As one of the core sectors within Medair, our Shelter & Infrastructure area is critical to our field programming...

Medair seeks to help the affected populations in the relief and recovery phases, by providing them with much needed shelter and infrastructure solutions that will empower them to recover and build a sustainable future.

Shelter & Infrastructure include:

  • Shelter: emergency, transitional and semi-permanent solutions
  • Critical infrastructure: assessment, rehabilitation and construction
  • Site improvements in settlements
  • Training: e.g. construction techniques, Build Back Better
  • Interventions after natural disasters or in conflict scenarios
Hear about Shelter & Infrastructure profiles and stories...
Gustavo, Senior Shelter and Insfrastrucure Advisor shares about his work, challenges and more

How does Medair respond in our Shelter & Infrastructure programming?

  • Relief:
    • Emergency shelter kits
    • Distribution of non-food items, vouchers
    • Site improvement interventions in settlements
  • Early recovery:
    • Improvement of sub-standard buildings
    • Provision of transitional shelter
    • Infrastructure assessments
  • Rehabilitation / Reconstruction:
    • Housing
    • Critical infrastructure
  • Cross-cutting: Disaster Risk Reduction, training, protection, elderly and disable people, gender, etc.

Medair team in Nepal conducted the first 5-day mason training in Bijulikot Village Development Committee on 9-13 February 2016. In total, 29 masons were trained.

Medair's day-to-day approach

  • Apply our values with our beneficiaries
  • Work with local communities, respecting their culture
  • Provide quality technical assistance
  • Promote capacity development through training
  • Provide supervision
  • Respect the environment

This project seeks to improve the resilience and safe shelter conditions among earthquake affected households in Ramechhap district, Nepal.

Shelter & Infrastructure profiles sought

  • Civil engineers
  • Architects
  • Construction professionals

"With Medair, I have learned we should make our house stronger with all the earthquake resilience components. We should target a safe and open place before quake so that during quake we can go there." Subash, 16. Story by Pravesh Gautam, Shelter Technical Officer, Nepal.

Construction of a bridge, DR Congo.

Good to know

Relevant graduate degrees:

  • Civil Engineers:
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Master’s degree preferred
  • Architects:
    • Master’s degree
  • Construction engineering / Construction Management
  • Engineering or architectural drafting certificate or associate degreeaccepted but experience of 2 to 5 years in construction projects required
  • DRR degree is an asset

Shelter and Infrastructure experience required:

  • Shelter Project Manager:
    • Minimum 2 years practical experience in construction industry
    • Experience in humanitarian projects preferred
    • Experience as a manager
  • Field Advisor:
    • Minimum 2 years practical experience in construction industry
    • Minimum 2 years experience in humanitarian projects
    • Minimum 2 years experience as a manager
    • Experience in design office is an asset

We love to see candidates who have technical knowledge:

  • Construction methods
  • Structure design
  • Different construction materials
  • Proposal writing
  • Construction planning
  • Budget and cost estimation

Non-technical skills that support your application for a role in Medair:

  • Team Management skills
  • Planning (timeline, number of constructions possible, budget, staff available) and scheduling skills (charts…)
  • Budget and costs estimation
  • Contract and tendering
  • Inspection
  • Culture sensitive

Shelter & Infrastructure - international vacancies

  1. To work with Medair in the field as an Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS) you can either apply for a specific Shelter & Infrastructure vacancy below, or
  2. If you can’t find an international field role that matches your profile, you should consider applying directly for a Medair ROC.
  • For successful international field candidates, both of the above application paths will require participation on the Medair ROC. Roles that require attendance at the ROC are indicated by this icon . For more information about the ROC, click here.
  • There are occasionally Shelter & Infrastructure vacancies at our International Headquarters.
  • For Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) vacancies, please check out the opportunities on this page.
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