11 June, 2015

5635 Shelter Coordinator

Care International Vanuatu

Non Government Organization
Port Vila & Field Project Locations, Vanuatu
Job Hours:
Contract - Full Time (to September 2015 with possible extension)
Due Date:

15-June-15 - Due date extended from 08-June-15. 

Job Description:

CARE Vanuatu office and the response to TC Pam

CARE has been working in Vanuatu since 2008 and has an established CARE Project Office (CARE International Vanuatu) in the capital Port Vila. Projects are implemented primarily in Tafea Province. The current project focus is on Resilience and Women’s Empowerment.
During the emergency response phase of the response to tropical cyclone Pam and as it now moves forward into the recovery phase, CARE has been undertaking emergency food, seed, WASH and shelter relief with a strong focus on ensuring women and girls’ engagement at all stages.

About the Role
The Shelter Coordinator will be responsible for the local development and implementation of CARE’s shelter strategy through the emergency response and recovery phases. He/she will be responsible at the level of local field office for the preparation, response and recovery management as well as management of partnerships and coordination with governmental and implementing agencies; will coordinate with other CARE staff, to ensure a rapid, proportionate and effective response.

Responsibilities and tasks

  • Plan and manage the program at a local level in a phased and prioritised manner, with full consultation and co-ordination with CARE shelter team, CARE staff and other stakeholders.
  • Ensure gender is fully considered throughout the project cycle with women being enabled to influence decision-making around shelter issues.
  • Ensure regular shelter project monitoring and arrange appropriate evaluation and learning activities.
  • Ensure legal requirements are enforced where necessary.
  • Provide regular updates to the Shelter Coordinator and CARE team on progress, priorities and constraints – verbally and in writing on an agreed frequency.
  • Represent CARE to stakeholder groups as needed and agreed with the Shelter Advisor and Emergency Field Manager.
Key Internal Contacts
CARE Vanuatu Emergency Coordinator (Port Vila)
Shelter Coordinator (Port Vila)
Business Support Team Leader (Port Vila)
EFSL and WASH Coordinators and other members of the CARE Vanuatu team as appropriate.

Key External Contacts
Governmental representatives from the ministry tasked with shelter and recovery in particular Provincial and Community Disaster Centers (PDC ad CDC)
RTC Lume or other TRC as appropriate
Other agencies and groups responding to the emergency, in particular those working in shelter, WASH and Logistics.

Technical Competencies
  • A suitable qualification or experience in Architecture, Planning, Structural or Civil Engineering, Construction or other appropriate area. Experience can substitute for qualifications but not vice versa.
  • Demonstrated experience in capacity building and community engagement.
  • A well developed understanding of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation in the Vanuatu context
  • Awareness of public health issues as applied to emergency settings, with special attention to the needs of women and children.
  • Knowledge of shelter and settlements options
  • Good communication skills in English and ideally local language.
  • Computer and finance skills.
  •   Knowledge and skills: knowledge of CARE policies and procedures, Sphere and the Red Cross/ NGO Code of Conduct
  •   Knowledge/experience in disaster management, DRR
Core Competencies
  • People Skills: Ability to work independently and as a team player who demonstrates leadership and is able to support and train local staff and also able to work with disaster affected communities in a sensitive and participatory manner.
  • Communication Skills: Well developed written and oral communication skills. This includes effective negotiation and representation skills.
  • Integrity: Works with trustworthiness and integrity and has a clear commitment to CARE's core values and humanitarian principles.
  • Resilience/Adaptability and flexibility: Ability to operate effectively under extreme circumstances including stress, high security risks and harsh living conditions. Works and lives with a flexible, adaptable and resilient manner.
  • Awareness and sensitivity of self and others: Demonstrates awareness and sensitivity to gender and diversity. Has experience and ability to live and work in diverse cultural contexts in a culturally appropriate manner. Has a capacity to make accurate self-assessment particularly in high stress and      high security contexts.
  • Work style: Is well planned and organized even within a fluid working environment and has a capacity for initiative and decision making. 
        • 2-3 years experience in any of the following: construction; carpentry; and building
        • APTC training in carpentry desirable
        • Demonstrated understanding of gender equality and women’s empowerment and a commitment to CARE’s approach and values including ethnic diversity and cultural sensitivity.
        • Well developed oral and written communication skills
        • A well developed understanding of disaster risk reduction in the Vanuatu context
        • Representational skills including experience developing networks and relationships with government, civil society and other stakeholders
        • Proficient  IT skills in Word, excel, PowerPoint, outlook
        • A Vanuatu National


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        How To Apply:

        Please submit your application including an updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria to the following email addresses provided, or  hand delivered a hard copy at the CARE International Vanuatu Office located opposite Wharf Road roundabout towards N0.3 Area, Port Vila. All applications should be submitted no later than the 15th of June by COB-4.30pm. Previous applicants need not re-apply.

        Contact Person:

        Trish McEwan


        (+678) 22951
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                11-June-15 Direct from Employer

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