Shelter and Site Operations Engineers and Assistants (several positions - national contracts)

Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified Information Management Officer for DRC’s operations in Bangladesh, based in Cox’s Bazar.

DRC have been registered in Bangladesh since 2013. In 2017, in response to the Rohingya influx, DRC are preparing to launch an integrated programme of support to the government in site management, shelter/NFI and protection. As a key part of this, DRC are opening up a main office in Cox’s Bazar (and a support cell in Dhaka). DRC are about to begin a shelter assessment in the Kutupalong Makeshift settlement (with shelter programme starting in 2018), and will be launching site operations work in several parts of the Kutupalong expansion site.

About the job

The Shelter and Site Operations team will be responsible for supporting the Rohingya community to improve their living conditions by implementing improvements to shelters, household plots and access routes (constructing small bridges, paths, steps, small retention walls, drainage, etc.) The Shelter team will also be responsible for conducting a comprehensive assessment of shelter needs in the Kutupalong Makeshift camp and supporting the design and roll out of upgraded shelters for the community.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and manage work on site and daily report to the Manager;
  • Quality control of all DRC shelter/site operations activities in the camp;
  • Contribute to the development of camp shelter strategies and participate in the development of relevant community construction projects;
  • Contribute to development of shelter programme through assessment and understanding of the upgrade options as defined through the shelter working group and Rohingya community.
  • Upgrading of emergency shelters.
  • Implement technical direction and ensure high technical quality of projects;
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders;
  • Provide technical specifications and BoQ as required;
  • Provide regular progress reports to manager;
  • Input to project budget in cooperation with the Shelter or Site Operations Manager.
  • Mentor and ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills.
  • Assist with reporting (e.g. Government required reports);

About you

Essential Qualifications:

  • Engineering or construction experience/qualifications.
  • Working knowledge in the humanitarian/NGO field.
  • Fluent Bengali and English.
  • Advantage: fluent Chittagonian and/or Rohingya;

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
  • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values.

We offer

Contract length: 3 months with strong possibility of extension
Start date: ASAP
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s National Terms of Employment. For questions regarding the vacancy please contact

Application process

All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English.
Applications sent by email will not be considered.
Closing date for applications: 2 December 2017 (due to urgency of positions candidates will be interviewed as applications are submitted).
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The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organisation founded in 1956 that works in more than 35 countries throughout the world. We are the largest humanitarian NGO in Denmark and consistently ranked as one of the world’s best NGOs according to Global_Geneva.

We fulfil our mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees, internally displaced people and host communities in the conflict areas of the world. We also advocate on behalf of conflict-affected populations globally on the basis of humanitarian principles and the Human Rights Declaration. Our work and long-term strategies are guided by our five core values: Humanitarian approach - Respect - Independence & neutrality - Inclusion - Honesty & transparency.

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