Shelter Coordinator-Care Malawi

  • 4 months ago

    Job Description

    CARE is an International Non-Government Organization and works in 95 countries around the world to support more than 890 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian-aid projects in the improvement of livelihoods and capacities of poor and marginalized households especially women and girls. In Malawi, CARE works in collaboration with the Government of Malawi and other non-governmental partners.

    CARE has received funding from USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance to implement a floods recovery from June 2020 through December 2020. The main objective of the project is to provide safe, dignified shelter and facilitate improved hygiene practices to 1,100 households in Nsanje and Chikwawa Districts. The project will use market-based approaches such as voucher fairs and cash transfers, combined with training in flood-resistant shelter construction, to facilitate shelter recovery. The project will also work with local committees and Care Groups to promote improved hygiene practices in recovery areas.

    In order to deliver this project, CARE seeks to recruit suitably qualified persons to fill the following vacant positions which are based in Nsanje district:


    Position: Shelter Coordinator


    Position description

    The Shelter Coordinator will implement the project in line with project plans and budgets. S/he will be responsible for leading the project technically on shelter activities, training and supervising staff in the field, coordinating with local government authorities, and ensuring compliance with monitoring and evaluation requirements. S/he will be responsible for leading the project technically on shelter activities, training and supervising staff in the field, coordinating with local government authorities, and ensuring compliance with monitoring and evaluation requirements.

    Specific Roles and Responsibilities

    The successful candidate will be expected to perform the following specific duties:

    • Liaise with the government and CARE’s Shelter Technical Advisors, to develop the proposed shelter design.
    • Identify and register local vendors to participate in voucher fairs to increase access to construction materials and other household items.
    • Manage a transparent beneficiary registration process according to the project’s selection criteria and in coordination with district officials.
    • Train local artisans in shelter construction using Building Back Better principles, and utilizing standard CARE training materials.
    • Design and manage the implementation and monitoring of cash transfers (to cover shelter construction labor costs) within the shelter project.
    • Monitor the shelter activities within the agreed Plans of Actions to provide timely, adequate shelter, maximizing local capacities.
    • Ensure that gender and protection are mainstreamed in the shelter design and all cash transfer activities.
    • Support implementation of the project’s complaints and feedback mechanism, and ensure that it is utilized and that feedback is provided in a timely manner.

    Minimum Required Qualifications, skills and relevant work experience

    • Degree in Civil Engineering/Architecture, or a related field or Community development with 3 years’ experience implementing shelter and cash/voucher projects or Diploma in Civil Engineering/Grade 1 Certificate Brick Laying obtained from National Trade Test with minimum of 5 years’ experience implementing shelter and cash/voucher project.
    • Technical skills in shelter design and construction required.
    • Previous humanitarian response activities.
    • Good interpersonal and communication skills in English and Chichewa.

    How to apply

    Applicants who meet the required qualifications and experience should send their applications through email to:

    Email: [email protected]

    addressed to the attention of:

    The Country Director

    CARE Malawi

    P/Bag A89

    LILONGWE

    Closing date for receipt of applications is July 6, 2020.  Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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