Job Summary

    The Project Officer for shelter program will work under the direction of the SHELTER/NFI Project Manager. S/he will be responsible for supporting the implementation of shelter activities of WATAN's response to the conflict in northwest Syria. S/he will need to regularly coordinate and communicate with WATAN 's implementing partners and field consultants in order to ensure the effective, day-to-day implementation of programs; and with other WATAN Cross-Border team members, especially logistics, MEAL, and finance, to ensure a rapid, appropriate and effective response.
    S/he will provide the direct supervision of the implementation with providing all needed technical assistance and expertise with reference to shelter projects as well as field coordination, ensuring high quality and consistency of work.

Position Requirements

    •    Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Architectural Engineering or equivalent and/or minimum 2 years relevant work experience, preferably in the shelter with an International Non-Government Organization (INGO)
    •    Good understanding of Shelter/NFI in emergencies, rehabilitation and kits distribution 
    •    Good communication and interpersonal skills.  
    •    Understanding of the importance of gender and participation in Humanitarian work.
    •    Fluency in written and spoken Arabic and English is desired. 
    •    Ability to work effectively under stress in emergency situations. 
    •    Strong computer program skills (Microsoft Office)
    •    Excellent skills in contractor’s management.
    •    Candidate must be willing to travel and work in difficult conditions.


    •    Committed to sharing skills with other staff and building up the capacity of staff.
    •    Demonstrated attention to details, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members is required.
    •    Remote management of programs

    Abilities and Personal Skills

    •    Provide leadership and motivation.
    •    Be a team player.
    •    Be able to train and capacity-build staff.
    •    Ensure that projects are planned appropriately and delivered to a high quality.


    Child Protection Policy

    Child abuse in all forms is unacceptable to WATAN, which recognizes its responsibility to protect children from harm in all areas of its work. WATAN is committed to ensuring a child-safe environment and is applying a zero-tolerance approach towards any kind of child abuse and exploitation.

    Discrimination, Abuse and Harassment Policy

    WATAN provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and expressly prohibits and will not tolerate any form of discrimination, abuse, harassment (sexual or otherwise), based upon race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship status, disability, or military status.

    WATAN employees and related personnel must under no circumstances take part in any form of discrimination, harassment, or abuse (physical, sexual or verbal), intimidation or exploitation, or in any other way infringe the rights of others inside or outside WATAN.


    Applications are strongly encouraged from female candidates.

    Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis. WATAN reserves the right to close this advert before the confirmed closing date when we are in receipt of sufficient applications.


    •    Support the Project Manager and partners in updating implementation plans, procurement plans, and MEAL plans.
    •    Working closely with the M&E team, review NFIs and shelter distribution beneficiaries’ lists, update and analyzing beneficiary database in collaboration with the Information management department.
    •    Maintain documents according to the project filing system.
    •    Provide ongoing, regular technical support to implementing partners and consultants to ensure that shelter activities are completed effectively and in a timely manner.
    •    Working closely with the field teams inside Syria, to plan their visits, review and follow on their findings and reports.
    •    Prepare a weekly report on finding issues and share it with the project manager
    •    Double-check final BoQs and verify the submitted quantity and cost.
    •    Prepare reports on a weekly basis to the line manager.
    •    Carry out any other duties as agreed with the line manager.
    •    Working in harmony with all other project staff and field teams for the effective and efficient day-to-day management of the SHELTER activities.
    •    To ensure that work aims to meet Minimum Standards and adheres to global Shelter standards such as sphere standards.

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Turkey - Gaziantep