Rest of Uganda Full Time NGO
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3 weeks ago

Job Summary

To manage and supervise the Shelter component of Cordaid’s Humanitarian Program in West Nile, Uganda.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 4 years

Job Description

JOB ADVERT _ Shelter Officer (4 months, renewable)


Cordaid believes in a world without poverty and exclusion. We strive for just and sustainable societies where every person counts. We stand for knowledge and talent sharing between North and South, between farmers and businesses, between activists and policymakers. Where poverty, conflict and exclusion divide societies, we connect people and communities. We stand for professionalism, expertise and solidarity across borders. We aim at maximizing our social impact and contributing to systemic change. We operate where natural disasters strike, where conflicts tear up communities and where lack of opportunities and service delivery keep families in extreme poverty.


Cordaid is one of the leading CSO’s in the Netherlands, working in fragile contexts on Health, Resilience, Private Sector Development, Humanitarian Aid and Security & Justice. Apart from our work abroad we also contribute to new forms of job creation and social innovation in The Netherlands.   Cordaid is a member of the international Catholic networks Caritas and CIDSE and we are active in worldwide civil society networks. We work in around 30 countries in Africa, Middle East and Asia.


For the Cordaid Country office in Uganda, Kampala, Cordaid is looking for a: Shelter Officer for 4 months, renewable (Open to Ugandan nationals only)


Position and responsibility

To manage and supervise the Shelter component of Cordaid’s Humanitarian Program in West Nile, Uganda.


Specific objectives

  • Manage the construction of Shelters in refugee settlements, particularly Refugees with Special Needs.
  • Identify and train refugees to participate in the construction work
  • Ensure quality is of highest standard while following the set guidelines from UNHRC/OPM
  • Apply strictly the agreed designs by the cluster lead
  • Ensure close monitoring and the supervision of the construction work
  • Participate in field assessments
  • Follow the internal reporting rules
  • Any other duties as assigned



·         Higher diploma in Civil Engineering or related discipline

·         Experience in the Shelter sector is preferred

·         Previous experience working in a refugee setting and with refugees is an added advantage

·         Previous experience working for NGOs

·         Experience training others on masonry work and supervising construction work

·         Ability to follow designs strictly

·         Fluent in English both verbally and in writing

·         Team player


How to apply

Applications should ONLY include a one-page motivation letter and a CV (max 3 pages) in English, including the contact details of at least three professional references.


It should be forwarded to: latest on the 3rd August 2018, at noon.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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