Shelter & Infrastructure Project Manager

Role Overview

The Shelter & Infrastructure Project Manager plans, develops, monitors and evaluates assigned shelter and infrastructure projects, assessing needs, designing projects, writing proposals, initiating and effectively managing and reporting on the projects in line with the objectives, timeframe and budget. Provide technical support, leadership and strategic direction; meet quality standards in delivery, encourage beneficiary participation, liaise with other stakeholders, manage and train shelter and infrastructure staff.

Project Overview

Due to the conflict in Ukraine, there are vast shelter, infrastructure and non-food items (NFIs) needs – from support to collective centres where people who have fled their places are now staying; to supporting those rebuilding their homes after the conflict; to the rehabilitation of health facilities damaged. The role requires someone agile to implement shelter and infrastructure improvements and repairs in the Ukraine context, as well as the distribution of essential NFIs. The role will involve travel to support our various bases, and mentoring Medair staff.

Key Activity Areas

Shelter & Infrastructure Project Management

  • Manage assigned shelter and infrastructure projects to meet project objectives within the budget and allocated time frame.
  • Provide strong leadership of the assigned shelter and infrastructure project(s), working to ensure both short and long-term positive impacts and outcomes for the beneficiaries, local authorities and local shelter staff.
  • Implement appropriate and effective shelter strategies in line with other shelter staff and field managers.
  • Set clear objectives and indicators for shelter and infrastructure activities in collaboration with the shelter staff, field managers and, where appropriate, with the local communities.
  • Continuously monitor and supervise shelter and infrastructure activities, overseeing the technical design and execution and evaluating progress through outputs and impacts using both quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Provide input into the integration of beneficiary participation and accountability in all aspects of the project.
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of activities according to Medair, donor and other applicable timeframes.
  • Develop new proposals, linked to the country strategy, in conjunction with the relevant field managers.

Staff Management

  • Line-manage the Shelter and Infrastructure Manager(s) of the assigned project(s), including day-to-day management, development and training, appraisals, etc. It may also be necessary to line manage other shelter related project staff.
  • Facilitate regular meetings to assist information sharing between project staff, to ensure all staff members are aware of project objectives and current work plans and to provide the opportunity for feedback.
  • Provide coaching and supervise staffs in order to develop ownership and full responsibility for shelter and infrastructure activities. Assess the training needs of shelter staff and ensure that training is conducted.

Financial Management

  • Manage the shelter and infrastructure budget for the assigned project(s) and ensure all expenses are according to budget and meet the Medair standards with regards to financial management, including accountability and good governance.

Communication and Coordination

  • Develop and maintain appropriate, regular, transparent and supportive communication structures with the assigned shelter and infrastructure team, Medair in-country and GSO Shelter and Infrastructure advisers and other relevant stakeholders (e.g. beneficiaries, community leaders, local and national government officials, UN agencies and other NGOs), with the objective of ensuring good cooperation and partnerships.
  • Participate in shelter coordination meetings and other working groups or meetings as required, representing Medair and feeding back to the shelter and infrastructure staff and field managers on relevant issues.


  • Support the logistics activities of shelter staff and infrastructure, particularly in relation to the purchasing of supplies and equipment for the assigned shelter activities.
  • Liaise, as necessary, with the shelter and infrastructure, logistics and finance staff to ensure items are procured, transported, stored, managed and accounted for correctly.

Quality Management

  • Promote and use the Medair e-library and other operating procedures, ensuring that all standardised formats are used and guidelines are followed. Ensure shelter and infrastructure projects are implemented in line with donor proposals and requirements and in accordance with Medair, donor, sector cluster, country and international standards i.e. Sphere and HAP standards.

Team Spiritual Life

  • Reflect the values of Medair with team members, local staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts.
  • Work, live, and pray together in our Christian faith-based team settings. Fully contribute to the rich spiritual life of your team, including team devotions, prayers, and words of encouragement.
  • Encouraged to join and contribute to Medair’s international prayer network.

This job description covers the main tasks that are anticipated. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary.


  • Professional qualification in a construction-related field such as Civil Engineering, Architecture, Engineering / Construction management.
  • Excellent working knowledge of the English language (speaking and writing).


  • 2 years post-qualification professional experience in a relevant field.
  • Management experience in a construction context.
  • Ability and willingness to manage project implementation.
  • Experience of tendering and managing contracted work.
  • Good numerical, report writing and administration skills.
  • Problem solving and technical construction skills within a humanitarian setting.
  • Knowledge and understanding of humanitarian standards such as Sphere and CHS.
  • Team-player with good inter-personal skills. Willingness to support others and to share workload.
  • Aptitude for community mobilisation and capacity-building. Experience in training / mentoring / coaching staffs.
  • Able to prioritise clearly and oversee multiple tasks. Able to take the initiative in project decisions.
Shelter & Infrastructure
August 1, 2024
As soon as possible. Full time, 6 to 12 months.

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