Wednesday, 12 October 2011

GOAL Kenya NGO Jobs

Job Profile:

The Shelter Manager will supervise and monitor progress and quality of ALL shelter project activities in line with the GOAL goals and objectives of the programme and ensure compliance to GOAL procedures.

The manager will take overall responsibility of all technical-related aspects of the shelter project.

Based in Daadab, the shelter manager will manage the project, supervising all project staff and report to the Field Manager.


Project quality and management:

* Responsible for overall management of the projects in line with approved project proposals, budgets and within agreed time frames
* Develop designs, cost estimates and other related documents for all shelter works

* Maintain effective relationships with implementing/operational partners and other stakeholders to ensure projects run smoothly
* Monitor the progress of shelter activities as per work plan and ensure compliance with project design, proper construction standards, health and safety requirements and adherence to schedules
* Ensure resources are used appropriately and efficiently
* Ensure programme monitoring systems are adhered to and timely preparation and submission of programme status reports as may be required by the Field Manager
* Work with relevant departments (logistics, procurement, finance and other emergency projects) to ensure systems are in place at field level that will ensure timely receipt and distribution of project materials and supplies

Representation and coordination

* Maintain effective working relationships with partners, local leaders and communities
* Represent GOAL on all appropriate forums within the programme area, including all related stakeholders groups


* Responsible for reviewing project budgets needs in line with the agreed project plans, in collaboration with the Finance officer/Office Administrator and GOAL finance department
* Ensure that the project expenditures are in line with the agreed budgets and with donor requirements


* Degree in Civil Engineering with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience
* At least 3 years’ experience in managing and implementing; experience managing shelter projects in an emergency / refugee set up preferred
* Candidates with previous experience in ISSB building method highly preferred
* Ability to coordinate and manage staff and project activities
* Familiarity with the aid system, and ability to understand donor and governmental requirements
* Strong analytical, conceptual , organizational, communication and supervisory skills
* Computer literate ( Arch CAD, Auto CAD, MS project and MS Office)
* Knowledge of Sphere guidelines
* Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the office
* Being a strong team player and adept at creating a strong team spirit
* Highly motivated and with a desire to work with local communities
* Ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people
* Ability to travel and work in difficult conditions and under pressure
* Excellent spoken and written English
* Proficiency in Swahili and Somali languages an advantage

To apply for the above position, please send your CV listing three references including your last direct supervisor and salary expectations to the

Human Resources Manager
GOAL Kenya,
P.O Box 66242-00800,

Please put the job title of the position for which you are applying in the subject line of the email.

The closing date for all applications is Friday, 21st October 2011.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted and responded to after interviews.

No phone calls accepted.

GOAL is an equal opportunity employer, qualified male and female

Applicants are encouraged to apply.

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