Shelter Site Engineer

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Shelter Site Engineer

  • Post Date:October 8, 2022
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  • Career Level Manager
    Experience 2 Years
    Gender Both
  • Industry Construction
    Qualification Bachelor Degree
    Salary As per Organization Salary Scale
  • Number of Opportunities 2
    Vacancy Number CRD00167/22 Shelter site Engineer
    Location Paktika
Job Description

About Cordaid, Afghanistan:

Cordaid is an internationally operating value-based emergency relief and development organisation, working in and on fragility.

The organisation was established in 2000, when several Dutch aid organizations joined forces. But our history goes back more than a century. Cordaid has changed over the years, the organisation now is focusing more on the localisation of its operations and programmes to empower local human capacities and knowledge in serving communities and people. Reducing fragility has become our core priority and we work in all contexts of fragility, from relief, through rehabilitation to long-term development. To do this effectively we seek funds, start partnerships, and compete on a global market.

We believe in a world where people can break through barriers of poverty and exclusion, influence decisions that affect them and participate in equitable and resilient societies. A world with an economy not driven by greed and growth, but by inclusivity, social justice, and gender equality. That world is our goal. We work towards it in everything we do.









Cordaid has been active in Afghanistan since 2001, working for a stable and prosperous country. Abiding by the humanitarian principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence, Cordaid is committed to stand by the people of Afghanistan and deliver its lifesaving support.

Cordaid through its work and need-based programming, is committed to delivering lifesaving, resilience, and development assistance to the people of Afghanistan.

Job Description:

Background Information – Job-specific

The Shelter Site Engineer will be responsible for the implementation of the shelter repair project.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Assess the beneficiaries who shelter is damaged using the cluster standard tool.
  • Perform damage assessments and needs assessments related to Shelter & Settlement.
  • Sign the MoU with beneficiaries for construction  of Transitional shelters.
  • Prepare Designs and Bills of Quantities for Shelter & Settlement interventions as required by programmes.
  • Follow the standard procedure for construction of Transitional shelters.
  • Provide technical training on construction and Build Back Butter (BBB) to beneficiaries.
  • Supervise and monitor the contraction of shelter and provide necessary feedback to beneficiaries for the quality construction.
  • Ensure that beneficiaries receive the cash for transitional shelter  on time.
  • Perform market assessments related to shelter and NFI’s
  • Provide support to logistics and planning of shelter & settlement interventions
  • Ensure safety measures are in place at the construction sites.
  • Ensure that activities are planned successfully according to relevant quality standards (like f.i. SPHERE) and in close collaboration with the Emergency Shelter and NFI Cluster
  • Provide relevant technical expertise/guidance to ensure that technical quality and standards are maintained during project implementation
  • Ensure Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) approach to Shelter & Settlement is consistently applied through community and rights based participatory methods
  • Work proactively to ensure that the projects are responsive and relevant to community needs
  • Ensure a sustainable and environmentally friendly approach to Shelter & Settlement
  • Provide support to implementing partners related to the Shelter & Settlement interventions
  • Providing monthly report to shelter coordinator.









Personnel Management

  • Close Coordination with Kabul office on project progress and reporting
  • Coordination with community and all relevant stakeholder

Support Effective Security in the Field

  • Work closely with the Country team to ensure that security policies, procedures, practices and capacities support “direct implementation” in the field taking into account the need to deliver quality services to people, families and communities while facilitating “Duty of Care” for Cordaid staff.
  • Assist working closely with communities supported by programmes and projects implemented by Cordaid in developing effective mechanisms to prevent and resolve (potential) conflicts and harm to Cordaid staff in an expedient and effective manner.

Contribute to Knowledge Management and Innovation

  • Contribute to the development and introduction of innovation to ensure Cordaid is continually incorporating best practice approaches in Country Office operations.
  • Contribute to the dissemination and sharing of best practices and lessons learned for corporate development planning and knowledge building and, contribute to relevant Communities of Experts and Communities of Practice accordingly.
  • Undertake other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor and/or Cordaid Management.

The successful delivery of results by the Humanitarian-aid project officer will impacts the performance of programmes and projects implemented by Cordaid as well as its reputation as an effective partner in achieving positive results that lead to flourishing communities in fragile settings.

Job Requirements:

Education/Experience/Language requirements

  • Civil engineering Degree.
  • Two years of experience in the field of humanitarian.
  • Good capacity building and management skills, including human resource and financial management, communications, and intercultural cooperation skills
  • A networker, diplomatic and results oriented, with the ability to work under stressful and time bound project conditions.
  • Flexible and capable of working in a stressful context.
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English language.
  • Good oral and written communication skills in Dari or Pashtun language.


  • Must have knowledge of key humanitarian principal and other international laws and Sphere Standards
  • Good English language written, and oral communication skills are required.

Submission Guideline:

  • Please submit your CV and cover letter in one PDF file. Your email subject should be CRD00167/22 Shelter site Engineer otherwise, it will not be considered as valid application.
  • Please note that applications received after the closing date and without the Subject line will not be given consideration.
  • Only shortlisted candidates whose application meets the above criteria will be contacted for test/interview.
  • Note: Only application send to the below address will be considered. Applications send to any other address even within the organization cannot be considered.

Important Note:

  • Applicants should copy and paste the Vacancy Announcement (VA) Number which is CRD00167/22 Shelter site Engineer into the email subject line when submitting the required documents. Please do not add any other information in the subject line of your email except CRD00167/22 Shelter site Engineer. Please do not add any additional words or space in the VA Number. Applications received without a VA Number will not be considered.

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