Shelter Assistant Job at the Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED)
Shelter Assistant Job at the Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED)

Shelter Assistant Job at the Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED)

ACTED is a French humanitarian NGO, founded in 1993, which supports vulnerable populations, affected by humanitarian crises worldwide. ACTED provides continued support to vulnerable communities by ensuring the sustainability of post-crisis interventions and engaging long-term challenges facing our target populations, in order to break the poverty cycle, foster development and reduce vulnerability to disasters. Our interventions seek to cover the multiple aspects of humanitarian and development crises through a multidisciplinary approach which is both global and local, and adapted to each context.

In light of the displacement in the north-eastern part of Nigeria, ACTED has set up an office in Maiduguri to respond to the humanitarian needs. ACTED is therefore looking for qualified candidate to support its mission in Maiduguri:

Job Title: Shelter Assistant

Location: Borno

About the Job

  • The shelter Assistant supports the implementation of Shelter/NFI distribution under the direction of Shelter NFI Officer and in collaboration with other actors. Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

General Programming & Operations:

  • Assist all distribution processes, including distribution of shelter, non-food and food items and other as required.
  • Ensure that correct information is collected for each beneficiary and ensure that records of distribution are correctly maintained.
  • Mmobilize the IDP communities and affected host populations to ensure their full participation in the project / program activities.
  • Assist in identifying key persons in villages (Imam, other key persons such as women with influence) who can mobilise the community and support the implementation of the program.
  • Assist in preparing and conducting meetings with community representatives and members in the intervention areas.
  • Assist in individually and collectively identifying the strengths and weaknesses of village committees and propose appropriate solutions.
  • Facilitate awareness raising activities with other partner organizations and disseminate information about services available for IDPs and affected host communities.
  • Disseminate and share information with Persons of Concern (vulnerable persons) on their rights and access to services
  • Maintain good relations with local implementing actors, local authorities and other international and local stakeholders in the field
  • Assist in maintaining excel database to ensure that statistics and other reports are produced on a timely basis.


  • Prepare weekly and monthly plans & reports to Shelter NFI Officer.
  • Provide the Shelter NFI Officer with relevant documents and information.
  • Communicate, exchange information and co-operate with relevant internal departments

About You

  • All employees should master ACTED’s core Principles: Independence, Neutrality, Non-discrimination, free and direct access to victims, Ethics, Professionalism, anti-Corruption, Transparency and Accountability

Moreover, we also expect the following:

  • High School diploma/ National Diploma or Degree in Any Social Sciences with technical background on shelter construction.
  • High knowledge on distribution and its processes
  • 2-3 year Work experience with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and/or displaced population is a very strong asset.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with staff, beneficiaries, duty bearers and other stakeholders.


  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility
  • Prior experience working in IDP displacement locations
  • Fluency written and spoken fluency in English and Hausa at must; additional fluency in Kanuri preferred
  • Ability to work independently

We Offer

  • Contract length: 2 Months
  • Level: E1-1 (national contract)
  • Start date: As soon as possible Desirable

Application Closing Date
20th May, 2019

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • ACTED considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, colour, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability.
  • Due to the large numbers of expected applicants ACTED will only inform shortlisted candidates. We apologise for the inconvenience.
  • Only short-listed applicants will be invited for written test and oral interview.