Shelter  Coordinator
Save the Children
Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In Nepal and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children - every day and in times of crisis - transforming their lives and the future we share. Save the Children invites applications from the interested and eligible candidates, who are reliable, accountable, have the ability to deliver results with the highest level of integrity and who value diversity, for the following position(s):

Shelter Coordinator

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Grade: 6

Team/Programme:    Program Operations

Contract Length: December 2016 with possibility of extension

Location: Gorkha

CHILD SAFEGUARDING: Level 1- The position holder will not have contact with children and/or young people, or access to personal data about children or young people, as part of their work

The Shelter Coordinator will be expected to lead on sectoral assessment, project planning and budgeting, coordination, and support fundraising, recruitment and procurement, usually at a District/ Field level. In most circumstances, the post holder will be expected to mentor and/or capacity building existing staffs. This position is responsible to work very closely with Local Government and overall responsible for implementation of shelter program in Districts,


  • Lead the Shelter program in the  Districts under Kathmandu Field Office
  • Support to mobilise and capacitate Partner NGO for implementation of shelter  program
  • Support and guide district Shelter team in the respective District Office, mobilise and capacitate them.
  • Find the capacity gap of team, prepare capacity development plan, provide mentoring and guidance to staffs.
  • Maintain high level of coordination with Government stakeholders like Department of Urban Development and Building Construction, National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) and District Development Committee (DDC)
  • Represent Save the Children in Shelter Cluster/ HRRP/DDRC/NRA and DDC as per required.
  • Lead on technical assessment, feasibility study, prepare design and cost estimate of safer shelter.
  • Prepare Bill of Quantity (BOQ) and work schedule.
  • Provide guidance and support to Assessment team to select beneficiary as per vulnerability criteria.
  • Actively lead planning, implementation and monitoring of shelter activities by ensuring GESI.
  • Maintain and update roster of construction workers and disseminate as per requirement. 
  • Support District Manager, Senior Shelter Coordinator and Field Manager to prepare project proposal, detail implementation plan (DIP) and Monitoring plan.
  • Work as a focal person for Shelter in District
  • Prepare Monthly, quarterly and annual progress report.
  • Prepare Terms of References (TOR) to conduct training related activities.
  • Review and submit Procurement Request (PR), participate in procurement process and support procurement team on procurement of quality materials. 
  • Provide technical backstopping to partner staffs and construction workers.
  • Design and facilitate trainings for construction workers, beneficiaries and key stakeholders on safer shelter.
  • Prepare and update IPTT, OT and other data base as per requirement.
  • With support from the Monitoring & Evaluation team put in place an M & E plan for your project, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and capacity build technical field staff in carrying out the work.
  • With support from the Accountability lead put in place accountability activities for your project, ensuring that feedback from children and their families is considered in project design.
  • Ensure high level of community engagement and Gender Equity and Social Inclusion (GESI) on shelter works.
  • To ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere standard and Theory of Change

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 protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
  • Help be responsible for the security of all staff. Ensure that the security, health and wellbeing of staff are ensured and staff management and other processes and policies and systems reflect SC 's principles of equity and fairness.
  • To perform such other responsibilities as agreed with your line management.


  • Master’s Degree in Civil or Structural or Architectural Engineering or related discipline with 3 years* of relevant experience (2 years for GSI group*)
  • Awareness of public health issues in emergency shelter or settlements, with attention to specific needs of women and children. 
  • Awareness of transitional shelter and settlements options including technical design, host family support, collective centres and camps 
  • Previous experience on shelter works 

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