Shelter Assistant

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Application deadline 9 days ago: Friday 12 Apr 2024 at 23:59 UTC

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***Due to the urgency to fill this role, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Kindly note that the position might be filled before the vacancy announcement is closed; therefore, early applications are encouraged.***

***This role will be contingent upon securing available funds, and we might use this vacancy to fill more than one post.***

The Opportunity – Shelter Assistant

Post location: Gaza Field Office - Rafah and subject to change based on SC priorities and response in Gaza.

Contract Duration and Level of Effort: until 31st December 2024, with a possibility of extension based on available funds.


The Shelter Assistant will generally be deployed as a field level assistant in a large-scale emergency programme. The Shelter Assistant will be expected to support the Shelter team whenever there are sectoral assessments, any project planning exercises and supporting during procurement etc, recruitment and procurement at various levels.


Reports to: Shelter Coordinator

Staff reporting to this post: TBD


· Assist to Shelter Coordinator in planning and implementing shelter/NFI activities.

· Organize distributions of NFIs and Shelter activities, monitor and supervise enumerators

and field contractors – ensuring attendance is tracked and staff are remunerated as

required, coordinating closely with HR and Finance teams.

· Facilitate and coordinate the verification process both on the ground or through telephone

– ensure verification forms are completed fully and correctly, supporting the field team to

correct errors.

· Support to identify the communities, camps or location for shelter kits distribution.

· Support to prepare beneficiary list, to identify distribution locations and consult with key

stakeholders to find the appropriate date for distribution of shelter items.

· Produce daily, weekly and quarterly progress reports, provide accurate data analysis and

related updates.

· Maintain positive relationships with beneficiaries, community leaders and local authorities

to facilitate SCI’s work in target areas.

· Assist in any additional administrative duties as required for the project.

Capacity Building:

· Identify learning and training opportunities for project staff and work as a mentor and role

model for less experienced staff.

Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

· Ensure that Save the Children's work is coordinated with efforts of other agencies and

Government, and support Interagency Coordination forums, advocating for the specific needs

of children. This may involve supporting coordination working groups.

· With support from the lead Shelter Adviser and/or other senior programme staff, assist in

advocacy activities that target decision-makers in-country.

· Contribute to communications and media work as required.


· Deliver high quality results in line with the terms of reference agreed in advance – to do this in

a way which maintains the reputation of the Humanitarian Department.

· Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child safeguarding, code of

conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.

· To perform such other responsibilities as agreed with your line management.

In order to be successful, you will bring/have:



· Minimum of bachelor’s degree in engineering, Science or related field.

· At least 2-3 years of experience in the field.

· Cross cultural awareness and insight into multi-programming issues.

· Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions with limited supervision.

· Flexibility and ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations.

· Ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively.

· Creative and able to work with limited resources.

· Team player and strong communication skills, both oral and written.

· Honest, hardworking and committed to community development.

· Proficient in computer applications, especially with MS Word and MS Excel. MS

PowerPoint is a plus.


· Language skills in Arabic and other local languages

· Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts

· Specific experience of designing and managing major donor projects

· Knowledge of consortia working

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. This role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions. Application will be reviewed and selected on a rolling basis.

Save the Children promotes a diverse and inclusive work environment, women and people with different abilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Organisation

Save the Children works in development and humanitarian contexts with children and partners to help families, communities, and governments identify and use innovations to ensure all children survive, learn and are protected.

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

• No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday • All children learn from a quality basic education and that, • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at Search Jobs - SCI Career Site Careers (

If you’re unable to apply through the website, please submit your full application through email [email protected]

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

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