Shelter and Infrastructure Team Leader
Danish Refugee Council
 Vacancy No: 122044
 Section/Unit: Shelter and Infrastructure
 Grade Level: Band M.G, Salary Range( 1836-2068 USD)
 Supervisor: Shelter and Settlement Program Manager, Line Manager
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Duration: 24 Months
 Closing Date: 09 Feb 2023


DRC Sudan

DRC has been present in Sudan since 2004, delivering life-saving programming in protection, emergency response, shelter, food security and livelihoods, disaster risk reduction, camp management, and humanitarian mine action. DRC has implemented projects in Central Darfur, South Darfur, South Kordofan, Gedaref, Kassala, and Khartoum states. Sudan hosts one of the largest displaced populations in Africa, with over 3.7 million internally displaced people and over 1.1 million refugees from South Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Central African Republic, Chad, Yemen and Syria. Against a background of political crisis, Sudan faces economic and social turmoil, with sharp increases in food and energy costs, further exacerbated by disease outbreaks and ongoing conflict.


Overall purpose of the role

 The shelter and infrastructure team leader will lead a shelter and infrastructure team of officers and assistants in delivering needs and evidenced based programming in Khartoum state, benefitting refugee and host community populations. The team leader will be responsible for managing the daily tasks of their team, ensuring that work plans are in place and deliverables are followed according to project implementation timelines and objectives. The team leader will be responsible for effectively overseeing the expenditure of their project budget according to donor guidelines and planned activities and targets. The TL will ensure that project delivery is at a high quality standard and according to programme documents and donor

 Duties and responsibilities:

Project management 

  • Ensure that project implementation plans are developed according to project deliverables and timelines 
  • Oversee needs assessments to ensure that projects and beneficiaries are selected according to needs and project criteria 
  • In coordination with the MEAL department, put in place effectively monitoring measures to ensure that the project is implemented at a high standard and avoids causing harm
  • Develop project procurement plans and monitor these regularly in coordination with DRCís Supply Chain department 
  • Plan, implement and manage field engineering tasks in accordance with priorities and goals

Finance and Supply Chain 

  • Monitor expenditures against available resources and develop forecasts 
  • Manage budget lines, develop spending plans and attend budget meetings

Human Resources 

  • Oversee the ongoing work of the Khartoum infrastructure team, ensuring 
  • Manage leave planning effectively, development performance plans according to DRCís operational procedures 
  • Provide training and capacity building to program staff as needed 

Reporting, M&E and Program Development 

  • Submit regular, high quality reporting to the grants department as necessary 
  • Support the grants team and HoP in developing new funding opportunities according to identified needs
  • Organize and support the development and implementation of needs assessments to inform evidence based programming and proposal development processes 

Liaison and coordination

  • Support the program manager in liaising with communities and local authorities 
  • Attend relevant external meetings as relevant and requested 

Regularly and effectively engage with community focal points, project beneficiaries and other relevant stakeholders to garner project buy-in and support

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

  • At least eight (5) years proven experience in construction and engineering
  • At least three (3) years working experience in Humanitarian Sector
  • Experience in using AutoCAD, Microsoft Office (Excel, Power Point, Word) would be an advantage
  • Excellent knowledge of construction operations and equipment 
  • Good time-management skills
  • Prior evidence of managing staff; with excellent leadership skills including challenging, motivating and developing a team 
  • The ability to take the initiative and work independently as well work as a team player Ė supporting other departments is essential
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in English and Arabic
  • Excellent organizational, problem-solving and negotiation skills
  • Flexibility and capacity of adaptation to a changing working environment

Commitment to DRCís overall aims and policies and experience of promoting gender equity and ensuring vulnerable peopleís needs are met.

Education: Education: (include certificates, licenses etc.)

  • Qualification in relevant field (Civil and Structural Engineering)

Master in relevant field would be advantageous


: (indicate fluency level)

English - fluent

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRCí five core competencies:  

  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.  
  • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.  
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.  
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.  
  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.

We offer

Contract length: 24

Level: M.G

Salary range: 1836-2068 USD

Location: Khartoum 

Expected Start date: As soon as possible 

Application process:

All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in the same language as this vacancy note. CV only applications will not be considered.

Applications close 

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