are well prepared and documented

4. Staff Management

  • Work closely with technical staff to design training, sensitization and orientation sessions and on-the-Job Mason training 
  • Provide technical and professional support to Sub-Engineers/Social mobilizers of local NGO on reconstructing of earthquake resilience shelter for effective implementation of activities at VDC level.

5. Communication and Coordination

  • Assist with mobilization of community members, and play a key role on liaison between MEDAIR and community leaders/organizations
  • Coordinate and liaise with relevant team members to ensure all objectives of the shelter reconstruction program are met
  • Represent Medair at relevant local level coordination meetings involving local authorities, and other NGOs in absence of the project manager.

Job Specification

  • Bachelors' Degree in Engineering from accredited University of Nepal. Masters' Degree will be preferred.
  • Must have good understanding and practical experience of Nepal Building code. Experience with demolition and debris management, TOT training certified will be added value.
  • At least 3 years of working experience in relevent sector which includes 1 year of rural building construction experience and stone mud mortar building experience. Working expereince with cross-cultural setting in I/NGO is preferable.
  • Good spoken and written Nepali and English language.
  • Good working knowledge on Microsoft Word, Excel, powerpoint, outlook.
  • Working knowledge on different engineering software is highly preferable.
  • Desire to serve the most vulnerable in rural area of Bijulikot VDC in agreement with Medair's Value within basic living condition.
  • Team player with good interpersonal skills, cultural, gender and political sensitive in workplace, able to make decisions in consultative and supportive framework.
  • Excellent training facilitation skills and knowledge of core humanitarian standard.

Apply Instructions

Please go through the link to fill out the form. You are not required to send your CV. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further assessment.

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Organization Summary


Medair is a humanitarian organisation inspired and motivated by Christian faith to relieve human suffering in some of the world’s most remote and devastated places. We bring relief and recovery to people in crisis, regardless of race, creed or nationality. As signatories of the Red Cross Code of Conduct, we believe that aid should be given to everyone who is in need, regardless of political, social or religious viewpoint. We save lives in emergencies and then stay to help people recover from crisis with dignity—working side by side with communities to leave a lasting impact. We provide a range of emergency relief and recovery services: health care and nutrition; safe water, sanitation, and hygiene; shelter and infrastructure. Internationally recruited field and headquarters staff lead the organisation, supported by nationally recruited staff to implement programmes locally.


Medair project in Nepal

Medair is committed to serve those affected by the earthquakes in April & May 2015 with practical and compassionate care in shelter needs. Medair provides the coordination, capacity building and advice to the local implementation partner in our Shelter Recovery and Reconstruction projects. Medair provides project management, technical and monitoring support of the recovery and reconstruction activities

Industry Type NGO / INGO / Social Work
Location Lalitpur
Organization Size 20-50
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