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Shelter Technical Lead

Organization Name: People in Need (PIN)
Location: Kyiv/Lviv, Ukraine
Apply email: Not Specified
Start Date: 15-June-2022
Closing Date: 04-July-2022

Shelter Technical Lead

Country Programme: Ukraine

Base: Kyiv/Lviv (Dependant on Security)

Reports to: Deputy Country Director Programmes

Start date: As soon as possible

Duration: 12 months

About PIN Ukraine:
People in Need (PIN) has been active in Ukraine since early August 2014. Currently, PIN is one of the major humanitarian actors in Ukraine responding to the recent military escalation providing humanitarian aid to conflict-affected people across Ukraine. Since 2014, PIN has implemented emergency food and cash assistance, NFI, shelter, protection, livelihoods and WASH interventions supporting 3 million vulnerable IDPs, returnees and host communities in urban and rural areas. PIN’s main humanitarian donors include ECHO, EU, BHA, UHF and the Czech Government.

About the role:
Main responsibility of the role is to provide technical support to PIN project staff on planning, implementation and coordination of shelter-based, NFI and winterisation interventions implemented in response to the current military operations in Ukraine as well as to ensure the shelter programme is implemented in line with all technical standards and guidance.

Immediate priorities:
• Support rapid roll-out of shelter repairs and rehabilitation with small and medium repairs to rural housing, emergency shelter kits and assessment of rural building for medium repairs in areas recently re-taken by the government of Ukraine predominantly North and East of Kyiv.
• Support teams in the identification and rehabilitation of collective centres around Ukraine.
• Ensuring that shelter and NFI activities contribute to meeting upcoming winterisation needs.
• Actively engage and participate in key coordination platforms including the Shelter Working Group and the underlying technical working groups ensuring that key issues such as coordinating with government schemes and harmonisation with other humanitarian actors.
• Provide advice on ongoing and future implementation and scale-up strategy & plan for shelter programming informed by the Ukraine context and relevant technical standards and identify how it can be incorporated into implementation.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:
• Support the design of new shelter-based projects and initiatives with a primary focus on rehabilitation and sealing of buildings against the winter and including linkages with social security schemes such as Cash for Shelter/Rent.
• Draft implementation and monitoring SOPs, program me guidance and tools (on delivery options, service providers, data collection, targeting criteria, beneficiary selection, monitoring and evaluation etc.) in cooperation with MEAL and programme teams.
• Provide technical support to project teams with development/adaptation and use of technical tools, implementation of shelter/NFI technical standards, winterisation etc.
• Ensure the evolving contextual developments in terms of markets, financial services in the country are well reflected in the existing and new projects and implementation methodologies.
• Support the program teams in feasibility and market assessments and setting-up/maintaining cooperation with shelter and NFI suppliers.
• Actively participate in proposal development for all projects with shelter/NFI interventions and work with Grants department in identification of new opportunities for funding.
• Represent and ensure active participation of PIN in national coordination and technical forums.
• Develop functional partnerships with relevant partners, local authorities and other stakeholders.
• Provide advice and direction on PIN shelter/NFI intervention interaction with existing and newly emerging re-housing schemes and collective centre developments.
• Identify capacity needs within PIN project teams and national partner’s staff involved in shelter/NFI programming and provide advice on training needs.
• Ensure PIN’s shelter/NFI-based programming is in line with key technical standards (SPHERE etc).
• Continuously evaluate PIN’s shelter/NFI intervention in terms of programme quality, relevance and effectiveness, help to identify gaps and implement improvements.

Main Requirements:

• At least 3 year’s professional experience with shelter/NFI and winterisation interventions within a humanitarian organization.
• Experience of implementing a large shelter rehabilitation programme involving small and medium repairs to private housing, winterisation and rehabilitation of collective centres in a complex emergency.
• Degree and experience in Architectural Design or Construction Engineering
• Experience in rehabilitating large institutional buildings e.g. schools, health centres is desirable
• Familiarity with Shelter technical guidelines of institutional donors and cluster;
• Strong grasp of all stages of programme cycle management and quality standards in humanitarian and shelter programming, including safeguarding and accountability mechanisms.
• Experience working with local partner organisations and in consortiums is desirable.
• Ability to work independently and demonstrate organizational and problem-solving skills.
• Experience of working with and through Shelter/NFI Working Groups and demonstrable experience of developing/influencing technical guidelines.
• Excellent teamwork, communication, coordination and representation skills.
• Proven ability to work in a diverse and multi-cultural team environment, with appropriate sensitivity to social and cultural norms.
• Proven ability to work in stressful environment.
• Experience with remotely managed programming is a plus.
• Fluency in spoken and written English, knowledge of Russian and Ukrainian language is a strong advantage.

Pin Offers:

• Salary as per PIN scale, (EUR 2350 – 2600 + per diems EUR 1200) depending on the seniority level plus a hardship bonus of 400 EUR
• Type of contract: consultancy contract
• Duration of the contract: 12 months with possible extension
• Accommodation
• Reimbursement of travel expenses with travel to the country of residence once per every 6 months of work
• Reimbursement of costs of visas and vaccinations; assistance with visa application procedure
• Medical helpdesk and psychological consultation available online
• Medical travel insurance
• 25 days of paid leave annually

How to apply:

Are you interested in this position? Send us your CV and short cover letter via this application form:

Please note only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

People in Need staff are expected to perform job duties and responsibilities in accordance with People in Need Code of conduct and key policies (available at: