General Description of the Programme:

GOAL has been working in Syria since 2013, responding to the acute needs of conflict-affected communities. GOAL is working in Idleb Governate, both through direct implementation and through partners, delivering food, non-food programming to highly vulnerable populations, and provision of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) through support to Water units, as well as emergency support to recently displaced households.

GOAL has been working in North Aleppo Governate since 2019, through direct implementation and through partners, delivering food, non-food programming to highly vulnerable populations, as well as emergency support for recently displaced household.

Job purpose:

The Senior Shelter Engineer is responsible for the implementation of GOAL’s Shelter program this includes supervising the technical assessments to confirm the project scope prior to the beginning of the activities, working with the Engineering team to provide all the needed technical details, maps, and drawings of the infrastructure activities, overseeing, and assuring the quality of construction and rehabilitation of infrastructure projects. Ensure the work carried out meets safety standards and the expected quality, budget, and timelines. On a day-to-day basis, the Senior Shelter Engineer will be involved in a wide variety of activities involving procurement processes, liaising with local authorities, supervision of works, and quality management in addition to carrying out need’s assessments, and technical evaluations. part of the emergency response core team.

Duties, objectives, and competencies

Technical duties

  • plan and carry out need’s assessments, baseline studies and periodic studies, and feedback findings to the stakeholders for Shelter interventions.
  • Contribute to identifying people in need of Shelter and infrastructure assistance in collaboration with the GOAL team, local authorities, beneficiaries’ representatives, and other stakeholders following the project targeting, eligibility, and selection criteria.
  • Conduct technical assessments, Engineering studies and designs for various Shelter and infrastructure activities in shelter units, collective shelters, or construction sites within communities and IDPs camps.
  • Lead on the preparation of site studies and mapping activities.
  • Prepare BOQs of shelter units repair and any other infrastructure projects including roads gravelling and construction of rainwater drainage systems in line with Shelter and/ or CCCM cluster guidelines.
  • Prepare all the supporting documentation including completion certificates, logs, reports in hard and soft copies for payment to contractors.
  • Develop detailed activity plans in line with the Shelter program objectives, ensuring that those activity plans are implemented and any expected delays and / or modifications are communicated and discussed in a timely manner with the Shelter manager
  • Monitor performance of the Shelter program in terms of outputs against activity plans and take all-necessary action, in association with the Shelter manager, to ensure the program achieves its objectives within the allotted time and budget and to quality.

Quality assurance

  • Quantity surveying and verification of quantities of materials and works provided by the contractor.
  • Close monitoring of the implementation of shelter and infrastructure projects and construction of housing units.
  • Supervise, monitor, and control the overall Road rehabilitation projects.
  • Follow up on the implementation of the rehabilitation and construction activities and monitor the quality of the delivered work to ensure adherence to the agreed standards and processes and in compliance with donor and GOAL standards, beneficiary accountability, and other professional standards.
  • Ensuring quantity and quality control measure are in place for all works related to the road’s rehabilitation and construction of housing units.


  • Lead on submitting weekly/daily progress reports on the construction activities, contract status, and beneficiary participation to the Shelter programme Manager.
  • Draft lesson learned upon the project completion and submitted to the Shelter programme Manager.


  • Facilitate appropriate community involvement in the design and delivery of essential shelter project activities.
  • Assist the Shelter programme Manager in the coordination with the supporting departments in GOAL.
  • Provide assistant to the Shelter programme Manager on communication and coordination with local authorities form the Shelter programme side.

Other duties

  • Conduct technical assessment following an emergency at the request of the Shelter Programme Manager.
  • Contribute to emergency response activities as needed.
  • Carry out other related tasks as directed by the line management.

Requirements (essential)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering.
  • Minimum 4 years’ work experience in a WASH and Shelter sector in an NGO
  • Previous experience with construction of housing units at least one year
  • Certificate in development projects management (PMD) or equivalent
  • Experience in conducting shelter and infrastructure technical assessments, preparing BOQs, monitoring construction and managing contractors is highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with the minimum construction standards in Humanitarian interventions (e.g., Sphere)
  • Good knowledge of report writing.
  • Good knowledge of the humanitarian context in northwest Syria
  • Able to work under pressure.
  • Excellent communication skills in Arabic, a very good level of English in reading and speaking.
  • Computer literate (Microsoft Office) and AutoCAD is a must and other engineering software knowledge is an asset.
  • Experience in using mapping software (e.g., GIS), and creating electronic data collection forms.
  • Willingness to work on-site, and travel to projects sites all the time.
  • Able to communicate, collaborate and share tasks with other GOAL teams, and other NGO field staff.
  • Flexibility, willing to assist in other areas of work as relevant and needed.

Requirements (desired)

  • Mater degree in Civil Engineering.
  • High level of engineering designing programs (AutoCAD, Water CAD, GIS, Revit, SAP, ETABS, Sewer Gems, etc.)
  • Previous experience in camps infrastructure projects.

How to apply

Interested? Then apply for this position via clicking on the “apply now” button and fill out the application form. All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in English. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Application deadline is 06 July 2022

General terms and conditions


Children and vulnerable adults a must be safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.

Accountability within GOAL

Alongside our safeguarding policy, GOAL is an equal opportunities employer and has a set of integrity policies. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability:

  • Comply with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, Code of Conduct, health and safety, data protection and confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behavior protocols.
  • Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area.
  • Report any concerns about inappropriate behavior of a GOAL staff or partner.

This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. GOAL reserves the right to change this document. Any published closing dates are estimated. Due to the nature of GOAL’s work we aim to fill vacancies as quickly as possible. This means that we will close adverts as soon as we have found the right candidate and this may be before the published closing date. We would therefore advise interested applicants to submit an application as early as possible.

Thank you.