Shelter Project Team Leader (Nationals Only) 668 views12 applications


Rights Respected, People Protected
NRC has been operating in Libya since 2018 with offices in Tripoli and Benghazi. NRC is providing assistance to Libyan IDPs, returnees and host communities in Benghazi and Tripoli with potential expansion to adjacent districts. NRC Libya is working to deliver variety of programming across the following sectors: Shelter, Information, Counseling and Legal Assistance Technical Assistant (ICLA), and Education. In the course of 2021 options for expanding programming to support the migrant and refugee population will be developed.


  1. Role and responsibilities

The purpose of this position is to work in collaboration with the Shelter Project Manager and Coordinator to lead the day-to-day implementation of delegated Shelter related projects in Benghazi and Tripoli, Libya. The position holder will be responsible for managing delegated NRC Shelter staff and supporting successful delivery of project activities in Benghazi and Tripoli, Libya. Projects in this area are delivered through direct implementation.


In addition to project delivery, the position contributes to the broader Libya country-level programme development in collaboration with the Shelter & Cash Specialist.


The position-holder will be duty-stationed in Benghazi, but will be expected to travel to Tripoli.


Generic responsibilities:

  1. Line management of project staff;
  2. Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures;
  3. Contribute to Shelter strategy development, project proposals and provide input on needs and gaps;
  1. Manage and implement delegated portfolio of Shelter projects (activities, budget and project documentation) as delegated from Project coordinator in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements, and ensure high technical quality;
  2. Provide regular progress reports to Project Manager and coordinator;
  1. Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist;
  1. Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities;
  1. Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills;
  2. Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders;
  3. Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees, refugees and Asylum seekers in line with the advocacy strategy;


Specific responsibilities

  1. Project Cycle Management (PCM) & Implementation. As delegated by line-manager, responsible for the successful implementation of all Shelter projects delivered through direct-led modalities throughout the full project cycle. The position-holder may be required to represent the Shelter project team in PCM meetings and to produce key PCM documentation (e.g. M&E Matrix, Procurement Plans, etc.).
  2. Capacity Building. As delegated by line-manager, responsible for supporting the successful capacity building of NRC Shelter staff in relevant competencies. This includes ensuring performance management of all junior Shelter project team members, identification of capacity building needs, and planning and resourcing capacity building initiatives within the framework of the NRC Libya strategies, tools and guidelines.
  3. Technical Quality. Responsible for ensuring implementation of high-quality Shelter projects by NRC, in accordance with the agreed NRC Libya Country and CC Strategies, tools and guidelines. This includes – but is not limited to – ensuring the achievement of Value-for-Money; compliance with global, national and local standards; ensuring the compliance of all Shelter projects with Housing, Land and Property (HLP) requirements; meaningful consultation with affected populations throughout the project-cycle; needs-based targeting and selection; and integration with other Core Competencies where relevant.
  4. Project M&E. As delegated by line-manager, responsible for accurate and high-quality Monitoring and Evaluation of NRC Shelter related activities, including information management and archiving. This will include – but is not limited to – the successful implementation of construction/process, output and outcome monitoring conducted by NRC, Implementing partner or third parties. M&E activities will be conducted in accordance with the Libya M&E Strategy, tools and guidelines.
  5. As delegated by line manager, responsible for accurate and high-quality contributions to the reporting of NRC Shelter Area-level achievements through all relevant reporting mechanisms. This includes, but is not limited to, internal reporting mechanisms (e.g. NRC GOORS, Protection Reports), donor reports and inter-agency reporting of achievements (E.g. 4Ws).
  6. Protection Mainstreaming. Responsible for supporting protection mainstreaming in all Shelter related activities throughout the project-cycle. This includes – but is not limited to – ensuring safety and dignity of beneficiaries, understanding their diverse needs, enabling meaningful access to NRC’s services, ensuring adequate accountability to affected populations, ensuring adequate participation and consultation, and supporting the realisation of their human rights. All project activities will be conducted in accordance with the Protection Mainstreaming Strategy, tools and guidelines.


Critical interfaces

By interfaces, NRC means processes and projects that are interlinked with other departments/units or persons. Relevant interfaces for this position are:

Strategy and Programme Development: Area Manager, Shelter Project Team.
Implementation: Area Manager, Shelter Project Team.
Area Operations: Area Manager, Shelter project Team.
Support Services: Area Office Support Team.
Monitoring: Area Manager, Shelter Project Team.
Staff Capacity Building: Area Manager, Shelter Project Team.


Scale and scope of position

Staff: As delegated by line-manager.
Stakeholders: INGOs, local NGOs, civil society, local authorities.
Budgets: As delegated by line-manager.
Information: Project databases, document archives, GOORS, Agresso, etc.
Legal or compliance: NRC HO and AO Policies and Procedures.


  1. Competencies

Competencies are important in order for the employee and the organisation to deliver desired results. They are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following two categories:


  1. Professional competencies

These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance.


Generic professional competencies for this position:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience of project implementation in humanitarian/recovery contexts;
  • Minimum 2 years of experience of working in in construction, engineering, architecture or equivalent;
  • Bachelor Degree or above in civil, structural engineering, architecture or similar;
  • Experience of working in complex and volatile contexts;
  • Technical Shelter and Emergency Response expertise;
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities;
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile;
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal;
  • Fluency in Arabic, both written and verbal.


Context related skills, knowledge and experience (shall be adapted to the specific position):

  • Knowledge of the context in Libya;
  • Experience with direct-led programming.


  1. Behavioral competencies (max 6)

These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioural competencies, and the following are essential for this position:

  • Handling insecure environments
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Managing performance and development
  • Planning and delivering results


  1. Performance Management

The employee will be accountable for the responsibilities and the competencies, in accordance with the NRC Performance Management Manual. The following documents will be used for performance reviews:

  • The Job Description
  • The individual Work- and Professional Development Plan
  • The Competency Framework

Contract Period: until 31th of December 2012 (with possibility of extension subject to performance and availability of funds)

Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions

Duty Station: Benghazi, Libya


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