Camp and Settlement Technician

Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED)

Job Summary

Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED) - Since 1993, as an international non-governmental organization, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer-term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Entry level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description

  • In light of the displacement in the north eastern part of Nigeria, ACTED has set up an office in Maiduguri to respond to the humanitarian needs. ACTED is therefore looking for qualified staff to support our mission based in Maiduguri.

General Objectives

  • This role falls under the direct management of the Camp Coordination Camp Management (CCCM) Project Manager (PM), but will be monitored and supported by the Camp and Settlement Officer.
  • The Camp and Settlement Technician provides technical services for the CCCM team and assists to facilitate meaningful access to humanitarian assistance and services to displaced people according to their needs and agreed standards.
  • The Technician protects the interests of site populations towards the site stakeholders (government, UN agencies, organizations, civil society, etc.) and contributes to strengthening the coordination of site activities including all responsibilities of the team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct camp/site technical (physical and environmental infrastructure needs) and risk assessments and create action plans for prompt repair/maintenance of camp infrastructure as well as mitigation plans for fire and flood risks.
  • Design appropriate Infrastructure interventions for the site, in line with ACTED/Sector guidelines. This might include drainage works, lighting, waste management, creation of footpaths, or small-scale re-planning of the site to improve spacing between shelters and reduce fire risk or improve safe access to latrines.
  • Prepare technical drawings, specification lists, and Bills of Quantities for rehabilitation and installations
  • Ensure plans are in place for sustainable operation and maintenance of each intervention beyond project duration, ideally through community self-management, prior to commencement
  • Monitor multi-sector needs and service provision and the overall condition of a camp/site including shelter, WASH, environment and cross-cutting services such as protection, health, psychosocial support, and education, among others, in all sectors of the camp/site according to agree upon guidelines, standards and indicators.
  • Develop joint integrated site risk management plans to promote the health, safety and environment of the site.
  • Conduct the technical implementation of site maintenance, rehabilitation and support in the site for the project duration, covering safe site design or layout, repairs and risk reduction in camps/sites, the upkeep of shelter, WASH, general systems, other site facilities and utilities and the general environment.
  • Mobilize, train, support and equip displaced communities to be self-autonomous in safely maintaining the camp/site environment according to the integrated site risk management plan. Ensure clarification of roles and responsibilities amongst stakeholders with a focus on sustainability and community/local government ownership.
  • Conduct consultation with community representatives (including women) – in collaboration with WASH and CCCM teams – during assessment, design, and planning phases
  • Procure, account for and maintain all equipment and supplies that are required for technical assistance as part of site risk management plans.
  • Monitor and document all site maintenance and risk reduction works and regularly visit sites (minimum monthly basis) to ensure quality is maintained in accordance with site risk management plans, standing operating guidelines and indicators.
  • Liaise and interact with government authorities, displaced and host communities to ensure social cohesion is strong and if possible, create opportunities for local employment using principles of gender equality.
  • Follow established referral mechanisms in close collaboration with relevant stakeholders.
  • Apply a participatory approach to identify, analyses and priorities camp/site needs in order to avoid service duplication and gaps in assistance and protection, ensuring that the voices of specific groups and vulnerable persons are heard.
  • Assist to strengthen and monitor an effective, transparent, representative site governance system including coordination of camp/site service provision and other defined activities.
  • Support the mobilization and participation of the camp/site and host populations in the camp governance system with particular emphasis on meaningful inclusion of women, children, elderly and persons with specific needs into decision-making processes
  • Facilitate accountability towards camp/site populations through supporting/promoting complaints and feedback mechanisms which promotes accountability.
  • Contribute to camp/site information management system through appropriate information sharing with all relevant stakeholders in a manner that upholds the principle of confidentiality.
  • Ensure that the displaced are aware of the assistance and services available in the camp/site and how to access them; distribution points should be accessible and distribution mechanism should take into consideration groups with specific needs to minimize chances of violence, abuse and exploitation.

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • University degree in Engineering or other relevant field
  • At least 2 years’ practical hands-on experience implementing construction projects
  • At least 1 years’ experience implementing emergency humanitarian shelter and/or infrastructure response
  • At least 1 years’ experience of project management, including budget management, team supervision, planning.
  • Ability to develop and empower team members;
  • Excellent team-working and communication skills;
  • Excellent written and spoken Nigerian and English skills

Note

  • Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications will be considered. ACTED/REACH considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, colour, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability.
  • Due to the large numbers of expected applicants ACTED will only inform shortlisted candidates, we apologize for the inconvenience.
  • Only short-listed applicants will be invited for written test and oral interview.

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