UN Associate Site Planner Careers – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:      Associate Site Planner

Organisation: United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Duty Station: Uganda
About UNHCR:
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was
established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly.
UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute of the Office of the United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees is to lead and co-ordinate action for international
protection to refugees; seek permanent solutions for the problems of refugees
and safeguard refugee rights and well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate
concerning issues of statelessness, as it is given a designated role under
Article 11 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.
Job Summary: The Associate
Physical Site Planner will work under overall supervision of the Senior
Programme Officer, and in coordination with other colleagues in the field, in
particular working in protection, health, community services, water and
sanitation. In addition to physical planning, the incumbent may also assist
with the functions in the areas of shelter, infrastructure, and site selection
and construction management support. The incumbent liaises and co-ordinates
UNHCR construction related activities within the area of responsibility (AoR),
in accordance with UNHCR policies and priorities and maintains contacts with
the local officials and implementing partners to discuss and share information
on the assessment of infrastructure conditions in refugee-hosting areas.
Key Duties and
Coordinate and consolidate UNHCR construction
related activities, in accordance with UNHCR policies and priorities.
Serve as the focal point on all matters related
to construction activities amongst different sectors within UNHCR and between
UNHCR and Partners.
Assess infrastructure conditions in
refugee-hosting areas and assess how and to what extend those conditions are
effected by the presence of refugees.
Plan, design and coordinate refugee camp
Update existing refugee camps to match the existing
Supervise and monitor the implementation of
construction projects administered by UNHCR under AoR.
Prepare an submit consolidated reports on
construction related activities of sites within the AoR.
Build and maintain liaison with specialized
institutions, NGOs, bilateral and multilateral agencies, donors and other
institutions to enhance technical activities in the related areas implemented
in the locations under the AoR.
Perform other duties, as required.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR
Associate Site Planner career placement should possess a University degree in
one of the civil engineering disciplines with courses on physical planning
construction management, infrastructure development or any other related
At least four years of relevant professional
working experience (2 years with advanced university degree).
Good knowledge of basic computer softwares,
including engineering design tools.
Previous exposure and experience in all
disciplines of civil engineering, rural settlement development, emergency
management and environmental planning, and ability making the linkages to
rehabilitation and development programmes will be an added advantage.
Previous professional experience in the areas of
rural development, natural resources and environmental management.
Familiarity with and Field exposure to UNHCR
programme planning and implementation and on humanitarian operations.
Fluency in English and UN working language of
duty station if not English. Proficiency in additional UN languages like Arabic
is desired
Personal Competencies:
Managing Performance Level 2
Empowering and Building Trust Level 2
Managing Resources Level 2
Leadership Level 2
Strategic Planning and Vision Level 2
Judgement and Decision Making Level 2
Political Awareness Level 2
Stakeholder Management Level 2
Policy Development & Research Level 2
Planning and Organizing Level 2
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Level 2
Technological Awareness Level 2
Change Capability and Adaptability Level 2
Analytical Thinking Level 2
Innovation and Creativity Level 2
How to Apply:
All interested applicants who wish to join the United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged
to click on the link below and follow the application instructions after
reviewing the job details.
Deadline: 27th October, 2016
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