PURPOSE OF POSITION
World Vision is seeking a Shelter Officer to oversee WV’s Shelter activities provide support to the WASH & Shelter Manager on the day-to-day activities in WV Turkey’s office and in field humanitarian interventions in N. Syria. This person will be integral in supporting the WASH & Shelter Manager in developing Bill of Quantities, monitoring field teams, preparing WASH project updates and creating procurement documents.
Responsible for monitoring, following-up and supervising WV’s shelter, construction activities in Northern Syria.
Supervision of contractors and suppliers, ensuring that deliveries take place according to the quality and quantity agreed.
Develop a work plan for construction activities with the WASH &Shelter Manager and Grant Manager, and ensure progress and quality in line with donor regulations.
To assess the activities undertaken and ensure efficient use of resources in close collaboration with the Grant Manager;
Ensure that the marginalized communities, including women participate in each of the project cycle related to shelter.
Ensure that all documentation related to shelter activities for works completed, laborers engaged and supplies is completed in a timely manner;
Review BoQs and technical documents prior to implementation to ensure feasibility and accuracy of inputs required.
Review tender documents and evaluate the technical criteria in relation to the tender bids.
Ensure WV’s field operations in Syria are supported in carrying out shelter needs assessments, taking into account the current situation.
Involve IDPs in all stages of construction activities, including when the new shelter solution is designed, giving beneficiaries a chance to choose the model and/or recommending minor adjustments which can be accommodated in the budget limits.
Liaise with other NGOs/Civic Council/ authorities/ donors to ensure coordination, consultation and works approval.
Represent World Vision at interagency coordination meetings and participate in all Shelter related meetings.
Daily communication with the field staff and/partners on the field.
Prepare weekly report on construction/rehabilitation progress and any challenges/delays in work plan.
Identify gaps with a view to generating ideas for future projects with strong beneficiary impact.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Degree in Civil and/or architecture engineering, construction.
Minimum 3 years of professional work experience in managing shelter programs.
Must be fluent in spoken and written English and Arabic.
Experience working in the Humanitarian field in challenging field locations.
Experience in networking and coordination with NGOs, UN and authorities.
Able to use computer MS Applications (word processing, spreadsheets etc.) for reporting and monitoring data collection and AutoCAD drawing software
A minimum of 2 year experience in Civil engineering, water and sanitation infrastructures, operation.
Project management skills
Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with staff and other stakeholders.
Experience with preparing BoQs and technical designs drawings for new constructions.
Experience overseeing implementation of construction projects by external contractors, including quality checking.
Cultural sensitivity and adaptability.
Ability to work with a reasonable level of comfort in high tension and high security risk situations.
Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, psychologically stressful environments and physical hardships.
Demonstrates openness and transparency.
Ability and willingness to travel between Syria and Turkey – 10% travel